We stayed at Casa Lalla for a week in September and had an amazing time. This hidden Riad just a few meters from Jemaa Fna has been conceived and exquisitely decorated by owners Pierre-Olivier and Annabel.
Their driver Hassan will pick you up at the airport (their treat) and bring you through some narrow alleyways, do not let this put you off as the area is really safe and neighbours salute you on your way.
Arrival at the Riad and all of sudden you feel the truly Zen atmosphere, candles everywhere, Moroccan lanterns and the amazing courtyard make this place look as taken from an article in VOGUE or GRAZIA magazines. Pierre-Olivier and Anabel have really managed to build a stylish yet affordable oasis in central Marrakesh.
The rooms are all different and feature tasteful Morrocan art pieces and furnishings, the bathrooms are really beautiful and have Moroccan style washbasins and baths. Prices vary per room and start at 75Eur per night which is amazing given the proximity to Jemaa el Fna and the 5-star atmosphere. We were offered the choice between two rooms and picked the one upstairs; we were supposed to stay at the Riad for 4 nights but changed our plans and made it a 7 night stay instead –this says it all! ;-)
We spent our time walking up and down the lively souks, visiting beautiful Marrakesh and surroundings but also chilling by the sunbeds at Casa Lalla's fabulous roof terrace.
You do feel welcome and looked after, Pierre and Annabel are there day in and day out and advice you on where to go, what to do and even how much you should pay for all sort of activities in and around Marrakesh. Their staff is also very helpful and respectful and always have a smile for you.
We have had a wonderful stay and have enjoyed our conversations with Pierre-Olivier who could always find the time for a chat. We also tasted his cooking; which happened to be delicious! The Riad is also one of the best restaurants in Marrakesh that features in fancy restaurant and travel guides. Our meal at Casa Lalla was the best we had whilst in Marrakesh, tender exquisite melt-in-your-mouth lamb tagine we will never forget!
All in all ... a gorgeous & enchanting Riad we highly recommend and one experience we hope to be able to repeat ourselves!
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Lalla Marrakech
- Casa Lalla Hotel Marrakech