Riad Dar 'Rabia
Riad | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Riad Dar 'Rabia, an exclusive vacation rental for a group of up to 6 people is the perfect place to stay in one of world's most beautiful and fascinating locations. Enjoy the privacy and space of a riad to yourselves. Your home from home in the Red City. Sample the best of Marrakesh in our Moroccan home (riad), where French architect J-B Doucet-Bon has re-designed the living space to provide contemporary comfort along with the best of traditional oriental refinement. Imagine yourself on holiday with family or friends on a quiet, sun-filled terrace in the heart of the ancient walled city (Medina), with unrivalled views over the famous Hotel Mamounia gardens and its olive grove (a unique location in Marrakesh), yet just a 7- minute stroll from the famous Jem el Fna square. In the distance, the peaks of the majestic mountains of the High Atlas . A warm welcome awaits you from our an English-speaking team who also speak French and Arabic. At Riad Dar 'Rabia, we provide comfort, luxury and hospitality. Our staff will do their best to cater to your needs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Essaouira 180 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marrakech menara 5 km, Nearest railway: Marrakech 3 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, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Dar 'Rabia has been redesigned and renovated by a well-known French architect, combining the oriental with the contemporary to provide a unique holiday experience. With the bedrooms (all en-suite bathrooms with showers and wc) on the ground floor, the first floor is a magnificent open-plan living-room , kitchen and dining area, overlooking the interior courtyard, with its unusual waterfall fountain and beautiful wooden doors.A sliding glass roof allows the sun to pour into the riad during the day but will protect you from chilly nights. Relax on the sofas in the lounge or on the terrace after a day in the souk or the Hamman, and enjoy the home comforts of satellite tv, dvd and music centre. The vast area is fully air-conditioned (heat and cool) and there are two magnificent working Moroccan-style fireplaces. The dining area fireplace has been specially designed for barbecues and you have full use of the kitchen should you wish to dine at home. We can also prepare for you delicious Moroccan food from our choice of menus.
|Further details outdoors|
Appreciate this exceptional location from the stunning roof- top terrace, designed by the French architect J-B Doucet Bon. It offers unrivalled views, both to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains surrounding Marrakesh, and over the olive trees and the orangery of the famous Mamounia gardens, a haunt for celebrities for almost a century. Hang out on your own private roof terrace,soak up the sun on the sunbeds , cool yourself down under the rooftop shower,or sip a cocktail on the day beds in the contemporary Moroccan style rooftop lounge.
Access to a swimming pool not far from the riad at a cost of 15 euros lunch included
Secure car park at the end of the street
Riad Dar 'Rabia is rented on an exclusive basis only and is ideally suited to discerning travellers looking for an authentic and private Moroccan hideaway. Samira will take care of your needs during your stay organising any trips , airport transfers etc for you. The riad is cleaned every morning and breakfast is included . It is well known that the best Moroccan Cuisine is home cooked. Samira will be delighted to prepare a delicious traditional Moroccan meal for you on request. Children are welcome as part of a whole house booking on the understanding that parents accept full responsibility for their safety and any damage that might be caused.
The Marrakech/Essaouira region
Unchanged since the Middle Ages, Marrakesh's solid ramparts encircle and protect its mysterious labyrinthine medina, which hides sultans' palaces, the ornate mansions of rich merchants, and some of the most colourful bazaars in the Arab world. The Djemaa el Fna square in Marrakech is an open-air theatre. By day it sports clusters of stalls selling fresh orange juice, plants, dried fruit and nuts. By night, it fills up with snake charmers, storytellers, belly dancers, musicians and crowds of onlookers. On one side are open air BBQs, which waft delectable meat scents across the square; on the other are rooftop cafes from which you can watch the night unfold. And all around are the souks: an overwhelming array of stalls which wind their way down narrow paths, selling a fabulous selection of leather slippers, ceramics, beautiful cowhide lamps, traditional rugs and wood carvings. Shopping here is addictive stuff. Riad Dar 'Rabia is just a 7-minute stroll from this famous sqare and the souks.Located near King Mohammed VI's palace in a well-lit, secure neighbourhood of the medina of Marrakesh. Overlooking the Mamounia Gardens,with its fabulous olive grove and orangery, the house is also in close proximity to 'Hivernage', where the majority of prestigious hotels,casinos,clubs and restaurants are to be found..The area is easily accessible by car and there is 24hr car parking nearby.
