We have just returned from a long weekend at this beautiful place. The accommodation is simply stunning and the service is brilliant. Marrakech is exactly what you expect it to be, busy and bustling. After a trip along narrow, steamy, jostling streets to the souks, we felt hot and claustrophobic. What a relief then to step through the door and into an oasis of calm elegance. There are open spaces, comfort, quiet and coolness. Jill, the owner, is charming and has an extraordinary flair for design. Every time we walked through the door she or her assistant, Damien, would greet us, check everything was OK and offer to arrange anything else we might wish for. If you wish an anonymous existence I'm sure you could have it. But we didn't - its not pushy, its like coming home.
All the recommendations were good. Don't miss Grand Cafe de la Poste, Bo Zin, Cafe Arabe or, for a trip to mountains the Ourika valley and Richard Branson's Kasbah Tamadot.
For a long weekend we have never stayed anywhere better and are already planning a return trip in the winter. The weather may not be so good but on the basis that Jill considered anything much below 30C "cool" I suspect that the promised roaring fires will mean a warm welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Noir d'Ivoire is a romantic destination composed of five suites, three of which have private roof terraces and jacuzzis, two junior suites and two double rooms. Services include Spa with traditional hammam, Boutique, fully equipped gym, library, restaurant and a heated pool. All suites have fireplaces and all rooms, have air conditioning, heating, mini-bars, hairdryers, wall safes and flat screen televisions. Meet and greet service with our donkey Couscous and our four loving cats! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riad Noir d`Ivoire Hotel Marrakech
- Riad Noir d Ivoire Marrakech