Vacation Rental Description
Situated on the quiet derb Chentouf in Riad Laarousse within the ancient Medina of Marrakech, is the completely renovated courtyard home Riad Ma'ab. Traditional design infused with hand made Berber furnishings from local craftsmen of the medina makes Riad Ma'ab a casual and comfortable home to return to after the exotic and vibrant street life of the Marrakech.
The riad is close to the Musee de Marrakech, the Ben Youssef Madrasa, Qobat Almorabitine, the souks and only a 5 to 10 minute walk to Jemaa el Fna. Taxi access is an easy 2 minute walk.
The riad hosts 5 guest bedrooms. One located on the ground floor with queen size bed (160 cm x 190 cm), full long and deep bathtub; and four rooms on the first floor, two with shower and queen size (160 cm x 190). Another can be configured with either 2 twin beds (80 cm x 190) or one queen size (160 cm x 190). The other first floor bedroom has a full bed (140 cm x 190 cm) and a full long, deep bathtub. All bedrooms rooms have AC / heat, closet with shelves and closet with hangers. The linen is fine 100% Egyptian cotton, 550 count for queen and full beds, 300 count for twin. Nearly all furnishings are hand crafted, so we are continually having things delivered as they are finished.
Within the courtyard is the bhou, a comfortable sitting area to read... write... eat... or have Moroccan tea. Relax in the salon listening to the selection of North African music or dine by the fireplace in the cooler months. The courtyard, naturally shady and cool during the hot months is perfect for breakfast or tea. On the terrace, views of Ali Ben Youssef Mosque and peeks of the Atlas Mountains by day; by night the rising steam from Jemaa el Fna . Choose between the Moroccan sofa and traditional Berber sitting area or at the zellige tables under the Berber inspired umbrella for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Lounge under the magnificent Moroccan sun for a healthy dose of vitamin D. Or just relax with light appetizers and drinks before sunset and watch the strokes fly by.
Riad Ma'ab has free WiFi Internet access, iPod docking station on request , an iron for those who have to and easy phone access to the U.S., U.K., Ireland, France, Italy, and Spain at a minimal charge. No TV's by design.
We use 100% ecological cleaning products and washing detergents at the riad. No artificial fragrances. Natural Maroc incense, unscented candles, fragrant flowers and spices fill the air. The cuisine is stocked with 2 cooking oils... olive oil and argan oil. Fresh local produce and proteins are sourced for the best quality. Meals are Berber inspired; simple, fresh and delicious. Vegan and vegetarian meals are no problem. We are happy to provide Moroccan wines.
Houssain and Sara are on staff and will make you feel at home during your stay. For your service and assistance the riad is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can view other images of the riad on You Tube by going to YouTube.com and searching for Riad Ma'ab. Or copy this ilink into your browser http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bC0UCN86wc
Read what some of our guest have to say about Riad Ma'ab:
"Being here at Riad Ma'ab was good for the mind and body! It's definitely a place to which one returns." Ruben & Chris, The Netherlands
"Riad Ma'ab is an elegant, tranquil oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of Marrakech." V. & S. Lessinger, Hermosa Beach, CA USA
"Well your riad certainly lives up to its name! I had a terrific nights sleep+10 hours, I can't recall when I last did that! ..." P.B. Portugal
"An oasis that sets it apart from the hustle and bustle of the medina / Marrakesh." Macon, CA USA
We look forward to welcoming you to Riad Ma'ab.
Ma'ab - A place to which one returns
Marrakech is an exotic city that at first seems a little overwhelming but soon you relax into a different and very welcoming culture.
Marrakech is as much an experience as a place, offering food, music, sights, sounds and smells you may never experienced before. From the tiny streets and souks of the old médina, to the wide boulevards of the modern Guéliz, there is something here for everyone and every day turns into an adventure.