First off, to those few who have complained about this Riad, remember you are staying in Marrakech for a more than adequate price, and at a PRIME LOCATION. Taxi drop off is just a 2 minute walk from the riad, they can send someone to meet you if required.
The host, Gian-Paolo, is a charming man, very welcoming and was always inquiring about my needs. The rest of the staff was also very professional, special thanks to Mohammed who has made my life easier during my stay!
The room I had was number 6 I believe, a suite with a private balcony on the first floor of the riad (note this was a COMPLIMENTARY upgrade from the room I had initially booked). Room size is more than adequate, remember this is a Riad, not a five star hotel!
As for the location, you cannot ask for a better one in this price-quality range. Literally a 7 minute walk from Jemaa el Fna place, close to many other attractions as well. Overall this was the best 3 nights of my 12 night Moroccan trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Within the old walls of the “Medina” (old city) this stunning Riad is right next to the buttresses of the XVI century Palace “El Badi, and offers you a priceless experience of traditional Moroccan hospitality. While relaxing on our rooftop terrace, you are literally right next to the palace walls, on which hundreds of storks makes their nests. Within the Riad you will find many original features; stuccos, encaustic tiles, cedar wood carvings, decorative plasterwork, vaulted ceilings of brick and geometric floors laid on clay for maintaining a constant temperature. Marrakech is a city of mystery and Minarets, exciting contrasts and contradictions, intense colours and smells, and we provide you with the starting point for your voyage of discovery into this exciting world. The Riad consists of 6 bedrooms, two with private terraces, a public roof terrace, a garden patio with a plunge pool (4 x 3 x 1.30 m) and a salon and restaurant area. One of our suites on the ground floor is specially adapted for people with limited mobility. All rooms have: private bathroom with shower and reversible air-conditioning. Rental Includes breakfast served every morning. Breakfast and other meals, if required, can be served on the roof terrace, on the terrace at the edge of the small pool or in winter by the fireplace in the living room, or in the comfort and privacy of the rooms or private terrace. All our menus feature Moroccan dishes made from local products. There is also free Wi-Fi access, a roof terrace with sunbeds and a garden patio with a plunge pool and palm trees. Our wonderful staff will be on hand to offer advice on where to visit and are happy to show you the area. Evening meals can be booked in advance. We are situated in the Kasbah, just a 7-minute walk from Jemaa El Fna Square and a 10-minute walk from Koutoubia Mosque. We are 4 km from Marrakech-Menara Airport ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maison Arabo Andalouse Marrakech