After booking 3 nights at Riad al Faras through hostelworld, we were immediately contacted by Anne marie via email, she was really helpful and even helped us book an overnight trip to Zagora, finding us a cheaper option when the private tour was beyond our budget. Definitely get an airport transfer or arrange to meet Youssef by the square as it isn't easy to find first time.
The riad was beautiful, clean and a wonderful escape from the noise and intensity of the city. Yousef was very friendly and helpful, answering questions and marking things on our map. Breakfast was served whenever we appeared in the downstairs lounge area and the roof terrace was a wonderful place to watch the sunset.
We liked Al Faras so much we asked to stay there again for one night when we returned from our trek. There wasn't a double available but the twin on the first floor was great. My only complaint with the hostel was that we did find a dead roach in the room when we arrived and another scuttled across my face (!!) in the night. I think this was mostly just very poor luck as the riad was otherwise very clean and well kept.
Al faras became our home from home in Marrakesh.
- 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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