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La Maison Arabe

Marrakech, Morocco

La Maison Arabe was founded in the 1940s as a restaurant, and soon became the place to dine in Marrakech's medina. It has since expanded, and now offers 26 luxury rooms and suites that fuse stylish sensibilities with traditional Berber authenticity.

At a Glance

  • La Maison Arabe is a well established property - the service here is second to none

  • Opened in the 1940s, La Maison Arabe has managed to maintain its reputation as one of the go to places to dine in Marrakech

  • Sit back and relax while listening to the tinkling piano at the bar

  • La Maison Arabe boasts its own country club in the oasis of calm that is the Palmeraie

  • As La Maison Arabe was opened originally as a restaurant, the hotel's cookery school comes with serious credentials

Culture

Insider's View

Take a cookery lesson from 'Dada' who will help you master the art of Moroccan cuisine and share some of her secret recipes with you

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

The restaurant serves beautifully cooked tagines and you can dine to the sounds of traditional live music.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to La Maison Arabe

Description

La Maison Arabe has always been known for its fantastic service and legendary food, and now it is one of the very best places to stay in the Medina having been transformed into one of the finest riads in Marrakech. It is located close to the Bab Doukkala Mosque and the Jemma El Fna Square, so is perfectly positioned for an evening gander before returning for sumptuous Moroccan cuisine.

All of the rooms and suites here are different, each with their own quirks and charms. Many have private terraces and open fireplaces, and all have a great deal of Moroccan authenticity, using local art and decorations. The overall feel at La Maison Arabe is of elegance and style.

The riad has several cozy living rooms dotted around a delightful inner garden courtyard and large swimming pool (by riad standards) to retreat to when the mayhem of Marrakech’s colorful expressionism gets a little bit too much. Head down to the fabulous new spa and automatically switch off with a massage or hammam accompanied by the sound of trickling water fountains. The staff are outstanding; always on hand when you need them, and never too intrusive. Manicures & pedicures, facials and other skin and body treatments are also available.

La Maison Arabe was originally renowned for its legendary cuisine and this lives on at the 3 restaurants and jazzy Piano Bar, which together serve an excellent assortment of tapas, Moroccan, Asian and French dishes in beautifully styled locations. An added bonus to a stay at La Maison Arabe is easy access to their excellent cookery courses. Indulge in mixing the herbs and spices to make the perfect tagine.

You also have the option of retreating from the medina to spend some time at their country club, a 15-minute drive away by complimentary shuttle – a wonderful place for lunch and a swim at the larger swimming pool. But if you'd rather stay at the riad, there a smaller heated pool in the garden patio.

In short, we think La Maison Arabe is right up there with the best in Marrakech; it combines three things that make for a wonderful hotel experience – amazing food, fantastic service and a wonderful atmosphere.

Accommodation

All of the 12 rooms and 14 suites at La Maison Arabe are set around the patio or on the garden side of the hotel and are unique in layout and design. Most have private terraces and fireplaces and bathrooms are designed with Moroccan marble and granite and are extremely luxurious. All rooms have air-conditioning, heating, TV, mini-bar, safe and telephone and the suites have the addition of a separate seating area. For the ultimate in luxury, stay at the mezzanine Royal Suite which has a private rooftop terrace with Jacuzzi and medina views.

Fajr Deluxe Room

This room comes complete with a fireplace, plasma flat screen television, central heating, air conditioning, safe, minibar, telephone, balcony, bathroom with bathtub and free WiFi. There is a King size bed or there can be two twin beds upon request.

Chourouk Standard Room

These rooms come complete with a Fireplace, plasma flat screen television, central heating, air conditioning, safe, minibar, telephone, bathroom with shower and free WiFi. The bed can be split into two separate beds upon request.

Nahar Royal Suite

The Royal Suite is set up as a Duplex Suite with a king size bedroom with ensuite bathroom on the first floor. There is a also a large salon with a fireplace and a bathroom with bathtub and separate shower on the ground floor and a dressing room which can be transformed into second bedroom with up to 3 beds (double & single).

Najm Deluxe Room

Each of these rooms come complete with Fireplace, plasma flat screen television, central heating, air conditioning, safe, minibar, telephone, balcony, bathroom with bathtub and free WiFi. There is a King size bed but two twin beds can be arranged upon request.

Nasr Standard Room

Room comes complete with fireplace, plasma flat screen television, central heating, air conditioning, safe, minibar, telephone, bathroom with shower and free WiFi. The bed can be split into two separate beds upon request.

Yasmina Standard Room

This room is set around the patio and has double occupancy with a king size bed. Room also comes complete with Satellite TV, minibar, central heating, air conditioning, bathroom with shower, safe, telephone and free WiFi.

