A friendly face met me and 6 friends on arrival in Marrakech as Jean Michel and Frederic had arranged our transfer from the airport (highly recommended, and a good price). We had to walk the final stretch of the way as the Riad is situated through narrow streets. After the hustle of the street, Riad Safa was a calm oasis and we were welcomed by Abdul. A fabulous traditional meal was arranged for our first night, again I would recommend this as we arrived quite late and negotiating the streets would have been daunting on our first night. Our hosts were generous with their time, helping us with maps of the area, giving us valuable advice about local customs and places to visit. They arranged an amazing trip to the Atlas Mountains, in which we had an opportunity to visit a Berber home and share a mint tea with the lady of the house, took in spectacular views and enjoyed lunch on a sunny terrace alongside a pool. Our driver was Adil (please excuse if I've spelled this incorrectly) who was a good guide as well as a safe driver. The roof terrace with its plunge pool was the best way to unwind at the end of a day's haggling in the souks, and restaurants recommended by Jean Michel and Frederic all had excellent food, and any entertainment was fab. We were very well looked after for the whole of our trip, so a BIG thank you to all of the staff at 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