After reading all of the wonderful reviews of Riad Samsara we were so excited to arrive and from the moment we stepped through the door we knew that we would not be disappointed.
Jacqueline arranged for a taxi driver to collect us from the Supratours bus station and take us to the Riad, which was great as you cannot drive right up to the Riad so the driver helpfully took us to the door. Malouda swiftly offered sweet mint tea and delicious cake, which we had on the roof surrounded by flowers and birdsong.
The position of the Riad in the medina suited us down to a T - it is a short (15 minute) walk down to the souks/main square and we felt like we were really sharing in a slice of true Marrakech life, away from the throngs of tourists in the central area. Yes, it can be a little tricky to find your way back but Jacqueline gives guests all the information that they need should they need to jump in a petit taxi (no more than 20dhm from Jemaa el Fnaa to the Riad). We actually really enjoyed getting lost - there is so much to see around every new corner!
We were in the Hibiscus room, which was very luxurious! It had a huge comfy bed, beautiful furnishings and a bath fit for a princess! In fact, talking about princesses, we had the pleasure of a purring Princess Jade curled up at our feet when we awoke each morning! Malouda's breakfasts were delicious and we also enjoyed one of her 3-course dinners - served in candlelight in a beautiful room overlooking the central fountain. It all truly was 5*s and more!
Jacqueline… well how can we describe her? She is a joy to meet and made us feel like we were family joining her in her home. Jacqueline’s creativity, warmth, and generosity spills out of every corner of both this Riad and her Douar Samra in the mountains - making both a must if you want to experience a slice of authentic Moroccan adventure with a slab of luxury thrown in for good measure!
Thank you Jacqueline, your two princesses hope to be back soon! Jess & Tracy (Bristol, UK) xxxx
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Samsara is a traditional riad, full of charm, quietly nestled close to the heart of the bustling Medina. Jacqueline, your hostess, welcomes those travellers in search of an authentic experience, to her meticulously hand-renovated palace. The three opulent bedrooms each have their own individual style and are full of small touches to make your stay extra special.One of the most beautiful and original homes in Marrakech. Tailored for personal service and space, this is your own secluded sanctuary, a home from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Samsara Marrakech