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Angsana Riads Collection

Marrakech Medina, Morocco

The Angsana Riads in Marrakech offer a traditional riad experience with world-class service and luxury spa treatments. Located in and around the buzzing medina, the riads offer superb comfort, excellent food and a chic, tranquil retreat.

At a Glance

  • The Angsana Riads are ideal for those seeking international hotel standards of comfort and service in a small, intimate and traditional space

  • Angsana Riads are genuine heritage riads in the Old City, lovingly restored by local carftsmen.

  • A stay here means you are based in the oldest part of the city and thus the area which retains the most authenticity

  • Riad Si Said and Riad Bab Firdaus are the two stand out riads in the collection

  • The Seafood Pastilla, a traditional Moroccan pie is the chefs specialty

Spa & health, Culture, Family

Insider's View

Cool off in the roof top jet pool located at the Angsana Riad Si Said.

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Description

Riad Si Said and Riad Bab Firdaus are our two favorites among the six Angsana Riads located in the bustling labyrinth that is Marrakech's medina. However, don't let a stay in one of these stop you from exploring all of the others - they are all within a 5-minute walk from each other and guests can use the facilities at the riads in all of the collection.

Angasna's flagship riad, Riad Si Said is the closest of all of the riads to the center of Marrakech's medina and is a spacious, luxurious all-suite property with seven suites over two floors. It is decorated throughout with traditional Zelij and Moroccan tiles and in opulent shades of gold and cream. Facilities include all day dining at the traditional Moroccan restaurant, a pool, hammam and indulgent massage room. It also has a wonderful rooftop sun deck with Jacuzzi.

The nearby Bab Firdaus, or 'gateway to heaven', is situated in one of the oldest quarters of the medina and offers a contemporary twist to the traditional riad. Its four deluxe rooms and three suites are all tastefully adorned with handwoven carpets and traditional artifacts, blending Moroccan influences with those you would expect in an international standard hotel. Riad Bab Firdaus has a superb rooftop terrace along with a small pool and extensive spa facilities which include an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi beds, large hammam and spa treatment room. Specialities of the house include traditional Moroccan and Thai cuisine.

Small touches such as offering a mobile phone when venturing into the souks epitomizes the attention to detail on show from the staff, many of whom have had careers in the Banyan Tree and Angsana family of hotels. In short, these delightful properties offer a blend of traditional Moroccan Riad architecture with modern touches, superb service and excellent spa treatments.

Accommodation

Riad Si Said has three premier rooms, two suites and two Royal suites which are ideal for family stays. Riad Bab Firdaus has four deluxe rooms, all of which have a shower (one has a bath), one premier room and two suites which have a larger floor space and sitting area. All rooms and suites in both properties are air-conditioned and heated, have a mini bar, tea and coffee facilities, DVD on request, hairdryer and safe.

Deluxe Room

These rooms are decorated with warm and soothing colors to immerse you into the Moroccan culture.

Royal Suite Africaine

The 19th century ‘douria’ (Arabic for parental suite) is a 2-bedroom suite with a large living room decorated with small ‘zellig’ (ceramic art) tiles across walls and intricate plaster motifs on the ceiling. It has coffee and tea making facilities, a mini bar and a complimentary cell phone to reach the staff.

Royal Suite Bahia

The suite includes a four-poster, king-sized bed and a private living room. It has a separate dressing area, tea and coffee making facilities, and a complimentary cell phone to reach the staff.

Premier Room

The Premier Room will surprise you with its refined Moroccan atmosphere. Beautifully appointed, the Premier room is a pleasure for all senses with its stunning décor.

Suite

Large, elegant and refined, the Suites are ideal for couples and honeymooners. With beautiful wooden furniture and king-sized bed, they are a retreat for soul and body within the bustling Medina.

5 Bedroom Riad

Exclusive use of the Riad. Daily breakfast, welcome mint tea and Moroccan pastries, a Private Butler, Moroccan tea everyday and a complimentary cooking lesson from minimum 4 consecutive nights stay.

7 Bedroom Riad

Exclusive use of the Riad. Daily breakfast, welcome mint tea and Moroccan pastries, a Private Butler, Moroccan tea everyday and a complimentary cooking lesson from minimum 4 consecutive nights stay.

Childcare

Riad Si Said is better suited to families with children as there are rooms which can inter-connect. Children are more than welcome here and will love the excitement of the medina's souks. There are no specific facilities for children in the riads but your host is on hand to help with any special requests or questions and babysitting can be arranged on request.

Facilities

Both riads have swimming pools, hammams, spa facilities and wonderful fresh cuisine which is served on the roof terraces or inside the cosy dining areas. Guests can choose to eat in the other riads in Angsana's collection. Riad Bab Firdaus specializes in Thai Cuisine and Riad Si Said specializes in Moroccan fare.

Activities

Marrakech's main square Djemaa El Fna is a short walk from both properties, as are the Dar Si Said and Bahia Palace Museums. Days can be spent exploring the medina, mellah (Jewish quarter) and the souks. One of the best pastimes in the medina is to sit in a cafe, sip mint tea and just soak up all the mahem of the bustling crowds. There are two golf courses, horse riding and tennis all available within a 30-minute drive.

Services

At each Angsana riad, guests are assigned a host who can provide and advice and personal assistance. The hosts can book spa and restaurant appointments on your behalf and can guide you to the best place for what you are looking for in the maze of souks. Guests are also provided with a mobile phone should they need to make local calls or contact their host for any reason whilst out and about.

Location & Directions

Marrakech Medina, Morocco

Their location in the heart of the bustling Medina makes them perfect choice for those wishing to gain a true sense of Marrakech, with the intoxicating sights and sounds of the colorful markets right on the doorstep. Hidden behind high walls, the Angsana Riads provide a peaceful sanctuary from the bustling energy of the surrounding souks.

When to go

Weather-wise, the best times to go are spring and autumn, when temperatures are 20°C to 25°C by day and at least 10°C by night, and November to February, with cooler nights but similar daytime temperatures and light rainfall possible. The weather in March and April features sporadic, light rainfall with some sandstorms in April, while June sees dusty siroccos (desert winds) sweep through the city. From mid-June to August temperatures rise into the 30s and occasionally 40s.

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