We just got back from a week in Marrakech and we stayed here for our visit. It was a great place to stay if you really want to experience Marrakech as you are right by the Souk and about 15 minutes from the main square on foot, in fact you can get pretty much anywhere in the medina on foot want to. We were greeted by Sybille and Saad on our arrival, they settled us straight in and gave us mint tea and little home made treats to eat. It's like a sanctuary as the streets outside are so noisy but as soon as the door closes behind you you can't here any noise and all you can smell is the incense from the courtyard. They also offered us a full on dinner even though it was past 10pm! Sybille took us through the check in and Saad arranged for a guide to come the next morning and show us around the souks. We would definitely recommend taking them up on this, Aziz was our guide and he was fantastic! He makes sure you know how to get to certain landmarks so you always know how to get back to the riad and he teaches you a few tricks of the locals as well. The rooms are really well kept and you have everything you need, the plumbing in the medina is really old so you have to make sure you leave the plugs in the sink and bath when you go out or you'll be able to smell the drains when you get back! This isn't just the riad, this is anywhere in the medina. The roof terrace is a lovely place to relax, there are wild birds and pet birds in the courtyard of the riad all day and they sound lovely when your sunbathing on the terrace above them. The staff are really nice and helpful, they will do anything they can to help you and make you feel welcome. Saad knows everybody in the area and is really proud of the medina so he'll tell you anything you want to know and can arrange anything you need from taxis into the new town to a 2 day excursion into the mountains. Definitely would recommend this as a place to stay if you visit Marrakech. The only thing I would say is that it's probably not worth paying much extra for a suite as we did this and other than a seating area we didn't really feel there was any particular advantage as a couple, if we had children it would obviously be a different story but not worth the extra for just two people.
- 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