The maze of narrow alleyways leading to this Riad is at first daunting, and with a memory like mine, I was wondering if I'd ever get a handle on it. But strangely, it all fell into place very quickly and this quiet Riad at the end of the maze became a welcome home (after a hectic Marrakech day). Host Patricia and her charming helpers went out of their way to sense and meet our every need, the three rooms, salon and other areas were decorated with an eclectic mix of traditional Moroccan, Art Deco and assorted treasures collected by Patricia who has lived here for 13 years. All rooms open to the glorious courtyard, where a canopy of trees keeps the temperature cool, and provide a leafy home to an assortment of tuneful birds. A highlight was the tranquility of this garden at night, with the balmy air and candles lighting the foliage. Great place to read and relax.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A rare traditional 18th century Riad beautifully restored and elegantly decorated by the owner. All the cedar doors open onto the vast patio with 4 parterres planted with 7 old orange trees and other verdue around a marble fountain. Hidden behind the doors are three large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms large salon with fireplace music salon dining room. The vast terrace is surrounded by trees and palms. A secluded peaceful romantic setting in the heart of the old Medina. ... more less