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Exclusive Use only - Luxury Holiday Rental Riad In Marrakech Medina, Morocco

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning

Overview

About the property

Riad in Marrakech, Morocco - Riad Romm'an. Centrally Located 8 Min Walk From Main Square, Souks & Tourist Sites, Easy Car Access

This private, exclusive use only, luxury riad is the perfect place to experience the wonders of Marrakech. A peaceful haven hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but only minutes walk from the main square, souks, historical sites and restaurants, etc. The house is a modest palace, a full size 4 sided house designed around an inner central courtyard with its bubbling traditional fountain. The house was recently redesigned, restored and decorated in stunning traditional style, but to modern standards of luxury, comfort and convenience. There are three generous bedroom suites, all with large double beds, luxurious en-suite bathrooms and seating areas, air conditioning (heating in winter) and wardrobe space. Huge, spectacular grand salon in French 1920's colonial style (9.5m x 4m). An arcaded open salon with relaxing/seating areas overlooking the inner courtyard. There is a dining room. The central courtyard has an electronic retractable roof. Free WIFI throughout house.


Owner
Laura Hudson Mackay
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
31 October, 2017

About Laura Hudson Mackay

Hello, my name is Laura Hudson Mackay and this property is a holiday home for my husband and I. We love it and we want you to enjoy it as well!

I am a Photographic Artist based in Scotland.

Laura Hudson Mackay purchased this house in 2011

Why Laura Hudson Mackay chose Medina

We have another property for rent on Owners Direct, which is Cutcloy Cottage in Galloway, Scotland. Reference, Sc287.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"An oasis of prefect contemporary calmness set in a vibrant and well-positioned neighbourhood. Riad Romm'an is the ultimate home in Marrakech and a uniquely chic and skilfully designed private space, absolutely prefect for families and small groups." A. Conti, Passeport Travel.



"You have made Riad Romm'an so beautiful in every way, it's just perfect. It is so peaceful and we have really enjoyed our time here, especially up on the roof terrace. We have spent a lot of time there. So lovely to go up there first thing and enjoy the warm sunshine. We loved Brahim, Zahra and Ismael. They were all wonderful. Food was excellent at the Riad. We have done a lot in the few days and would love to come back again next year. Inshallah. The Riad is fantastic for families." Mrs E Ross-Talbot
Jan 2013
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Location

Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Our on site manager can organise trips (including overnight stays) to the Atlas mountains, coast and Sahara desert by 4x4.

Coast/Beach:

The Atlantic coast is 2.5 hours drive away. There are many popular beaches and towns to visit including Essaouira, Safi, El Jadida, Oualidia and Agadir. Transport or organised excursions can be arranged through our manager.

Travel:

Marrakech airport is 10 minutes by taxi/transfer from the house. Easyjet, Ryanair, British Airways and Thomson all fly there from the UK. We can arrange airport transfers for £20/€23 per private transfer and our manager can meet you at the airport and take you straight to the riad.

Distances:

From the Riad, the main places of interest are less than 10 minutes walk, including the main square of Marrakech (Place Djemma el Fna), the bustling covered souks, the Bahia palace and Saadian tombs, etc. The High Atlas mountains are less than a hours drive and the Atlantic coast approx 2.5 hours drive.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Medina in Marrakesh

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • town
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Master suite with extra large en-suite - twin marble sinks, bath alcove, separate marble shower area. 2 and 3rd bedroom en-suites with bath/shower. Separate w/c's on ground floor and roof terrace. Outdoor shower on roof terrace.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Spectacular master suite (9.5m x 4m) - super king size bed (2m wide), lounge area, fireplace. 2nd suite - double bed, seating area, fireplace, French balcony. 3rd suite - double bed, seating area. All rooms with en-suite, wardrobes, aircon & heating. WIFI 2x comfortable, single folding beds available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This private home is perfect for couples and families and is only ever rented on an exclusive use only basis. Our team of experienced staff are on hand to assist you. Our manager speaks fluent English and French and is available to make sure your stay goes perfectly. He can meet you at the airport, provide information and book transport, guides, dinner reservations and a selection of organised and bespoke excursions and tours. Grocery supplies can also be purchased, if required. Our exceptional cook Zahra can prepare tasty traditional breakfast (included in rental price), lunches or dinners (for an additional charge). Her previous employer was a Saudi Princess! Firewood for the many fireplaces is also included in the rental price during winter months. The house has WIFI available throughout, including on the roof terrace! Outside: The peaceful central inner courtyard contains many trees and plants and has a traditional Zellij tiled fountain which bubbles with water, keeping the house cool in summer. This courtyard or patio is open on one side to a shady arcaded seating area (or B'hou). The house has a full size roof terrace with contains a heated plunge pool with fountain, 2x large double bed sized sun loungers, outdoor dining furniture, plus a large shaded pergola providing covered seating and dining areas with an outdoor fireplace. There is a roof terrace w/c and an outdoor shower. From the terrace there are fabulous views to the High Atlas mountains and the Koutoubia mosque minaret. The entire roof terrace is well screened and private. The house WIFI also works on the roof terrace. Utility Room: Roof terrace utility room with drinks fridge, washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bed linen (duvet and duvet covers) provided and changed weekly. House is cleaned weekly and on changeover days. Additional personal laundry service available on request (for an additional small charge). Other: Large private roof terrace garden, loungers & plunge pool. Courtyard has electronic retractable roof to keep in heat on winter nights & keep out rain (not often required).

