This was our first trip to Marrakech and, as when visiting a new country and arriving in the dark, we had our concerns but these were all swept aside from the moment Jamal met us at the taxi rank just outside the walls of the Medina. He piled all our luggage into his trolley and two hundred metres of narrow, cobbled alleyways later we passed through a studded and fairly nondescript door into a beautiful oasis of calm to be met by the wonderful Cyril. He showed us to our rooms and gave us a quick guided tour before we were brought a tray of mint tea and sweetmeats. Dinner followed and we were treated to an array of Moroccan dishes followed by a superb chicken tagine, prepared by the staff and served by Jamal. The following morning we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast on the roof terrace and Cyril gave us a mobile phone to use should we get lost, completely free of charge. He spent time with us to ensure our day was planned and helped us choose and book a restaurant for the evening. All the staff were extremely helpful, without being over-attentive, and we were made to feel very special. Cyril also supports Arsenal, which was an added bonus! Thank you, Riad l'Orangeraie for a wonderful, but all too short stay.
- 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