We have had a wonderful time in Riad Armelle. It's like staying in an Arabic palace. Such beautiful ornaments: doors, lamps, beds etc..
The management and all the others are very friendly and helpful.
We slept very well, despite the call for prayer at 5 am, it's quite nearby, so take earplugs with you if you wake up easy.
The Riad is near Bab Doukkkala, one of the entrances to the medina. So you are near the Ville Nouvelle, while staying in the medina. The taxi can park in the neighbourhood.
They can arrange a pick-up from the airport, that will cost 15€, or the equivalent in Dirham.
We arrived late, because our plane was too late. Unfortunately they didn't have any food or thé de menthe left. But they arranged some bread with vegetables and egg.
You can get all kinds of alcohol, not cheap, but sometimes you really long for a beer!
We eat here once, but were not too enthousiastic about it.
There are a lot of very good restaurants in Marrakech, from very cheap to European prices.
We eat very well at Terrasse d'Epices, and had a nice lunch at Les Epotes in La Nouvelle Ville. The first is hard to find and no alcohol, but a roofterrace with nice view. The second in a garden with alcohol.
Ofcourse you have to visit El Bahia Palace and Jardin Majorelle. And shopping in the souks.
We also went to a hamam: hamam de l' Alhambra. Very clean. But the hamam is not a real hamam. You are treated in a small misty hot room. Hair washed, once soap and a scrub all over.
I expected much more of it. The massage was ok. Also not so special. Next time I will try another one.
Marrakech is a safe town, also with 2 women, no problem at all.
But in Marrakech I will sure come back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 200 M inside the walls, in a picturesque area of the Medina. Alive with the colors and perfumes of Arabia, you can wander through the "Souikka Bab Doukkala" (small arabic market) which is enjoyed by both Moroccans and visitors alike. The Riad Armelle offers a haven of calm and comfort in the authentic style of the traditional eastern Riad. ... more less
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