Although we only stayed at Riad Massiba for one day, we felt like we were part of the 'family' and we really felt like home. As soon as we arrived we were offered traditional mint tea and water in a secluded lounge with sofa and curtains. The riad has a small front door but once you step in you can see the spacious and cool courtyard (which is very nice in July). The owner, madam Vivienne, a french lady greeted us enthusiatically with full-on French, and luckily the house keeper, Ahmed, very friendly and helpful could provide us a translating service into English. After tea we were shown to our rooms. All the three rooms are ensuite. The room on the ground floor has a four-poster bed (As you will see if you search on search engines), a lounge chair and an interesting shower 'capsule'. The second bedroom on first floor that has a red romantic theme with a slightly more enclosed shower. Both rooms have their nice features and all basic toiletories are provided. There were four of us and no other guests, so we pretty much took over the riad. The flight of stair leads to the terrace. It is high-walled, spacious and nicely decorated with plantations. Because of the high walls, we felt very private but not isolated. The terrace has a large corner sofa with lace curtain, 2 sun lounges, a large table with fabric shelter (for breakfast), and a shower area. We couldnt get enough of the terrace and we almost skipped our first day in Marrakech because the riad itself is very enjoyable. At this point our mint tea glasses were refilled. We were given a set of keys for each room so we were free to come and go. Ahmed the housekeeper is very attentive, he doesnt stay on site but he made sure we all got back safely and all needs are met before he goes home (and reappear early in the morning). The beds and pillows are very comfortable for a small accomodation.
Next morning we enjoyed our luxurious continental breakfast in the terrace. We were offered coffee, various types of tea, and orange juice, and we opted for the mint tea. There were 4 types of bread with some freshly made moroccan pancakes (M'semmen), with jam and honey, and fresh fruits. Possibly one of the best Continental breakfast you will experienced, in terms of the food and atmosphere.
The rooms costed 75Euros/night each which we booked through a third-party website. Overall it worth every penny of that and we all loved the friendliness of everyone from the riad.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Massiba, is an exceptional guesthouse which invites you to a timeless travel where the city of Marrakech deploys all its spell as a concubine its finery, whereme monts pass by languishingly, and where the bewitched visitor will make a salutary rest stop to feed himself with serenity and peace before pursuing his long way. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Massiba Marrakech
- Riad Massiba Hotel Marrakech