Four of us stayed at this lovely Riad for 4 nights in mid October and I endorse most of the positive comments made by other reviewers. The Riad is spotlessly clean and very stylishly furnished and when you pass through the unpretentious and pretty anonymous entrance door you are in a world of cool and calm after the heat noise and hustle of the Marrakech streets and souks.
The Staff were lovely, helpful and charming, happy to book taxis or restaurant tables or give advice on where to go. We got the Riad to book taxis to and from the airport and although it may have cost more (25 euros each way) having seen some of the local taxis we were happy to pay for a modern airconditioned vehicle!
I must agree that breakfast did become a little repetative and a bit more variety would have been appreciated but the fresh orange juice and yoghurt were very enjoyable.
The owner was away when we stayed but took the trouble to telephone us to make sure we were happy and that there were no problems. A good indication of the obvoius desire to have happy guests.
We would recommend asking the staff to book a table at the Dar Yacout restaurant which is very near to the Riad. Most of us thought that the food was just better than average but the building is stunning and the whole experience well worth the fixed price.
We would be very happy to stay at Riad Asrari again and intend to do so.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the Marrakech Medina, in the area of Bab Doukkala, easy to reach by car or a ten minute walk from the JEMAA el FNA Square and beautifull Majorelle Gardens, this 17th century Riad has been restored with full respect to the Moroccan tradition, keeping its original characteristics: a patio shaded by trees, the coolness of its very old marble fountain, peaceful living-rooms and a beautifully planted terrace where you can enjoy the Sunset and the view of the Medina... The RIAD ASRARI is a traditional riad with wonderful moroccan craftsmanship such as sculpted plaster ceilings, exquisitely carved Cedar doors, colorful tadelakts and zelliges skilfully composed of delicate oriental patterns. You will be welcomed with traditional pastries and Mint tea by our thoughtful and discreet staff. You will discover peaceful places to rest: the terrace and sun-beds, comfortable sofas and the kaidale tent under which you can have your breakfast. You can also relax, read and dream in our beautiful living rooms... On the patio, you will be enchanted by the magestic pace of our two tortoises as they follow their daily sunbathing ritual If you are patient enough you might also see our chameleon who plays hide and seek in the trees ! The furniture and decorative objects were procured during the owner's numerous travels, or were designed and made on site by Moroccan craftsmen. Many Primitive Art pieces are exhibited throughout the riad... All of these well considered elements have been combined for a perfect getaway. In the RIAD ASRARI, you can forget television and noisy pools...You will discover another Marrakech, in the heart of the Arabic Tradition: authentic and refined ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Asrari Hotel Marrakech