Charming and authentic riad with cosy and comfortable rooms, located half way between Jemaa El Fna Square and the modern town.
A medium-sized Marrakech riad located just inside the medina (old town), close to the city’s focal Jemaa-el-Fna square, Les Yeux Bleus is a tale of two courtyards. One is the hotel’s central space, a fulcrum with a superb small pool; but the other’s more private, a place for contemplation beside a babbling marble fountain. Off these, through elegant arches and galleries, await several sitting rooms, while above is a terrace with pergola-framed rooftop views.
The eight double bedrooms are spread across a choice of positions. Two, boasting fireplaces, face onto the pool patio. A further trio abut the fountain courtyard. The final three sit one floor above the pool and also offer small loggias. All are cosy and comfortable, and each has air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom made using the local tadelakt plaster.
Perfect after a hard day’s haggling in the souks, massages with argan or essential oils are available in Les Yeux Bleus’s traditional hammam. Happily rejuvenated, you’ll next need to choose where to eat: meals can be served either in a sitting room, by the pool or on the roof terrace. The latter makes a particularly stunning candlelit dinner venue.
The riad has been lovingly restored by its owner Jocelyne, and such care is reflected in its attentive service. And also the menu which can, upon request, include additional dishes inspired by local market produce.