Riad Sable Chaud

135 Derb Ejdid, Marrakech, Morocco | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on 135 Derb Ejdid, Marrakech, is near Ali Ben Youssef Medersa (Madrasa), Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, and Museum of Marrakesh.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Riad Sable Chaud Marrakech

    Excellent hotel


    This is a beautiful,small, luxurious hotel. Just pure style , in a relaxed environment and atmosphere. The location is great, inside the medina and easy walking distance into the big square and souks and all the main attractions.

    Upon arrival, I was welcomed and personally shown the riad by François. She is the perfect host who will do whatever she can to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

    The staff are still super helpful, nice and professional .The young, confident, and charming Youness is friendly and give the impression nothing is too much trouble. He really makes it a pleasure to stay in Hotel

    I travel around the world, and have never been treated as warmly by the group of hospitality professionals

    The riad itself is gorgeous and facilities are truely outstanding,

    The breakfast was excellent, large selection of Amercian and European breakfast foods. They even made delicious orange juice to order.

    Cleaning was frequent and effective. The rooms were beautifully decorated , good size and spotlessly clean. Pool is nice to relax but a bit limited if you want to swim properly.

    My lasting memory of the hotel will be the endless smiling faces I encountered, the sincere level of service.

    Intimate hotel. No huge tour groups or rowdy characters

    I highly recommend this hotel

    Great Hospitality


    Thanks to TripAdvisor travelers, we book this "Riad", and all the reviews are true, I was impressed when I saw all the reviews were rated Excellent, and we immediately contacted the hotel.

    Francoise was very nice and helpful, and made the reservation process very smoothly.

    This is a very nice "Bed and Breakfast" and there are only 3 rooms in this beautiful Moroccan decorated house in the middle of the Medina, so you have to book as soon as you know you are going.

    Francoise arranged a driver to pick us up at the airport and bring us to the Riad for 10euros, which I think I recommend since you can easily get lost the first time (or second, or third), but this is part of the experience as well.

    From the moment we got there, you feel very welcome, Francoise, Yuniss, and the rest of the staff are super nice and try to make you feel like home. (even Babouche, the dog in the picture). First they welcome you with the traditional mint tea, and then give you a tour of the Riad. Since we were timelimited, Yuniss took us on a private tour of the souks, a Palace and the old school.

    We stayed at the big suite, very nice (added pictures), and in the morning a very good and substantial breakfast was waiting for us at the terrace.

    We enjoyed our stay at this Riad, and the price is very good for what you get. We definitely recommend this Riad.


    Luis and Eunice

    GDL, Mexico.

    Little Paradise


    We have just returned fro this little piece of Paradise. Francoise and her small staff welcome you so warmly that very soon you feel like old friends. You get a guided tour not only by Francoise but also by Babouche, a delightful little dog! Nothing is too much trouble for Francoise and her extended family. From arranging an effortless airport transfer to guiding you through the labrynth of streets or booking you in to a hamam they delite in helping. If you decide to eat at the Riad the food is superb and the service second to none. Breakfast is a feast of fruits and pastries. The Riad itself is absolutely delightful. From the terraced garden to the courtyard and all rooms in between the decor has been thoughfully completed. Francoises's taste is excellent - from the beautiful Morrocan lamps to the little people (Francoise sells these and all profits go to an orphanage) the Riad affords a sense of tranquillity. If you want to know more about the little people then you must visit!! The fact that Francoise is actually welcoming you in to her home makes the difference between perfect and idyllic. We will be back soon.

    A pure and absolute delight !


    After the heat, bustle and excitement of the souqs of Marrakech, walking into Sable Chaud was like entering an oasis of fine hospitality, comfort and calm.

    From the beautiful surroundings and the delicious food to the friendly discourse and travel advice (our hosts even went to the trouble of finding us somewhere to stay in Fes before we left, which of course all worked out swimmingly); we were treated with a generosity of spirit that is rare indeed.

    Of all our wanderings in Morocco, (and anywhere else come to that) a stay at the Riad Sable Chaud , although short, was certainly the most enjoyable and entertaining, and will linger in our memories for many years to come.

    From the first pot of mint tea to the final wave goodbye (secretly wishing we could stay for just another day) we were received with the sort of welcome and friendliness that one can only expect when looking back in time, when films were in black and white; and where the finer things of life were once better appreciated.

    There is an attention to detail in the décor which catches the eye, the sort of thing you never quite achieve in your own home; and the general feel can only be compared with that of a pleasant sojourn with old friends.

    Our stay made us feel that maybe, just maybe we'd truly 'lived', if only for a few days, and had glimpsed another life.

    Escapism at it's very best, good for you Sable Chaud, a pure and absolute delight!

    Hopefully we'll return again one day.

    Many thanks and the kindest regards,

    Amanda and Mark

    Norfolk, England

    A fantastic experience


    My wife and I went to Marrakech for the first time and were very fortunate to stay in this magnificent place. It's right in the middle of town (although challenging to find - thankfully they had sent someone to meet us at the airport!), beautifully furnished and Francoise and her staff went beyond the call of duty in looking after us in fine style.

    The breakfasts on the sunny roof terrace were an absolute treat and everything was just about perfect. It was one of three different places we stayed in during our trip around Morocco and was, amazingly, the cheapest but by far the best.

