his is my first ever review on Trip Advisor, but I was so impressed by the Riad Elizabeth, that I felt compelled to review my experience.
I was lucky enough to be recommended the Riad by a friend of mine who had stayed a year previous. I booked a four day trip as a surprise birthday present for my partner. From the moment I booked, the owners and staff at the Riad Elizabeth staff were on the end of an email and ready to help. They were able to recommend restaurants and trips and were kind enough to organise many of them on my behalf. A lovely meal was prepared for us on arrival and our traditional Moroccan breakfast each morning was yummy.
My partner and I were lucky enough to meet the owners, both of which were positively charming. John made a real effort each morning to speak to each of his guests, find out about their experience and be on hand to offer them advice. But I can't finish this review without mentioning the Riad Elizabeth's fantastic manager: Samira (hopefully I have spelt that right). She was an absolute star throughout our stay, going out of her way to ensure our transfers, taxis, trips, meals and anything else was booked for us. She offered to show us around the Medina to ensure we felt comfortable navigating the complex streets and was just generally a lovely friendly presence during our stay.
Couple of tips for fellow travellers: definitely take a trip to Le Bains de Marrakech Spa, it was the highlight of our trip. The medina is complex to navigate so an English speaking tour guide would be useful. When coming home at night (or for that matter in the day), don’t ask the locals for directions unless you want to pay for it. You may think they are just being helpful, but they expect to get paid.
As a girl, I was worried about unwanted male attention and also what to wear. There was really nothing to be worried about. There were female tourists dressed in a variety of outfits (some of which I wouldn’t have considered to be appropriate for Morocco) but the locals didn’t seem to mind.
I was dubious about such universally positive reviews, but I can honestly say that the service we received in the Riad Elizabeth was better than the 5 star hotels we have stayed in. We will definitely be back to stay in the near future. Thanks to all the staff for making our stay so special.
- 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