We stayed for two nights at Casa Lalla in April, 2011. This was our first trip to Morocco and Marrakesh. The riad is pristine and beautifully decorated. We loved the muted colors and fabrics and found the roof deck to be wonderfully relaxing.
Because we were traveling for several weeks through Europe (with a short 2-night detour in Marrakesh) we were on a bit of a budget and reserved the least expensive room, which I think was called Songe d'une nuit d'Eté. The room is a mirror image of A l'Ombre des Orangers, also on the ground floor. The room has a large bathroom with walk-in shower. There is a sleeping loft above with nice linens and very comfortable bed. The room was small, yet lovely. If we were not on a budget, we would have upgraded to a larger room. It would have been worth the extra 15 or 20 euros per day to have more space.
The owners were friendly and very helpful with directions and recommendations. We really enjoyed the selection of local breads, fruits and orange juice at breakfast. Be sure to request oeuf' (eggs) with fromage (cheese). Delicious! On our last night we asked to purchase a bottle of wine to drink on the rooftop deck from a member of the restaurant waitstaf. He graciously served us on the roof and even provided some yummy bar snacks as a nice surprise! On the lovely roof deck you feel a hundred miles away from the chaos of the main square...a great memory for us!
The property is in a wonderful location, located off of Rue Riad Zaitoune Lakdime, which is one of the main "streets" that leads to Djemaa el-Fna (5 minutes or less). It's clearly marked with a hand-painted sign "Casa Lalla" at Derb Jamaa. Just follow the signs that lead you through the winding (Derb Jamma) alley.
TIP: You can take the tourist airport shuttle #19 from the airport to bus stop #6. Round-trip fare is 30 dirham (about $4 US). When you get off the bus, walk past Club Med which will be on your left, toward the marketplace Djemaa el-Fna. Once you enter the marketplace’s main square keep right. You'll soon see the area with a concentration of orange juice vendors, take a hard right. Rue Riad Zaitoune Lakdime is the first main "alleyway" on the right. (If you get to the souks near the back of Djemaa el-Fna you’ve gone too far.) Rue Riad Zaitoune Lakdime is too narrow for cars...only pedestrians and scooters. Follow Rue Riad Zaitoune Lakdime for a few minutes and keep watch overhead for the "Casa Lalla" sign at Derb Jamaa (on your left). Knowing this would have saved us much frustration and about $10 in unnecessary cab fare and bag service. I also believe Casa Lalla will arrange transportation if you are staying three nights or longer.
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Lalla Marrakech
- Casa Lalla Hotel Marrakech