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Gorgeous Riad from the 17th Century

House, Entire place - Marrakesh, Morocco

ID 98427
5.0 stars (2 reviews)


» Private rental: No other guests, just your family and friends
» 2 spectacular suites of 50m2, huge roof terrace
» 7 bedrooms, 8 beds for up to 16 persons
» Short walking distance to «Jemaa El Fna»
» Perfect birthday getaway

LOCATION: The riad is centrally located between two famous ancient palaces -- the «Palais Bahia» and the «Palais Badii» -- in one of the most authentic areas of the Medina (old city) of Marrakesh. The famous «Jemaa El Fna» Square is only seven minutes away and a guarded car park, where you can easily get a taxi to discover Marrakesh and its surroundings, is located close by.

THE HOUSE: This riad from the 17th century was recently renovated with traditional Moroccan construction techniques. Examples of Moroccan handicraft, such as tadelakt (Moroccan wall painting technique with colors), sculpted plaster and wooden ceilings are found in every room. Lamps, furniture, mirrors, bedspreads, curtains, etc. found in the riad have all been crafted by Moroccan artisans, some of them living next door.

PRIVACY: When you rent with us you always book the entire house. There will be no other guests, just you and your family and friends. When you contact us, please let us know a little bit about yourself so that we won't be feeling like we are going to welcome a total stranger, thank you!

RENT: The daily price is 160€ for the entire house for up to 6 persons. Each additional persons above 6 is an additional 20€ per night.

ROOMS: The total surface of the house is about 400m2 and it can comfortably accommodate up to 16 persons. The dining room, a large kitchen, a Moroccan chill out area (bouh) and two bedrooms are located on the ground floor. Two large suites of about 50m2 and a large bedroom are on the first floor, while an apartment with two bedrooms is located on the roof terrace. Each bedroom and suite has its own bathroom and is equipped with reversible air-conditioning.

LIVING OUTDOOR: a large patio with two fountains and four orange trees occupies the ground floor. On the first floor, there is a chill out balcony with a view on the patio. On the top floor, the large roof terrace of about 200m2 is the best place to enjoy the sunshine during the day and the deliciously breezy evenings of Marrakesh. This is a place for relaxation and meditation, where you can watch dozens of storks nesting on the nearby walls of the «Palais Badii». All plants found on the terrace and in the patio are typical of Morocco. The house is the home of bougainvillea, hibiscus, cactuses, orange trees, laurels and palms trees.

SERVICES: Bed sheets, towels and usual amenities such as hairdryers are provided in each bedroom.

HOUSEKEEPER: A French-speaking housekeeper, who also understands and speaks some English, has a bedroom in the house. The housekeeper has it's own entrance to the house but he shares the staircase. He is available any time during your stay to assist you and make sure you are enjoying your vacation. A French-speaking cleaning-lady comes in regularly to clean the main areas and, if you wish, can also clean the bed rooms at no extra costs.

MEALS: Dinner and breakfast (typical Moroccan dishes) can be ordered at reasonable prices.

INTERNET ACCESS: Free Internet access through a Wi-Fi connection is available.

TRANSPORTATION: A private shuttle can be reserved to pick you up from the airport or the train station. The price for the transport (one way trip) is 15€ (for up to 7 persons). The shuttle is also available for sightseeing trips you might want to make around Marrakesh. Taking our shuttle is a good way to get to know the driver and the vehicle in case you plan such a trip and want it to be arranged by us.

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: Our house is available from 1600 on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 1000 on the day of departure. If possible, though, this will be flexible depending on your flight arrival and departure times.

SMOKING: Smoking is allowed on the roof terrace and in the patio.

VISITORS: No local visitors are allowed entry to the Riad during your stay. This restriction is necessary because of the Moroccan legislation.

NEIGHBORS: It is expected that our guests do not make excessive noise that could disturb our neighbors. We also ask our guests not to unnecessarily look at the terraces and patios of the riads in the neighborhood. The roof terraces in Morocco were originally reserved for women.

NOT TO BE MISSED: walking is the best way to explore the medina (old city) of Marrakesh. Here are a few ideas of where your steps should take you:
- «Souks», 5 min walk.
- «Jemaa El Fnaa» square, 7 min.
- «Place des Épice», 10 min.
- «Place des Ferblantiers», 2 min.
- «Palais Bahia» and «Palais Badii», 3 min.
- «Musée de Marrakesh», 15 min.
- «Medersa Ben Youssef» (old Koranic university), 15 min.
- «Saadian tombs» (Kasbah area), 10 min.
- Restaurant/bar: «KosyBar» (beautiful roof terrace), 2 min.
- Restaurant: «Tanjia» (with belly dancing), 2 min.
- Restaurant/bar: «Café Arabe» (beautiful terrace), 15 min.
- Restaurant: «Terrasse des Épices» (large terrace), 15 min.

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Space offered Entire place
Accommodates 12
Bed type Real bed
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 6
Bathroom type Private
Size 400.0 m2
Cancellation policy Strict
House rules View
City Marrakesh
ID 98427


  • Kitchen
  • Shower/bath
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Heating
  • Family-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Cot available
  • Internet
  • Phone
  • WiFi
  • Smoking allowed

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per person and day 5€ $5.49

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    Rae 5.0 stars 01/21/2015

    I cannot recommend this Riad highly enough!! We had a wonderful stay here, Ahmed the caretaker of the place is an absolute treasure, pleasant, full of knowledge and useful info...the location is fantastic, staying in the Mellah gives one a real taste of Marrakesh beyond the usual tourist places.
    The meals we had cooked in house were superb, the driver who collected us delightful, Aleks the owner sent very informative emails and was responsive...basically the whole trip was a great success and the whole family had a great experience. We will be back :-)

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    Dörthe 5.0 stars 01/11/2015

    Sehr schönes Riad, eingerichtet und durchdacht mit Liebe zum Detail. Zuverlässiger Ansprechpartner immer erreichbar, kümmert sich sehr gut um die Wünsche der Gäste. Ein Aufenthalt lohnt, daher: schnell buchen, bevor jemand anderes schneller ist :-)

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