Places to visit: Souks, Medersa ben Youssef, Dar si said, palais Bahia, Jem el fna square, Majorelle gardens and many others...
"It is the most lovely spot in the whole world." said Winston S. Churchill to Franklin D. Roosevelt about Marrakech in 1943 whilst painting in the Mamounia Gardens. Its is easy to agree, as the location of this 1000 year-old city has something for everyone.
Martyn our local Manager can arrange day trips to the fascinating Berber villages of the nearby Atlas Mountains and Ourika Valley, to the pretty seaside fishing port and beach resort of Essaouira, as well as 3 day/2 night excursions to the Sahara desert. Details on request.
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29 Apr 2014
"Beautiful and relaxing!"
This was our first time to Morocco. As a family of 5 with teenage children this gorgeous riad was perfect. Easy walk to the main square and friendly neighbours. Very comfortable beds and plenty of ba… More
11 Mar 2014
"très beau riad"
Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine au riad dar rabia. Le riad est spacieux et magnifique. Il est placé a 15 petites minutes de la place jemaa el fna a pied. Très bon contact avec Adrienne, la… More
17 Jan 2014
"Um lugar incrível!!!"
Nossa hospedagem no Riad Dar Rabia foi perfeita. Desde o momento que entramos em contato com a proprietária por email o atendimento foi excelente. O Riad é lindo, a decoração de muito bom gosto … More
7 Dec 2013
"Magical Stay in Marrakesh - Highly recommended!"
Riad Dar Rabia is 'an excellent place to be' to familarise yourself with Marrakesh and its surroundings. The riad is lovely, the design is beautiful and the terrace is amazing. Samira and he… More
20 Nov 2013
"Peaceful Haven amidst the mayhem!"
The Riad is found down a maze of small streets. As soon as you go through the front door you feel great peace and tranquility after the frenetic pace of life throughout Marrakech. The roof terrace is … More
Many thanks for your comments we hope to see you in the future. For those who may be workaholics you will be pleased to know that the wifi issue has now been resolved
2 Dec 2012
"Conveniently located for exploring Marrakech"
A neat little riad some 10 minutes walk from the main square. Tastefully decorated with an excellent roof terrace to enjoy the morning breakfasts overlooking the Mamounia gardens and Atlas Mountains. … More
10 Apr 2012
"Beautiful, tranquil riad"
Very convenient location, excellent service, stylish accommodation add up to a superb rental property. Arrangements and housekeeping were exemplary. Local shops and services added interest as well a… More
21 Nov 2011
"A Wonderful Place"
We spent 7 nights at Riad dar Rabia.From the moment the door opened we were thrilled with our holiday home the photos do not do it justice, this place is a little paradise in Marrakesh. The house is really thoughtfully designed, beautifully decorated bedrooms a homely sitting area and a roof terrace that took our breath away with the view. The roof is the heart of this place, so peaceful and private. The location of the property is excellent, it is not too far from the square and other attractions. Samira was extremely helpful and recommended a great place for my birthday celebration called Comptoir, it was a really special night. She also organised our excursion to the Atlas Mountains that we thoroughly enjoyed with a very interesting guide. Only downside was the haggling in the square particularly with the henna tatoo ladies we found this a bit oppressive but all in all people were friendly and helpful.
12 Aug 2011
"Second trip just as good as first!"
Thank you for a wonderful holiday at Riad Dar Rabia. The location of the house is great easy walking distance to the square and the souks.The house itself is fantastic very original design, beautifully decorated and well kept. It was very hot and we much appreciated the covered salon area on the roof terrace, it was so quiet, great to relax and unwind and get away from the noise and the heat of the city. Samira looked after us very well, serving tasty breakfasts. We loved the Moroccan dinners that she prepared and ate in twice during the week. Hassan was very helpful and gave us tips on places to visit, he organised a trip to the Atlas Mountains for the day which we thoroughly enjoyed. We certainly would come back again but next time at a cooler time of the year!
27 Jul 2011
"An oasis of calm in the midst of chaos"
We thoroughly enjoyed the 3 nights we spent at the Riad. Sameera is always polite and helpful; she cooked a delicious meal in the comfort of our own Riad (bonus when you're tired from sightseeing… More
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