Marrakech

In Marrakech, we can offer you a choice of 4* Hotel accommodation or we can give you the chance of staying at one of the many quaint and comfortable Riads within the Medina.
Please note that a Riad only offers breakfast within the cost of staying there.

Examples of the properties are:

TICHKA SALAM 4* HOTEL

This is one of the best properties in Marrakech within its 4* category and is located within a 15 minute walk of the Medina. A must for architecture lovers; the hotel is house in a traditional building. There is a lovely pool and a small relaxing garden. The lobby is well decorated with elegant classic furniture in keeping with the architecture of the hotel. Adjoining the lobby is a coffee shop and bar. The main restaurant is well furnished and tastefully decorated providing a good selection of international cuisine. The buffet has a fantastic variety of dishes and it is possible to have lunch in the terrace around the pool. There is also a Moroccan restaurant famous for its good cuisine and its unique decoration. The standard bedrooms are medium in size and are decorated and furnished in a traditional style. Most of the outside rooms have balconies. All rooms have air-conditioning, direct dial phone, mini bar, satellite television, voltage 220v.

RIAD NERJA

Located 20 minutes from the airport, Riad Nerja is easily reached in the Marrakech medina. Nearby is Bab Aouda Essaadia, only 30 meters from a car park. Recently restored according to traditional Moroccan art, the riad has been carefully decorated with magnificent furniture made in the traditional way with luxury carpets and fabrics. Riad Nerja's pure Arabic and Andalusian architecture makes this place an ideal one and is made to take advantage of the Moroccan peaceful way of life. Riad Nerja comprises 5 Rooms & Suites (including a family room for 2 adults & 2 children), all air conditioned, with bathrooms made of tadelakt & zellij from Fez (capacity: 12 guests). Our rooms are also equipped with connectors for PC owners. The comfortable summer-houses and lounges are dispersed around a delightful columned patio with a wall fountain which gives to the riad a real feeling of freshness and serenity.

RIAD MARANA

Marana Riad is located in the old quarter LAQSOUR, 2 minutes from the Jemaa el Fna square, within walking distance of shops of various craftsmen and the souks. This Riad mesmerises visitors with its history, its calm, able to transfer airport. In the heart of the Medina "old city" of Marrakech, 2 minutes from the famous Jemma El Fna, you will enter a small wooden door taking you from the noise of the souks and narrow streets.
You then enter the enchanted world of Riad Marana where you will be greeted warmly. Progressing down the carefully designed corridor, you will discover the patio where with a breath of fresh air, you will forget the searing heat of the city.
You will discover a "haven of peace." The lounges, refurbished in the Moroccan tradition, will enable you to come and relax or read a book from the library. Or, discuss various sites with Annie and Jean-marc, the owners.
The Riad Marana's cook will prepare its wonderful Tagines, its astille and other Moroccan-style dishes that will surprise your taste buds. Not to forget the mint tea or freshly pressed orange juice that we will serve you at any time of day.
Your room is fully air conditioned and equipped with an individual safe, has been tastefully decorated and features a small private lounge and a bathroom tadelakt traditional. On the terrace, where you hear many birds sing, the air is full of aroma from the lemon, orange and bougainvillea and loungers are at your disposal for sunbathing or relaxing. In the evening you can sit around small tables to enjoy the cool of the night in a magical setting.

RIAD HOUDOU

This is the House of the Marrakechi nobility of the 17th century, restored tastefully by a French family fascinated by decoration and using the country's traditional style.
This beautiful riad is composed of 4 double-rooms and a suite which are all air-conditioned. There's a big living / dining room, a library, a small living-room. Our guests can enjoy the big patio/garden with its 2 fountains, its orange trees, its lemon trees, a patio with pond swimming pool, panoramic terraces with view of the chain of the High Atlas and the minaret of Koutoubia. Our guests can also admire and appreciate the wonderful sunsets... in the heart of the historical district, close to the Medersa Ben Youssef and to the Marrakesh museum, you can discover the Medina and enjoy the animation of the famous place Jemaa El Fna and the atmosphere of souks situated only a few minutes by foot.
Your stay will be exceptional for many reasons: first, the peace and the serenity of the riad, then your hosts' delicious table, and finally the qualified and discreet staff who will be entirely at your disposal.

Riads

A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden that was built within the city walls or "medina." The word riad comes from the Arabian term for garden, "ryad." Historically, riads were inward focused which allowed for family privacy and protection from the weather in Morocco. This inward focus was expressed in the central location of most of the interior gardens and courtyards and the lack of large windows on the exterior clay or mud brick walls. Entrance to these houses is a major transitional experience and encourages reflection because all of the rooms open into the central atrium space. A traditional riad which is located in a city medina is limited in overall "land space." Because of this, most traditional riads will not have a pool, and if they do, the pool will be extremely small and appropriate for wading or paddling only, and not for "swimming."

In the Atlas

When in the Atlas, you will stay in a gîte d'étape (small Berber inn or guest house) a refuge shelter or, since Morocco is one of the few areas of the world where warm temperatures combine with an absence of insects, you can sleep under the stars in tents. Nothing can compare with a night under the brilliant starlight of North Africa. Tents, mattresses, fully equipped kitchen, food and personal baggage are carried by mules. You carry only a day pack with whatever you need for the day.

Please Note:

While we cannot guarantee a specific accommodation at the time of request, we aim to secure the property as listed in the itinerary and will confirm the accommodation that we have been able to book for you when we confirm your booking. You will then be able to decide whether you are happy with that choice.

We do guarantee that all of the accommodation we use will be similar to, or will be the same as, those listed on this website and we aim to give you the best available selection.

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