We stayed there 3 nighits in total on two separate occasions, it is not easy to find at first, but it is accutualy very near Jemaa, maybe 3 minutes from the square. Go to the opposite end of Jemaa to the Derb Dabachi street and turn right in to it, once in the Dabachi street just walk for maybe 200 m, and on your left side you should see an entrance to the Derb My Abdelkader Dabachi street, it will look like an garden entrance, ther will be an arch at the beginning facing the Derb Dabachi street with grapes making the shade after it, go in and walk for 100 m, turn the first street left and you are there. The ground floor room was a bit small but nicely decorated as is the whole of riad, nice location near the souks and Jemaa, take the time to chill on the roof in the evening after a hectic day around Marrakech.
Our room was dark and stuffy, ac would be welcomed instead of fan since it gets up to 40 during the summer, we were the only ones in the riad but were not even offerd an welcome drink. You can hear people talking (staf and there friends late in the night) since the room has a very thin door and windows, the reception had small windows connecting to our bathroom so we could hear people talking on the phone, plus the mosque is near so you will need every minute of your sleep, poor plain breakfast...there is room for improvement since it is really a nice riad with a very good location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Riad des Arts is a traditional riad in Marrakesh. Located just a few steps from the Jamaa El Fna square, not far from Bahia Palace, this inviting boutique riad stands within the narrow streets of the city's medina. There are palaces and souks close by, and the riad is ideally placed for exploring the Ourika valley and the Ouzoud. Airport transfers are available to guests. The hotel terrace offers sweeping views of the medina and the tip of the Koutoubia Mosque. Guests can relax on the solarium and in the hammam, taking in the mesmerising vistas, before retiring to the patio, where palm trees and touches of authentic Morocco frame the glistening pool. Guestrooms at the luxury Riad des Arts are immersed in Moroccan style. Interiors drenched in warm shades feature comfortable furnishings and modern amenities, such as WiFi access. The hotel's two salons offer homely comfort, complete with art deco armchairs, televisions and a fireplace ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Des Arts Marrakech