Sabah Standard Room

Set around the patio this room comes with Satellite TV, minibar, central heating, air conditioning, bathroom with shower, safe, telephone and free WiFi. The room has a king size bed but two twin beds can be provided.

Doha Junior Room

A double room with a King size bed, these rooms have satellite TV, minibar, central heating, air conditioning, bathroom with shower, safe, telephone and free WiFi.

Badr Junior Room

Double occupancy room with king size bed and

satellite TV, minibar, central heating, air conditioning, bathroom with bathtub, safe, telephone, free WiFi.

Chahrayar Deluxe Suite

Double occupancy suite with king size bed and satellite TV, minibar, central heating, air conditioning, bathroom with bathtub, private terrace, safe, telephone and free WiFi.

Dalila Deluxe Room

Double occupancy room with king size bed and satellite TV, minibar, central heating, air conditioning, bathroom with bathtub, private balcony, safe, telephone and free WiFi.

Nassim Deluxe Room

Double room with a king sized bed, room also comes with Satellite TV, minibar, central heating, air conditioning, bathroom with bathtub, semi-private patio, safe, telephone and free WiFi.

Chems Royal Suite

Duplex Suite with king size bed. On the first floor : Large salon, bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, fireplace, dressing room, mini bar, satellite TV, central heating, air conditioning, safe, telephone and free WiFi. The salon can be transformed into a second bedroom with 1 or 2 beds if necessary. On the mezzanine floor : Bedroom, bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, dressing room, mini bar, satellite TV, central heating, air conditioning, safe, telephone. On the roof there is a private terrace with Jacuzzi and view of the medina.

Kamar Junior Suite

A Junior Suite with a king size bed, Satellite TV, minibar, central heating, air conditioning, bathroom with bathtub, safe, telephone, free WiFi. These suites also boast there own private patio.

Jaafar Deluxe Suite

A double occupancy with king size bed and

Separate bedroom, satellite TV, minibar, central heating, air conditioning, fireplace, bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, salon, small private patio, safe, telephone and free WiFi. An additional bed can be added if necessary.

Noor Junior Suite

Double occupancy with king size bed (1 additional bed can be added if necessary).

Rooms also have satellite TV, mini bar, central heating, air conditioning, private terrace, bathroom with bathtub, salon, safe, telephone and free WiFi.

Aladin Junior Suite

Suite with king size bed (1 additional bed can be added if necessary).

Rooms also have satellite TV, mini bar, central heating, air conditioning, private terrace, bathroom with bathtub, salon, safe, telephone and free WiFi.

Alibaba Junior Suite

Spacious suite with a king size bed, satellite TV, mini bar, central heating, air conditioning, private terrace, bathroom with bathtub, salon, safe, telephone and free WiFi.

Shehrazade Junior Suite

Luxurious suite with a king size bed. Room also has satellite TV, mini bar, central heating, air conditioning, fireplace, bathroom with bathtub, salon, safe, telephone and free WiFi.

Sinbad Standard Suite

These suites come complete with a King size bed, satellite TV, mini bar, central heating, air conditioning, fireplace, separate salon, bathroom with bathtub, safe, telephone and free WiFi.

Childcare

Children are welcome at La Maison Arabe but are asked to respect the privacy and tranquillity of other hotel guests - it is fair to say that this is largely an adults' hotel. There are no specific facilities for children but babysitting can be arranged on request.

Facilities

Breakfast at La Maison Arabe is either continental with homemade pastries or traditional Moroccan, and can be enjoyed in your room or at the buffet by the pool. Meals in the restaurant, which specializes in Moroccan fare, are memorable not only for the quality of cuisine but also the sumptuous ornate surroundings. Les Trois Saveurs provides equally astonishing food with French, Moroccan and Asian dishes being served in the restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the pool and gardens. The Piano Bar is an atmospheric spot for drinks and tapas accompanied by jazz in 1930s leather panelled room. The hotel's new spa has two hammams and five treatment rooms for massage and other spa and beauty treatments and there is a heated 15m x 6m pool on the hotel's patio. Alternatively take the complimentary shuttle 15 minutes to the hotel's country club to spend an afternoon by the larger swimming pool. There is also a cooking school for those wanting to take some of Maison Arabe's culinary secrets home.

Activities

While staying at La Maison Arabe it is worth taking a day or afternoon to enjoy the hotel's country club which can be reached in 15 minutes by complimentary shuttle - the pool here is lovely; simply do very little and enjoy the food, service, swimming and sunshine. There is also a renowned cooking school at the hotel and the workshops, where you cook in class and the enjoy the fruits of your labour, are highly enjoyable.

Location & Directions

Marrakech, Morocco

Nestled down a small side street in the northern part of the medina in Marrakech, La Maison Arabe is just two minutes walk from the souks and approximately 10 minutes from the main square of Djemma el-Fna.

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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