Riad | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
However good other places can be, they still only offer you a room in a place you share with others.
We want to provide your little LUXURIOUS paradise in Marrakesh: so we give you the full Riad to yourself and you can start to fully enjoy the peace and the tranquility of the Ancient Medina of Marrakesh, located just a stone-throw away from the hustle & bustle of the souks.
We offer a small luxurious & private Riad with your own , Dar Yaoumi, your own EXCLUSIVE luxury suite in the Marrakesh Medina:-2 minutes walk from Marrakesh main square:Place Jema El Fna-luxurious, stylish, silk cushions, good taste and refinement-Sleeps 4 persons 1 master double bedroom, and 1 guest double bedroom) -2 large open-air sitting rooms -1 indoor sitting room with fire place for those cold winter nights -1 large terrace with dining room shaded by a pergola, view of the Altas and the Koutoubia Mosk, sun deck, & lazy tent.
Concierge assistance over the phone + FREE INTERNET ACCESS.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marrakech Menara International 5 km, Nearest railway: Marrakech Train Station 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Marrakech/Essaouira region
Marrakech or Marrakesh , known as the "Ochre city", is the most important former imperial city in Morocco's history. The city of Marrakech is the capital of the mid-southwestern economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, being also the fourth largest city in Morocco according to the 2004 census.
Like many Moroccan cities, the city of Marrakech comprises both an old fortified city (the médina) and modern neighborhoods, the most prominent of which is Gueliz, for a total population of 794,620 and 1,063,415 in the metropolitan area (2004 census). It is served by Ménara International Airport (IATA code: RAK) and a rail link to Casablanca and the north.
Marrakech has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Djemaa el Fna. The square bustles with acrobats, story-tellers, water sellers, dancers and musicians. By night food stalls open in the square turning it into a huge busy open-air restaurant.
From the moment you arrive in Marrakesh, you’ll get the distinct feeling you’ve left something behind – a toothbrush or socks, maybe? But no, what you’ll be missing in Marrakesh is predictability and all sense of direction. Never mind: you’re better off without them here. Marrakesh is too packed with mind-boggling distractions and labyrinthine alleyways to adhere to boring linear logic. If you did have a destination, you’d only be waylaid by snake charmers, out-of-control donkey carts, trendy silver leather poufs and ancient Berber cures for everything from relationships to rent.
Start at the action-packed Djemaa el-Fna, and if you can tear yourself away from the castanet-clanging water-sellers and turbaned potion-sellers, head into Marrakesh’s maze of covered market streets. Marrakesh’s souqs are like a cold riad plunge pool on a scorching July day: nothing quite prepares you for the shock. Dive in headfirst at any street headed north off the Djemaa el-Fna, and with any luck you’ll emerge exhilarated and triumphant some hours later, carpet in tow.
While you’re in the heart of the Medina, you may come upon a palace museum, stay in a riad guest-house, and venture a dish of piping-hot snails. But it’s worth leaving the charms of the old city occasionally for dinner, drinks, art galleries and fixed-price boutique shopping in the ville nouvelle (the new town). Go with the flow, and become an honorary Marrakshi bahja (joyous one).
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/morocco/marrakesh#ixzz1nU03mjMD
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5 May 2014
"Perfect Dar in a perfect location"
We stayed here in November with friends, having travelled from Fes.It's a long drive from Fes and the boys were under the weather during the journey. We arrived in the evening to a perfect tradit… More
25 Feb 2014
We all needed a break from the English swamp weather and this is just perfect. It is so beautifully decorated, and the position!! Quiet and tucked away, but just 2 minutes from the square and souks. Fatima, Hassan and Greg were incredibly helpful too. We loved being there and are so grateful for everyone's kindness.
3 Feb 2014
"A haven in the midst of the fabulous Moroccan mayhem!"
