Travel Blogs from Marrakech
... his nose up at my 40 dirham cents. Looked as menacing as a skinny 16 year old can be bless him. Fooded in the square on some heavy gravied tagline and bits, all for about 7 pounds each? Word of warning, free refills of that amazing sweet mint tea will give you diabetes...or at least a buzz that will last a good length of time!! It's not 1:43am been a busy boy! ...
... olives (the Moroccans form of bar nuts). Jane was pleasantly impressed with the standard of Wines the Moroccans could produce - is there anything they can't do? At some stage during the afternoon we heard speakers from around the city turn on as the afternoon prayer session begins. Every mosque projects the prayer so it can be heard city wide, but what is most impressive is the gentle hum of worshippers as they follow prompt. The sound is mesmerising ...
... as it didn’t accurately point to Mecca. The Minaret (a massive pink gueltz stone tower) stood out and you can see it from a lot of places in the Medina.
After walking round a bit more we headed back for a rest before going out in the evening for a meal. Our Riad recommended a restaurant nearby so we headed there for a tagine. We were not disappointed, it had Tripadvisor signs on it so that is always a good ...
... not your friends.
There were some unpleasant trends I saw while I was in Morocco, aside from the disrespect for western women's personal space. Back at Casablanca airport I saw a woman kick her kid in the face. On my first night in Marrakech I witnessed a kid whip a cat with something. The square is full of horses and carts all lined up ready to give people tours. The operators whip the horses with broom sticks... broom sticks, for ***** sake?! Plus, they looked like ...
... as I was in an urgent hurry to use it and a curtain just doesn't drown out the noise. In fact, the riad was built around a courtyard on three levels and when Paul was downstairs he said he could hear me on the toilet. Nice to know.
Unfortunately it rained for the whole three days we were in Marrakech. The main attraction is the square, Djemaa el Fna, and that's where we first ended up after checking into our riad. After that we had a look around the souk and it's at ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Riad Yasmine Marrakech
We stayed at Riad Yasmine for 6 nights, and it more than exceeded our expectations! On request, the riad arranged our transfer from the airport. The entrance to the riad is on a busy street, and on first arrival we almost missed it, such is its unassuming nature. Immediately upon entry, we were struck by the remarkable contrast between the hustle and bustle of the outside streets, and the calm, tranquil ambience of the riad.
Stayed at Riad Yasmine for 6 nights and cannot rate it highly enough. Rooms are great, the roof terrace lovely, the price is excellent value, but the highlight for me was the service. Michel & Annane (sp?) run a tight ship. Nothing is too much for them & their staff, and everything is done with a genuine friendliness and humour that many a luxury hotel chain could learn from. A special mention for Aissa (sp? again), the night porter, who is a charming host for fireside chats on the colder nights.
We booked our trip Marrakech a bit last minute (as usual). We based our choice on reviews from Trip Advisor and we weren't dissapointed!
What a fantastic trip and what a perfect place to stay!!
Great little Riad oasis from the hustle and bustle outside
The riad Yasmin is a lovely riad the owner and staff ( There are lots of them ) can not do enough to make your stay comfortable.It is in the BabTaghzout area of the medina which is about 10min walk to the souks and you do get to see the real marrakesh.Good value at 100euro per night b&b.
We've just returned from a 3 night stay at the Riad Yasmine. It's a really beautiful Riad hidden away in the back streets on the Medina. The owner and all of the staff were incredibly friendly and all of the guests we spoke to were similarly impressed. The streets outside the Riad are mad and have a medieval feel to them (apart from all the crazy mopeds and cars). To enter the Riad you walk through a small but decorative doorway and it's like entering another world. It's really peaceful and calm inside and all you can hear are the birds singing. In terms of location it is about a 5 minute walk to the Marrakech museum and main Souks. Expect to get lost nearly every time you leave the door on foot. From the Museum it's another 10 mins walk through the Souks to the main square. We tended to explore on foot but usually took the lazy option of a taxi back to the Riad. It's only about 50m from a Taxi rank which is very handy. Nearly every taxi we used cost us 20 Dirham (less than £1.50) and we over paid massively but 'Vingt' was the limit to my french. The owner of the Riad was very helpful in helping us choose and book some good restaurants. On the final night we ate in the Riad and had a fantastic meal cooked by his mother in law. We had the dining area/lounge with to ourselves and the full attention of the waiter. It was a special end to a really nice short break. Roger & Jules from Milton Keynes
Perfect relaxing retreat. There's only 6 rooms so my girlfiend and I practically had the place to ourselves. The roof terrace was great for sunbathing. The Riad is about 15 mins walk to the main square but very close to the Souks. It's run by a charming French couple and the mother in law is the cook - former chef to royalty. The breakfast is fine, great orange juice and the evening meal is really good - they set up tables around the pool and the food is great and not intrusive only if there are the 2 of you.
How fortunate were we! We booked to stay at the Riad Yasmine, although we could find no feedback from any previous guests. The Riad is a true Oasis in the Bab Taghzoute region of Marrakesh, to the north of the Medina, about 20 minutes walk from through the Souks to the Jemaa el Fna. We discovered the Cafe D'epices on the Rhaba Kdima, a well placed watering hole on our journeys back and forth to the Riad. One of the many briliant places to sit and watch the world go by.
A Delightful Place To Stay
We spent 4 nights at the Riad Yasmine in June 2006 staying in the Yasmine Suite. The accomodation is a traditional Moroccan riad, with a dining area, seating around the courtyard and a fine roof terrace. The staff were very helpful and friendly and they have a new English-speaking member of staff who is keen to learn more and enjoyed speaking with us. The French owners were very accomodating and their dog is very sweet! The riad is situated to the north of the Medina about a 20 minute walk to La Place and, bearing in mind the mayhem going on just around the corner is a very quiet and serene place to enjoy Marrakesh from. I would recommend Riad Yasmine to anyone.