Riad Al Massarah
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... Words could never capture the immense beauty of this area. There were dramatic changes in scenery from villages to lush fields to terraced mountain sides then stark ranges and deep, deep gorges and valleys. Donkeys, mules, Berber women, all laden with crops, goats perched atop rocky outcrops and stretching high to reach foliage on their favourite tree. The stark charcoal ranges devoid of vegetation broken only by the colourful road side stalls. As we ...
Today was a bit of a wash as it mainly consisted of waiting around for the overnight train to Tangier. Check out at our Riad was 11am so we hung around in the common area for a couple of hours until we got hungry and decided to leave in search of food. As the main square was practically on the way to the train station we decided to strap on our bags and stop there for lunch. It was a cheap meal of chicken shawarma and chips where despite ...
Today we'd organised a trip to Ourika Valley which is in the lower Atlas Mountains. It took about 1 hour to get to our first destination which was a Berber village. All 10 of the group, who where Spanish, French, English and German got out on the minibus to be welcomed by a group of men trying to sell necklaces. After saying no thank you on numerous occasions they persisted on following us all the way into the village. The tour guide was very good and was born in ...
... view of Morocco. Marrakech is much more of a tourist hub where many wealthy westerners have poured money and live here. After checking into our flash 5 star hotel we promptly made for the stunning Moroccan bar downstairs to refuel after a long day on the bus before our planned dinner near the Djemaa el fna Square.
Upon exiting the hotel we were greeted with 6 horse and carriages lined up ready to transport us to the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Riad Al Massarah Marrakech
We spent 5 fantastic nights at this superb Riad. There was a taxi waiting at the airport and then the owner Michel was there to guide us through the bustling Medinah to the Riad.
We have just come back from Marrakesh last week after spending 5 days in Riad Al Massarah and will be definately returning soon! We were collected from the airport and taken to a nearby Mosque and met by Michael one of the co-owners who directed us to the Riad. We could not believe our eyes after the front door to the Riad opened - what a beautiful place which has been lovingly and very tastefully restored by the 2 owners Michel and Michael. We were very well looked after and felt totally spoilt and pampered. The bedrooms are georgeous and full of lovely little touches - this is a very homely Riad - which includes a cosy log fire and library which is lovely to retire too after dinner for drinks or a day out. Food is excellent all prepared freshly by their own cook Fatima and the staff looked after us really well. The owners have lived in Marrakesh a few years and are extremely helpful in recommending places to visit, restaurants and assisting you with any questions you may have! Not only is this a beautful place to stay, we were really made to feel at home with their very warm hospitality. I would highly recommend staying here and definately try having a hamman and gommage (body exfoliation) for a total relaxing experience.
I've just returned from a 3 night stay at Michel's equisitely refurbished and restful Riadh. Perfectly located in the Medina (old town) on the outskirts of the souk, this Riadh is truly a haven from the madness outside; shut the door and enter a different world. Michel is an incredibly attentive and caring host and he and his excellent team really made our stay. He even put me on the bus to Essouaira and then called in the evening to make sure I'd got there! There's a hammam should you prefer to experience your first 'gommage' outside of the public baths and the food we ate here was the best of our trip (the homemade yoghurt at breakfast and the fish tagine a particular highlight). There's a great library to browse, open fire to curl up to (it can get chilly in the evenings), terrace for sunbathing as well as very comfortable and beautifully furnished rooms. Don't hesitate to book, this place will do well.
Having decided to go to Marrakesh, we wanted to stay in the medina. We found Al Massarah and are so glad we did!
I have recently returned from a wonderful 5-night break in Marrakech, which I visited with a good friend. This was somewhere that I had always wanted to visit and it certainly did not disappoint.
If you have an opportunity to visit Marrakesh do not let it pass you by - it's a truly magical city and I think Morocco was almost as pleased to see me (for my spending power) as I was to see it!
A friend and I have just returned from a 5 day stay in Marrakech and wished we'd stayed longer, due in no small part to this riad.
Nous avons passé une merveilleuse semaine dans ce riad, réhabilité avec beaucoup de goût et d'authenticité, dans une atmosphère de calme et de sérénité. Chambres très agréables avec literie excellente. Les petits déjeuners sont excellents, copieux et chaque jour différents. Les dîners préparés par Fatima ont été très appréciés. Les propriétaires, très sympathiques, ont tout fait pour nous faciliter le séjour et le rendre très agréable.
Thierry et Dominique
Séjour du 27/12 au 3/01/07
My friends and I stayed in this beautiful Riad for four days in November (2 couples). It was an amazing place to stay and really made our time in Marrakesh memorable.