We stayed at the Riad in November and had a lovely holiday. We were collected from the airport and had mint tea and pastries on arrival at the Riad with the owners John and Elizabeth. We were then shown to our rooms which were very nicely decorated in a modern way with traditional touches, with fresh flowers and rose petals spinkled around. There are individual thermostats in all of the rooms so although the riad is open it is necver cold in your room.
Later Elizabeth took us through the souks to the main square and made sure we could all get ourselves back to the Riad. and provided us with a map (more detailed than any you can buy or pickup). The riad is not very far to the souks or square and I wouldn't say that the Riad is in a dodgy area as some people have commented. Obviously if you are out of your normal environment you become more aware of your surroundings and are more catiuous but we never had any problems and never felt threatened at all.
John and Elizabeth were very welcoming, offering lots of advice about where to visit, recommending and organising restaurant reservations which we would probably not have visited otherwise and organising taxis to anywhere we wished to go. John and Elizabeth have a number of regular taxi drivers so we always felt safe and Mohammed (taxi driver) would mostly walk you round the corner to the entrance of the riad so not being able to park right in front of the door was never a problem.
Overall the Riad is a lovely place to stay, a relaxing retreat in the madness of Marrakech! The roof terrace provides a nice place to spend the day in the sun if you decide you want a lazy day and the rooms are very comfortable. The food, breakfast and dinner are both really nice. Breakfast consisted of tea and coffee, fresh fruits salad and fruit juice, lots of different breads, patsies and pancakes and a variety of jams, butter and honey. Definetly more than enough to set you up for the day. Dinner was delicious tajine and cous cous. John and Elizabeth and the girls that work at the riad were more than accomodating and did everything possible to make our stay as happy as possible.
We would definetly reccommend the Riad, not just for the decor and comfort but also for the invaluable advice and service that John, Elizabeth and staff provide.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Elizabeth is an elegant and chic riad located in the heart of the ancient medina of Marrakech. An oasis of style and a calm refuge from the feverish pace and excitement of the souk.British-owned Riad Elizabeth offers modern comfort and facilities whilst maintaining an air of exotic Moroccan charm and romance.The riad offers six en-suite bedrooms, each tastefully and individually furnished to a high standard. For your comfort, all rooms are equipped with controllable air conditioning/heating as well as crisp Egyptian cotton sheets, complimentary toiletries and an iPod dock. Just a short walk from the Medersa Ben Youssef and Musée de Marrakech, Riad Elizabeth provides everything needed to make your stay in Marrakech enjoyable and relaxing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Elizabeth Marrakech
- Riad Elizabeth Hotel Marrakech