Travel Blogs from Marrakech
... tourists who have brushed up against her iridescent skin, trampled on her red earth, marvelled at the sharp pinprick points of light in her night sky. Africa is layered and varied and constantly shifting. She is impossible to capture in picture or word. A place that has to be seen, heard, and smelled; requiring patience and astute observation before she is ready to reveal. Africa is a craggy stone ...
... to the city. It's still full summer along Clifton Beach. Skinny boys play cricket on the sand. Teenagers in black wetsuits ride the curling wave. Anchored offshore is a small flotilla of pleasure craft packed with bronzed young people. The party is in full swing. We hear its rhythm. We order espresso and fresh fruit tarts at a quaint French bakery in the De Waterkant, Cape Town's garishly painted up gay quarter. We hang out with Nancy, a modern day ...
... we had a few stops along the way to keep it interesting. We've left the desert behind now and we're back on the lush green plain.
Our first stop of the day was Ouarzazate, pronounced Waz za zat. It boasts a large kasbah that's been used as a setting for many movies. It's not really very authentic anymore so we just made a quick stop for photos before continuing on our way. Our eyes were caught by some very colorful ...
... hostel also had four free range turtles that roamed the roof top patio. Carllittos is also just a little baby who enjoys the warmth of hands and will cling to you when you try and put him in his home, which is really just a table that he likes. He changes couloir but isn't very good at it yet. He only has black, green and spotty. We spent the arvo reading and watching the turtles eat grass and ...
... br> I know I must explore this village—I have seen the beautiful and luxurious side of Marrakech. Now I’m going to see it’s ugly side, thus getting the full picture of what this city is all about. So I veer off onto a dirt road, lined with a mix of shanties as well as cement block homes. I don’t know if this is “officially” a town or not, but I’m going to count it as one—I just need ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Riad Boussa Marrakech
Un lugar acogedor, agradable y elegante en el corazón de Marraqués
Conocimos este hotel Riad a través de otro que estaba completo y tuvimos suerte de encontrar éste. El Riad Boussa es elegante, colorido y tranquilo, además se encuentra en el corazón de Marraqués. Cuando entras y cierras la puerta tras de sí, no puedes creer que estés en una ciudad tan caótica pues todo a tu alrededor es agradable, cómodo, el ambiente es tranquilo y te sientes como si estuvieras en tu propia casa. Las habitaciones son muy elegantes, cada una con su propia decoración y distintivos colores. La propietario es una señora francesa, muy amable, a quien le encanta charlar con los clientes mientras saborea un té de menta, bien sentada en un gran sillón del patio o en la terraza del ático. En definitiva, una experiencia fantástica.
We were lucky enough to be recommended to contact Brigitte and Bruno at Riad Boussa as the Riad where we originally intended to stay was full. We were immediately impressed by Brigittes quick response to our emails. A driver met us at the airport - highly recommended as the Riad not easy to find at night unless you know where you are going. It is located in a tiny backstreet in the heart of the Medina so it is not accessible by car. We had to walk a little way with the driver through narrow dimly lit alleys and were a bit concerned as to where we were heading. We were thrilled however when the door opened and we saw what a lovely place it was. The photos on the webpage do not do it justice. Would recommend dinner (typical Moroccan dishes) prepared and served by Samira and her sister Miriam. Our room, like the rest of the Riad, was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The candles, relaxing Moroccan music and fresh flowers all added to the peaceful atmosphere. The hospitality was excellent and we were made to feel very much at home from the moment we arrived. Breakfast consisted or fresh orange juice, Moroccan bread,pancakes and pastries, jams and yogurt. Bruno made sure our every need was attended to and we were offered delicious mint tea (best we tasted during our stay) and biscuits whenever we sat down to relax. Riad Boussa is very conveniently situated, just a stone's throw from the Souks and a 5-minute walk from Place Jemaa el Fna Square. Hope to return again later this year so do not want to recommend it too highly in case there are no rooms available!
Für mich, eines der besten Riads in Marrakech!!
