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Riads in Marrakech are a unique style of Arabian accommodation that offer you the chance of living like a Moroccan. Albeit a rather well-off Moroccan as the Riads in Marrakech are palatial inside (although frequently nothing special to look at externally).
In general, Riads are small houses, normally tucked away down narrow alleyways within the hectic Medinah. They are built around a central courtyard with a de rigeur water feature, sometimes these have been converted into a pool. Bedrooms are often quite small and limited in number - half-a-dozen rooms is typical. There will be local staff to provide breakfast, traditionally mint tea and Moroccan pancakes with honey: although European tastes are more frequently catered for these days - please just ask.
Riads are very different to staying in an hotel and if you are after the real thing, you can immerse yourself into the centuries old Marrakech lifestyle and Moroccan culture (just remember to change out of your djellaba and balgha before the next monthly medal back home).
|The Red House****
The Red House lies just across the road from the Medinah walls, close to the area known as L'Hivernage where a lot of the western style hotels and restaurants are to be found: offering the best of two very different worlds.
Originally built as the home for the French Ambassador it is a very stylish establishment with a vast vaulted entrance hall (now the restaurant more below), around which are several sitting rooms comfortably furnished, ideal for reading or pre-dinner drinks served by the friendly staff.
All of the eight bedrooms are individually styled, with a look that is somewhere between France and Morocco. The four standard rooms are lovely, plus there are three Suites which are larger with four-poster beds and one Prince's Suite, which is basically an apartment, with sitting room, huge bathroom et cetera - perfect for special celebrations (or second honeymoons?).
Around the Red House is a walled garden containing a good sized pool, with sun loungers and tables for lunch or drinks may also be served. The garden is a nice little escape from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech just outside the walls.
The restaurant at the Red House is superb in terms of both cuisine and setting. In fact we would go so far as to say it serves the best Tajine in Marrakech! So even if you are not staying here you would be crazy not to come for dinner.
5 nights at the Red House
"Excellent. One of the best golf holidasy we have ever been on - and we must have been on 50 or more! Organisation great, felt very well looked after throughout and loved the leather ticket folder!"
"8/10 Overall - We had a great trip. The weather and pool
were terrific and Marrakesh is a real experience."
"10/10 UK Service - Unfailingly helpful and pleasant.