Sally Mair's Profile
We're Gordon and Linda from Edinburgh, we have a management consultancy business. We love Marrakech for the sunshine and the warmth and charm of its people. We rent Riad Linda to groups of up to 10 people, as well as couples who may be looking for a romantic holiday in an exotic destination.
Year purchased: 2007
Why the owner chose a home in this location
Morocco is a country where you can experience a taste of the exotic within a three- and a half hour flight from the UK. It is a country of stunning beauty, variety and is an all the year round destination that enjoys an extremely pleasant climate. It has sandy beaches to the north and west, the breathtaking Atlas mountains, and a number of lively cities, in particular Marrakech, also known as the Pink City. Marrakech itself is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that now offers a wide range of cafes, restaurants, night-clubs, bars, shops, cultural events and art galleries. There is also a good chance of rubbing shoulders with celebrities, given the thriving film industry and annual film festival.
Unique benefits of the property
Our riad is situated in a peaceful derb 5 minutes walk from the main square. We offer three double en-suite bedrooms plus a master suite, complete with hammam, where you can enjoy a relaxing steam bath. Each en-suite bathroom has been traditionally decorated with Tadelakt and Moroccan tiles.All bedrooms are fitted with top of the range air-conditioning/heater units. Your bedroom will be cleaned each day while you enjoy your breakfast (croissants, pancakes with honey, tea, coffee and fresh orange juice). Breakfast is included in the price. Our private cook would be delighted to cook dinner for you (extra cost). From the roof terrace, there are stunning views across the medina, and towards the snow-capped Atlas mountains.An ideal setting for enjoying breakfast and relaxing.
- Beautiful Riad in Marrakech Medina
Modern comfort right in the heart of the Medina
Jan 08, 2010 09:43 am
We had a great stay here at Riad Linda in October 2009. The Riad is very well situated at the end of a traditional narrow street just a few minutes from the main square: Place Jemaa El Fna. We took a petit taxi from the airport and then a porter took our bags on his trolley to the Riad. The Riad is in the heart of the Medina (old town) which is not accessible by cars, but is full of intriguing shops and stalls as well as people bikes and carts. We were also very impressed by how clean the whole town is. A great place for practising your school french, but most people also speak good English.
There is a real buzz to the place. We didn't do any of the out of town excursions available, we'd come to rest. Having said that we visited a Hamman, for a steam bath and massage, took a trip in a Caleche... a fabulous horse drawn carriage, and spent hours wandering, drinking the beautiful fresh orange juice and people watching from the cafes. We found some lovely carpets and fabrics as well as ceramics in the shops too.
The restaurants are all good, local Morrocan food is tasty and inexpensive. If you want to go back to the west for a while, then go to the new town up Avenue Mohammmed V, you'll find restaurants and shops just like at home. The Medina though is full of life and you can haggle and bargain to your hearts content in the tiny shops and narrow streets. Remember to set a price in advance though if you go by carriage or taxi, and just smile, people smile back!
The Riad itself is clean, fresh and very comfortable, we felt very safe and secure. You can buy everything you need in the shops round about and the concierge will help if you need it. The bedrooms are a good size and beautifully presented with en-suite facilities. There's a good kitchen which is well equipped if you want to cook - food is readily available in the small local shops and don't miss out on the local bread and patisserie either. There is plenty of room to lounge around in the sun on the rooftop terraces or in the ground floor seating area by the water feature. We can highly recommend Riad Linda.