This Riad is simply wonderful. Sybille and Saad were the perfect hosts. It was our first time visiting Morocco, and whilst you can do as much research as you can, books and the internet do not prepare you for the wonder, hustle and bustle of Marrakech. We arrived in the early hours due to a flight delay, yet Sybille welcomed us with some fresh mint tea - it was just what we needed!
Marrakesh gives a whole new lease of life to the term vibrant, and is a 'busy' city. Riad Dar Sbihi provided a haven from the hustle and bustle. In fact, it was hard to believe the business and activity just a stones throw away from the accommodation once you were inside, it was tranquillity personified. Sybille was very helpful in helping us to arrange to take some trips with local guides, so we really did have an authentic and mind blowing experience. We felt very welcomed in Marrakech, along with its rich history and culture made for a fantastic trip.
The accommodation itself was clean, functional and stylish, providing an authentic taste of Morocco. The products that are free to guests to use in the bathroom contain that wonder Argan oil, and being an aromatherapist, I know my oils and this was very good grade and quality product. The air conditioning was a blessed relief, as the temperatures were incredibly high and not for us pale skinned, cold weathered Brits.
We also ate at the Riad, as some days after a busy day trekking about (or indeed just lounging in the sun on the roof terrace), it was far more preferable to eat in. The food was simply divine, all freshly made and prepared that day. Of course, there are many different restaurants and café's nearby, so there was plenty of choice.
I'm not sure what else I can say about this Riad, beyond the fact that it is quite lovely, a haven of tranquillity, with the most generous and wonderful hosts. We will absolutely recommend this to our friends and it is a cert that we will be back again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Large classical riad (1st category) offering 5 rooms, 3 mini suites and 2 suites around a central courtyard adorned with a fountain in the middle of 4 gardens. All traditional rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar, safe, phone, hair dryer. Heated pool (5m x 3m), hammam, meals on request, parking. Personal service by the owners who live in their riad. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riad Dar Sbihi Hotel Marrakech