Stayed there 5 nights with my girlfriend. What a marvellous stay! It's a small Riad so the environment was very intimate and relaxing. After spending the day wandering in the chaotic alleys of marrakech, it was nice to have a quiet and comfortable place to recharge our batteries.
We got a free upgrade to the biggest suite, which was a nice surprise. The room was very big (really, huge), charming and well decorated. Nice indirect light passing through the skylight (window on the ceiling) in the morning. Big bathroom with bathtub. Breakfast, which we usually took in the lovely sunny terrasse, was very delicious. Composed of orange juice, fresh bread, tea/coffee, morrocan pancakes (sort of), different jams, white cheese; all freshly made by the cook, a morrocan lady.
This was already really good, but the very personalized service provided by the staff was absolutely superb! The two managers, Mateo and Simone, were incredibly nice and really went out of their way to help us. They spoke, at least 4 languages, German, Italian, English and French, so we had no trouble communicating (we're from Brazil). From the day of our arrival they were extremely kind and took us for a walk nearby to make sure we wouldn't get lost showing us the main services like exchange bank, taxis and other useful stuff. Throughout the days, they recommended and reserved very nice restaurants and other places, as well as the guided tours and excursions we demanded. They showed us the map and Simone actually personally took us to the old jewish neighborhood (Mellah) and two museums, just because it could be a little difficult to find it on our own.
Overall, one of the best places i've ever stayed in. Very good value for money. Strongly recommend it. No complaints at all; zero.
Tip: If you can, book their Transfer from the airport to the Riad. You will probably end up paying more for a not-so-trustworthy taxi, which won't (for sure) leave you at the door of the Riad. He'll leave you, at best, in the entrance of the market, which is close. If it is you first time in Marrakech, by then you will be lost with you luggage and will be, for sure, harrassed in the street. We made that mistake, so we know.
If your in a extremely tight budget, then you will end up taking the bus at the airport. That will leave you near the Koutubia Mosque. So draw a map in advance for when you have to walk to the Riad, so you won't get lost.
Hope it helps!
I think you won't regret choosing this Riad to stay! Very pleasant experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Riad Dar Bamileke is a Guest house located in the heart of the medina of Marrakech, just a few minutes walking from Jemaa el Fnaa main square and from souks. It has 3 very nice double, triple or quadruple suites, each nicely and sober decorated, each with its own private bathroom and massage area. The terrace and patio are the right places for breakfast or just relax. ... more less
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