At the end of a winding alley in the heart of the medina this riad is truly a gem.
Private, quiet and scrupulously clean it is also quite exotic.
Our room had a sunken bath - at the head of the bed - where we could soak after a long day exploring the souk and listen to the call of the muezzin across the rooftops.
The staff offered to prepare a meal for us, in house, the menu to be determined by what was available in the market.
The three course banquet centred around a chicken tagine which resulted was the best meal we ate in Marrakech, where the food generally was outstanding.
That it was served in a private rooftop setting as the sun set over Marrakech made it one for the record.
We didn't meet the owner as he was away but he left us in the care of his family which just added to the sense of security and friendliness.
Beatrix and Jawad and the other staff could not have been more helpful and welcoming.
We would go back in a flash!
- 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
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