Look no further, Riad L'Orangeraie will provide you an experience you will never forget. Located in the Mouassine district of the old Medina, you are steps from the great treasures of the souks of Marrakech, and a few minutes from the energy and life of the square, Djemaa el Fna.
Once you enter the Riad, all the fantastic chaos from the streets is left behind you in order for you to relax in an atmosphere that is rich with beautiful and extremely comfortable surroundings. I was overwhelmed not just with the furnishings, but with every archway, carved door and bedroom ceiling. It offers a terrace with amazing views of the Marrakech rooftops and Atlas Mountains. The courtyard is lush and beautiful with a pool and beautifully lit and rose garnished fountain. As for accommodations, I had access to two bedrooms to which they both had extremely comfortable beds, air-conditioning and a shower that is by far more superior than my own at home. Im not embarrassed to say I brought their beautifully fragrant soaps home with me ;)
Finally, the best part of the experience were the staff at the Riad. Jamal and Aziz were concierge all others should follow. They would send us off into Marrakech with every question answered, wonderful suggestions offered, and also sent us off with local telephones so we could call them at any time for any reason. That phone allowed us to get ourselves lost and tangled in the souks the way you should without the fear of not finding our way back.
It was an honor and a pleasure to spend time with Cyril (the owner) who along with Ismail (the manager) clearly run a very impeccable and harmonious operation. We also loved our daily interactions with Khadija, Rizlane and Samira whom also make you feel you are not in a hotel, but definitely someplace more intimate and special.
Finally, if you take any advice from me, it should be this: Allow Nadia and Laila to cook you at least one meal. I recommend it be your first night in Marrakech so you can say right from the start, you had an incredible Moroccan meal. We loved the food so much we arranged for dinner for our final meal in Marrakech as well.
So go crazy, get lost in the labyrinth and fabulous energy of Marrakech without worry because every time you return and pass through the Riad's door, you will be teleported to a peaceful, friendly place to relax and rest up for the following day's excitement and surprises. Enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Restored to its previous grandeur by a passionate team, this ancient Marrakech residence has been transformed into a Riad with a delightful ambiance. The seven spicy bedrooms, warm and colourful like their name, open onto two patios. The garden patio, where you can enjoy the flowers and aromatic plants while the fountain trickles in the background and the pool patio, an invitation to the art of relaxation, beside the sky blue mosaic pool. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riad De l`Orangeraie Hotel Marrakech