Riad | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Situated on the quiet derb Chentouf in Riad Laarousse within the ancient Medina of Marrakech, is the completely renovated courtyard home Riad Ma'ab. Traditional design infused with hand made Berber furnishings from local craftsmen of the medina makes Riad Ma'ab a casual and comfortable home to return to after the exotic and vibrant street life of the Marrakech.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marrakech Menara 5 km, Nearest railway: Marrakech 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 15|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
There are 4 guest bedrooms. One located on the ground floor with queen size bed (160 cm x 190 cm), full long and deep bathtub; and three rooms on the first floor, two with shower and can be configured with either 2 twin beds (80 cm x 190) or one queen size (160 cm x 190). The other first floor bedroom has a full bed (140 cm x 190 cm) and a full long, deep bathtub. All bedrooms rooms have AC / heat, closet with shelves and closet with hangers. The linen is fine 100% Egyptian cotton, 550 count for queen and full beds, 300 count for twin.
Each room is decorated with hand loomed Berber carpets and artifacts from regions of the Atlas Mountains. With our initial "soft" opening in May we are offering special opening rates to all our guests. Nearly all furnishings are hand crafted, so we are continually having things delivered as they are finished.
Within the courtyard is the bhou, a comfortable sitting area to read... write... eat... or have Moroccan tea. Relax in the salon listening to the selection of North African music or dine by the fireplace in the cooler months. The courtyard, naturally shady and cool during the hot months is perfect for breakfast or tea. On the terrace, views of Ali Ben Youssef Mosque and peeks of the Atlas Mountains by day; by night the rising steam from Jemaa el Fna . Choose between the Moroccan sofa and traditional Berber sitting area or at the zellige tables under the Berber inspired umbrella for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Lounge under the magnificent Moroccan sun for a healthy dose of vitamin D. Or just relax with light appetizers and drinks before sunset and watch the strokes fly by.
Riad Ma'ab has free WiFi Internet access, iPod docking station on request , an iron for those who have to and easy phone access to the U.S., U.K., Ireland, France, Italy, and Spain at a minimal charge. No TV's by design.
We use 100% ecological cleaning products and washing detergents at the riad. No artificial fragrances. Natural Maroc incense, unscented candles, fragrant flowers and spices fill the air. The cuisine is stocked with 2 cooking oils... olive oil and argan oil. Fresh local produce and proteins are sourced for the best quality. Meals are Berber inspired; simple, fresh and delicious. Vegan and vegetarian meals are no problem. We are happy to provide Moroccan wines.
Houssain and Sana are on staff and will make you feel at home during your stay. For your service and assistance the riad is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can view other images of the riad on You Tube by going to YouTube.com and searching for Riad Ma'ab. Or copy this ilink into your browser http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bC0UCN86wc
Please check our listing in "Late Deals" or "Early Bird". The rates are quoted for full riad rental for a minimum of 3 night inclusive stay and includes free extras... breakfast, tea, coffee and bottled water on request, WiFi Internet access and Marrakech Menara airport or Marrakech train station pickup.
We look forward to welcoming you to Riad Ma'ab.
Ma'ab - A place to which one returns
The Marrakech/Essaouira region
Marrakech known as the "Red City", is the former imperial city in Morocco. Like many North African and Middle Eastern cities, Marrakech comprises both an old fortified city (the médina) and an adjacent modern city (called Gueliz). Marrakech has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Jemaa el Fna. The square bustles with acrobats, story-tellers, water sellers, dancers, and musicians. By night, the square turns into food stalls, becoming a huge open-air restaurant with busy life.
Marrakech is ideal as a home base to visit the valley of the Ourika River in the Atlas Mountains or the valley of the Draa River in the south near the Sahara desert, but also to Middle Atlas Mountains: Waterfalls of Beni Mellal, and to Essaouira on the Atlantic ocean.
Marrakech is an exotic city that at first seems a little overwhelming but soon you relax into a different and very welcoming culture.
Marrakech is as much an experience as a place, offering food, music, sights, sounds and smells you may never experienced before. From the tiny streets and souks of the old médina, to the wide boulevards of the modern Guéliz, there is something here for everyone and every day turns into an adventure.