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Riad | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The riad was featured in the Times Travel on 23 February 2013 in, "The 20 best riads in Morocco" and in the August 2014 issue of the fashion and beauty magazine, "Emerald Street".
The riad is decorated throughout with an interesting and individual mix of local fabrics and handmade furniture, mostly sourced from the local 'souks' and antique markets. All bedrooms have Egyptian cotton bedding, fans or air conditioning and heating.
The spacious terrace has High Atlas Mt views, sunbeds and shaded seating and the cosy sitting room has a log fire for winter. The plant filled courtyard is ideal to relax in and there is a well stocked library, a safe, CD player and WI-Fi.
It is situated in the historic and bustling area of Bab Taghazoute with shops, a taxi rank and secure car parking and a 15 minutes walk to the souk then through them to Jmna El F'na the main square. The staff can advise on and book all excursions, guides, restaurants, spa treatments, and entertainments etc. Dinners can be booked and cookery sessions organised.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marrakech-Menara 5 km, 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
There is a large sitting room with an open olive wood fire for colder weather,a roof terrace with High Atlas Mt views and leafy courtyard garden for relaxing. There are also several other small seating areas, a well stocked library area and a cosy dining room.
|Further details outdoors|
The large roof terrace has sunbeds, tables and chairs and a cold shower for cooling off in the summer. The pretty courtyard garden has a wall fountain, tables and chairs and a seating area.
The Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech is the most exotic city in Morocco, a fascinating urban theatre situated within easy reach of the High Atlas Mts, where caravanserai from sub Saharan Africa stopped to trade in the great market place or ‘souks’. Marrakech is as well placed now as it was then, with the great deserts of the south beyond the High Atlas Mts, as well as being within reach of the coast at the enchanting resort of Essaouira.
A good train service connects Marrakech to Tangiers, and the Imperial cities of Fez and Rabat, as well as Casablanca. There is also a motorway from Casablanca to Marrakech.
While there are monuments and museums to see in Marrakech, the city itself is perhaps the most memorable. A stroll through the labyrinthine alleys of the Medina and the chaotic ‘souks’, followed by people- watching from a chic pavement café on a wide boulevard of the French-built new town, shows clearly the contrasting traditional and modern aspects of Marrakech.
These contrasts mean there are a range of activities, restaurants and entertainments to suit all tastes and budgets, and this range is growing constantly.
Here is a selection of the main sights to see:
• Jmna El F’na square
• The Saadian tombs
• The El Bahia palace
• The Badi Palace
• The Dar Si Said museum
• The Katoubia minaret
• The Marrakech museum
• The Ben Youssef medersa
• The city walls
• The Majorelle gardens
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6 May 2014
"everything was perfect"
We had a wonderful time here. Not only was the riad clean and beautiful, the staff were very friendly and often went out of their way to help us. We were made to feel very comfortable during our stay … More
21 Jan 2014
"An amazing place to stay!!"
I have just returned from a birthday trip to Marrakech with four friends (all young at heart 50 year olds!). I can't tell you how pleased I am that we chose to stay at the Riad Merstane. The riad… More
9 Aug 2013
"Beautiful little gem in Marrakech"
Stayed here as with a group of girlfriends and booked out the entire Riad. It's set slightly further from the main square, but is only a short walk, and its fun to see the local life as you walk… More
2 Mar 2012
"One of the best small hotels"
I stayed at the Riad for three nights and wish it could have been for longer. i arrived rather tired and late at night and was warmly welcomed by the house manager in a candle light courtyard. He and … More
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