Me and my girlfriend had 2 days and 1 night to stay over in Marrakesh. We were not sure what to expect from the city, neither of us had been to Marrakesh before, and while we really wanted to explore we didn't know how or where to start. The Riad Elisabeth was a revelation!
When we got dropped off by the taxi we were slightly apprehensive at the narrow street and simple door, but it opened up into an oasis of calm and tranquillity! We were welcomed with tea, and were lucky enough to meet Elisabeth, who owns the Riad with her husband. We were staying in 'Olivia' – and the room was charming! Beautifully decorated, with a mix of modern and Moroccan decor, certainly of the standard and style you would expect from a boutique hotel in the UK. Everything was clean and working. There was nothing pretentious, the room, like the hotel, exceeded our expectations.
Elisabeth was kind enough to give us a tour of the market, we went for an afternoon tea and she told us about life in Marrakesh. That evening, we had dinner on the rooftop along with the other guests. The food was incredible. We had Moroccan salads, a selection of tagines (including a vegetarian option for my girlfriend) and excellent wine. I feel compelled also to mention that the coffee was really, really good.
A Riad naturally encourage guests to meet and socialise on the rooftop. We were lucky enough to spend a most enjoyable evening with some really interesting people. We consider ourselves really lucky to have been to this hotel, I only wish we had longer. I would thoroughly recommended to anyone visiting Marrakesh and we plan on going back again.
To finish, thank you to Elisabeth, John and all the staff for making our short stay so absolutely perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Elizabeth is an elegant and chic riad located in the heart of the ancient medina of Marrakech. An oasis of style and a calm refuge from the feverish pace and excitement of the souk.British-owned Riad Elizabeth offers modern comfort and facilities whilst maintaining an air of exotic Moroccan charm and romance.The riad offers six en-suite bedrooms, each tastefully and individually furnished to a high standard. For your comfort, all rooms are equipped with controllable air conditioning/heating as well as crisp Egyptian cotton sheets, complimentary toiletries and an iPod dock. Just a short walk from the Medersa Ben Youssef and Musée de Marrakech, Riad Elizabeth provides everything needed to make your stay in Marrakech enjoyable and relaxing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Elizabeth Marrakech
- Riad Elizabeth Hotel Marrakech