Ryad Mabrouka is one of the most unique riads in Fes due to its original architecture and its large bay-window opening facing its peaceful garden. This view enhances the riad with light and provides the guest with a sensational and unique view of the ancient Fez medina. Pierre-Marie and Caroline invite you to come and discover this unique riad with its rich hand-crafted decorative work, fabricated by the craftsmen who have made Fez famous throughout the centuries.
Enjoy the panoramic view from the terrace and dining room or rest in the riad's garden oasis filled with beautiful flowers and trees (including bougainvillea, hibiscus, orange trees and roses).The atmosphere of this riad is a subtle mixture of the ancient Moroccan traditions derived from the imprint of the family owners, the spirit and feel of Fez itself, and a passion for the better things in life.
An attentive Moroccan staff will cater to your every need as they anxiously wait for a chance to demonstate the rich depth and kindness of Moroccan hospitality. Ryad Mabrouka is ideally located with easy access to taxis and parking. It is centrally located in a quiet place, only 3mn by foot from Talaa Kebira which is the main street of the medina of Fes and the one that is traveled most by tourists becuase of the shopping and cultural opportunities it presents.
During your stay in Dar Rocmarra you will be transported through small alleys, lively markets, and souks (ancient shopping markets) to one of the most prestigious places in the Medina - a world of historic beauty, tranquility and simplicity.
We have recently renovated this over one-hundred year old riad which is located near Dar el Bacha. It is also close to the restaurant Dar Moha and Dar Marjana, and only a few minutes from the main shopping souks and the famous Jemaa el Fna Square.
You will be charmed by the riad's inner courtyard offering shade from the olive trees, by the beautiful view from the terrase, and from the simplicity, elegance and comfort the rooms, suites, and exterior salon offer.
By day, the courtyard, with its plants and waterfalls, provides you with freshness and tranqulity. During the evening and night, the courtyard offers warmth and intimacy around a traditional fireplace. From the roof terrase you can enjoy a relaxing, panoramic view of Marrakech and the beautiful Atlas Mountains.
We can provide, per your request, excellent and delicious traditional meals cooked in our own kitchen and an assortment of Moroccan wines. We are also available to offer travel advice in and arond the city which should make your stay here extra special and more enjoyable.
Dar Ma Ward is ideally located in one of the quietest neighborhoods in the ancient medina of Marrakech called the district of Sidi Bel Abbes which is mostly residental and enables you to touch, see and connect with the medina's authentic cultural atmosphere. This riad is easily accessible and it is just outside the bustle of the souks and the Jemaa El Fna Square yet it is only a 20 minute walk to the famous Jemma El Fina Square. Nadège and Emmanuel's hearts desire is that your stay in this ancient palace will provide you a wonderful and relaxing vacation that will be savored for years to come.
Riad Dar Ma Ward offers a very different approach than most other hotels and riads by offering complimentary and personalized services included in the price of the room for any minimum stay of 2 night including:- airport transfers,- welcome tea,- free minibar (beers, soft drinks, sweets and crisps),- fruit basket and flowers in the room upon arrival.- Don't forget our splash pool is heated year around.
This riad's interior design combines refinement and comfort while authentically reflecting the beauty of traditional Moroccan art and architecture. In the middle, you will find a traditonal tree-lined patio a heated pool adorned with rose petals and a traditonal fountain. Relax on our roof-top terrace with its private nooks and enjoy the beautuful and famous Marrakech sunset each evening. The chef will be honored to introduce you to the delicous and exotic Moroccan cousine which after your first taste, you will not be able to resist exploring more if its delicacies.
From breakfast to dinner, your senses will be excited. The home environment created by only 5 rooms guarantees you the best service and the feel that you are being pampered like royality. Everything is balanced: luxury, calm, pleasure, happiness and the joy of living are all cental to the atmosphere and genre at Dar Ma Ward.
* Qerfa and Rolfati can accommodate a child up to age 13 - Supplement of 30 euros per night.
* Note that there is a fireplace only in Qerfa.
* All the rooms have a Mini bar.
* Therre is a local touristic tax of, on average, 2,50 euros per day per person. * Both in low and high season we require a 4 night minimum stay.
* A required gormet dinner is served for the special celebration on the occasion of 12/24 and 12/31.
