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.
This hotel is available as part of any tailor made holiday with Rediscover the World.
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).
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. 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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"Our accommodations in Marrakech were superior, and the mountain trek to the Azzaden Trekking Lodge and back to the Kasbah du Toubkal was first-rate. In addition, all dealings with Rediscover the World UK were exceptional."
D Garrison, USA, May, 2017
"Maison L'Arabe - lovely, room worked well for three of us. The staff were friendly and the location good. One drawback - proximity to the mosque for the 4.30 call to get up out of bed ("prayer is better than sleep") followed up by the 5.30 actual call to prayer....We really only noticed this on our first night! The Marrakech guide was interesting and showed us the main sights. The cookery session was excellent. "
C Haynes, UK, March 2016
"The cookery course at La Maison Arabe in Marrakech, this was excellent fun and we would highly recommend it to anyone."
C Wink, Portugal, April, 2014