RIAD UP | OUR URBAN PARADISE
After having visited Tetouan, Fez and Rabat, we have arrived in Marrakesh. Our tour brought us to Elsa’s house, known under Riad UP, i.e. Urban Paradise. And the name is perfectly chosen. Honestly, we have been fortunate to discover this Riad, where we really felt like home.
The Riad had a patio like we haven’t seen in any other we've seen during this trip. It was more luminous and more spacious than all the Riad we had the chance to visit.
The whole house was tastefully decorated by Elsa. White walls were surrounded by traditional furnitures and luxurious vegetation, yet giving a modern touch to the house.
Every morning, we enjoyed either Traditional Moroccan breakfast or western style breakfast, or both for the greediest. Like at home, choice is up to you. All meals were freshly prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients, and cooked on demand by the local women employed by Elsa. We had the choice to have it at the patio or on one of the two Riad’s roof tops. Indeed, Riad UP is segmented into two wings and houses. We slept at one of the double room, which had all you need: private bath room, kind bed, Air conditioning and space enough to spend time in it.
Our rooftop side offered us a breath-taking view of the medina. We spent a lot of time there, enjoying the sun and getting tan. Yet taking small break to have a swim in the patio’s pool to cool down.
End of days, we loved spending time at the living room, were we found a library and plenty of books, and a lot of them helping us to get more knowledge about Morocco.
Finally, Elsa have been living in Morocco for more than 20 years. Her advises and tips on what to do around were priceless and can compete with any concierge from the best luxury hotels ! We loved so much spending time with her.
Have a look at our pics,
Bea and Jeremy
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