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Overview

A beautiful ancient riad built during the beginning of the 20th century offering a natural cool weather in summer, built around an open central courtyard. It is containing a little garden with plants and a Mediterranean Cypress which is home to birds. This garden gives serenity and a natural cool weather to the whole riad especially during spring and summer. The riad has a very spacious bedroom which is embellished with traditional Moroccan ornaments. It also has a smaller one, one very spacious living room, another living room open to the indoor garden and the courtyard of the house, a kitchen and a dining room, a traditional Moroccan bathroom heated with wood and provided with hot water as well as a toilet. There are plenty of places to relax, the romantic open living room in the courtyard overlooking the stunning little indoor garden and the rest of the embellished courtyard, the large living room, and the wonderful roof terrace, where you can relax and enjoy the sunset over the Koutoubia mosque which you can see from there. My partner is also experimented in hiking and sports in mountains. There are many amazing mountainous regions at less than one hour by car/big taxi from Marrakesh; all material is provided by us. We organize regular hikes to these places in case you are interested.

The Riad is ideally situated at the start of the medina which makes it about 15 min walk to the heart of the old medina with the Arabic architecture and 10 min from the Gueliz with the French architecture. In the medina you can visit the Ben Youssef Madrasa, the Museum of Marrakech and the souks about a 10 minute walk through the colorful and vibrant souks to the famous Jemaa el Fna Square. The owners are happy to take guests through the fascinating labyrinth of the Medina streets to help new arrivals to get their bearings and thereby get the most out of their stay. In the Gueliz, you can visit the majorelle garden which is a twelve-acre botanical garden and artist's landscape garden.

Marrakech airport is a 15 minutes’ drive away. There are three golf courses at 20 minute taxi drive away.

Marrakech is inland, the nearest resorts of Essaouira and Oualidia being a 2 hours’ drive away. There is, however, a Nikki Beach and Plage Rouge, the next best things!

There is vehicular access almost up to the door of the Riad, which is unusual in the Medina, and offers a ground floor double bedroom which is suitable for those with mobility problems.

Children are welcome as part of a full Riad reservation. The kitchen is fully available for the use of guests. Washing machine and dryer are also provided.

Towels and pool towels are provided. Towels are changed daily. The property is cleaned from top to bottom every day.

Summary:

This riad is a quiet and spacious place near both to the city center and the medina where most touristic sites are, supermarkets, shopping centers, restaurants and leisure centers are within 20min wal

Facilities

Property type: Riad

Room details

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps 5

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
Seats:
Room for 8 in the dining area
Room for 15 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
Computer
Internet (WI-FI)
Radio
TV Languages in Local
Leisure:
Sauna
Heating and air con:
Open fire
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Fridge
Freezer
Iron / board
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Other:
Private garden
Extra information (views of a big part of the old medina including the koutoubia mosque)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Smoking
Restricted mobility (the part of the riad which is for rent is the first floor which does not have stairs in front of the entrance of the house. all rooms are and courtyard are in the same floor and do not need stairs to enter to them neither.)
Pets (pets are accepted as long as they do not damage the property and the interior)

Sports and activities

Climbing
Cycling
Golf
Horse Riding
Skiing
Sports Center
Swimming
Tennis

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 12.04.2013


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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Arrival and departure days Whole weeks only Minimum stay (nights)
16th February 2015 to 1st December 2015 None set No 1

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 29 Days 10%
1st January to 31st December 22 Days 7%
1st January to 31st December 15 Days 5%

Extras

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
trip to do hiking and mountain sports All year N/A £30.00 per night

Paid locally

Location

This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 240km
  • Nearest bar: 1.4km
  • Nearest restaurant: 5km
  • Nearest ski lift: 78km
  • Nearest supermarket: 5km
  • Oasiria Water Park Marrakech: 13km
  • Beaches: 120km
  • Golf: 13km

Reviews

3 out of 3 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Monday 25 February 2013
Beautiful riad, surprisingly easy to find through the winding streets. Really friendly hosts who dispite language barriers provided excellent information and help about how to find your way around Marrakech. Wonderful people, would love to visit again.
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Stayed Monday 22 October 2012
This is a beautiful, traditional Moroccan house and the fact that you are staying in the ground floor of a family home in the heart of the medina means that you get a real taste of Moroccan life. The Hamdis family are lovely, kind hearted people and could not do enough to make our stay in Marrakech a special one. I would highly recommend the trip offered to the Atlas mountains as it was a tranquil break from what is a hectic city and it is reassuring to go with someone who really knows their way around. As the other review suggests the bathroom is a little basic by English standards, but we soon got used to it. The care and hospitality of our hosts more than made up for. If you are looking for an authentic experience this is the riad for you.
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this is a very beautiful property and in the morning the song birds come down into the tree and it is lovely just to sit drinking a cup of tea in the cushioned area. The house is very quiet apart from that. The hosts are lovely people and were always offering us food to try and also did our washing every day. The ktichen and bathroom facilities are currently rather basic but I thought this was an excellent experience for my two teenage boys. There are plans to install a shower in the wetroom. I would really recommend this riad to anyone wanting to experience Moroccan life, fantastic !

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About the owner
Owner score 190
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Located in: United Kingdom
Joined: January 2012