Riad Gypsum

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Sleeps: 6 - 15 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

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Tucked at the heart of the incredible Medina area of Marrakesh, Riad Gypsum is a spectacular, traditional home for up to 14 guests, complete with a hammam, spa and rooftop terrace!

An unassuming entrance leads you through an intricate doorway and into a dazzling courtyard at the centre of the home itself, with an enormous pool and a seating area, with elaborated first-floor balconies surrounding it. There are several living spaces throughout the property, all wonderfully designed, with a range of comfortable sofas and relaxed areas, including alfresco living on the roof terrace! What’s more, in addition to all the usual living spaces of a conventional riad, there’s even a hammam and spa for your exclusive enjoyment. This traditional hammam is the perfect place for a little relaxation, allowing the heat to cleanse your skin and revitalise you, while we will be more than happy to arrange for a masseuse to visit the villa to make the most of this spa room. On-site staff are available for advice and information, to arrange tours, dinner parties, and much more, as well as housekeeping, while there’s also an on-site chef to prepare breakfast for you each day.

There are six sublime suites awaiting you, with a total of seven bedrooms between them, all equally majestic with superb attention to detail and radiant beauty. Five of the rooms feature a wonderous double bed, while one has both a double bed and a single bed and the final room has a single bed. Ancient Berber doors lead into each spacious room, setting the tone for the traditional delights within. Each suite is complete with not only sumptuous bedrooms but also cosy living rooms in some, and many feature intricately decorated ceilings, including mesmerising domes, ornate chandeliers and more. Rich red and browns and mostly wood furniture fill each space with warmth and beauty. And what’s more – each suite includes a characteristic Moroccan-style ensuite bathroom, so you can enjoy privacy and comfort throughout.

When it’s time to venture out and into the sunshine, head up to this incredible roof terrace for a wonderful spot for a little sunbathing and socialising. This is the most spacious and elegant of the living areas in the villa, with a chill-out area bursting with day beds, plush sofas, quaint coffee and dining tables and the all-important sun loungers! And of course, like all traditional riads, there is a perfectly private courtyard at the heart of the home which you can spend a little time in enjoying the relative coolness of the shade and of course in this wonderful pool!

What was once a stop-off for hippies and hedonists has emerged through centuries of global visitors to become an unmissable capital of African tourism, with an alluring mix of North African culture and modern delights. Get lost in the maze-like Medina, splash-out in the souks, indulge in the extraordinary cuisine in any of the hundreds of food stalls and be sure to chat with the friendly locals during your time in Marrakesh! It’s all part of the experience!

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What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • There’s no parking on the property, but you can get a taxi just 200 meters away, as well as parking here
  • Breakfast is included and we can organize delicious lunch and dinner for a fee - please note guests are not allowed to enter the kitchen for safety reasons

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath Spa/Massage Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Ground Floor
- A large open air patio (with winter protection) with pool (2m x 5,50m) and a fountain
- Living room with sofas, poufs and fireplace with traditional wood ceiling
- Large fully equipped kitchen with cook
- A traditional bhou (open U-shaped sitting room)
- Massage room and a traditional hammam
- Two storage rooms
- Guest toilet
- Queen-size canopy bedroom with traditional wood ceiling and an en suite bathroom
- Twin bedroom (can be made Queen-size) with traditional wood ceiling and an en-suite bathroom

First Floor
- One traditional Moroccan Douiria (an apartments where the ancient master of the house used to receive visitors avoiding them to see the women of the riad) that includes 1 twin bedroom (can be made Queen-size bed) with an ancient dome ceiling with handmade plaster decoration and an enuite bathroom, 1 triple bedroom (can be made Queen-size bed + 1 single bed) with an ancient, handmade coffered ceiling with a private bathroom, and a shared living room, (can be made a twin room) with an ancient, handmade coffered ceiling.
- Lounge area with sofas, tables and sittings
- Twin bedroom (can be made Queen-size) with en-suite bathroom
- Twin bedroom (can be made Queen-size) with en-suite bathroom and balcony

Second Floor
- Rooftop terrace
- Sun loungers
- Shaded sofas with alfresco typical Moroccan dining area
- Tables and chairs with alfresco dining area
- Shower
- Seating areas
- Garden
- Parking 200m away

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Heating
- Daily cleaning service
- Night guardian service
- Hairdryers in all rooms
- Toiletries in bathrooms
- Washing Machine
- Iron

Additional Facilities (extra charges applies)
- Laundry service
- Cooking service
- Shopping service
- Driver service
–Hammam & SPA service
- Tour & activities booking service

Location

About the surrounding area of Riad Gypsum
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Right in the bustling heart of the city, Riad Gypsum is a haven of peace and tranquillity in the most interesting location: the Medina! In 1985, Marrakesh’s Medina, the densely packed, walled medieval city at the heart of the modern city, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and once you’ve wandered its charming, vibrant streets, you’ll understand why. Colour and chaos burst from every corner!

You will enjoy days of strolling around the fascinating, sensory-overloading city of Marrakesh, otherwise known as the ‘Red City’, brimming with mosques, palaces and gardens and each as magnificent as the last! Indeed, the saying goes that, back in the 1930s, Winston Churchill described Marrakesh as ‘the last paradise on Earth’! And we can see why!

Lose yourself in the maze of vendors, food stalls and entertainers – with snake charmers, acrobats and fortune-tellers all showing off their talents and charms! And for the tamer holiday-maker, worry not – the chaos is interspersed with luxury spas, coffee shops, and high-end restaurants if you just want a moment of calm in this mad city! Do as the locals do and unwind at a hammam – it’s how they’ve coped for hundreds of years.

And if ever you decide it’s a little too hot in the city, you need only venture a few miles out to the cooler heights of the mountains! Northern Africa’s highest peak, