We were a group of 17 people in our 30s travelling to Marrakech for 5 days to discover the city and to celebrate a birthday. The offer for our stay was based on the accommodation incl. breakfast + airport transfers + touristic taxes + birthday dinner including local musicians.
I found the Riad on the Internet in December, and I have been in touch with the landlord, Mr Coulaud, several times prior to the trip. Mr Coulaud is a lovely man, he has done his best to help and to reply to all my questions in the best manner – he even took the time to call me on my UK mobile to clarify the points I was not sure about, I really appreciated the gesture!
According to the plans, when we arrived at the airport, the transport was waiting for us. Once we arrived at the Medina, a lady showed us the way to the Riad which is only a few minutes away from Jemaa el Fna. At the Riad, Bouchra warmly welcomed us and she showed us the premises. Then, Lamiina offered us some lovely pastries and mint tea. The Riad itself is beautiful, really quiet and peaceful, it is hard to believe you are in the city centre! All the en-suite bedrooms are spacious, nicely decorated, and they are all equipped with air-conditioned. There is a little (!) swimming pool in the inside courtyard and there is also a fantastic roof terrace – Personally, I was able to go there in the evenings only, it was far too hot during the day! We had dinner twice at the Riad (first evening + birthday dinner) and we all loved it. I advise you strongly to eat at the Riad at least once, Lamiina is a fantastic chef. Bouchra and Lamiina are super nice and really helpful – do not forget to tip them, they are really worth it! My friends and I had booked some excursions/hammam and Bouchra kindly helped us to get in touch the agencies and she even agreed on the meeting points etc. Some of my friends wanted to buy the same tableware we had for dinner, and Lamiina went to the market for them and bought everything – how nice is that?!
We all had a great time, our stay at the Riad will remain unforgettable, and we would be happy to go back there in the near future! Thanks for everything!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A few strides from the Djema El Fna square you will be surprised by the brightness, calm and comfortable feeling of intimacy that liberates the Riad Farah. Completely renovated in the tradition in 2008 this charming Riad has 6 bedrooms, all decorated in different style and all equipped with reversible air conditioning and their private bathroom with toilets. ... more less