|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Situated in Quartier Riad Laarous, just ten minutes walk north of Djemaa el Fna, in the very heart of the ancient Medina of Marrakech, Maison Africa is an original 18th century traditional Moroccan house. Available exclusively for private holiday rental this beautifully restored, luxurious and highly sought-after Marrakech home retains many original features and is tastefully furnished with rich local fabrics, hand-crafted rugs, pots, metalwork and hand-made furniture.
Oozing with authenticity and atmosphere, the Riad is a haven of peace and quiet for guests seeking a truly private retreat from the me-lee of bustling soaks. Features include a courtyard plunge pool for summer cooling and roaring log fires for winter warming. The Riad has three luxurious en-suite bedrooms, and a large salon/dining room. Ideal for friends, family groups or as a luxurious honeymoon retreat, Maison Africa comfortably accommodates 8, but can sleep up to 10 guests.
Ancient Meets Modern: Maison Africa is a high quality heritage house ideally suited to discerning travellers looking for an authentic and private Moroccan hideaway. Although reflective of the past, we've ensured we haven't ignored the present - so the Riad comes equipped with luxuries such as a laptop computer plus a mobile phone for local calls and satellite TV - all at no extra charge.
Perfect for a small group of friends and ideal as a private villa for families, Maison Africa can only be rented on an exclusive basis, hiring the entire property over your choice of duration. Our house manager is available locally to provide information and to book local guides, excursions and activities.
We have a private Moroccan cook available to prepare tasty traditional 3-course evening meals in-house including tajines, couscous or mixed grills. A travel cot and high chair are available on request. A basket of firewood is also included in the rental price during winter months.
Beautiful Courtyard: An arabesque-style bab ed dar door opens into 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, omelet, pancake or croissant serenaded by morning birdsong.
What a lovely riad. After staying in the countryside and in Essaouira this was perfect, better than we hoped for. Of course our children liked the plunge pool after a walk through the Medina.
We will miss the beauty, colours and smells when back in cold and rainy Holland. Maybe we'll return for a third time and will certainly recommend this riad to friends and family.
We were a party of 10, 6 adults and 4 children,aged between 6 and 14 years. The acommodation was first class and an 'oasis ' in the high energy city.
All of us had the most amazing time in Riad Africa, Zahira is the best cook ,so take advantage of her service and ENJOY !!
Using Mustafa as our guide we toured around Marrakech and saw many things i'm sure the average tourist doesn't get to see.......... but worth it.
Thank you to both of you for your generosity and kindness..
Can't praise it enough, a fabulous time and loads of fond memories.
Alas, it all went too quick! But we will always have such a memorable holiday of discovery into a different new world – it has always been a long cherished dream of mine to see Morocco and soak in Marrakesh. The call to Marrakesh for me has at last been fulfilled and as I dreamt it to be and more …… ! More so because of our stay in such an amazingly beautiful and may I say “awesome” Riad Africa! (I believe this term should only be reserved to and denote God / Allah!).
Riad Africa met more than our expectations – a peaceful oasis of calm, serenity and tranquillity to come back to from our exploration of the nearby Medina and losing ourselves to the intrigues of its Souk. We enjoyed the splendour of the Riad, the warm and attentive care & hospitality of the dedicated staff, the Manager Mustapha, Fatima, the housekeeper and cook.
And above all the authencity and splendour and prime spacious location of Riad Africa, the early daily wake up calls to the wonderful cheerful song birds, whose wide variety and names, Mustapha gladly displayed his amazing knowledge of, and the early calls to prayers ……….. yes after the 1st morning, a balm to the soul and a reminder of our own fragility and the frailness of the human life……...! I’m so glad of having enjoyed the experience!
We enjoyed Riad Africa mostly for ……………… sleeping with the doors open all night safe and secure, the most daily melodious dawn chorus that never failed us to waking us up to a new exciting different day, the cleanliness and comfort, its courtyard – its heart to a cosy resting meet up place for family and share our daily experience after exploring the Medina and our discovery of the Atlas mountain, Toubkal and the Ouirgane valley and its treasures, the different cooler Essaouira, a glimpse of the Atlantic and its ruggedness along this side of the coast,
Cannot think of a nicer place to rest and relax and come back to time again hopefully ………. Would love to return to Riad Africa again definitely! Let it speak for itself! We feel invigorated and re-energised from our wonderful hols in Marrakesh enhanced by the calming serene splendour of Riad Africa and all its high standard amenities
Thank you and Mustapha and Fatima for all your kind assistance and attentive care to making our hols such an enjoyable experience and discovery of a different life and culture and world!
Stayed in Maison Africa with a family of 3 in october 2016. We like it a lot. Very good location in walking distance to the Medina (20 minutes to Djemaa el Fna) but also to the new town and places like the Jardin Marjorelle (20 minutes) or the place of 16th november in Gueliz and also the stop for cars/taxis in very near walking distance. On the other hand far enough from the noisy parts of the town, so staying in the patio or on the roof-top is really peacefull and relaxing, and of course the plunge-pool is very nice for mid-day-heat time. Also management and organisation went very well (thanks to Bashir !), including easy communication via email or a local mobile phone he gave to us. We liked it a lot and would come back to the same place in case we would visit Marrakesh again - thanks a lot !
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Stay tax||£2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 11 years.|
Special booking offers:
Stay 7 nights pay for 6 (shown in the rate table)
Stay for 10 pay for 8
Stay for 14 pay for 11
Cheapest nights are free.
Private airport transfers - £20 per transfer each way to 6 people, £35 per transfer
Maison Africa is located in a quiet residential area, just 200 metres walk from Rue Riad Laarous. A short walk along Riad Laarous leads into the bustling covered soaks of Marrakech, through which you can walk to the very heart of the Medina at Place Djemaa el Fna. Others attractions located close by the Riad include the Palace/Museum of Dar El Bacha, the Mosque and Medersa of Ben Youssef, and the Museum of Marrakech.
Marrakech is a city for discerning travellers with a keen interest in culture and a couple of days is simply not enough to fully discover the wealth of attractions this city offers. The minaret of Koutoubia Mosque is the landmark and emblem of the city. Other important quarters worth a visit within the old city ramparts include Kasbah and Mellah (the Jewish quarter), both in the south and close to the Royal Palaces (closed to visitors). The Saadien Tombs and Dar Si Said Museum are also of particular interest.
Other Activities: Camel riding, quad biking, balloon flights, helicopter flights