If you are not aware, there are different types of Riad's, this one is more like a bed and breakfast style as amenities are limited, there is no tv, and even though it was advertised there was no visible bar or restuarant, though you can order food through the main reception area. The staff were very friendly from the driver that picked me up from the airport to the owner, Damien. Most of the staff spoke french or Arabic, though Damien and a couple spoke English. The Riad once you get your bearings is quite easy to find and very close to the Spice Markets, 15min walk to the Souks (main markets, centre of Medina). I would also advise going on a Excursion to the desert, I went for 1 night, but there is an option to go for 2 nights and it is in a better part of the Sahara. You can get cheaper deals at the markets, though I booked through a friends Riad, which was more of a Hostel, so prices were cheaper than my one. Also please note that there is a tourist fee of 2-3 euros a night per person on top of room rate. My friend was told we could not drink at the Riad, but at other Riads, I noticed the staff didnt have a problem with you drinking, I'm not sure if this was because of the culture or because our alcohol was not from their "bar"? The rooftop was amazing, very nice, very modernly furnished. You can see storks and their nest on the top of some of the mosques, which was really exciting for a bird enthusiast as myself. The bed was super comfortable, it was very hard to get up. The bathroom was nice, though wasnt sure which was the shampoo/conditioner/bath liquid as the containers werent labelled. The decor was modern and clean, kept with moroccan style. The Riad was very quiet, good for resting after a long day haggling and getting harassed by locals. We bumped into one of the staff from the Riad who walked around with us which was very nice. Also if you are looking to buy spices, go to the back part further into the spice markets, which is only open on saturdays, we had such a hospitable time, as the man at the spice shop educated us on the different spcies and things he had also gave us a whole bunch of free things and moroccan tea. It was very pleasant. If you have questions regarding Marrakech, please email me, happy to answer best I can :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Al Ksar & Spa is a Riad of Charm with a pool in the heart of the Medina. This large guesthouse boutique hotel of is designed with traditionnal materials in a style offers numerous hotel services 24/7: Spa on site, Swimming Pool, Restaurant & Bar, Free WiFi, panoramic terrace, Excursions & Car rental with or without driver, airport transfer. At less than 10 minutes walk from the main tourist attractions (Jemaa El Fna, souks, museums), the riad is ideally located to easily get outside by foot or taxi. The Spa is accessible every day from 10h to 20h to enjoy scrubings in the hammam steam bath, massages, esthetic bodycares or refreshing bath. Refined or more contemporary decorative elements of the riad mingle with the classic Arabian architecture of the building in an exotic & chic style, offering a peaceful and relax atmosphere. The patio, heated in winter, the lounge with library or the terrace with lounge, bar and solarium and stunning view over the medina of marrakesh, the koutoubia mosque and the snowcapped atlas mountains, are accessible at all time. Junior suites, single, twin double and superior double bedrooms are all equipped with luxury comfortable beds, soundproofing doors, quality bed and bath cotton linens, ensuite bathroom, air conditioned, floor heating. The team of 8 people, friendly and efficient, will make the most of your stay in Marrakech in a holiday home atmosphere and will ensure that your experience at Al Ksar Spa & Riad Marrakech will remain unforgettable. Welcome at Riad Al Ksar & Spa, charming riad in the heart of the Medina of Marrakech ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Al Ksar Riad And Spa
- Al Ksar Riad Hotel Marrakech