When I first checked into this Riad, never in my wildest dreams did I expect to have a P.A to hand (even when I checked out to stay in another hotel!). This wonderful person was Samira. She booked all our restaurants, our taxis and all our trips. A simple text to Samira and Omar (The Man!) our taxi driver extraordinaire would appear out of nowhere in the busy Marrakech Medina. I could stand anywhere on the road and he would find me!
The Owners of the Riad are Elizabeth and John. Elizabeth is known as Lady E (she is rather posh but very down to earth!). Suave John is her other half who likes to mingle with the guests at breakfast wearing a different designer outfit everyday. Whilst we were there Eid was being celebrated and John kindly offered to show us some sheep being slaughtered. I am telling you now, you wouldn't get that personal touch in a large hotel chain!
After 4 nights stay we checked into a five star hotel which sadly didn't have the same service. After my sister discovered she was sharing her shower with a live toad we made the decision to make a quick exit, although we had nowhere to go. I phoned Samira who told us to return to the Riad the following morning. Our useless taxi driver dropped us in the centre of Marrakech and after another call to Samira, John and herself arrived to drive us back to the Riad. So we stayed here for another 3 nights! We went to another hotel for our 2 final nights and Samira was still sorting out our trips and restaurant bookings-what a result!
So the moral of the story is-big does not always mean better! Don't waste your time looking at other Riads and large hotels like I did, and just book it!
Oh, and don't forget to pack your earplugs as the Medina can be quite noisy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Elizabeth is an elegant and chic riad located in the heart of the ancient medina of Marrakech. An oasis of style and a calm refuge from the feverish pace and excitement of the souk.British-owned Riad Elizabeth offers modern comfort and facilities whilst maintaining an air of exotic Moroccan charm and romance.The riad offers six en-suite bedrooms, each tastefully and individually furnished to a high standard. For your comfort, all rooms are equipped with controllable air conditioning/heating as well as crisp Egyptian cotton sheets, complimentary toiletries and an iPod dock. Just a short walk from the Medersa Ben Youssef and Musée de Marrakech, Riad Elizabeth provides everything needed to make your stay in Marrakech enjoyable and relaxing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Elizabeth Marrakech
- Riad Elizabeth Hotel Marrakech