I stayed in this riad for only one night when I arrived in Marrakech on my way to visit a friend.
I was met at the airport - which was just as well, because it's not an easy place to find. However, it is a real hidden gem. It lies in the far side of the old town and to reach it, you have to get out of the taxi beside one of the city gates and walk along narrow streets until you reach the riad.
Inside, it is very nice indeed. My room was fine, the sheets and towels were spotless and the decor was traditional Moroccan.
The young lady who was running the place (Sara) could not have been more helpful. She helped me to get a Moroccan sim card, explained how to put the credit on and rang to check it had registered properly. In fact, the only reason I did not stay here on my return to Marrakech at the end of my trip was the position of the place, which would have been a little inconvenient for the things I wanted to do in the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in Marrakech’s medina,Riad Tamarrakecht is a 15-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square. You can admire the view of the Atlas Mountains from the terrace, and Moroccan dishes are served in the dining room. Free Wi-Fi access and a seating area feature in the air-conditioned rooms and suites, which have an elegant decoration. Each room has a private bathroom, which is decorated with Tadelakt. A traditional breakfast is prepared every morning at the Riad Tamarrakecht. Desserts include Moroccan pastries and homemade sorbet, and you can also request cookery lessons. You can relax in the pool in the patio or in the living rooms. Excursions can be organised on site and an airport transfer is possible at an extra cost. Marrakech International Airport is a 15-minute drive from this riad and Amelkis Golf Club is 6 km away. You can visit the Majorelle Gardens, an 8-minute drive away. Medina is a great choice for travellers interested in markets, shopping and street markets. ... more less
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