We spent 3 nights in the riad and were warmly welcomed by Mohammed upon arrival into the small streets of the medina. We were shown our room (I think it was the number 3) and were offered mint tea just outside our room I'm front of the plunge pool. The building itself is gorgeous and I found the architecture stunning. The rooms were decorated in a Moroccan style with plenty of small lights that makes you feel very cosy in your room! Really liked the room
Mohammed was full of good tips and recommendations on where to eat, where to change money, the hammam, and he was always willing to help ( sometimes I think he was a bit stressed for us by our lack of planning and our change of minds ;)). He even went to sourced us some tea spots after we decided the last night of our trips that the mint tea was way too good to leave this great new addiction in Morocco. He's been very helpful all the way of our trip, from anything to getting us a cab, to walking us to the restaurant we wanted to go, he was willing to help.
Fatima and Zahara were also were welcoming and we had a chance to try their amazing cooking skills one night on the terrace. I can only urge you to book at least one meal at the riad, I promise you won't regret it! The food was an absolute delight, by far the best one we had in Marrakech and, from my perspective, the best Moroccan dish I had ever tried out! On top of the gorgeous food, you get to eat on the terrace which is something really special, you're surrounded by the big birds and hear the call to the prayers coming from all around the city while you enjoy your own private meal in a magical atmosphere.
Overall, it was a fantastic place to stay that felt a lot more than just a place to sleep. We felt very welcome and at home thanks to the special welcome of Mohammed, Fatima and Zahara! Thanks a lot for this special trip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Within the old walls of the “Medina” (old city) this stunning Riad is right next to the buttresses of the XVI century Palace “El Badi, and offers you a priceless experience of traditional Moroccan hospitality. While relaxing on our rooftop terrace, you are literally right next to the palace walls, on which hundreds of storks makes their nests. Within the Riad you will find many original features; stuccos, encaustic tiles, cedar wood carvings, decorative plasterwork, vaulted ceilings of brick and geometric floors laid on clay for maintaining a constant temperature. Marrakech is a city of mystery and Minarets, exciting contrasts and contradictions, intense colours and smells, and we provide you with the starting point for your voyage of discovery into this exciting world. The Riad consists of 6 bedrooms, two with private terraces, a public roof terrace, a garden patio with a plunge pool (4 x 3 x 1.30 m) and a salon and restaurant area. One of our suites on the ground floor is specially adapted for people with limited mobility. All rooms have: private bathroom with shower and reversible air-conditioning. Rental Includes breakfast served every morning. Breakfast and other meals, if required, can be served on the roof terrace, on the terrace at the edge of the small pool or in winter by the fireplace in the living room, or in the comfort and privacy of the rooms or private terrace. All our menus feature Moroccan dishes made from local products. There is also free Wi-Fi access, a roof terrace with sunbeds and a garden patio with a plunge pool and palm trees. Our wonderful staff will be on hand to offer advice on where to visit and are happy to show you the area. Evening meals can be booked in advance. We are situated in the Kasbah, just a 7-minute walk from Jemaa El Fna Square and a 10-minute walk from Koutoubia Mosque. We are 4 km from Marrakech-Menara Airport ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maison Arabo Andalouse Marrakech