In November of 2012, we traveled over 10 days in Morocco visiting Casablanca, Fes, Ourzazate and Marrakech. While there, we stayed in a variety of 6 different hotels/riads. Put simply- Riad Boussa was heads and tails above the rest. Everything about it rates 5 stars- the location (5 min. walk to the heart of Djema el-fna), the building (newly renovated, clean, artistic, classically beautiful), private comfortable rooms with gorgeous windows and doors, helpful and warm staff (the owner Bridgette and her staff are always beaming and available for any needs), delicious and filling breakfast (in our case- fresh, juicy pomegranate, hand squeezed orange juice, yogurt, pancakes, chocolate croissants, mint tea, coffee, etc.), etc. Quite honestly, the evenings were magical there- flickering candles everywhere, fragrant rose blossoms in every corner of the riad and rooms, Adele playing softly in the background... It was a world away from the exotic chaos just outside the door. :-)
But perhaps the best example of the hospitality shown was when they noticed our 4-year old son was not drinking his orange juice in the morning...so Bridgette went out and got him a special children's milk drink that he ADORED for the next two mornings of our stay there. It was just such a personal touch that we felt like a guest in her home (it is her home after all) instead of a guest at a hotel.
We are from Hawaii, where a comparable accommodation to Riad Boussa (we had two rooms there) would normally cost $250-300 per room per night. It felt like such a luxury and privilege to be there.
We're also world travelers who have yet to visit the same place twice...however, I have already made plans to return to Riad Boussa/Marrakech in five years to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.
Without a doubt, the three nights we stayed there were the very best we've ever experienced worldwide, and will be simply unforgettable for anyone who chooses to stay there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a few steps from Jemma el Fna Square, in a peacefull alley, you will find the restful place you are looking for.Enjoy the patio's coolness in summer days, seat and relax around the fire place in the winter.Cosy lounges, shady terrace, confortable bedrooms.Let us greet you to the ideal place for an ideal stay into an unparalleled magical atmosphere of Marrakech and enjoy, in our place, true maroccan lifestyle. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Boussa Hotel Marrakech