We booked a 5 night break in the Riad Abhar in Marrakech as a 21st anniversary getaway through a KGB deal. The whole experience of ancient Marrakech was brilliant. This hotel / riad is right in the middle of the medina, down an alleyway in the heart of old Marrakech.
The service of the riad manager Othmann was top class. He arranged everything from pick up at Marrakech airport to tour of the Medina and a ham-mam massage, lovely breakfasts and fantastically tasty 3 course dinners (all in the KGB deal).
It was like stepping back to old Arabia/morocco with so many souks/market stalls selling everything you can think of buying. the Muslim call to prayer and the general ambiance and feel of the place. Believe me if you like authentic not plastic people and places you will love this place(both marrakech and riad Abhar).
We stayed in Riad Abhar 2 (just down the street 50 metres away) - had superb room, lovely open air moroccan courthyard and delicious authentic moroccan breakfasts(tea,coffee,orange freshly squeezed juice, pancakes, breads, etc). We had dinner at Riad Abhar 1 - we had a range of authentic 3 course dinners including chicken, beef, fish and lamb all served hot in those earthenware oven pots with lots of vegetables.
I agree that the pestering from the shop keepers can get a bit much but after a day or so you just politely say NO THANK YOU and all will be well.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants the authentic Moroccan holiday.
We would definitely return one day - probably by rubbing the magic lantern and sitting on the handmade Berber carpet my wife bought in the souk !!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Guest House is 200 year old and consists of:4 double rooms and 2 family suitesAll are equipped with bathroom, toilet, air conditioning, additional heating (on request), hairdryer, safe, great bedding, wireless internet access throughout the house.Featuring a large patio with a fountain in the middle, Riad Abhar offers a large living room fireplace with a beautiful terrace solarium with panoramic views over the medina. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Abhar Hotel Marrakech