My husband & I have recently returned from what can only be described as a magical visit to Marrakesh and Riad l'Orangeraie to celebrate a "special" birthday we were joined there by our dear friends.
From the moment that we set foot inside the Riad our breath was taken away by its exotic beauty. There aren't words enough to describe how magnificent this riad is, whatever I might say has already been written by others before me and most likely better expressed than I can, but what I can say is that for us and particularly for me every moment of our stay at L'Orangeraie was truly magical. From our first warm and welcoming meeting with Aziz who has a smile that can brighten and warm the coldest room to the very last goodbye ..the staff were nothing less than perfect. Jamal has the loveliest of manner about him and both he and Aziz looked after us in a way that was beyond expectations.
Nadia is not only an exceptionally talented cook but her thoughtfulness and kindness in ensuring that meals were not duplicated and that we had soup to warm us, was way beyond anything we had expected. I shall forever remember her wonderful dinners. All of the staff including the girls whose names I cannot recall now as I write this have been exceptional and we feel blessed to have met them all.
As for Cyril, the owner, well he is something special too, his and his staff's attention to details make this such a very special place to stay. Over the 6 days that we were staying in Marrakesh we came to regard him as a friend. We have already recommended this Riad to other friends who will be visiting in April next year - our only regret is that we are not going with them, but we shall most definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Restored to its previous grandeur by a passionate team, this ancient Marrakech residence has been transformed into a Riad with a delightful ambiance. The seven spicy bedrooms, warm and colourful like their name, open onto two patios. The garden patio, where you can enjoy the flowers and aromatic plants while the fountain trickles in the background and the pool patio, an invitation to the art of relaxation, beside the sky blue mosaic pool. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riad De l`Orangeraie Hotel Marrakech