We stayed at this riad for 3 nights at the end of our trip in Morocco. This riad was about half the price of the one we stayed at in Fes but the service, food, atmosphere and decor were far superior here. Joelle, the French owner, is very friendly, charming and helpful. Even before we arrived, Joelle had been very help and responsive on email, responding to our queries and assisting us with reservations. One morning we were getting picked up at 6 am for our hot air balloon ride and she woke up extra early just to make sure we had our breakfast, got picked up, and everything was in order.
The Medina in Marrakech can be a bit crazy with cars and scooters zipping by so it is really nice to come back to this riad where it is calm and tranquil. The decor is beautiful, the main colours are white and beige/sand and this is such a nice change from the other riads which have sharp, bright colours and busy patterns. The common area with the orange tree is beautiful and in the morning the birds who have built a nest on the roof sing and tweet as you have your breakfast. Dinner is served in the back dining area which is tastefully decorated and Joelle plays excellent CDs in the background.
We stayed in the Noa room and while it was not huge, it was enough space for the two of us. The bathroom was open but the toilet area was concealed by a wall. The shower had a rainshower and the towels are luxuriously thick and fluffy - both good touches. There is also wifi available in the common area, you can ask them for the password.
The lemon and olive chicken tagine we ate here on our first night was the best tagine I had in Morocco and trust me when I say I had more than half a dozen tagines! This one was juicy and flavourful.
All in all, I have to echo the other positive reviews here about Joelle's beautiful, tranquil riad. This place is such a gem and a real bargain. Joelle and her staff are delightful, attentive and caring. I would recommend this riad to my best friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Moroccan hospitality is legendary and at Riad les orangers d'alilia you have the opportunity to experience this fine tradition. Riad les orangers d'alilia is a home with lots of atmosphere and a dedicated staff at your disposal.Riad les orangers d'alilia has been entirely restored in accordance with traditional Moroccan materials and architecture. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com, Odigeo, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Riad les Orangers d'Alilia Marrakech reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Riad Les Orangers d`Alilia Marrakech Hotel Marrakech