Wir arbeiten schon seit vielen Jahren immer wieder in Marrakech und haben schon in den unterschiedlichsten Riads gewohnt. Dies ist mit Sicherheit das am liebevollsten renovierte Riad in ganz Marrakech!!
Bruno, Samira und Miriam finden genau den Punkt immer für einen da zu sein, ohne aufdringlich zu stören!
Ein Abendessen im Riad Boussa sollte man sich genausowenig entgehen lassen, wie eine Massage von Samira!!
Ein absolut empfehlenswerter Platz... wir kommen sicher wieder!!
This was a real find, situated deep in the Medina but only a few minutes walk from the main square and the bustling souks. Brigitte, Bruno and Samira make you feel at home from the moment you walk through the door until you leave.
We stayed at Riad Boussa over New Year's for three nights - originally we planned on only two but were perfectly happy to stay an extra night. We stayed in the Limoun room, which has a double bed in a loft over the bathroom. In general the riad seems more suited to couples without kids due to the quietness and romantic feel. As just a couple with no kids, we spent the extra money for the Limoun room because I had a tough time finding any room at a riad to stay during New Years! I was very satisfied with Riad Boussa. It is a beautiful guesthouse (maison d'hotes) with great interior decoration and a warm feel. It was very quiet with only four guest rooms - perfect for couples who want a relaxing, romantic, and quiet stay but probably not the best choice if you're single and want to meet and hang out with a lot of other travelers or if you have loud kids :( - We celebrated New Years at the riad (Djemaa el Fna was very very quiet just before midnight (very surprising to us as we thought it would be a huge party) so we went to the riad), where we were welcomed to join in with a little belly dancing! The food and drinks are terrific, and the few staff at the riad are extremely nice.
Olivier liked it here!
This is a truly great place to be! Bruno, Brigitte and Samira make you really feel at home in their very tastefully decorated and newly renovated Riad. Each room is individually decorated. Situated in the middle of the buzzing and chaotic old-town of Marrakesh, you immediately find a calm and relaxing atmosphere once back inside this typically Moroccan home. I enjoyed my endless talks with Bruno who became a friend, the charm of Brigitte as well as the exquisite cuisine of Samira, not to mention her massages in the in-house hammam. A place definitely to recommend! When I am back in Marrakesh, this is were I'll stay.
Olivier, Zurich/Geneva, Switzerland
We feel like home!!!
It was an amazing experience.
An oasis of silence in the noises souqs of Medina.
You can taste a wonderful cousine and an excellent
services that Mrs Brigitte and her family offer at their guestes.
please don't miss the hammam that Samira prepare for you
and indulge in all comforts that this riad has ready for you.....
Take a sunbath on the roof. Also the furnishings is lovely...
A perfect blend of Moroccan, contemporary and berber style.
It will be a unforgettable trip.
This riad it's our favorite and we don't miss to visit it again!!!
A cousy, friendly and stylish place in the heart of Marrakech
We got to know this Riad through another one that was fully booked and we have been so lucky for this. The Riad Boussa is stylish, colorful and peaceful, juts in the heart of Marrakech. When you enter it and you close the door behind you, you can't believe you are in such a chaotic city, everything around you is nice, comfortable, the atmosphere is calm and you feel like at home. The rooms are very stylish, each with its own distinctive decoration and colors. The owner is a French lady. She is very kind, she enjoys talking to the guests while sipping mint tea either sitting on the large cushions in the patio or on the roof terrace! Definitely a great experience!
Fashionable and cosy!!
This newly opened riad is just 10 min walk from Fna square, but once you are inside, you can really feel at home.We were introduced this riad from a neighbour riad and we were very lucky to stay here.The room is a fusion of morrocan style with french taste, very stylish.Return from chaotic and exotic walk of Souk, this riad gave us peaceful relief.The owner, a french lady , was very friendly and kind. We forgot our belonging in our room and she kindly sent it to us immediately.Not only good value, but also worth staying this new, stylish, cosy riad.We will return again!