Traditional RIAD of 1903 of 210 m2, everything of full foot, who to keep his architecture of origin in spite of several restorations(caterings), it understands a big central patio (as any real riad, four trees and a central fountain), it also benefits from a terrace of 120 m ², it is directly placed in the heart of the medina of MARRAKESH in BAB DOUKALA's district, in 10-15min on foot of the Place(Square) JEMAA EL FNA. The AMETHYST RIAD is only praised in full for you with the breakfast!!!! PRICE according to duration and the number of persons. 35€ the simple room by overnight stay, 70€ the double room by overnight stay. The WEEK 1 person 245€, the WEEK 2 persons 460 €, the WEEK 3 persons 535 €, the WEEK 4 persons 610 €, the WEEK 5 persons 685 €, the WEEK 6 persons 760 €.
- House2260 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 nights
RIAD AMETHYSTE MARRAKECH
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Nov 2018
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
We stayed for 8 nights in mid-April and we loved it. Original, calm and relaxing, very tastefully decorated 100+ year old riad, ideally located for both the Medina & the new Town. Jemma El Fna 20min walk, souks 10min
The yard is a cool & quiet paradise with a tall palm tree, bamboo and 2 bitter orange trees which fill the house with fragrance after dark. The view upwards into the blue sky is mesmerising and you will occasionally spot the odd stork, bird of prey, swallows and flocks of Bea-eaters. A tame pair of house buntings also live in the yard and will often hop around you in search of insects.
Upstairs the private terrace is sunny during the day and starry at night. Cats patrol the top of the wall. The bedrooms are comfortable, cool in the day & warm at night, with good mattresses. Sleep quality is excellent. The toilets are clean with is 24hr hot water. The kitchen is fully equipped including an orange juicer.
Hafid– the caretaker - is amazing. Discreet, calm and friendly, he will prepare your breakfast every morning (coffee, tea, milk, freshly, orange juice, bread, jams, honey and some very nice flat pitta bread. He can arrange home cooked meals delivered to the riad. He will give you advice and if you wish arrange everything such as taxis, camel trips, sightseeing . He speaks a bit of English too.
The neighborhood is less touristy than other areas in the Medina & the shops are aimed at locals. You can find everything for your daily supplies. ATM 5min on the road which runs along the walls towards Bab Doukkala.
Just outsidethe nearby Bab Moussoufa there is a veg & fruit market with good prices and worth visiting around 19:00 - busy & full of smoke from the food stalls. Best street food nearby:
1.Corner shop just opposite (on the left). Baked lemon chicken & beans cooked in a clay urn 25MAD per portion
2.BBQ chicken at the end of the little shopping street that runs immediately left as you exit the riad. (25 MAD per portion with bread)
3.The little BBQ place. Exit the riad & turn into the 2nd left (Rue El Gza). It’s on the left a few yards down, run by 2 polite, friendly brothers. It serves tiny skewers in a flat bread. Ask for 4-8 skewers for each sandwich. They are fantastic & very cheap!
4.The fried fish places on the road parallel to the wall towards Bab Doukkala. Buy by weight a selection of different small fried fish. A takeaway for 4 with some aubergines, bread and a couple of chilies will cost around 40 MAD.
Location is excellent as its walking distance to taxis and buses. If you are driving in the 24hr parking is 5 min walk. Walk within 15min or taxi 5min to main square, main souks and tourist sites.
The Riad has a nice feel to it. Though in a busy medina its very quiet. Decor is very tasteful. Beds are comfy and the double bedrooms are heated.
The caretaker was very nice and helped for all things local. Checkin and checkout was a breeze.
"Riad beautiful, with ev...
"Riad beautiful, with every comfort, excellent location.
Hafid preson is a delightful, polite and helpful.
Riad just needs a good general cleaning, overall very good accommodation."
"Amethyste Riad is beauti...
"Amethyste Riad is beautiful, traditional and peaceful. It has everything required and is clean.
It has a bathroom and a seperate shower rooom with lashings of hot water. Only one toilet to share. We were warm at night with electric heaters. The beds are comfortable and firm. Hafid comes every morning and makes breakfast. He looked after us very well and was so helpful. One night he arranged for a tasty targine to be made and we ate in the Riad. We would definately book this Riad again."
Un grand merci à Hafid.
Un grand merci à Hafid pour sa gentillesse, sa disponibilité , ses conseils et son sérieux.
Un vrai havre de paix et une bulle de calme dans le riad Améthyste comparé à la vie agitée et bruyante de la médina.
Le riad est conforme à la description, authentique, propre ,fonctionnel, et je tiens à préciser ,doté d'une très bonne literie.
Je recommande fortement cette location.
Superbe location, à conseiller
Nous avons passé une agréable semaine à Marrakech, malgré le temps pas tout à fait printanier qui régnait sur Marrakech pendant ces vacances de Pâques 2018. Le lieu est vraiment authentique, plein de charme, sans oublier le maitre de maison - Hafid - qui est là pour vous faciliter la vie. Les petits déjeuners - compris dans le prix - étaient vraiment bons et copieux, tout comme les repas que l'on pouvait commander. Un vrai régal.
A noter que le riad se trouve dans la médina - donc très bien placé - pour autant une fois à l'intérieur c'est le calme absolu, complètement isolé du tumulte extérieur.
Bref, nous ne pouvons que recommander ce lieu pour passer un agréable moment à Marrakech !
Since the airport or the GUELIZ to follow the direction of the bus station, then to cross the ramparts of the medina to enter by the NORTH DOOR IS of BAB DOUKALA, since the big taxis to take the street El Gza, Riad is in 200m on your right at the bottom of an impasse.
Inescapable visit of the place JEMAA EL FNA, the minaret of the KOUTOUBIA, the SOUKS, the médersa BEN-YOUSSEF, the graves SAADIENS, the EL-BADI palace, the EL-BAHIA palace, the MENARA or the garden of MAJORELLE ......
tarif dégressif en fonction de la durée, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, propriétaire non présent sur place