I'm not sure how to put into words how special both riad samsara and douar samra are. The places themselves are beautiful, compelling and welcoming and the people and very much the same.
Jacqueline has done an amazing job of creating these inviting places with her love and energy, she is an extraordinary women who has made these places homes to everyone who enters. The people she has helped along the way with her friendship and employment is endearing and inspiring.
I have stayed in riad samsara 4 times and douar samra 3, each time who ever joins me falls equally in love with these places.
Riad samsara is a beautiful reconstructed riad in the northern area of Marrakech old town, the location feels like a welcoming local experience and is about a ten minute walk from the square. Milouda's mint tea is amazing and if you stay for dinner the courtyard and adjoining rooms are turned into a magical candlit setting with lovely food.
Douar samra is set in the Atlas Mountains which is such a peaceful, calming place to be which instantly bring a new perspective and rejuvenating feeling. Rachida is an amazing cook and will help you arrange any sort of walk, hamman, bike ride you might like to do. Mohammed will welcoming you with his charm and brilliant sense of humour. And then there the little puppies ... Soooo cute! I've seen everyone enjoy themselves here from young couples, families with children and those enjoying retirement.
I hope this inspires to people to visit both samsara and samra and hopefully be as touched, by both the places and people, as much as i have.
- 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