Marrakech's Riads! Part 2 - La Maison Arabe | Designer Travel

It was my pleasure last year to visit the fabulous city of Marrakech. It is a vibrant city, overflowing with cultural sights, sounds and smells!

One of its great surprises was the existence of the Riads! These are traditional Moroccan houses, many within the Medina itself, with an interior courtyard, largely hidden behind walls in alleyways.

Often with very unobtrusive signs, their insignificant doors open into hallways leading to, in many cases, the most awesomely beautiful terraces and gardens and little plunge pools. With accommodations to rival any quality hotel, these offer a true Moroccan cultural experience! They provide a real oasis of calm in the midst of this bustling city. You might even need to climb onto the roof terraces to confirm you are still in the middle of Marrakech, from where the views of the city and the stunning Atlas mountains are a gorgeous sight.

I would like to share some of my favourites with you…

La Maison Arabe, described as ‘the Epitome of Moroccan Elegance’ is another truly amazing Riad. It is located just inside the Medina walls, just two minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of the Souks and ten minutes from the main square.

La Maison Arabe offers its discerning guests a choice of 12 rooms and 14 suites, each individually styled with elegant furnishings and Berber authenticity, and each has an elegant marble and granite bathroom. The accommodations overlook either the patio or garden areas.

You will also find a fantastic cooking school, a lovely pool and relaxing spa and a very popular piano bar at La Maison Arabe. Scattered around the inner gardens there are cosy ‘living rooms’ to relax in too.

Should you fancy a change of scenery, a complimentary 15 minute trip will bring you to the Riad’s own Country Club, in the Palmeraie, where you can enjoy a wonderful lunch and the lovely swimming pool. to justify it.

Although La Maison Arabe is one of the most expensive Riads in Marrakech, it prides itself on the highest standards of quality and service. It is a truly wonderful place to stay..

I will be delighted to tell you more about Marrakech, and its unexpected, charming Riads. Please call me anytime on 023 80863663


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