In Marrakech it makes more difference where you stay than it does in most cities, because as a visitor here you are - and want to be - more reliant on your hotel and its staff than in simpler places. Marrakech is complex! Other reviewers refer with fondness to Antoine for a reason: he is a true host and his knowledge of Marrakech is superb.
This 5-bedroom riad is a perfect place from which to base your adventures; it is well situated inside the walls of the Medina and a brief walk away from the crazy central square. We stayed here Feb. 10 - 17, 2013 which is a slower season because it is "winter" with temps from 45F at night to 70F in midday.
We were the only North Americans here; other guests included a German couple; an English couple; and three women from Japan. It would be totally cool to rent the whole place for an extended family vacation, but you would have to reserve that well in advance. This is not a bus-load type of place; leave that to the large impersonal hotels in the new town outside the Medina.
Riad Limouna is immaculately clean, very pretty, and an exceptionally good value. The photos on its website are a good representation of what you will find here; yes, it is a beautiful place to stay. It will make you happy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the medina of Marrakech, near the palace of Moulay Idriss, Riad Limouna, fully renovated with European comfort, invites you to become marrakchi time overnight.Easy access and close to the Djemaa el Fna like palaces and museums of Marrakech, Riad Limouna you to taste the sweetness of life in eastern quiet patio with a swimming pool in front of the fireplace in the lounge Moroccan or on the terrace, comfortably lying in the sun or stars.Rooms with private bathrooms, relaxation and conviviality, live in the heart of a riad and access to serenity.Antoine welcomes you and offers you comfort, quiet and attentive service, tailored trips for individuals or small groups to discover the magic of Marrakech and the extraordinary landscapes of Morocco.The table takes you on the road in search of caravanserai of Arabian spices that make the world. From the foothills of the Atlas to the ocean of Mogador, kitchen “open”, a mixture of flavors, clashes of civilizations and gourmet traditional Moroccan dishes are served in the evening on request. ... more less