We had already used accommodation in France owned by the same people who own this Riad so were full of expectation before we arrived.
Our expectations were blown away by the comfort and hospitality we received at Riad Asrari!
We were greeted and looked after throughout most of our stay by Adil (said as Agil - sorry if this is wrong!). A hive of information and always on hand when we needed anything.
The Riad itself was spotless - constantly being cleaned. The room was attended to twice a day.
Each room is individually furnished - we count our selves as being very lucky....we received a phone call from the owners before we left the UK asking us if we would like the Japanese Suite instead of the Indian Room we had booked - giving us more space during our 7 night stay - we cannot thank them enough for this generous upgrade.!
We also received a phone call from the owners during breakfast on our first day making sure that we were settle in and everything was okay. In addition they arrived at the Riad just before our last day so we were able to meet them in person.
Our only regret? Not spending more time in the Riad as opposed to the busy streets of the Medina!!
Don't hesitate to book if you are thinking of going to Marrakech.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the Marrakech Medina, in the area of Bab Doukkala, easy to reach by car or a ten minute walk from the JEMAA el FNA Square and beautifull Majorelle Gardens, this 17th century Riad has been restored with full respect to the Moroccan tradition, keeping its original characteristics: a patio shaded by trees, the coolness of its very old marble fountain, peaceful living-rooms and a beautifully planted terrace where you can enjoy the Sunset and the view of the Medina... The RIAD ASRARI is a traditional riad with wonderful moroccan craftsmanship such as sculpted plaster ceilings, exquisitely carved Cedar doors, colorful tadelakts and zelliges skilfully composed of delicate oriental patterns. You will be welcomed with traditional pastries and Mint tea by our thoughtful and discreet staff. You will discover peaceful places to rest: the terrace and sun-beds, comfortable sofas and the kaidale tent under which you can have your breakfast. You can also relax, read and dream in our beautiful living rooms... On the patio, you will be enchanted by the magestic pace of our two tortoises as they follow their daily sunbathing ritual If you are patient enough you might also see our chameleon who plays hide and seek in the trees ! The furniture and decorative objects were procured during the owner's numerous travels, or were designed and made on site by Moroccan craftsmen. Many Primitive Art pieces are exhibited throughout the riad... All of these well considered elements have been combined for a perfect getaway. In the RIAD ASRARI, you can forget television and noisy pools...You will discover another Marrakech, in the heart of the Arabic Tradition: authentic and refined ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riad Asrari Hotel Marrakech