Staying at Riad Safa this week was the happiest 5 winter nights I can remember. Evenings in were spent on the warm roof terrace or in the comfort of our lovely room. We stayed in both Sumatra and Lipari rooms and both were beatifully decorated, as was the whole riad in the traditional moroccan style with lovely furniture and items from the nearby souks. We even sought out some of the items to bring home in the souks to recreate elements of the Riad back home! The rooms were tidied and cleaned each day and toileteries replenished by the time we got back to our room each day.
Jean-Michel and Frederic were friendly and very helpful hosts who looked after us very well as did everyone else who was working at the Riad.
The evening meal we had last night on the terrace was beautiful (and romantic!) as was the lovely breakfast served each day. The hosts also helped us to book a meal at the Fondouk restaurant and were on hand if we needed to book day trips or taxis.
Riad Safa was incredibly peaceful and quiet, unimaginably so at times when strolling around the bussling labrinth of the medina. It made a welcoming base for us to pop in throughout the day to either relax or bring back our purchases before recharging and heading out again.
Another great thing about the Riad was that everyone else staying there showed a great respect for the peaceful atmosphere that Frederic and Jean-Michel were working hard to create and this made all of the shared seating areas outside of the rooms a pleasure to be in with or without the other guests relaxing nearby.
To Jean-Michel and Frederic and everyone working at the Riad, thank you for everything and we hope to return soon to Riad Safa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome at Riad Safa, a true haven of peace in the exciting Medina of Marrakesh.Riad Safa is located in one of the last authentic parts of the old city (medina), with some of the major cultural institutions just around the corner, and ten minutes by foot from the famous Jemaa el Fna square.Safa means serenity or pureness in Arabic, and it is our aim to provide you with a feeling of pure wellness during the longer or shorter time you stay with us. The atmosphere therefore, is very quiet. Even at the moments that the Imam of the neighbouring Mosque spreads his prayers over us; then you feel the mistery of the East and the presence of the languorous city.We speak English, French and Dutch and we love to help with everything you would want to be assisted with; whether it is a transfer from or to the airport, the booking of an excursion, or to have you accompanied safely home through the myriad of narrow alleys by our helpfull staff, after a 1001-night dinner in the medina.We want you to feel comfortable, and at home with us.Affordable luxury, that is what we want to offer you.Marrakesh is a bustling and buzzy city, so it is nice to know that after a tiring day of shopping in the souks (covered markets) or a visit to one of the palaces, you can immerse yourself in the lovely quiet of our Riad, and relax in one of the intimate "salons" or, during spring and summer, cool down at the small rooftop pool with a dewy glass.At night we offer a delicious "table d'hotes" in a romantic setting on the roofterrace, or indoors, just as you prefer.In-house hammam & wellness • we have a small hammam on the rooftopterrace, which you can book• on demand we can arrange for scrubs, massage, facials, pedicure and manicure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Safa Hotel Marrakech