We felt really well cared for by Sara, who could not have been more helpful. The riad is modest, peaceful, clean, and well looked after, with an air of simple charm. The roof terrace is lovely for breakfast (which was very good) or for relaxing in the sun or shade during the day.
We liked the location - tucked down a back alley among the maze of narrow streets in one of the non-touristy souks - so that as soon as you set foot outside you are in the middle of the full-on bustle of the medina. It is about 10/12 minutes walk to the Fna Djema square. But don't try to find the riad yourself when you first arrive in Marrakech as you will almost certainly get lost in the tangle of streets. The Riad will arrange a taxi transfer from the airport, which drops you at the nearest gate in the Medina wall, where Sara's brother will meet you and escort you to the Riad.
The rooms on the ground floor are darker than the first floor - especially the one with brown walls (the one with white walls feels much brighter) . The ground floor rooms also give directly onto the reception area and TV/sitting space, so I was a bit concerned that other guests might decide to watch TV or sit talking late into the evening. As it turned out, there was someone playing the guitar there on our first evening, but it was actually quite soothing, and Sara would have asked him to move up to the roof if we had found it disturbing. The 2nd night it was perfectly quiet.
We paid 46 euros per double room per night, including breakfast. We felt it was good value and would happily return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in Marrakech’s medina,Riad Tamarrakecht is a 15-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square. You can admire the view of the Atlas Mountains from the terrace, and Moroccan dishes are served in the dining room. Free Wi-Fi access and a seating area feature in the air-conditioned rooms and suites, which have an elegant decoration. Each room has a private bathroom, which is decorated with Tadelakt. A traditional breakfast is prepared every morning at the Riad Tamarrakecht. Desserts include Moroccan pastries and homemade sorbet, and you can also request cookery lessons. You can relax in the pool in the patio or in the living rooms. Excursions can be organised on site and an airport transfer is possible at an extra cost. Marrakech International Airport is a 15-minute drive from this riad and Amelkis Golf Club is 6 km away. You can visit the Majorelle Gardens, an 8-minute drive away. Medina is a great choice for travellers interested in markets, shopping and street markets. ... more less
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