Vacation Rental Description
This luxurious Riad is set in an imposing position in the Kasbah of Marrakech, which was the stronghold attached to the Sultan's palace to house his courtiers. The house is very close to the 12th century Kasbah Mosque, the famous and beautiful Saadian Tombs, and the El Badii Palace dating from 1578, which is when the house was probably built. A short walk takes you to all the sights of this exotic city including the amazing Place Djemaa el Fna with its snake charmers, story tellers, and acrobats.
The Kasbah area is alive with streetmarkets, children playing, artisans and Moroccans going about their daily life. Marrakech also offers World class restaurants and nightlife, as well as being close to the Atlas Mountains. The Riad has been returned to its former splendour and now offers spacious accommodation that can only be rented as a whole, providing a beautiful private space for a family holiday, or a group of friends wishing to spend time in a traditional Moroccan atmosphere, but with the comforts of 21st century living.
Further details indoors:
A few minutes from the busy square in front of the Kasbah Mosque, the winding narrow streets cut through the ancient palace walls, bringing you to the imposing facade of Riad Hugo. A gently splashing fountain welcomes you into the entance hall which leads onto the open courtyard with heated pool. There are two en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor, as well as a kitchen from which the cook produces the most exquisite Moroccan food. The grand staircase with its intricate Moroccan plasterwork ceiling, leads to a further double and large twin bedroom, each with en-suite facilities. Here there is also a stunning and exotic traditional salon, which recreates the atmosphere of a palace harem. It has air-conditioning for summer and a zelige fireplace for winter evenings. There is a TV with numerous European and UK channels and DVD player as well as a hifi, a small selection of DVDs and many CDs. A further flight of stairs leads to the terrace salon with its huge sofas, dining area and direct access to the roof terrace. Here you can dine or sunbathe with a view of the Atlas Mountains and storks flying over the Badii Palace.
Further details outdoors:
The ground floor courtyard is planted with Banana trees and palms that hang over the private heated pool, there is a dining table ideal for breakfast on hot summer days. On the first floor all the rooms lead off of the open balcony and further stairs lead to the terrace salon that opens through french doors to the terrace. A dining table provides space for breakfast in the sun or a moon lit dinner while the sounds of life in the Kasbah drift up on the breeze from the alleys below.
The view from the terrace is quite amazing and includes the kasbah Mosque, Badii Palace, Saadien Tombs, the roof tops of the Kings palace and glimpses of the Koutoubia mosque with the stunning snow capped Atlas Mountains in the distance.
With sunbeds for the sun worshipers and a shower to cool you down, this is the ideal place to relax, a real antidote to the bustle of the city just outside your door.
- Cable Satellite
- Linen Service
- Open Fire
- Private Pool
Staffed Property, CD player, Hair dryer, Cooker, sofabeds, single beds, double beds, solarium/roof top, cots, private garden.
- Horse Riding
- Night Clubs
Swimming, waterpark, hot air ballooning.
- Nearest Airport : Marrakech Menara at 5 kilometers distance;
- Nearest Train Station : Marrakech at 3 kilometers distance
- Travel Info: With constantly improving travel links with the UK there are several airlines to choose from. Royal Air Maroc offer convenient flight times and ever decreasing costs. The real bargains can be had from Thomsonfly, Ryanair and Easyjet though this may require a very early start but on the upside you get the whole of your first day in Marrakech.
All of the major car hire companies are represented at the rapidly developing airport but unless you are heading further afield the 10 to 15 minute taxi ride to the city centre is far easier. Driving in Marrakech would require a certain amount of courage and a lot of luck. It is best left to the experienced.
Ferry: Essaouria: 180 km