1 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A little bit of paradise amongst the mayhem of Marrakech
"We booked after doing an internet search and thought the photos of the Riad looked nice. But it wasn't just nice it was superb. It is owned by a retired French couple who live at the Riad but run by a local Moroccan manager. The manager speaks English very well but the owners have no real english.
After entering through the door in one of those rundown walls that are the Marrakech Madina it is like stepping through to another world - one of pure luxury and calm. The property was formally four houses around two courtyards and has been completely demolished and reconstructed over a four year period, opening one year ago to guests. The owner is a retired French Architect and he has researched everything to establish exactly what the original form and decoration should be. The property is a dream of a place to explore in itself or just relax on the rooftop under the bedouin style canopied enclosure.
Food in the Riad, if taken, is wonderfully cooked by the manager's wife. And they take such care to provide a magnificant setting for you to relax and enjoy the meal in real style. A total of 12 staff were looking after just 6 rooms, so service is excellent - bedrooms efficiently made up each morning whilst we had breakfast on the roof terrace. Although we ate out most days, costs for snacks and drinks at the Riad were very reasonable and no hint of being ripped off.
All in all a great place to stay if you want to experience the world that is Marrakech. It is located within the Medina and just north of the main area of the Souks (29 Hart Soura) and about a 10-15 minute walk from the main square in the Medina (nearer 25 minutes on the first walk as you have to discover your way there through the mayhem of the Souks but plenty of willing guides for a few Euros!)
The manager will arrange taxi from/to the airport and any other trips you care to want. He'll book you into the local restaurants and arrange for someone from the restaurant to come and walk you there if you're unsure of the route. Call him on number on their web site or contact via email.
The bedrooms rooms are magnificant too - best is to take a look at their web site ---------- and see for yourself.
I would certainly recommend it to you."
- Travel date: Sat 2nd of December 2006