This is so much more than a hostel. No other hostel I've stayed in has served up a delicious local breakfast and coffee, and free green tea and cakes all day long. No other hostel I've stayed in provides fresh towels and fresh bed linen every day. And no other hostel I've stayed in looks this stunning!
I was bowled over by the hospitality, the friendly service and amazing people I met during my stay. I would heartily recommend this to a friend.
The only negative I had to say is that it is rather a noisy hostel, which is inevitable with all the tiles floors - noise is going to travel far. I averaged about four hours sleep a night! Guests were allowed to stay up into the early hours and chat loudly on the terrace (me being one of them one night, I admit!). Also there were a couple of nights when the staff themselves stayed up and chatted quite late, which was annoying for some guests who had to get up early the next morning for Sahara excursions. Top tip: bring ear plugs!
Aside from that - a most pleasant and memorable stay. Thanks Riad Layla Rouge!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1 Minute from Place D'Jeema el Fna in the centre of the souqs and possibly the first ever edible hostel riad. The free tea and cake – may stop you from trying to bite into the walls – or maybe not... Have a taste…Riad Layla Rouge breathes in the Mad Hatter’s tea party of colour that Marrakech conjures, and breathes out the nearby chaos – a gentler but still eccentric heartbeat. If Riad Layla Rouge could, it would cascade chocolate from the fountain in the courtyard, but the impact is truly mouth-watering nonetheless. Tea and cake, free all day – may stop you from biting into the walls – or maybe not…they may actually be edible. Only one minute from the main square, the 3 suites provide absolute privacy, the gorgeous mixed dorm encourages adventure sharing. All can enjoy the warm, communal atmosphere of the courtyard, Moroccan salon-dining room, and 2 flower and fruit tree draped roof terraces. All this enhanced by your own personal soundtrack with ipod speakers in each room. A small and perfectly formed family run riad in the centre of the souqs – Riad Layla Rouge breathes in the Mad Hatter’s tea party of colour and spices that Marrakech conjures, and breathes out the noise and craziness nearby – a gentler but still eccentric heartbeat. You cannot help but find your favourite colour here – by day Layla Rouge is a vase of flowers or a box of hand decorated chocolates, or an techni-flavour ice-cream stand; by night a treasure chest of glittering jewels, or a sparkling solar system. Use your imagination. Riad Layla Rouge wants you to get comfy in Marrakech; to feel safe and happy; imaginative and inspired – we combine a hostel spirit and atmosphere with that little bit of indulgence that you find in a luxury riad. Share your stories of travel and life. Laugh over tea and cake with other guests in our (almost) edible house. As the Mad Hatter said to Alice: ‘You could stay…What a mad, crazy, wonderful idea…’Whether you are travelling for the first time, or have done so for years – enjoy the rhythm of a city that transforms with the cycle of the sun. When you stay at Layla Rouge you can’t be anywhere else but the Wonderland of Marrakech. ... more less
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