7 of us - all girls travelled to Marrakech for the first time. It wasn't a hen party or a rowdly cheap get away that we wanted. Most of us have children and wanted luxury, fun, music and good food. We had been away to Cannes, Ibiza, Cyprus and much more but decided we wanted to travel somewhere that offered style, value a feeling of luxury and to be in the hubbub of a compeltely different culture - Marrakech. We were met by their driver, who weaved his way across the square to this delightly tucked away Riad. Most of the Riads have a terrace but no pool but there are beautiful hotels nearby if you want the added luxury. If it is your first time and you prefer complete 5 star luxury I recommend you stay here at least some of your stay - at the beginning, to truly experience Marrakech otherwise you will miss out. The staff were wonderful, charming and shared a natural willingness to be helpful. Nothing was too much of a bother whether it was to phone a restuarant or arrange a guide this was done with pleasure. I recommend this place whether it is a couple, group of singletons as the rooms were beautiful, corridors were adorned with ornate shades, chandeliers and white linen and you could relax on the terrace or venture further a field. The mint tea was to die for. After a hot day on the beach we opted for a variety of massages. It was customary for two to be massaged at the same time so there was no need to by shy! It is a fantastic place to visit, but like any city you have to be villigent but no more so than any other city. You will not be disappointed with Riad l'Etoile d'Orient.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Entirely rebuilt in 2010 the Riad Etoile D'Orient offers a refined setting combining tradition and modernity, reflecting sweet life and voluptousness. The Riad is exceptionally located at the heart of the bustling Marrakesh, at a two minutes walk from the Jamaa el fna square.Staying at Riad l'Etoile d'Orient is to discover the magic of a unique place in Marrakech ... more less
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