    Enchanting riad


    My husband and I had a lovely stay at the Riad Sable Chaud. We felt welcome from the moment we were picked up on the parking lot outside the walls of the old city of Marrakech. This is very important since it is impossible even for well-seasoned travelers as we are to find your way through the medina.

    Francoise and her team of bright and smiling young Moroccans did everything to make our stay special. The whole riad is a pleasure to look at. Francoise has done a terrific job in decorating what used to be her own house. We were served a nice dinner. A delicious breakfast was served in the courtyard, next to the cage of the family parrot.

    We wished we could have spent a week at the Riad Sable Chaud.

    We highly recommend it.

    Un endroit magique


    Le riad sable chaud est situé en plein coeur de la médina de Marrakech dans un quartier encore très authentique (le marché de Bab doukala ) et peu fréquenté par les touristes.

    Le riad est superbe : la décoration est très raffinée et le linge de maison est ravissant.

    L'accueil est vraiment très agréable, car pour une fois à Marrakech la propriétaire du Riad y vit vraiment (alors que les autres "maisons d'hôtes" de marrakech où je suis allée étaient en réalité des petites entreprises assez impersonnelles) : du coup, elle nous a conseillé pour nos visites, pour les restaurants, etc.

    La cuisine du riad est délicieuse, et le petit déjeuner sur la terrasse avec vu sur la Koutoubia, je ne vous dis que ça !

    C'est vrai que ce riad n'est pas dans les premiers prix, mais c'est vraiment justifié.

    Cosy "Hot Sand" Riad!


    Though it was not our first time in a riad of Marrakech, our last May

    visit was the best one: Riad Sable Chaud is a very welcoming, cosy and resting place!

    From the opening of the door, you come into a real haven of peace. A corridor leads to the elegant reception and then, you are in a typical patio. This patio is a sweet place to be: it is decorated with plants, a fountain and a big cosy sofa. The first thing i thought when i came in was "I want to read a book here!"...It is a quiet patio and at the same time, it is a real living place where travellers, the cook, the host...cross each other sharing experiences. And it is never disturbing: the atmosphere is always peaceful. And, in a general way, Riad Sable Chaud inspires with respect and calmness.

    From our arrival, this riad seemed close to us. It is neither too big, nor too small. 3 or 4 bedrooms in total are available. Our bedrooms were well-decorated with traditionnal Moroccan details and, of course, they were comfortable. The prices are not exaggerated: around 100-120 euros per night (depending on the period).

    You are greeted by Françoise, a former journalist. She is French and she is the owner of the place. Around two years ago, she decided to settle in and to try Moroccan life. In fact, she is well integrated (she will give you a few tips to discover Marrakech in a good perspective). She has a very nice Moroccan crew working with her and you rapidly feel some kind of contentment, harmony between each other...which is not always the case (Moroccan employees are often much less considered...).

    At day, you can choose to have a drink under the sun of the terrace. You can know more about Moroccan culture talking with Abdel, the man at the reception. Or you can simply have a rest in the lounge. For dinner, we choose to try "royal tajine", a typical course cooked by Fatima, the cooking chief of the house! If you like lamb and dried fruits, you'll like it!

    Another thing is interesting about Riad Sable Chaud: it is well-located. Indeed, it is 10 minutes from Djemaa El-Fna Place and the souks. And though it is inside Marrakech medina, it is surprisingly close to Gueliz, the new city. The district of Bab Doukkala where the riad is, is nice and traditionnal with typical markets.

    Well, my friends and i had more than a pleasant stay in Riad Sable Chaud. And if i had to explain the success of our experience, i'd put

    the stress on the atmosphere which is snug, quiet and human. An exceptionnal place.

    Sable Chaud, thanks!

    The Delagardes

    Très charmant riad


    Dès notre arrivée à Marrakech nous avons découvert un véritable oasis de calme, de fraicheur et d'élégance en plein centre de la Medina. Nous avons été chaleureusement accueillis : thé et petits gateaux; comme si on arrivait chez des amis. Après une visite rapide dans le centre de la ville un délicieux repas nous attendait servi dans une salle joliment décorée. Les chambres sont spacieuses, avec tout ce que l'on pourrait vouloir, et on a vraiment l'impression que la proprietaire qui se prénomme Françoise a choisi méticuleusement chaque objet pour décorer son Riad. Notre seul regret: n'avoir pu y rester plus longtemps, alors si vous désirez vous échapper à Marrakech, n'hésitez pas à réserver le Riad car vous y trouverez élégance, chaleur et discrétion de la part de ses hôtes!!!!!!!


    Spectacular Riad


    We stayed for 3 nights at the Riad Sable Chaud in March 2007. This riad is in the Bab Doukalla area about a 10-15 minute direct walk to the Djemma el Fna square. The owner, Francoise, is a delightful French woman with quite a storied life. She lives in the riad with her dog Babouche and her gray parrot, Jaco (who is quite entertaining). The riad staff is wonderful, though communicating in English was sometimes challenging. The riad can be a bit difficult to find winding through the alley ways, but someone can meet you and walk you to it, plus there are actually signs for this riad off of the main souk. The rooms are well appointed, clean, comfortable, and the showers are hot with great water pressure. We stayed in the Bedouine Suite.

    Breakfast was delicious and consisted of orange juice, coffee, tea, croissants/various pastries, and crepes with jams and jellies. Francoise will let you use her laptop for e-mail and such. Great place to stay and once you are situated, it's easy to get around.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Riad Sable Chaud Marrakech

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Marrakech


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