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 ...
... what it could be. It wasn't a relaxing stroll through the market that's for sure. The place was so alive with colors and smells, mountains of spices, you never really knew where to rest your eyes.
We navigated our way through all the people, animals and carts to end up at a tea stall where the guys in our group were getting roped into buying "aphrodisiac Berber tea" - "good for the ladies too!" The boys in our group unsurprisingly and shamelessly bought a ...
... my English no good. I say mon Francais est mal. They laugh, I laugh. They take my blood pressure and temperature. I understand my temperature, it's always 37. But the blood pressure is meaningless. 17/9, 16/5, I say I don't understand. They just repeat the same numbers. In the end I just say, bien? (good?) oui, bien they say. My room phone rings. It's the travel insurance. They are updating me on their progress. Still chasing info but it is looking hopeful. She offers ...
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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!