Stayed here with boyfriend for 7 nights. Right from the word go we were made to feel very welcome and at home. The Riad is small with only 6 rooms so its very relaxed and service feels personal. The rooms were really well decorated & great ensuite. Felt very at ease about security of the room.
As for the January climate - we were lucky to have 5/7 days of sun, but it was cold and wet on the other two. The Riad has plenty of heaters though and a cover over the courtyard during winter so it can still be fully enjoyed. The split level roof terrace was a great place for sunbathing and reading, whilst downstairs there are areas to sit in and around the courtyard and a lounge area with an open fire in the evenings.
We had dinner in the Riad twice when we stayed - the food was fantastic - the best we experienced, and tables are set up in the central courtyard - candles and rose petals, great service, and although they don't serve alcohol at the Riad, you can buy wine, etc from the new town area nearby for meals or drinks on the roof terrace.
The breakfasts are fantastic - fresh fruit, juice, coffee, eggs and pastries, etc - either in the courtyard or in the sun on the roof terrace.
The location is great - 10-15 min walk to the main square, and a good place to walk to & experience the new town too. Easy to find as well (once you've been shown the first time!). Would recommend booking the transfer with the hotel. The guys loitering in the nearby alley should not be an intimidation either (as i read previously) - all they're interested in is getting free wifi!
I would thoroughly recommend the Riad Altair for your visit - it is both a special treat to stay here, as well as feeling as comfortable & relaxed as home - a refuge from the madness of the city & its souks!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfect for rest and relaxation … named after the main star in the Eagle constellation, Riad Altair and its devoted staff provide pleasure and tranquillity. From high on the roof terrace, You have a 360° view of the Red City, while the patio and pond are a cool oasis in the heat of the day. 6 air-conditioned rooms each with a private with safe Wifi throughout the riad. We organise private functions of all kinds (birthdays, events etc). Discreet, attentive staff to meet all needs. Elegant, restrained decor. Just by the tree-filled patio and the Plunge Pool there is a winter sitting room with an open fireplace, various summer sitting rooms, 6 air-conditioned bedrooms, and terraced sunbathing areas. We are always happy to help you explore the Red City and its surroundings.. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Altair Hotel Marrakech