December 12, 2017

Riad Les Ammonites – Marrakesh



Riad Les Ammonites is an excellent place to stay when visiting Marrakesh. Riad, which means “garden” in Arabic is usually a Moroccan house or hotel with an internal courtyard.  This Riad has a beautiful courtyard along with everything else you would want in a hotel including safety, cleanliness, and a perfect location.  Located just minutes away from the Souks and Djemaa El-Fna, Riad Les Ammonites lies in the heart of the historic Medina and is the perfect starting point to begin exploring the Red City.



Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with tea and cookies and given a brief introduction to the city of Marrakesh.  The manager Houda and her staff are very friendly and eager to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Complementary breakfast is served every morning in the courtyard and you can enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner at the hotel restaurant. 



To help you relax, sauna and massage treatments are available on site and the rooftop terrace is a wonderful place to enjoy a cup of tea while watching the sunset.



What really impressed me about this hotel is that each of its six rooms are completely different from one another.  Unique in both style and color, they all have their own theme.  You really can’t go wrong with any of them, it just depends on your personal preference.  All rooms include a safe, refrigerator, satellite tv, free wireless, and air-conditioning.



MALI  – A very nice room on the ground floor with 2 windows facing the pool. Both the bed frame and built-in cupboard are decorated with precious carved inlays from Mali, symbolizing the ancient style of the Dogon people. This is also displayed in the room’s decor, creating an elegant traditional African style.



SUITE BERBER – A large room with 2 windows overlooking the courtyard and pool, this suite is equipped with a lounge sofa that can be used as an extra bed. Decorated with dark wood furniture, Suite Berber offers lots of space to sit and relax.



SUITE MARRAKESH – This beautiful, spacious first floor room in red is decorated with stylish and sleek Moroccan furniture.  It has a king-size bed, 2 sofas, and 2 windows facing the courtyard.



SUITE MENZEH – This comfortable room in orange offers a grand bathroom and exquisite decor with a very high ceiling made with traditional wood work.



TAROUDANT – This is one of the most popular rooms at Les Ammonites.  It features a king-size bed covered with a beautiful green canopy.  Located at the far corner of the first floor, this room offers total peace and quiet.



ZAGORA – A wonderful corner room on the first floor, Zagora is decorated in a beautiful violet color.  It has a king-size bed with a very traditional wood spiral canopy.



Many thanks to Riad Les Ammonites for hosting me in Marrakesh.  All opinions, as always, are my own.




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