In a city of contrasts, a constant is the exemplary service of the Riad L’Orangeraie. Nestled in the Moussaine area of the city, this oasis of calm is a prime location to enjoy the ancient urban cultures and the mystique of Marrakech.
Prior to our arrival, the communication with Cyril and his hard working staff ensured our stay was a truly memorable one. The transfer from the airport and check in couldn’t have been simpler. The rooms at the Riad were spacious, clean and cool. Dimitri & Marianne soon made us feel part of the ‘family’.
Our first night, we dined at the Riad and the food was delicious. A first course of salads & home cooked vegetables followed by chicken tagine and couscous and then a wonderful orange & cinnamon desert.
Breakfasts are served either by the pool, the courtyard or on the roof terrace. They consist of tea, coffee, fresh juice, fruit salad or yoghurt and various breads, cakes & preserves. The staff are very courteous, polite and extremely hard working. The majority speak English but an Anglo/Francais mixture usually does the trick. Nothing was too much trouble and we were constantly offered drinks and pampered during our stay. The service given by Dimitri & Marianne was always first class; making reservations at restaurants, arranging travel, offering advice and at times walking with you to ensure you reached your destination.
The pool and shade offered a welcome escape from the summer heat and sun chairs, towels etc. are provided. Each room has a range of toiletries, hairdryer, AC unit and safe. There is a lounge, hi speed wifi and the Riad is only a 5 minute walk to Jeema El Fna and 2 minutes to the souks.
During our stay we visited Le Fondouk, Al Faissa & Cafe Arabe restaurants and would recommend them all. We spent a day at the Beldi Country Club enjoying the swimming pools, spa and lovely gardens. At 350dh with 3 course lunch included, it was a most enjoyable day.
Would I recommend the Riad L’Orangeraie to friends and family... I have numerous times.
Would I return.... I did.
- 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