My boyfriend and I stayed for a week in May. The hotel was ideal for our requirements. It was a 2 minute walk from the square which was brilliant because the week we were there it was unusually hot for the time of year (104 degrees), so we could return easily to cool off with the air conditioning in our room which was delightful, nicely decorated and cosy. On arrival we were greeted by Abas who served us delicious mint tea and lovely moroccan sweets, which we appreciated. Abas was a great help throughout our stay, advising us on fare prices for items available in the souks, providing us with different breakfasts every morning and bringing us delicious snacks on the roof terrace, etc. Abas what I lovely man. The roof terrace was a big favourite for us, it made our stay in the hotel so much better, we sat up there every night in the warm Sahara breeze and drank our wine and looked at the perfect view of the Koutubia and the Jamaa el fna square, with the sound of the moroccan folk music. My few criticism's of our experience were the roof terrace could have been made more of a feature of, because next doors riad had a far superior roof garden. The hotel linen was an issue for me personally, I can't be sure but the sheets didn't seem to be 100% natural fibres, cotton or linen, so I had night sweats and the towels had seen better days. Other than that I'd definitely stay there again and recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Une situation exceptionnelle, a trente metres de la celebre place Jemaa el Fna, coeur touristique et ame de Marrakech, a l'entree des souks et a proximite des monuments de la ville, le riad ABAD, veritable maison d'hotes, situe dans une ruelle calme et securisee a garde tout le charme des vieilles demeure allie au confort de notre temps, des chambres toute en authenticite, spacieuses et confortables, une terrasse donnant sur la place Jemaa el Fna, la Koutoubia et les montagnes enneigees du haut Atlas. Vous apprecierez la qualite de l'accueil et du service, le sourire en plus de vos hotes qui sauront egalement vous conseiller et vous orienter pour un sejour plus reussi a Marrakech et au Maroc... (Direction francaise) Description de votre etablissement (en anglais) : An exceptional situation, in thirty meters of the famous Jemaa el Fna place, the tourist heart and the soul of Marrakesh, at the gate of souks and near the most famous monuments of the city, the riad ABAD, hosts' real house, situated in a quiet and secure alley, all the charm of the old "demeure" allied to the modern comfort. Rooms quite in authenticity, spacious and comfortable, a terrace giving onto the place Jemaa el Fna, the Koutoubia and the snowy mountains of the High Atlas. You will appreciate the quality of the welcome and the service, the smile besides your hosts who will also know how to recommend to you and direct you for a stay more made a success in Marrakesh and in Morocco... ( French Management, english spocken) ... more less