***PROMOTION*** Low Season Special: Stay 7 nights and pay for 5!!! Stay 5 nights and pay for 4!!! Mid Season Special: Stay 7 nights and pay for only 6!
Winner of Trip Advisor's top 25 Most Relaxing Places to Stay in Africa for 2012! Tranquility surrounds you as soon as you step out of the busy streets of the ancient medina and into the door of Riad Esprit du Maroc as you realize you have just entered a special world of privilege! This is a beautiful 18th century riad, fully restored in the Moroccan tradition. Here, you will discover all the comfort you've dreamed of! Here, you will be served by a team that listens to your every request!
This riad reflects the calm, freshness, refinement, and luxury that is typical to the heart of the Medina of Marrakech and it fully justifies the name ' Esprit du Maroc' (ths spirit of Morocco). The riad has 3 patios: one with a swimming pool and two with fountains. This riad has a garden with a deck, a dining area, a gazebo, a summer dining room overlooking the pool, and a large lounge with a wonderful bar where you can find drinks near the fireplace. This area also doubles as a great spot for candle-light dinners where you can experience a romantic atmosphere with the light of the stars overhead.
The Spa is a haven of well-being with two steam rooms, five massage salons which are all available upon request. Also, at your disposal is a fitness room. Parking is conveniently located next to the riad.
Our unique location allows you to experience the wonder of the ancient medina but your driver or any taxi can bring you right to our front door!
IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION: Please note Riad & Spa Esprit du Maroc's cancellation policy : -Cancellations received before 30 before the of first day of stay: no cancellation fee. -Cancellations received 21-30 days before the first day of stay are subject to a cancellation fee of 30% of total room costs. -Cancellations received 0-20 days before the first day of stay are subject to a cancellation fee of 100% of total projected room costs.
It is possible to rent the Riad & Spa Esprit du Maroc exclusively - enough to accomodate about 30 people.
If you reserve the whole riad, we require a 30% deposit upon booking.
Taxes (TPT + TC) = 3 euros per night per person.
Baby Cot (bed) = 20 euros
Private transfers by Riad Esprit du Maroc:
110 dh per person: time of arrival of customers in the morning between 08h00 and 19h55 in the evening
160 dh per person: time of arrival of customers between 20:00 and 7:55
***PROMOTION*** Seotember Special: Book 2 nights and get the 3rd night free!!!
deep in a picturesque solace in the heart of the medina, just behind the
century old wooden heave door lies an oasis of peace and contemplation. An authentic Moroccan Riad where elegance is only matched by serenity. Dar Warda is a beautifully restored traditional Riad. Local artisans created this riad with a respect
for tradition and modernity by using traditional techniques such as zelliges, carved
woodwork, and tadelakt beijmat from Fes.
Taste the charm of a cup of tea in the "Bouhou" outdoor living
room, or experience dinner by candlelight in the dining room with its endless
bench. Or read a while in the little cozy
library complete with a colorful sabra handwoven ottoman. Relax by the fire in the cool of the
evenings. Don’t forget to enjoy the
beautiful sunset on the terrace (3 terraces on 3 levels). From that view the Koutoubia mosque seems to entice
you to enter the peaks of the Atlas Mountains.
The riad is composed of five rooms: two doubles and a
Around the central patio is a small but beautiful
swimming pool for your relaxing pleasure.
The Bhou room, the dining room, and the library/lounge area face the central
patio and swimming pool. The library has
free wifi and has a computer with free internet access. Enjoy two lounge areas on the middle floor
and the solarium on the 3rd floor where you can enjoy a mint tea in
the shade on the benches. The remarkable
view of the snowy Atlas Mountains from the roof top is breath taking.
ROOMS (Note: See the pictures under the “Rooms
& Rates” tab) - 5 Air-conditioned suites
1st Room: ROSE DES SABLES: 2 / 3 persons
First floor and breakfast is served on the terrace. A
large double bed and a shower room which is done in sand color with an
attractive copper bowl sink. The
sitting area is decorated in velvet sabra cushions and plumb colored Berber
Room: The OASIS: 2 persons
Ground floor, directly overlooking the patio, facing the
fountain, this room offers one king size bed or two singles. A very cheerful room decorated with bright
colors, predominantly greens and oranges.
The shower is green tadelakt with a beautiful copper sink.
