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House / Villa - Marrakech

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

(Text automatically translated) Traditional house located in the heart of the medina of Marrakech, decorated in Moroccan style. Recent renovation done tastefully. The house is ideally located just 10 minutes walk from the famous Djemaa el Fna Square and 2 minutes from the Medersa Ben Youssef. The home is fully booked, you can live in privacy. Services offered: household and Moroccan cuisine on request

chantal houssard
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Medina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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House / Villa - Marrakech
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Authentic Medina Experience

  • 2 of 5

Walking through narrow alleyways, tunnels and low passageway doors, you eventually arrive at a dilapidated entry door. The photos on HomeAway flatter the renovation. The front door opens into a small and cramped kitchen which consists of a short bench upon which is a portable gas cooker sitting on one end and a coffee maker on the other end that disappears under the staircase. The walls and floor are stained and look dirty. The rendered walls and unglazed tiles make cleaning difficult - there is always dust. The small sitting room off the kitchen is dark (no window) and has a stale, musty smell. Up the narrow, winding stairs are two bedrooms- both small. The main one has a small window that opens to the adjoining house - no direct light or breeze. They feel stale and oppressive, and smell of cigarettes. The bathroom and toilet are combined into one small room.The shower sprays out over the toilet. There are no towel rails or soap holders. The room looks and feels dirty. The only hand basin is located outside in the stairwell. There is a roof-top terrace which is nice in the early mornings and later evenings - too hot at any other time, The internal staircase is narrow and the bedroom A/C units drip water directly onto them. Care must be taken due to the lack of headroom. In summary, this is a real 'no frills' Moroccan Medina house. Where some see charm and authenticity, we could not get past the cramped, dank conditions that Western society has long since moved away from.

Being inside the Medina, you need to walk your luggage in, under direction of the landlord's rep - it has no actual address, so you could not find it without direction. The location does provide quick access to most parts of the Medina (Souks, tannery, Medersa and Djemaa el Fna Square). You need to map your way out so you can get home. Walking the alleys of the Medina is marred by the badgering of young boys, people protesting about photos and the constant traffic of bikes and motorcycles. It soon becomes a chore rather than an adventure.

We booked for 5 days, but left after 2. We relocated into a hotel in Hivernage (10 minutes walk from the Medina). From there we could experience the Medina without sacrifice of living standard. We rate it 2 stars against Western standard.

If you are considering this property, you need to seriously think about how you would cope with the conditions. We think it is much better to visit the Medina rather than live in it.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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tres bien

  • 5 of 5

comme la dernière fois que j'ai pris ce riad tout était bien Marc qui le gére est sympa et a l’écoute je le recommande

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Très bon séjour dans ce charmant riad !

  • 5 of 5

La location est conforme à la description et nous avons particulièrement apprécié la terrasse. La propriétaire nous a donné de bons conseils et nous remercions Marc et Yassine qui nous ont accueillis. Tout est à proximité du logement, que se soit alimentation, restaurant et monuments. Merci !

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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A conseiller

  • 5 of 5

Cartier typique de la vieille ville (Médina) avec la possibilité de trouver tout ce que vous recherchez et encore plus grâce aux commerçants de quartier et aux marchés environnants. Tranquillité assurée avec une maison individuelle et une terrasse à l'abri des regards.Il ne faut en revanche pas s'attendre à trouver des bars et discothèques dans ce quartier.

Nous y retournerons sans hésiter si l'occasion se présente.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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séjour authentique

  • 5 of 5

Nous souhaitions être loin des sites touristiques et nous n'avons pas été déçus. La maison n'est pas très grande mais elle est très bien décorée et très bien située pour être immergés dans l'ambiance marrakchis. La propriétaire nous a donnés de judicieux conseils pour diverses visites et bons plans tels que le petit marché non loin de la maison, le petit restau à bas prix où on mange très bien etc...Je recommande cette maison surtout pour les personnes qui recherchent à découvrir des choses authentiques.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Une semaine agéable et inoubliable!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons vraiment passé une agréable semaine dans cette charmante petite maison traditionnelle décorée avec goût. Je conseille pour tous ceux qui souhaite partager la vie locale de la médina. Proche des souks, des marchés traditionnels et des nombreuses petites échoppes, le quartier n'en reste pas moins très calme. Le plus, la terrasse où on peut se décontracter à l'abris de tous les regards tout en bénéficiant de l'ambiance locale et déguster une spécialité marocaine cuisinée par Naïma.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
aéroport menara
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
La Palmeraie
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
137 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

(Text automatically translated) A taxi will pick you up at the airport and Naima welcome you home. If you want to go home alone. It is possible to park Place El Moukef and contact by telephone with Naima.

(Text automatically translated) Browse aimlessly the streets of the Medina, discover the Moroccan life and the many small shops, just go with the curiosity and wonder of this enchanting place.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $246.12

tarif dégressif en fonction de la durée, caution demandée, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, propriétaire non présent sur place

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.