We stayed at Snan 13 for four nights during our first stay in Marrakech. It is an amazing place, with excellent unobtrusive service and a very personal touch.
We stayed in the room "La Moucharabieh" which is spacious with a cute little sofa/reading area opening onto the courtyard.
The courtyard is very cute and comfy with a small pool (although it was too cold while we were there to use it) and different seating areas. This is also where breakfast is served. During the winter months the owners cover the open courtyard with plastic (which does not look too good when you are on the rooftop terrace but has the benefit of having a courtyard with no rain and a very pleasant temperature throughout the year) which allowed us to have breakfast there and also spend time in the afternoons drinking mint tea etc.
The rooftop terrace is great. While we were there in November, it was warm in the sun but in the shade it was a bit chilly. We spent most of the lunchtime period on the terrace, basking in the sun and strolled in the old town in the morning and later in the afternoon.
The place is close to everything in the old town and for people who do not mind walking, also very walkable distance to the new part of town.
Breakfast was a nice mix of European and Moroccan dishes, with freshly pressed orange juice and fruit salad every day. It was sufficient to keep us going until (early) dinner most days.
We had dinner at Snan 13 one night. They work with a cook who comes in if you have booked dinner with them a day in advance. The food was fantastic: fresh ingredients, very good preparation and very nice presentation. Prices also were absolutely decent.
The owner Xavier who was there throughout our stay, was amazing. Also if he has not spent years in the city yet and therefore probably is not someone who can give you recommendations on all restaurants in the area etc. he is very kind and makes every effort to accommodate your every need and just adds the personal touch which makes a stay in a road/bed & breakfast just so much more special than staying at an anonymous hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a few steps from Jemaa El Fna Square and its celebrated Moroccan markets, you will find Snan13, a hidden jewel created to bring you peace amidst the tumultuous Morroccan life. A relaxing space where charm and essence ran into the city’s bubbly downtown area. Our riad offers you one Grand Suite and five double bedrooms, all of them with their own unique and special character, decorated with the uttermost care and attention to detail. A patio with a swimming pool. A dining area. Two chill-out areas to help you relax, and a panoramic terrace with incredible views over Marrakech’s Medina, Koutubia and Dar el Bacha’s Palace ... more less