La Maison Arabe

Marrakech [Bab Doukkala]

About La Maison Arabe

La Maison Arabe is located in the heart of the Medina, like many 'riad' (town houses) you would never know it was there. Formerly, one of the most legendary restaurants in Marrakech (established by two eccentric French ladies in the 1940s) we are pleased to offer La Maison Arabe to those seeking a luxury experience on a more intimate scale.

Transfer Time from Airport:

  • 15 minutes (private transfer).

 

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Facilities

  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Cookery classes
  • Family rooms available

Budget

  • Boutique
  • 21-50 rooms

Ideal for

  • families
  • couples
  • walking
  • fly drives

Accommodation

La Maison Arabe is an opulent collection of 26 rooms and suites of individual style and decor unequalled in Marrakech and set around two courtyard patios. The rooms are named after characters from '1001 Arabian Nights' and contain themed antiques, furniture and colours to evoke the spirit of their namesake.

Each room or suite has a King size bed (or twin beds), free wifi, satellite TV, mini-bar, heating/air-conditioning, safe and private bathroom. Many have a private terrace or balcony and a seating area with fireplace. Some rooms overlook the gardens and others have a spa bath.

 

Facilities

Breakfast and afternoon tea are served in one of the shaded courtyards to the soothing sounds of small fountains. There is a heated pool in the garden and a spa with 2 traditional hammams and 5 massage rooms. Les Trois Saveurs restaurant offers French, Moroccan and Asian cuisine. Meals are served in the dining area or on the terrace overlooking swimming pool and gardens. Guests can enjoy a drink in the piano bar or the buffet breakfast by the swimming pool. The hotel also has a bar and pool situated slightly out of town in a private oasis-like garden (a free shuttle service makes the regular journey).

Cookery Workshops at la Maison Arabe

Known in the past as one of the most famous and legendary restaurants of the African Continent, La Maison Arabe today offers cooking workshops designed for the amateur and professional alike - indeed for anyone who wishes to discover the pleasures of Moroccan cooking and to become familiar with one of the great cuisines of the world.

In enchanting surroundings - a Kasbah surrounded by lush greenery and a vegetable garden - a Dada (a housekeeper traditionally responsible for childcare and cooking in wealthy families) shares her secrets with future cordon bleu chefs. The workshops, adapted according to the length of the participants' stay, are organised in small groups around easy-to-use modern equipment.

Each session is preceded by a brief introduction to Moroccan cuisine, during which the history and traditions of the 'speciality of the day' are described. A translator (Arabic, English, French) provides detailed preparation and cooking instructions. Vegetables from the hotel's kitchen garden are used as well as herbs, spices & fruit.  At the end of each workshop participants dine on the meal they have prepared on a private patio in the shade of an olive or fig tree.

Each workshop is structured so that the participants (8 persons maximum per workshop) learn to prepare an appetiser and an entree, or an entree and a dessert. The menu is chosen by the participants in advance of the workshop.

Details upon request.

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Things to do

Berber Trails - 4WD Excursion from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains.

Berber Trails day trip - 4WD excursion into the High Atlas from Marrakech. Our driver will take you into Berber villages and off the beaten track, lunch included, pick up from your hotel or riad; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

Day Excursion to Essaouira from Marrakech.

Essaouira day trip from Marrakech. Our driver will take you west to the Atlantic coast so you can have a full day to explore Essaouira's sights - this includes the old Portuguese harbour, the medina, beach and fresh fish stalls. Included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

Chez Ali - Fantasia Show & Dinner in Marrakech.

Fantasia live entertainment and dinner at Chez Ali in Marrakech's palmeraie. Our driver will take provide round trip private transfers from your accommodation; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

High Atlas Adventure Day - Excursion from Marrakech with short hike and lunch.

High Atlas Adventure day trip - excursion into the High Atlas from Marrakech. Our driver will take you on a tour of the best scenery in the foothills of Toubkal National Park, includes Berber villages and a guided short hike, lunch included, pick up from your hotel or riad; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

High Atlas Excursion & Hike to Tinmal Mosque.

Tinmal Mosque hike and day trip - excursion into the High Atlas from Marrakech. Our driver and guide will take you into Berber villages and off the beaten track en route to Ijoukak and Tinmal; lunch included, pick up from your hotel or riad; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

Hot Air Balloon Excursion from Marrakech.

Hot Air Balloon flight from Marrakech in sight of High Atlas. Our driver will take you out of Marrakech for arly morning launch. Snack and tour of a Berber village included, pick up from your hotel or riad; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

Imlil Valley Hike - Trekking in High Atlas from Marrakech.

Two day hike in High Atlas from Imlil. Tailor made trekking holidays in Morocco. Short and lower level hikes in all areas of High Atlas including Mount Toubkal. Fully supported treks with english speaking guide; accommodation in Berber Houses or camping.

Excursion to Kasbah Telouet in High Atlas from Marrakech.

Kasbah Telouet and Tichka Pass day trip - a 4WD excursion into the High Atlas from Marrakech. Our driver will take you high into Berber country and to the Glaoui Kasbah at Telouet. Lunch included, pick up from your hotel or riad; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

Private City Tour of Marrakech [full day] - Tailor made holidays.

Private full day guided city tour of Marrakech. Tour includes all major sights such as Saadian Tombs, Koutoubia Mosque, Ben Youssef Medersa and gardens; also includes lunch and walking tour of souks and Djemma el Fna. Transport, entry fees and official guide included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short breaks in Morocco.

Private City Tour of Marrakech [half day] - Tailor made holidays.

Private half day guided city tour of Marrakech. Tour includes all majory sights such as Saadian Tombs, Koutoubia Mosque, Ben Youssef Medersa and gardens; also includes walking tour of souks and Djemma el Fna. Transport, entry fees and official guide included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short breaks in Morocco.

High Atlas Guided Day Hikes from Marrakech.

Guided day hikes in High Atlas from Marrakech; our driver and guide will take you into Berber villages and off the beaten track on a full day's experience; lunch included, pick up from your hotel or riad; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

Cookery classes in Marrakech at La Maison Arabe.

Cookery class / workshop in Marrakech at the excellent La Maison Arabe. Meal of your own handiwork included, pick up from your hotel or riad; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

Day Trip to Ouzoud Waterfalls

Cascades of Ouzoud day trip - an excursion into the High Atlas from Marrakech. Our driver will take you into Berber country and to the waterfalls at Ouzoud. Lunch is not included but good food available, pick up from your hotel or riad; included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.

Quad Biking in Marrakech - tailor made holidays.

Quad biking half day trip into the palmeraie from Marrakech. Full instruction, insurance and safety equipment included; pick up from your hotel or riad. Available as part of a tailor-made holiday or short break in Morocco.