Sleeps to 9 - Luxurious, spacious 3-bedroom private riad next to gardens in heart of medina with staff, pool and sunny terrace.
Riad Maison Africa
Ground FloorOn the ground floor of Riad Maison Africa is a large beamed salon/dining room with traditional lounge seating, dining table and chairs, feature-fireplace with large open grate for roaring winter log fires plus a TV with DVD and iPod player. An arched double-door leads into a very well-equipped beamed kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric and gas-powered cooker and large fridge/freezer. Also on the ground floor is the largest of the bedrooms, the ‘Imperial’ room, complete with king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and hand-built tadelakt-lined bath tub big enough for two! Under the stairs which lead up to the first floor is a WC with washbasin.
First FloorAnother two en-suite bedrooms can be found on Riad Maison Africa’s first floor along with an understairs laundry area and small ornate fountain. Each first floor bedroom has double-doors opening into bathrooms (one equipped with a corner spa-bath, the other with extra wide bath, and ceramic hand basins). With a King-size bed, a corner-fireplace and a private balcony overlooking the courtyard below, the ‘Sahara’ room is more open-plan and offers intimacy, space and privacy. More suitable for a family with two children, the ‘Atlas’ room has a funky elevated loft-style space with two single beds accessible by a wood staircase, and twin beds below in the main bedroom.
Wi-fi is enabled throughout the riad and each bedroom is equipped with a TV with individually controlled satellite channels. Each en-suite bathroom has a gravity-fed shower above the bath whilst hot water is heated via roof-mounted solar panels. All bedrooms (and the salon) are fitted with top of the range ‘LG Plasma’ air-conditioning/heater units. Another flight of stairs lead from the first floor to the flower-filled roof terrace.
An arabesque-style bab ed dar door opens into Riad Maison Africa’s courtyard from a well-lit medina street to reveal a zelliges tiled fountain and plunge pool, shadowed by an exotic Draa Valley palm tree and a twin-sided three-storey Marrakech abode adorned with numerous Moroccan arches and ornate iron railings. The courtyard is an ideal place for a typical Moroccan breakfast of freshly squeezed juice, coffee, omelette, pancake or croissant serenaded by morning birdsong.
The roof terrace of Riad Maison Africa is quite unique compared to many other riads in Marrakech due to its height. Standing up high, the views from the terrace of medieval minarets, High Atlas peaks and lofty date palms are unsurpassed. The terrace has a Berber tent providing shade during the day and an alternative place to sleep at night, a barbecue, a marble-topped corner bar area and sun-loungers. 2 zilleges-tiled dining tables and chairs will tempt you to evenings of candle-lit dinners under a star-filled African sky.