Sleeping in a riad in Marrakech is the experience to do to really feel like you're on a trip to Morocco. In the post, all the information to choose it looking for a nice, clean and above all low cost solution: here is the review of Riad Lapis Lazuli.
Furnishings for a thousand and one nights, the scent of mint tea and dream terraces that offer a privileged view of the city. THE riad of Marrakech offer their guests a unique sensory experience, accompanied by an unparalleled welcome. If you have chosen the pink city as a destination for your next trip, the advice is to immerse yourself completely in the atmosphere of the place, deciding to stay in one of these traditional residences. These structures, in fact, well represent the Morocco and its culture.
The riads, what to expect
The peculiarity of the riads lies in their singular structure, developed around a central patio decorated with plants, pools or fountains. All these elements form a real oasis of peace within the chaotic environment of the medina. These buildings generally have a maximum height of two or three floors and at their top there are splendid terraces that extend around the central space open to the courtyard.
An intimate atmosphere
The most fascinating aspect of the riads, however, lies in the fact that all these wonders are enclosed behind tiny doors or anonymous gates that seem to promise very little and that contribute to increasing the surprise of visitors who venture beyond the threshold. Once you enter the small size of these buildings, which generally have very few rooms, they will immediately convey a sense of warmth and intimacy and will entice you to spend your time in the common areas, reading, sipping tea or chatting.
Riad Lapis Lazuli in Marrakech
There are of course different types of riads, from the simplest to the most luxurious, with considerable price variations. If you want to combine quality and low prices, I recommend you try the Riad Lapis lazuli. It is a real gem hidden in the alleys of the medina, a short distance from the lively souqs.
Where it is
This guesthouse it is located in a rather central position within the walls and is about 15 minutes walk from the Djema el-Fna square, the beating heart of Marrakech. Its location within the labyrinthine medina, however, makes the place rather difficult to reach upon your arrival, especially as even taxis often get lost in the alleys of the center.
How to reach Riad Lapis Lazuli in Marrakech
For this reason the riad offers its customers a shuttle to and from the airport at a good price. The shuttle can be booked by email a few days in advance. Once you arrive, the staff will immediately be at your disposal, providing you with a map and giving you directions on how to move and how to reach the nearest taxi station.
Small and extremely welcoming, this riad will immediately strike you for its beauty and for the furnishings with attention to every detail. Particularly noteworthy is the roof terrace, a real floral paradise where you will find sofas, armchairs and mattresses on which to relax.
Meals in the riad
Included in the room price you will also have an excellent breakfast that you can have served on the terrace or in the courtyard. The main dish consists of pancakes to be served with honey or jam. Aside is the dinner, which you can order every morning choosing from several typical dishes, like couscous or different types of meat: the prices are absolutely low cost.
Finally, the staff is really attentive to the needs of its guests and offers help and advice for any aspect of your holiday, from the organization of any trips, to guided tours of the city, up to the booking of treatments at the hammam.