A dear friend recommended that we stay at the Riad Safa in Marrakech and so we decided to bite the bullet and book a trip in April. We took advantage of their offer of a transfer (very reasonable) and booked an evening meal at the riad that night (very good value), both proved to be very wise choices indeed.
Marrakech is a city of big sounds and smells and sights to behold and we effortlessly glided our way through it all, taking it all in while being transferred to the riad. Please note that the taxi can only take you so far and you will need to walk a short distance through the souks to get to the riad.
The riad is really lovely and modern, with wifi, an oasis of calm amongst the souk. We were welcomed by Abdul who made us a delicious cup of tea with some pastries and talked us through a map of the surrounding area. We were shown to our lovely rooms and we negotiated about 40minutes to freshen up before our meal. The meal was delicious and we were able to try some local morrocan wine too. The service was awesome and as my dear friend stated, it was one of the most delicious meals we had in Marrakech. We had two meals there in total both delicious, both different. We also visited the Fondouk which they recommend, not far from the riad, which was also nice. Breakfast was included in the price and was a nutritious yummy mixture of breads, croissants, pancakes, jams, yogurts, fruit, juice, tea or coffee, very filling and beautifully presented.
The owners Jean-Michele and Fred were incredibly warm and friendly. No request seemed too hard for them. They purchased bus tickets for our onward journey to Essuaoira, they hired a very good guide for us for our day tour of Marrakech (Syed) and made our stay very comfortable. I only wished we had stated longer than the 3 nights. I look forward to going back.
- 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