Riad Mabrouka Marrakech is a small boutique hotel on a quiet side street in the old Medina, minutes from the excitement of Djemaa El Fna Square. With intimate lounge areas on each floor, a spacious courtyard and rooftop terrace with views of the majestic Atlas Mountains, guests of this 6-room riad are guaranteed a quiet spot to relax after a day in the bustling souks as well as a warm atmosphere in which to meet with new friends.
Laurent, the passionate owner, who Lulu met up with on her recent trip, has recently re-clothed this chic retreat, one of the first to open before Marrekech's riad renaissance, and rooms are well-appointed with sumptuous Oriental and African fabrics, antique furnishings, contemporary paintings and photos of the local area. Add to this a rooftop hammam for a spot of pampering, a wonderful in-house chef and team of friendly staff and this is the perfect resting place from the bustle of Marrakech's lively streets.
The Riad Mabrouka Marrakech hammam offers traditional treatments such as the soft soap body scrub and purified clay body poultice in the private steam-bath cubicle. Face & body massages, pedicures and nail treatments are offered on the treatment menu. Games, books, and magazines are available in the library which has a TV & DVD player and WiFi is available in the communal areas.
The riad is perfectly placed to visit the exciting Djemaa el Fna square with its snake charmers and orange juice vendors by day, and Chleuh dancing-boys, story-tellers & magicians by evening when the square fills with food-stalls. Just 2 minutes from this small luxury hotel is the 19th-century Bahia Palace.
Breakfast is served in tents with awe-inspiring views of the Atlas Mountains. Moroccan inspired lunch and dinner can also be arranged with one days notice, although there are plenty of exciting places to eat in the Medina with huge olive and fruit markets in the souks and plenty of stalls and restaurants to choose from.