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Medinarose - Riad In Marrakech, Pool On Terrace

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,883 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Seeking a discreet, stylish medina hideaway in Marrakech? medinaRose, a boutique beauty with a rooftop pool and chic open plan living spaces, is a riad home-from-home so lovely you’ll be tempted to keep it secret. It’s run by a Brit and his French girlfriend who fell in love with Morocco; after a few nights here, you might find the same happens to you. As a 3 bedroom house, which sleeps 6, it also has a pool on the terrace.

Gareth Turpin
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Gareth Turpin

Gareth and Celine, the owner's of medinaRose, built their house in Marrakech as a romantic getaway. The house was completed in 2015. Gareth lives in the coastal town of Essaouira, where he runs a luxury hotel called Dar Maya. Celine lives in Bordeaux, where she runs her own PR agency. They are both passionate by architecture and decoration, which they think you will see reflected in medinaRose.

Gareth Turpin purchased this house in 2014

Why Gareth Turpin chose Marrakech

medinaRose is a riad layed out over three floors. Unlike many traditional riads the patio space is closed over, which means the house is better protected and stays cool in the summer and warm during the evenings over the winter months. The ground floor comprises three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The first floor is an open plan living space, including a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge (with a working chimney). The second floor is the terrace, which includes a small pool and a covered seating area.

What makes this house unique

Guest Access

Our house is located down a quiet lane with pedestrian access only. From being dropped off by taxi or car it takes about three minutes by foot. When you first arrive you will be met at your taxi or car and escorted to the house.

Interaction with Guests

At the start of your stay you will be met at the house by our manager who will do an initial meet and greet with you. He will also present you with an information pack, which contains details about both the house and things to do and see during your stay in Marrakech. He can be contacted at any time if you need some help or advice. There is also a full time cleaner and cook called Saida. She will come to the house every morning to prepare and serve your breakfast and clean the house. She can also prepare you a lunch or dinner (at an additional cost).

The Neighborhood

medinaRose is located in a district of the city's medina called Sidi Mimoune. This quiet and secure area includes the King's palace and the original house of Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech. It is a short walk to Place Jemma el-Fna (the main square) and the souks. From Sidi Mimoune the other areas of the city, including the hip and chic nightspots in Gueliz and the Hivernage, can be quickly accessed by taxi.

Getting Around

Given the location of medinaRose many of the old city's attractions in the medina are accessible by foot. When travelling around Marrakech the easiest option is to jump into a taxi. There are two types of taxi available. The so called "petits taxis" which seat up to a maximum of three people. Or the "grand taxis", which as far as I can tell have no limit on the number of passengers! And if you want to travel at a more sedate pace you can flag down a horse and carriage!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marrakech in Al Haouz

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1883 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Includes en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage


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Medinarose - Riad In Marrakech, Pool On Terrace
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

An amazing riad with a superb level of service and hospitality in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

There are two things about this trip that stand out for us, the breathtaking riad, (it looks even better in real life) and the amazing Saida ( the femme du ménage). Gareth arranged for a taxi to pick us up from the airport and we asked to go via the Carrefour to pick up some essentials (read wine!). Saida then met us, helped carry our bags and took us to the Riad as cars can’t pass down the narrow paths. Saida visits every day and prepares breakfast and cleans. She is completely unobtrusive but willing to help in any way. She shows us where the souks were and even stored our luggage for us on the last day. She really added to our holiday and is a huge asset to Médina Rose.

We spent a lot of our time on the roof terrace, but cooked and ate in the lovely kitchen and dining room too.

We were a party of 4 females and felt completely safe out and about. We found everyone friendly and helpful from taxi drivers to souk sellers to supermarket workers.

I can’t recommend this riad or Marrakech enough. We had an amazing trip and would not hesitate to recommend this riad to anyone. We can’t wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Aufenthalt im Medina Rose!

  • 5 of 5

Super schöne Villa! Sehr zentral, aber ruhig gelegen und sehr sauber.

Tolle Betreuung durch Saida und ihr Dinner ist absolut zu empfehlen!!

Frühstück ebenfalls gut, auch auf Sonderwünsche wurde eingegangen :-)

Jederzeit wieder!!! :-)

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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