First the pro's: Maison Arabo Andalouse was very well located for all the of the main attractions (5-10 mins walk away from the main square and Souks). Additionally, Mohammed and the other staff were incredibly helpful. Mohammed really went out of his way to ensure that we found the right places and you could not have been a nicer host. Room is large, the bed is comfortable and the breakfast is fine.
Now the cons: We did not find the Riad to be particularly comfortable - with cold floor and dull lighting - very difficult to find your room at night. We had booked for 3 nights but left after 1 as it did not meet our requirements for comfort (the shower and bathroom were cold and overall the room felt very basic), not really what we were expecting. The pool is also only available in the summer months and is small.
I liaised with Paulo who was in Italy but responded to my emails.
This is an ok Riad - but not value for money. For the same price, you can stay in pretty decent 4* hotel which is more comfortable/superior. Although, the hotels tend to be away from the Medina (20 min walk or short cab ride away).
- 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