Far exceeded my expectations both pre and on arrival. Pierre was fabulous and heightened our excitement of our trip. Marakesch is amazing and the Riad a fabulous retreat from the sensory overload th… More
21 Nov 2013
"Excellent location, wonderful accomodation"
My boyfriend and I, along with two friends of ours, stayed at Dar Yaoumi for six nights and had a wonderful time.After an initial hiccup in the booking process (Pierre, the owner, was not receiving my… More
24 Aug 2013
"Beautiful Riad, great location, great service"
If you are looking for your own private accommodation in the centre of the action, but also want beautiful surroundings and peace and quiet, this 2 Bedroom Riad is highly recommended. The Riad has bee… More
21 Aug 2013
"A special little place in the heart of Marrakech"
On arrival in Marrakech late evening we were collected promptly from the airport by Abdal and delivered directly to the medina. A short walk through a bustling street brought us to our private Riad located in a quiet side street. Pre-ordering a delicious three course meal from Fatima was exactly the right thing to do and was eaten on the roof terrace as the day cooled( just a bit!) we can particularly recommend the beef, fig and walnut tagine and the fish tagine we had later in the week. As there were four of us, Fatima was happy to prepare two different dishes on each of the nights we ate in at very competitive prices. Plenty of room in the fridge freezer to cool the wine! The two double bedrooms are fully air conditioned and the proximity of the property to the main square made it possible to make short trips out to the souks and sights with regular trips back for a shower, refreshment and a rest. We arranged all our trips out of town via the owner Pierre. We particularly enjoyed a full day out to Ait Benhaddou, passing up and over the Atlas Mountains to the gateway to the desert. Fatima came in to prepare us a fresh early breakfast and Abdal took us wherever we wanted to go, stopping for photographs, refreshments and lunch. On another day we arranged a late afternoon trip to the Majorelle gardens, delivered and collected from the doors, avoiding the heat of the day. The property is located a short walk from the main square yet it is quiet and peaceful. Serviced daily by Fatima who serves breakfast ( yummy pancakes and freshly squeezed juice) on the roof terrace or in the downstairs diner as you prefer. Comfortable beds, huge fluffy towels and lashings of hot or cold water for showers. The property is tastefully decorated in hues to match the agaves on the roof terrace with authentic finishing touches. If you are eating out, do refer to Pierre's recommendations. His favourite restaurant, literally just around the corner, added a touch of luxury as well as excellent food to our last evening. It has its own cookery school and a different five course dinner each night. A tip for your final day if like us you are flying out late and the weather is hot. Pierre arranged for us to be dropped off around 11.30 at the Beldin Country club located out of town. We signed in as day guests which gave us use of the pool, loungers and spa as well as a 3 course lunch! Hassan returned at 6.30 to deliver us and our cases directly to the airport - less than a 15 minute drive away. A perfect relaxing end to a wonderful stay. To conclude, what made our stay so special was the first rate service provided by Pierre, Fatima, Abdal and Hassan. Gill, Rob, Glenda and Graham
28 May 2013
"A magical riad in central Marrakesh"
We honestly could not have had a more wonderful stay at this riad. It is stunning: even better than the photos suggested. And we were looked after beautifully by the housekeeper Fatima, who cooked us … More
11 May 2013
"Lovely private Riad in excellent location"
Lovely Riad and it was as nice as my sister described as she went there a couple of years ago. The transfers were smooth and Hassan took us to Le Bled one day where we spent a relaxing day by the pool in such a lovely traditional place. We had meals at Riad Monceau (our favorite) and at meal at the Jardins Medina (although the service was very slow as they admitted they were over booked) and the surroundings for both were lovely. We really enjoyed the buzz in Marrakech itself and the Riad is in the perfect place. As for Fatima the maid who will cook for you, what can I say? She is so sweet and discreet that you would hardly know she was there! Her cooking skills are fabulous and we had 2 meals with her which were excellent. Greg who supports the holiday makers was also very helpful and arranged the transfers to Le Bled for us. We would definitely recommend it all to our friends and would like to go back one day ourselves.
28 Apr 2013
Everything was just perfect. beautiful, super clean, comfortable and quite riad in the heart of Marrakech with an amazing terrace!. The best breakfast and dinner ever. impossible to stay in a diet. Ag… More
8 Apr 2013
"What an Oasis"
Despite both of us being quite ill with flu we had a fantastic time
staying in your Riad. We still managed to see almost all of the sights we
had wanted to see in our short stay. The Riad is beautiful and exceeded
expectations. We could not stop from taking photos. The "team" were fantastic and your organisation, advice and
contact perfect from the moment we expressed interest. We so loved our
beautiful breakfasts on the roof terrace - very plentiful and appetising
and certainly enough to see us right through to evening meal! Fatima was
so calm and sensitive and we enjoyed having her around. It was only to our
sadness, through illness, that we did not do her first night meal justice.
It was worth every penny - and as someone else commented - the best meal
of the holiday. We enjoyed seeking out her husband's stall in the market
to buy dates, figs and nuts for our return. We were also very grateful to
Hassan for his excellent driving and especially for his patience when I
advised I had forgotten to take my travel documents from the Riad safe on
route to the airport! He was unflappable and the situation was redeemed. I
would also, time permitting, have loved to travel with Hassan up into the
Atlas mountains for a day but - as they say - it is always best to leave a
place wanting more to allow for a return one day!
You are very fortunate to have such a beautiful place in such a good
location for exploring Marrakech. You have impeccable taste and it is a
lovely oasis amongst the noise and bustle of outside. You are very lucky
that the small oval bowls that Fatima used for nuts and dates etc did not
return in my wife's handbag! Fatima gave us the address for the company
you purchased them from and we almost made a special taxi trip to have a
Thank you so much for everything. I have already recommended the Riad (and
your services) to friends - one of whom has already looked but you were
booked for the dates they could travel.
Steve and Christine James
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