While others may have had difficulties finding the riad, we had booked ahead to arrange a transfer directly from the airport. This meant we were lead straight to the front door, and then immediately given maps and an orientation of Marrakesh, which was a huge help - it's actually very easy to get to this riad.
Located within 10 minutes walk north of the main Jamaa El Fna square, and a further 5 minutes further north into the maze-like Souks, this is a well located Riad for exploring the medina (old town) area. It is also very close to the Jewish spice market area, which we found to be better priced than the more tourist-targeted Souks, and within 5 minutes walk of the Bahia Palace, Dar Si Siad and Tiskiwin museum/attractions.
Despite being deep in the Medina area, it was very calm and quiet behind the walls of the riad. Light sleepers shouldn't worry about the noise and hustle & bustle of the area disrupting their sleep - or even their late-morning lie-ins!
We had Bab Ighli suite, which was very large and had a king bed with space for a third person on another bed in the "lounge" area of the suite. The decor is very tasteful, and the rooms are cleaned/freshened up every day, regardless of when you eventually leave!
We had a peek into several of the other rooms, and they all looked well appointed and very comfortable.
There is an indoor heated pool, and jaccuzzi on the roof top, though we didn't use either of these facilities.
The price is very reasonable and the team there do everything to help make sure the stay is special. The team at the Riad, and especially Simo, are fantasic.
They know the area very well, proving to be great guides and they provided many recommendations for places to visit, eat, and get better bargains. The team at the riad would also help us when we needed a scooter ride to the ATM/pharmacy/late night food - talk about going above and beyond!
When we return to Marrakech, I have no doubt we will stay at Riad Dar El Grably again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the heart of the medina in the area of Riad Zitoun Jdid, this nice house of seven rooms offers all comforts for a pleasant stay, and this five-minute walk from the square Jeema el Fna, the main street of Life in Marrakech An Riad in the heart of the Medina The riad in the red color of the city will seduce you with its ease of access (parking at 200 m) by its environment (Bahia Palace, Dar Si Said museum, palace moullay idriss), its double patio (patio garden and patio pool ), through its five terraces (tent, breakfast room, solarium, jacuzzi, canopy beds), through its three lounges (TV room Interlibrary, bhou is an open living room and lounge at the French), by steam bath and massage room ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Dar El Grably Hotel Marrakech