Room: The DUNE: 2 Persons
The Dune room is a large and elegant room on the first
floor completely done with pinkish beige tadelakt. The large high ceiling gives it a majestic
look. Furnished with a large double bed,
this room also has a small Moroccan living room. The material for the chairs is hand woven to
give you a special feel of comfort. The
bathroom has a beautiful copper sink.
Room: The NOMAD: 2 people
Nomade is situated at the top floor with direct access to
the riad’s terrace with both sun and shade throughout the day. It has a large double bed, a shower room done
in the Marrakech tadelakt red and it also has a beautiful copper sink. The décor is African-inspired with Berber
comfort and elegance. A lovely little
window looks down on the patio.
Room: The ARGANA: 3 persons
Located on the first floor near the DUNE room, it also
overlooks the central patio. Furnished
with 1 double and 1 single bed, its walls are also finished with cream colored tadelakt. Its decor includes Berber carpets and silk
hand-woven raspberry color chairs situated by the fireplace.
Each room is air
conditioned in summer and heated in winter.
The reception and hospitality you will experience is a reflection
of the Moroccan tradition of friendliness and courtesy. The staff, composed of Fathia (manager of the
Riad), Element (who speaks perfect English and French), and Farida (for
maintenance and kitchen) will ensure your well being and will help you if you
want to savor the many facets of the authentic Moroccan cuisine.
They will also be able to help you in all your other
travel needs such as excursions, car rentals (such as 4x4s), spa services, and
other restaurants for your dining pleasure.
WIFI is free. We can provide a baby bed and you can park
your vehicle in a guarded parking lot close by our property.
Other Services include:
Air conditioning and heating
Services available (at additional cost):
Snack and lunch (10 € / per person without wine)
Diners (20 € / per person without wine)
Airport transfer - 30 Euros per taxi round trip (4 people)
The entire riad (max. 10 pers.) : from 500 to 600 € per night according to the season. Tax 1.5 Euros pre night per person.
For requests to rent the riad entirely, we can arrange at the request of the parties with musicians and dancers to the riad for special occasions, birthdays, etc. .. (see the room & rates tab for pricing on the entire riad)
Children under 4 years of age free
IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION: Dar Warda will apply the following cancellation policy :
- Cancellations received before 30 before the confirmed arrival date: no cancellation fee
received 21-30 days before the confirmed arrival date are subject to a
cancellation fee of 30% of total projected room costs. -Cancellations
received 11-20 days before the confirmed arrival date are subject to a
cancellation fee of 50% of total projected room costs. -Cancellations
received 0-10 days before the confirmed arrival date are subject to a
cancellation fee of 100% of total projected room costs. If you wish to pay your room charges with a credit card they will be subject to a 3.5% service fee. We accept: Carte Bleu, MasterCard, Visa
***PROMOTION*** Stay 4 nights or more and receive a 20% discount on all suites (including junior suites - based on availability)!
You only have to cross the Mediterranean to arrive ...
In the middle of Marrakech Medina, Eric and Olivier welcome you in their Riad adorned with all the Traditional Moroccan Artisan handwork (Zouak, zelliges, sculpted plaster, tadelakt) which will enhance your stay and fill you with charm and tradition.
The plunge pool in which to relax and the fountain which murmurs softly beside it invite you for a relaxing swim.
The riad La terrasse des Oliviers is dedicated to tranquility and service so everything will be done to satisfy you.
Relax in one of our 6 junior suites (all air-conditioned) after your journey or after your venture out to the souks or to the famous Djema El Fna Square which is a 15 minute walk away.
All our suites are equipped with bathrooms and a separate toilet. In the living room of your suite you can relax, read and we will even serve your breakfast there.
Eric and Olivier have named the suites all after tranquility and have called the Riad the terrace of olives because of the olive trees symbolism of peace.
* The above prices include VAT (sales tax) for two people with breakfast.
* Children 12 years and younger are free if they stay in their parents room.
* 20 Euro supplement for a 3rd person in the SALAM, SAFA, HANA, or Halaoui suites.
* 2 nights in low season.
* Reservation before noon, 20 Euros,
* Included: Morocco starters, main, dessert, water, coffee or Morocco tea.Free dinner on the day of arrival for a 7 nights stay (let us know)