We just stayed at Riad Safa for 5 nights and had a wonderful experience there. We arrived in the evening and took the airport transfer back to the riad (recommended especially at nighttime as the taxi drop off point Place du Moukef is quite disorientating if you haven't been to Marrakech before). A Moroccan dinner was prepared and waiting for us when we arrived at the riad as we had ordered it in advance of our arrival and it was delicious. The owners, Jean-Michel and Frédéric were fantastic hosts (along with Kermit the cat) and upgraded our room to a nicer location in the riad because there was availability. The hand drawn map of the surrounding area including the souks and fastest route to the main square was incredibly helpful, as was the advice on how much dirham we should expect to pay when taking a taxi from Place du Moukef to the ville nouveau (20-30) to visit places like Jardin Marjorelle and get to the bus station for excursions (50). All in all it was a great choice for accommodation on our first trip to Marrakech. We highly recommend it and would stay there again.
- 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