This was a great Riad, minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the Souk and the main square, but down a little alley meaning it was very quiet unless on the roof. It is difficult to imagine a better location.
The rooms were fine - we had a nice one with en-suite on the top floor. No lift, but that was no problem, the staff were eager to help carry luggage if required (but not pushy). I personally found the bed a little hard for myself, but the wife found it very comfortable.
Common areas were nice too, Breakfast/dinner could be had in the dining room (I guess) or outside (which we always chose).
We ate there the first night - it was an entirely acceptable meal (with reasonably priced wine), but to my view the food in Marrakesh as a whole was nothing to write home about.
It was a safe place to eat on our first night, but I probably wouldn't eat in again. The food may be considered a bit overpriced compared to what is available off the streets, but I suspect it was not overpriced compared to other hotel meals.
Riad Itrane is not a 5 * hotel, but much more intimate and enjoyable.Tipping was done at the end of the stay, all tips being put into a pot for distribution amongst the staff - this I liked.
Of course, there is a lot of hassle on the streets, but that is Marrakesh - but if you can't cope with that, you shouldn't be thinking of going to the city in the first place. But if you do go there, you should not be disappointed with this Riad.
I have no hesitation recommending this Riad to friends, family, and to Trip Advisor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated at only 2 minutes( 0,300m) on foot from the famous Place Jemaa El Fna, taxis and at the entry of the souk and close to the main monuments, Medersa Ben youssef, Palace Bahia and Baldi, and at the entry of the souks, this authentic and magical Moroccan guest house combines the peace and quiet of a local side street and the bustling excitement of all types of interests in the heart of the picturesque medina and close to the centre of "Gueliz", the modern city. This splendid Riad is the oldest neighborhood, it was completely restored in 2008 with elegance and modernity by Moroccan craftsmen in the respect for tradition. " Riad Itrane" provides three courtyards, with threes, flowers, a fountain, and a superb counter-current swimming pool pool, many terraceswith sun deck where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Medina, the Atlas mountains and the koutoubia. Comfortable living rooms and a spacious dinning room equipped with fire places will offer you a combination of relaxation and delight. Within this unique setting, a particularly attentive team is at your disposal 24/24h to provide you the highest standard catering services which contribute to the excellent reputation of this guest house. French, English are fluently spoken here. Breakfasts are plentiful and varied, and our delicious lunches and dinners are on demand before 11h00 AM, and at a reasonable price. Special birthday dinner with a birthday cake made by the best pastry of Marrakech. " Riad Itrane" welcomes you in the heart of Marrakech to make your dreams come true within a peaceful and unforgettable setting..." " Itrane" means " star" in Berber language, this "star's guest house" will therefore make your life more radiant! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Itrane Hotel Marrakech