My partner and I have just returned from a four day trip to Marrakech and it was our stay at the Riad Al Massarah which made our trip truly special!
The Riad has been beautifully renovated by the owners Michel and Michael, who have put their heart and soul into creating a tranquil, luxurious and welcoming oasis in a fascinating corner of the old town. The Riad has just 6 beautifully designed and well proportioned rooms, and there are plenty of spaces to relax;, whether on the roof terrace ( wondeful to hear the call to prayer from up here), the peaceful courtyard, the balcony's, the hamman (I had a very relaxing massage here by Maria) or the very cool and shaded lounge. There is a vast selection of books in the lounge exploring everything from Moroccan culture, religion, architecture, art and politics as well as some great classics. I would strongly recommend sampling the food in the Riad, the chef Abdel-Waheed is really fantastic; our favourite meal in Marrakech was here.
Michel and Michael, are passionate about looking after their guests (and their great team.) Fatima, Hatice, Abdel and the others acheived the delicate balance of being attentive yet non-intrusive and their level of English was great. We felt incredibly looked after from the moment we recieved the email from Michael confirming our booking and arranging the details of our stay and this level of service was maintained throughout the visit.
The area, although a short walk (15 minutes) to the main square, and attractions is steeped in history and authentic culture. It was refreshing to step away from some of the more touristy areas of the Medina and to experience the hussle and bustle of this interesting corner of the city!
We can't wait to return!