This meticulously restored Riad in the heart of Marrakech's Medina area, enjoys a magical charm with luscious gardens, exquisite decoration and stylish service - a wonderful venue for a private group of friends.
The rich history of Riad Herougui is linked to numerous royal families and became Moulay Aarafa’s marrakechi headquarters in 1953. More recently its present owners have undertaken the meticulous restoration project, maintaining the wonderful arabo-andalucian style of the house. As with most Riads, life is organised on two levels around a central courtyard. There is the continual soothing sound of water from a stone fountain and the pool, surrounded by palm trees, is a divine setting for swimming year-round.
Guests can enjoy relaxing on one of the three balconies surrounded by palm, orange, olive, poinsettia and sage trees. From the upper balcony superb panoramic views can be enjoyed of the Medina, Atlas Mountains and the ‘jebilets’. Alternatively, one can relax on a sofa on the eastern balcony and listen to the sounds of birdsong and the call of the Muezzin, where dinner is served in the warm evenings, clay lamps subtly positioned amongst the vegetation, whilst the Moorish lounge with traditional saffron-coloured lime walls, fireplace and stunning ‘tataoui’ ceiling is perfect in the winter.
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