Winding your way down the magical narrow streets with concierge in tow to take care of your luggage you are greeted by your hosts as you enter into the sanctuary of Riad144.
The regular cares of work and life wash away as you relax into a delectable Moroccan afternoon tea on the terrace and become accustomed to the tranquil lifestyle you will adopt for the duration of your stay.
Vivienne and Jean, together with their discreet and excellent team of staff are the most perfect hosts, ensuring your every desire is met - whether it be an incredible Hammam upstairs followed by the most relaxing massage experience you have ever had, housekeeper and chef Touria's mind-blowingly-delicious tagines served above the rooftops of the Medina whilst listening to the soft chanting of prayers, softly swaying in a rooftop Hammock - day or night, cooling down in the plunge pool, early evening apéro in the courtyard - or whilst still in the pool!, or playing with Tobias and Eduard - 144's resident Tortoise.
Each of the exquisite rooms have been designed as a labor of love and combine Moroccan influences together with touches of French and Madagascan taken from both Jean's and Vivienne's colourful tapestry. The suites are vast and scattered with interesting finds and books where you can sit whilst soft white voiles gently sway in the scented breezes that circulate the Riad.
Riad 144 is our favourite boutique escape in Marakech for those with a love of great design, stunning surroundings and a home from home ambiance.
PS Don't forget to sample Vivienne's chili tapenade, you will never have tasted anything quite like it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the historical medina of Marrakech, Riad 144 is an intimate and relaxed full service boutique hotel with only 8 rooms & suites. In this hotel you will also find 2 courtyards, 3 terraces, 2 dining rooms, a winter garden, a spa with hammam and massage facilities and a boutique with a selection of moroccan art. One of the large patio has a heated plunge pool under the lush palm trees. One of the terrace with 360 degrees view over the medina and the Atlas mountains is the perfect spot to catch the best sunset of Morocco. ... more less