My boyfriend and I only intended to stay at Riad Al Faras for a few days but actually ended up returning there towards the end of our trip- we loved it! Yousef was unbelievably helpful, not only in picking us up when we got lost (free of charge) but in providing us with a lovely breakfast and information on where we could find the places we wanted to go. The room was clean and the bathroom had a great little dipping pool. Access to the roof terrace was available at all times, which is spacious and quiet- a wonderful place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the medina.
It may not have been as glamorous as some of the other riads we stopped in but it was still absolutely breathtaking to walk in and find such a beautiful place hidden away in a seemingly normal street. For the price and experience it was by far our favourite.
(Do take Yousef up on his offer of picking you up from the airport- the taxi drivers at the airport will charge you three times the actual fare and ours dropped us off in the middle of nowhere. Yousef to the rescue!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This traditional Moroccan house is located close to famous Jamaa El Fna Square (five minutes walking), in the heart of the best neighbourhood of the old Marrakech: The medina and its souks. This Riad has 6 rooms stylishly decorated to combine simplicity and comfort. The helpful staff at the guest house will be happy to organise a range of activities on your behalf such as cooking lessons. The staff members enjoy welcoming travellers from all over the world : lovers, families, friends or groups. Each room is decorated differently with charm and authenticity and has private bathroom and toilet facilities. The whole upper-floor is air-conditioned. You will appreciate the swimming pool in the patio and the nice roof terrace, where you may relax or enjoy some meals. Services : WiFi free access Meals (lunch or dinner) available on request Snacking Airport transfer available on request Blankets, fresh linens, pillows & towels are provided Activities in the Riad : Moroccan cooking lessons, diners with classic musicians, introduction to oriental dance, … Bedrooms: “Croissant de lune” : twin room, with 2 single beds, on the upper floor “Ciel d’ailleurs”: double room on the ground floor, “Caravane”: double room on the ground floor, “Etoile du Sud”: double room with four-poster bed, on the upper floor, “Reve d’Orient”: suite with four-poster bed, on the upper floor, “Deux mille et une nuits”: suite with four-poster bed on the upper floor. The staff could also help you for organizing activities such as excursions, horse-riding, hikes in the Atlas mountains or the desert, golf, hammam . . . Groups & Exclusive Use The Riad can receive up to 15 guests and can be hired exclusively, whether for a corporate event, hent party, birthday, or just a great opportunity to escape with family and friends. ... more less
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