My boyfriend and I chose this riad after researching many other riads and hotels of varying prices. We chose this riad based on the good reviews and the price. We weren't disappointed, the riad was everything the reviews suggested it would be and more. It was a tranquil haven after the chaos of the medina and in a perfect location for exploring the medina on foot without the need for taxis. The sun terrace is perfect for relaxing in when you want a rest from exploring the medina.
Stephanie and Mouad went out of their way to make our stay memorable. For our anniversary our room was decorated with flowers and we were given a bottle of wine and strawberries and cream. They were also very helpful in suggesting what to see and where to eat.
We chose to eat out for lunch and dinner, but we had breakfast in the riad. Breakfast varied each day and usually included some form of pancakes, bread and jam, and either fruit or homemade yoghurt (this was absolutely delicious!).
The rooms were clean and comfortable and although the doors don't lock from the outside, I believe this is common in many riads. The room contained an electronic safe to keep valuables in, but we never felt concerned about leaving valuables in our room and our room was on the ground floor.
I would suggest getting in touch with the riad before your trip to arrange for them to pick you up at the airport. We decided to do this on our own thinking that we might be able to do it for less money, but the taxi dropped us in completely the wrong place and we ended up paying almost £30. The riad can organise the pick up for about 20 euros and the taxi will take you straight to the riad.
This isn't a 5* hotel but we really enjoyed our stay in this riad and couldn't fault it. We felt we had a much more authentic experience of Marrakech than we would have done in a generic European hotel. Furthermore, for the price you pay I think you will struggle to find a better hotel/riad and you definitely get your money's worth when you stay here. Book it now!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hosts' house L’Oiseau du Paradis for a paradisiac stay in MarrakeshThis haven of peace, renewed in the purest Moresque style and mix traditional and modern materials : bejmat, tadlakt, solar water heaters, brumization.Its 8 rooms (1 parental suite) with privative shower-rooms invite you in the rest of the senses.Side well-being, relaxation in the hammam and wellness with a professional massage. ... more less
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