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Dar Essattatia, riad. Charm and authenticity in the Marrakech medina

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type riad
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A housekeeper takes care of the food purchase and cleaning

Dar Essattatia, located in the Medina, typical district, change of scenery guaranteed. Taxi stand and all the commodities nearby. The price indicated is for 8 persons maximum (children included) for the all house during 1 week. It has 4 double bedrooms, ideal for 2 families or a big one. Khadija (the housekeeper), is here during the day. She takes care of the food purchase, the cooking and the cleaning. Her services are included in the rental price. She cooks very well and speaks French. The airport transfer is also included in the rental price.

Philippe Gigot-Lafond
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Khadija, la princesse du riad en a fait un palais pour nous.

Ses bons plats ont été un festin digne des plus grands gourmets.

Sa bonne humeur, son humour, son dévouement, sa disponibilité ont rendu ce séjour très agréable et nous nous sommes sentis ici comme à la maison avec l’aide de Mostapha.

Au riad de Philippe G..... j’y go
Jan 2012
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Bab Taghzout Riad Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • riad
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 5 Half Baths
  • 1st floor bathroom - toilet , shower , Double basin
    2nd floor bathroom - toilet , shower , Attributed to the lilac bedroom
    2nd floor shower room - toilet , shower , En-suite to the brown bedroom
    WC 1 ground floor - toilet
    WC 2 1st floor - toilet
    WC 2 2nd floor - toilet
    WC 3 Terrace - toilet
    WC 5 - toilet
  • There is a bathroom on each floor with shower, WC and wash basin. All are decorated in the Moroccan style (see pictures). Separate hot water tank in each shower room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • orange bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib , living room
    red bedroom - 1 double
    lilac bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , living room
    brown bedroom - 1 king , ensuite shower room
  • 4 double beds, 1 baby cot 4 separate bedrooms, two on each floor and on each side of the central patio. One of the bedrooms has a shower room and a fitted WC. The bedrooms are heated during winter and air-conditioned during summer. In each bedroom you will find at least a double bed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Loggia
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
The biggest advantage of this rental is the fact that the cooker cooks extremely well. She takes care of the food purchase, the cooking and the cleaning without extra cost. The only thing that you pay is the food. Sheets and towels are provided. Additional heating, large terrace sunshade that can be removed was added for winter in the patio. Air-conditioning is in each bedroom and in the African living room.


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Dar Essattatia, riad. Charm and authenticity in the Marrakech medina
average rating of 4.915493 based on 112 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The riad is central and beautiful. Khadja is such a great cook we ate all our dinners at home, and Mostapha is very helpful and charming. Our whole experience was OUTSTANDING!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give your opinion and share your tips with the homeway community, see you soon in dar Essattatia.
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Stunning Very Clean with a super roof top area that has a hot tub and sitting area with a table.

  • 5 of 5

i had a wonderful holiday with my family. the riad was stunning.clean and very clean. Our housekeeper/chef was so friendly and the meals she prepared for us were gorgeous. and served up in such beautiful designs. we all had an amazing time in Marrakech and will not hesitate to recommend the riad to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Notre personnel gardera un excellent souvenir de votre venue, nous espérons avoir bientôt l’occasion de vous recevoir à nouveau.
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Great stay 10/10

  • 5 of 5

Dear Philip,

I am writing to thank you for the amazing hospitality I received from Khadija and Mustapha. I can categorically say that it was one of the most pleasant stays I have had. Khadija was very accommodating and her cooking was exquisite. Mustapha was very inviting and respectful, a very helpful and well mannered gentleman indeed. I'd like to thank you for our lovely stay, all the best from our family to yours.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this nice recommendation, we are very happy that you had a good time with us and hope to have the pleasure of seeing you very soon.
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Gorgeous !

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is stunning, elegant, clean and the service was amazing! Thank you Khadija & Mostapha for your wonderful hospitality and making us feel at home in your lovely Riad !

Until we meet again".

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are very sensitive to the comments of our customers which we always take the utmost account. We will also keep an excellent memory. We hope to see you soon again.
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  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 6 jours d'une exceptionnelle qualité

Khadija comme Mostapha sont à la hauteur de l'événement,sympathique et toujours à l'écoute pour devancer nos désirs. C'est une façon de voir Marrakech autrement.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour cette gentille recommandation, nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez passé un bon moment parmi nous et espérons avoir le plaisir de vous revoir très bientôt.
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Beautiful Riad with amazing service

  • 5 of 5

We have had a Wonderful stay at the Riad. It is in a great location and the building itself inside is absolutely gorgeous. Everything has been designed to reflect the Morrocan artisan style. Rooms are spacious and comfortable.Booking and communication with Philippe the owner was excellent. However the best part of Riad Essattatia is the housekeeper Khadija. She is an absolute treasure. She utterly spoiled us and the children. She has a wonderfully sense of humour and we wish we had her company all the time. Mustapha went out of his way to get us there and make us feel safe and settled. He is such a asset to the Riad also. We would love to return and would thoroughly recommend the Riad for families with children. Thank you Khadija, Mustapha and Phillipe

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Close to

Essaouira: 176 Km

Ouarzazate: 204 Km

Sea: 176 Km

Shops: 0.05 Km

Town centre: 0 Km

At the heart of the Marrakech medina, Sidi bel abbès district. Halfway between the Majorelle garden and the renowned Jemaa el Fna square. Change of scenery guaranteed.

Other Activities: Visits, shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $2.82 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

En période de vacances scolaires toutes zones confondues la maison se loue exclusivement du samedi au samedi pour une semaine minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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