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Lovely Riad located in the heart of the Medina

  • 5 of 5

Laura's Riad in Marrakech was everything we could have wished for. It was the perfect size for our party of 4. Ismael was essentially available 24/7 to answer any questions we had, which made our stay truly wonderful. Zahra prepared two meals for us over the course of our time in Marrakech, and her salads were the best we had. The sitting area downstairs in the courtyard, and the one on the roof deck were a great place to rest up between outings. We'd definitely stay here again on our next visit. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Superb

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this Riad. Beautiful, comfortable, well-located. The staff were wonderful and took excellent care of us, and the owner was a pleasure to work with to set up our stay. Breakfasts were abundant and delicious, as were the dinners. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crewkerne
5

Absolutley beautiful riad

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous riad tucked away in a quiet corner but still within seconds of the souk. Perfect from top to bottom.

Beautifully decorated, comfortable in every way, wonderful in house team to cater, advise and entertain! (But very inconspicuous and perceptive to our requirements). Gorgeous bedrooms and bathrooms and views of the snowy Atlas from the roof.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely AMAZING - Private Boutique Hotel

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay - Riad Romm'an is truly a hidden gem. The owner did such a nice job decorating all the rooms and common areas (everything is even more beautiful than in the pictures) - sometimes it was hard for us to decide if we rather spend our time in the comfortable living room, the terrace or our individual bedrooms. The attention to detail in each room was stunning. The major reason for our incredible stay was undoubtedly the company of Ismael and Zahra...the staff of the Riad. Ismael was so kind and helpful in every way. He greeted us at the train station, helped us get around, accompanied us on our adventures and tours - just overall a great and unexpected addition to our stay - we cannot thank him enough for his kindness. Zahra's cooking was incredible - the meal we had at home was the best we had in our 2 weeks in Morocco. We also loved the reasonably priced refreshments! The Riad is close to everything in Marrakech - walking distance to the main square, Hammam, restaurants, etc.

Thank you very much for having us - we hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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london
5

Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

I am torn between desperately wanting to keep Riad Romm'an as my own wonderful secret and the obligation to tell everyone I know about it. Fortunately, the latter won and I have been telling everyone about this wonderful find. I spent hours researching places to stay and the effort paid off with the Riad Romm'an. Laura (the owner) was bombarded with emails from me before our arrival every time I thought of something I needed to know and she patiently responded to each and every one of my inane questions.

Our stay was just amazing and flawless. As soon as we arrived outside the riad we were greeted warmly by Ismael and ushered in to a sensational entrance scented with jasmine, to relax with a refreshing glass of mint tea prepared by Zahra.

Ismael, Zahra and Brahim looked after us so well and were a great source of information. Zahra's cooking is fabulous and not to be missed. We were also able to use the kitchen ourselves if we wished and the fridge was well stocked with drinks / wine to be paid for at the end of our stay. Whilst the owner could very easily charge high prices for these and the meals, she keeps these costs low. For example, a can of coke cost about 65p! Very useful when you have teenagers with you.

The Riad itself was just spectacular. Even more beautiful than the pictures on the website. It was as if we had our own private boutique hotel. So much better than staying as unknown tourists in a huge hotel.

We felt at home and a part of Marrakech for a while walking the easy route back to the riad with local residents after our excursions to the souks, the main square and drinks at La Mamounia..we miss it already!

Just book it...you will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cambridge
5

You will love staying in this Riad

  • 5 of 5

You really will love staying in this Riad. As soon as you walk through the front door, you know that your stay will be magical in Marrakech. The Riad is simply stunning. Beautifully created from a derelict site, the Riad oozes Moroccan style and comfort. Ismael and Zahra are truly welcoming and nothing is too much trouble.

Want to see how a moroccan shops and cooks? Go shopping with Zahra for dinner. See bread being cooked in the communal bakery. ismael took us to one in the Kasbah. Want to be Crosby, Stills and Nash? Ismael took us to Casablanca on the Marrakech Express, where a friend from his village met us and showed us all around Casablanca. Just want to go shopping, or book a restaurant, Ismael will book it and if necessary escort you, and carry your purchases. They go the extra mile to make sure your stay is perfect.

The Riad is so convenient for everything you may wish to see and do, as it is about 10 minutes from The main square, the Souks and the main tourist sites - Bahia and Badii palaces, The Saadian Tombs, The Kasbah and the Mellah.

Yet, if you didn't want to rush around doing all the touristy things, the Riad is so comfortable, you could happily spend your time on the terrace in the sun or shade unwinding from your hectic lives, just relaxing.

This is the best place I have stayed in Marrakech (I have been to 4 different Riads here in the least 10 years), and if you come, you must stay here: Just get in line behind me, as I am coming back first!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Medina, Marrakech & High Atlas Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £1.50 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 5 years.

Booking Notes:
Rate is based on up to 4 guests. For 5 or more guests add £20 per night.



Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible.

Notes on prices:
Please note...there are local taxes to pay at the end of your stay at Riad Romm'an. These cover Tax Pro Touristique and Tax Sejour and are 23 dirhams (approx £1.50) per person, per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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