To arrive at Riad Belbaraka is like arriving to stay with good friends. After being picked up from the airport, to then go through the winding small streets accompanied by someone from the Riad, you quickly realise the adventure has started. Charlotte and Rachid offer so much helpful guidance, that you can quickly feel confident to start wandering the streets on your own. The Riad is such a calm and wonderful oasis in the heart of the Medina. The Riad has modern conveniences within an authentic, and beautifully restored building. The rooms face out onto the central balconies and courtyard, and this is all refreshingly relaxed and a very comfortable atmostphere. The rooms are beautifully furnished, with individually designed bathrooms. We had no trouble sleeping as the area was calm and quiet at night.
The food is excellent, breakfast on the wonderful roof terrace was a delight. We ordered a meal for two evenings of our stay there, and it was as good as the restaurants we had traipsed long distances to visit.
What really makes Maison Belbaraka special are the people there. Charlotte and Rachid, are so helpful and organised! Saed and the ladies are so attentive, and mint tea and lovely fresh pastries appear at the drop of a hat when you relax on the calm roof terrace after a day of sight seeing, you feel very pampered! Charlotte gave us heaps of information about places to visit, and orientated us on local maps - this was very helpful! Rachid runs tourist transport to areas around Marrakech. Wow these are so good, full and half days. My daughter and I used it twice to go to visit waterfalls, and the High Atlas mountains. The vehicle was a luxury 4x4 for the two of us, with the same driver each time, he was great, excellent language skills and a gentle and informative guide, which all added to the experience and our enjoyment of the amazing landscape. Whether you are a return visitor to Marrakech or looking to stay for the first time, this Riad is an hospitable gem!
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