Riad l'Orangeraie is serene, beautiful, and well located--but all of those great attributes pale in comparison to the extraordinary service. Aziz, one of the two concierges (for lack of a better word, though that doesn't fully describe all that they do), met my taxi at the gate to the medina, with a cart for my bag. After a short walk to the riad, I sat down in a comfortable alcove for mint tea, biscuits, and a tour by map of the city. Aziz pointed out good places to visit and areas with excellent but little known (to tourists) restaurants, and made sure I had everything I needed. And that attention continued throughout my stay, by both Aziz and Jamal, the other concierge (Aziz and Jamal alternate days). Ismail and all the staff were great too. The riad was an oasis in a beautiful but busy city, and the service made me never, ever want to leave--and to hurry back as soon as possible. I also recommend a visit to the Maison de la Photographie, which I wouldn't have known of but for Aziz's recommendation.
- 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