We booked Riad Layla Rouge through HostelBookers and it was quite cheap - so we were surprised at just how amazing the hotel was when we arrived! Fresh mint tea was served to us upon arrival and we were also introduced to the little turtle family living upstairs on the beautiful roof terrace.
The rooms were immaculate and wonderfully furnished, and we spent a great deal of time upstairs in the terrace. We only stayed one night when we arrived in Marrakech but I was looking forward so much to coming back after we had travelled around!
When we returned after a few days it was like coming home - so relaxing and in such a great spot only about 1 minute from the souks and 2 minutes from Djemaa El Fna square, very easy to navigate.
I highly recommend having dinner here at least one night - the tagine is amazing and the smell of it cooking in the riad throughout the day will whet your appetite in a big way! A big, big thanks to Jawad and Said for making our stay amazing - we will most definitely be back!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1 Minute from Place D'Jeema el Fna in the centre of the souqs and possibly the first ever edible hostel riad. The free tea and cake – may stop you from trying to bite into the walls – or maybe not... Have a taste…Riad Layla Rouge breathes in the Mad Hatter’s tea party of colour that Marrakech conjures, and breathes out the nearby chaos – a gentler but still eccentric heartbeat. If Riad Layla Rouge could, it would cascade chocolate from the fountain in the courtyard, but the impact is truly mouth-watering nonetheless. Tea and cake, free all day – may stop you from biting into the walls – or maybe not…they may actually be edible. Only one minute from the main square, the 3 suites provide absolute privacy, the gorgeous mixed dorm encourages adventure sharing. All can enjoy the warm, communal atmosphere of the courtyard, Moroccan salon-dining room, and 2 flower and fruit tree draped roof terraces. All this enhanced by your own personal soundtrack with ipod speakers in each room. A small and perfectly formed family run riad in the centre of the souqs – Riad Layla Rouge breathes in the Mad Hatter’s tea party of colour and spices that Marrakech conjures, and breathes out the noise and craziness nearby – a gentler but still eccentric heartbeat. You cannot help but find your favourite colour here – by day Layla Rouge is a vase of flowers or a box of hand decorated chocolates, or an techni-flavour ice-cream stand; by night a treasure chest of glittering jewels, or a sparkling solar system. Use your imagination. Riad Layla Rouge wants you to get comfy in Marrakech; to feel safe and happy; imaginative and inspired – we combine a hostel spirit and atmosphere with that little bit of indulgence that you find in a luxury riad. Share your stories of travel and life. Laugh over tea and cake with other guests in our (almost) edible house. As the Mad Hatter said to Alice: ‘You could stay…What a mad, crazy, wonderful idea…’Whether you are travelling for the first time, or have done so for years – enjoy the rhythm of a city that transforms with the cycle of the sun. When you stay at Layla Rouge you can’t be anywhere else but the Wonderland of Marrakech. ... more less
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