We decided to take a short break in Marrakech and chose this small local 'Riad' rather than a non-descript hotel chain. This Riad had six rooms which were considered basic but clean and tidy with comfortable beds. Bathrooms okay but no shower curtain so made it a little wet all round. The staff were very friendly and efficient with early coffee not being a problem when requested from Yaseen and Badr - both great hosts. Breakfast was cold 'continental' style and was very good with loads of fresh fruit, various breads and yogurt. We had meals on a couple of evenings in the Riad - a set menu which changed each day and consisted of traditional Moroccan food - all cooked in house by their own young chef who was very good and we had no complaints. The Riad is not licensed and therefore you need to purchase wine from the local supermarket (not far but takes a 10 minute walk as it is outside the Medina) however there is a good selection at reasonable prices. I can recommend the nearest proper Hotel for a meal (just a 3 minute walk) - La Maison Arabe - it was very good and considering UK prices not expensive for the quality. Abdel, the hotel manager was also very friendly and he gave us good advice. Regarding Marrakech we would advise anybody travelling here to remember that 4 days is more than enough time for the trip - the Medina in Marrakech is full of tiny streets leading to the souks with many shops mostly aimed at the tourist and certainly this was not the cleanest city we have been to. It is a busy and sometimes overpowering, aggressive environment given the unwanted attention of a variety of locals and it was nice to find a good cafe/restaurant to get away from the streets - there are some nice 'modern' restaurants and we would advise you to use the Rue Dar al Bacha as we found it the most friendly. Remember that the local Mosque has a call to prayer twice in the early morning however this did not trouble us after the first night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfect for rest and relaxation … named after the main star in the Eagle constellation, Riad Altair and its devoted staff provide pleasure and tranquillity. From high on the roof terrace, You have a 360° view of the Red City, while the patio and pond are a cool oasis in the heat of the day. 6 air-conditioned rooms each with a private with safe Wifi throughout the riad. We organise private functions of all kinds (birthdays, events etc). Discreet, attentive staff to meet all needs. Elegant, restrained decor. Just by the tree-filled patio and the Plunge Pool there is a winter sitting room with an open fireplace, various summer sitting rooms, 6 air-conditioned bedrooms, and terraced sunbathing areas. We are always happy to help you explore the Red City and its surroundings.. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Altair Hotel Marrakech