From the moment we were picked up outside the arch by Azziz who took all our bags in a hand cart, to walking along the narrow laneway of old Marrakech to the moment we entered the welcoming door to the quiet sanctuary of this Riad, we knew we were in for something special. Our check in consisted of being taken to a comfortable lounge area where we were served mint tea and biscuits and then after a discussion about what we would like to see/do during our stay, we were shown to our rooms which were beautifully decorated with fresh rose petals! Very comfortable beds and the rooms are also air conditioned if you need it, otherwise the windows open to fresh air.
The service was second to none, the breakfasts different each day, but tasty, substantial and served to our table on the rooftop terrace, where we also enjoyed our first dinner of the trip; another delightful and characteristically Morrocan meal.
There is too much to say about his wonderful Riad but one more thing, the silent (+subtitles) screening of Cassablanca each evening was a lovely touch .... And those sunsets from the rooftop terrace .... Well wow is all I can say - I will be back!
PS Oh and they provided us with a mobile phone per room in case we got lost with preloaded numbers for the Riad manager.... Nice touch!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Restored to its previous grandeur by a passionate team, this ancient Marrakech residence has been transformed into a Riad with a delightful ambiance. The seven spicy bedrooms, warm and colourful like their name, open onto two patios. The garden patio, where you can enjoy the flowers and aromatic plants while the fountain trickles in the background and the pool patio, an invitation to the art of relaxation, beside the sky blue mosaic pool. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riad De l`Orangeraie Hotel Marrakech