I happened upon this Riad for one evening on the back of a recomendation of a friend, and had stayed in other Riads in Marrakech up until then. Like other Riads in Marrakech this riad was tucked away at the end of a narrow street, and the only indication of what lay behind was a rather ornate front door.
The similarity however ends there, this Riad is in a league of its own, on all levels. The design of the whole Riad lends itself to a mix of cool typical Morrocan design mixed beautifully with post colonial french artwork scattered around the Riad. Then there is the central garden with its large orange trees which adds to the whole serenity of this riad. Followed on by the various lounging areas dotted around the Riad, with the gorgeous study come breakfast room with fireplace on the bottom floor, and the stunning top floor sun worshipping area, where you can also choose to have your breakfast if you choose to do so.
My room was heavenly with a four poster bed and a bathroom to die for, simply put if you like showers, this is Heaven.
The host together with his staff make this magical place all the more so with their impecable attention to service coupled with some absolutely fantastic food and I can absolutely recomend the breakfast one of the best I have ever had.
To conclude the Riad Tarabel has in a very small space of time managed to tick all of my boxes and I can highly recomend it to anyone who enjoys pampering of the highest order. I look forward to going back with my wife soon and trying out the Hamam which is also included in this wonderous riad.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad de Tarabel is a beautiful property located in the heart of the old medina of Marrakech, close to the famous Jemaa El Fna square and next to the Dar El Bacha Palace. Exquisite harmony of elegance and decoration, Riad Tarabel is fashioned in the true spirit of old colonial mansions house. Such a collection of short stories, each piece expresses its character and gives rise to a suitable inspiration for moments of escape. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riad Tarabel Hotel Marrakech