We booked Riad Asrari through a Voyage Prive offer, and we're pleased we visited.
The other reviews on Tripadvisor are accurate; location means it is tucked away, as a women I'm glad that I had a man with me. We stayed for 5 nights and that was enough. Because it was easy for us to visit the souks and the main square; we tended to visit little and often. It was nice to go up onto the roof terrace in the afternoon to sit in the sun and read a book.
We arrived after an early flight, but had to wait until 4pm to check-in. So, have a look at your flight times! Our Voyage Prive offer said that there was afternoon tea/ coffee each day between 4pm-5pm; thIs never materialised but would have been a nice touch after a long day in the souks.
We also realised that sound-proofing at the Riad wasn't great - especially as our room was right next to the kitchen/ laundry! We could hear them and they could hear us (a bit embarrassing!). It would also would have been nice to have our towels and bedlinen refreshed whilst we were there.
Aside from that, the staff at the riad were welcoming, kind, and attentive; it was very clean and a real haven from the madness outside. I would definately recommend staying here.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Asrari Hotel Marrakech