A distinct air of nineteen-thirties colonial nostalgia lingers in the rooms and on the terraces of Dar El Riad, a beautiful, traditional villa in the Palmeraie. Fifteen minutes from golf courses and the medina of Marrakech, the villa is part of the exclusive Al Majal Domaine and is fully staffed.
Guest accommodation is well thought out, with four spacious bedrooms, all air-conditioned and en suite, in the main house, and two more bedrooms located in two separate cottages in the garden. All bedrooms have private terraces overlooking the charming gardens of the villa, with their green lawns and rose beds, and their avenues of olive and citrus trees. Luxury linens and towels are provided. The owner has selected some of his cherished collection of antiques and oriental paintings to adorn the interior of the villa.
A lovely Moroccan patio lies at the heart of the living areas, shaded by palm trees and scented by jasmine and orange blossom, its elegant wicker chairs and tables providing a serene and secluded setting for outdoor meals, for breakfast or afternoon tea. This is complemented by numerous other quiet and shady corners where guests may enjoy peace and privacy, but when the urge to sunbathe prevails, there are comfy cushioned sunbeds arranged by the pool, which can be heated on request. A small gym provides an opportunity to keep fit but it is probably the beautifully decorated and very traditional hammam that guests will most enjoy.
Ground Floor: 3 twin or double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and private terraces • Open-plan living room and dining area with terraces • Fully-fitted kitchen • Library/TV room
First Floor: Master double bedroom with en suite bathroom and private terrace • Roof terrace with Berber room and fireplace
Cottages: 2 separate cottages with twin or double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
Air-conditioning • Heating • Washing machine • Satellite TV • DVD/CD player. • Hammam • Internet access • Fax
Private Heated Pool: 15m x 5m with walk-in access