B&B | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
In Rabat`s Medina, near Sidi Fatah's street – where the noble families used to live, rises Riad Salomé, my house, my haven of peace.
The name comes from this head of Salomé, signed A. Foretay, which I bought 10 years ago in a little fisherman's village on the Moroccan coast.
As a matter of fact the word Salomé comes from Hebrew « Shalom », that means « peace ».
The house had been completely abandoned for more than 10 years but it still kept this aura of positive energy that fascinated me.
Together with local craftsmen, artists of their trade, we have entirely restored it.
During the years many families had inhabited the house building partition walls, kitchens on all the floors, apartments into already built apartments, had destroyed the mosaic floors, the wooden ceilings….
With a lot of patience and as meticulous as a goldsmiths we have researched, studied and finally brought back the house to its original splendor.
After four years of work and many concerns we succeeded in restoring in this ancestral home its original character without forgetting modern comfort. We have kept, where it was possible, the original mosaics, brought out the Sale's stone, restored the wooden ceilings, stripped clean the thuja and cedar doors, recomposed mosaics where they had been destroyed….
Being a lover of plants and birds and wanting to respect the word “riad” which means garden in Arabic, I also filled the courtyard with plants and planted 4 enormous palm trees inspiring myself from the desert oasis and English gardening books.
In the coolness of this courtyard time takes a different form that takes you in a relaxing and meditative atmosphere which is difficult to forget.
The two rooms I am renting open on this beautiful courtyard, this place that – for Muslims – is a temporal representation of paradise.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Oudayas 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Casablanca 100 km, Nearest railway: Rabat Ville 5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Rabat, Morocco region
Rabat is a very popular tourist destination in Morocco. It has two main parts, the Old Walled City with the marvelous Kasbah des Oudayas and the Medina, and the Ville Nouvelle or the New City with the Royal Palace and fascinating buildings of modern architecture.
There is the incredibly beautiful Chellah, a merinide necropolis which deserves alone a visit to Rabat.
The Medina is the oldest part of the city of Rabat and also the most visited and popular part among tourists. The neighborhood is really colorful, with many examples of traditional architecture, life style, markets and shopping streets, mosques and other beautiful and interesting attractions.
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24 Jun 2014
"We loved the house and the hostess."
Our hostess gave us very good directions on how to get to the house, and she came out to greet us and show us in. We loved the authentic layout of the Riad, and how the house was restored to be very s… More
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Based in Morocco