We stayed with Noël and Fabrice, the riad's owners, after spending 4 days living in a mountain gite and trekking in the High Atlas mountains. We had transferred from Menara airport directly to the mountain village of Imlil. Arriving, therefore, in the heart of Marrakech by taxi after such a relaxing break was a bit of a shock to the senses. Not to fear, Noël was there to meet us with a porter ready to take our bags!
The riad is luxurious and stylishly furnished and decorated. Rooms are very comfortable and ensuites divine. After 4 days in the hills all I wanted was a decent shower - I wasnt disappointed!
The roof terrace affords fantastic views over Marrakech and is the perfect place to chill out.
The plunge pool is a great way to cool off after a busy day in the souks.
Noël and Fabrice are great hosts and think of everything. The mobile phones provided to guests to enable them to call if they get lost etc are a great touch. Other staff in the riad, Abdul and Simon, are also very kind and attentive.
The riad is a mere 5 minute walk from the main square and the souks.
We had dinner at the riad. The food was super-tasty and very nicely presented; French/Moroccan style. At €20 per head it was also great value.
I have nothing but praise for this riad and feel certain I will return the next time I am in Marrakech.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the Medina of Marrakech, with easy access, 5 minutes' walk to Jemaa el Fna and other mythical places of Marrakech.Villa El Arsa is an oasis in the midst of excitement and wares of magical red town.Fabrice et Noel welcome you in this bed and breakfast with five rooms,accommodating up to 11 people (4 double bedrooms, one with fireplace and 1 triple room, bathrooms tadelakt). Official Guest House n°239/2004 - Travel in security! ... more less
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