We booked this riad in July and unfortunately two weeks before we were due to go we were told that it had been double booked. In Stuart's own words, "He was mortified". He was extremely apologetic and had found us another riad fairly close by. It was not the best situation as we were only there for 4 days and it meant two days in one riad and two days in another. However the riad we were booked into for the first two nights was excellent and we were made to feel extremely welcome from the staff at both Riads. At Bel Haj, Christian and Iman did everything they could to make sure we were all happy and we were all given complimentary Hammams and massages which were fabulous. The Riad is lovely and so peaceful. We ate dinner at Bel Haj and the food was excellent. Just as good, if not better than, Le Fondouk. All the staff were welcoming and really did do their best to ensure we had a great stay after the initial booking mistake.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A cool, calm riad situated only moments from the bustle and excitement of the Place Jemaa el Fna, Riad Bel Haj is a haven of peace and tranquility in the Medina of Marrakech. The riad has been lovingly renovated and beautifully decorated to create a contemporary yet comfortable home for visitors to Marrakech. Traditional Moroccan materials and craftsmanship have been used to great effect and there are all the modern refinements guests would expect such as air conditioning, free WiFi Internet access and iPod docking stations. The riad is perfectly located in a well lit and easy to find derb, close to Bab Ksour and only two minutes from the Place Jemaa el Fna or the entrance to the souks. The nearest vehicular access is 50 metres from the front door and Riad Bel Haj is also close to the shops and restaurants of modern day Marrakech in the Gueliz district. ... more less