This Riad has only 5 rooms which makes it very intimate. Within days you share your stories with other guests while having breakfast. As soon as the door opens in the alleyway, you really feel away from everything. It is quiet, relaxed and it looks beautiful. We booked the Aubergine room but were upgraded to the Star room. I think the latter is slightly bigger but I guess all rooms have their own ambiance. The interior of the room is not so much traditional but more comtemporary. Because it was freezing in the night we asked for an extra blanket and they later brought in a separate heater. Brilliant. The roof terrace is very nice and well decorated but the rattling dryer in the corner going on for hours every day was less amusing. One thing to bear in mind; the Riad lies directly east of the Souks which means that going to the Big Square is either via the Souks or via a busy through road (well, all roads are busy in Marrakech). The Riad lies at the end of a so-called Derb; you can't go any further. In the morning we had very good advice from the manager Cyrus what to do and where to go. During the day Hassan and his team took care of the rooms and the food. We had an excellent lunch they just whipped up on our arrival; very nice and delicious!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Meriem is (in his own words) "a labour of love" for the New York designer Thomas Hays. He has created it with the art lover in mind with a fusion of oriental textiles, exquisite paintings plus his own Fine Art Photography. This exclusive boutique hotel has been entirely crafted by Marrakchi artisans to ensure that it retains its authenticity whilst using the talents of the best local craftsmen. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Meriem Marrakech
- Riad Meriem Hotel Marrakech