Talaa 12 Riad (courtyard guesthouse), Marrakech  » Hotels  »
5.0
1 votes
Are you familiar with this?
Feel free to rate it!
Talaa 12, Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
  • A traditional Moroccan breakfast, served on the roof terrace, is included, with delicious freshly-squeezed orange juice, yoghurt, fruit salad and Moroccan bakery products
  • Overall, I thought Talaa 12 was the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Medina

    • by RachelR
      TRUSTWORTHY

      all reviews
      If you are looking for accommodation in Marrakech that combines tradition with stylish modern comforts, “Talaa 12″ is ideal. It is a recently-refurbished riad (courtyard guesthouse), on three levels (including the roof terrace), with a tranquil courtyard, complete with citrus trees and water feature, occupying the central space. As soon as you step through the gateway into the riad, the hurly-burly of the busy streets is left behind.

      There are 8 guestrooms in total. Ours slept 3, with a double bed and a single bed. The decor was tasteful, with traditional touches like kilims and colourful Moroccan floor lanterns, whilst feeling spacious


      and uncluttered.

      There are also several comfortable seating areas tucked away in different parts of the riad that guests may use, for example in a cloistered area off the courtyard, or on roof terrace that provides great views over the city.

      A traditional Moroccan breakfast, served on the roof terrace, is included, with delicious freshly-squeezed orange juice, yoghurt, fruit salad and Moroccan bakery products. Lunch and dinner are also available on request. The food was very tasty, but vegetarians should be very explicit about what they will and won’t eat: we had said we didn’t eat fish or meat but were served ...


      • chicken in the evening. Drinks may be requested any time.

        The staff were very welcoming and willing to help. The Medina is notorious for being difficult to navigate but the staff are always on hand to give detailed directions or even guide you themselves.

        The riad also boasts a traditional hamam and also offers treatments such as facials and massage. The hamam (like a sauna, with exfoliating and mud-pack treatments) is worth experiencing, though some might prefer to visit one of the public baths.

        Situated just beyond the north-eastern edge of the souks, near the Ben Yousef Mosque (a useful landmark when

        negotiating the maze of narrow passages in the souks themselves), it is within easy walking distance of some of the main sites in the Medina (old city) of Marrakech. Jemaa El Fna, the famous square that comes alive at night, is about 10 minutes away on foot. The less mobile should, however, note that it is not possible to reach the riad by car or taxi - the nearest pick-up point is a 5-10 minute walk away.

        Overall, I thought Talaa 12 was the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Medina. The accommodation isn’t cheap but the service was excellent.




  • Sidenotes
    • Don't Be Nice. Be Helpful.

    The review was published as it's written by reviewer in December, 2009. The reviewer certified that no compensation was received from the reviewed item producer, trademark owner or any other institution, related with the item reviewed. The site is not responsible for the mistakes made. 21412921080631/k2311a1214/12.14.09
    Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms & Conditions
    Privacy Policy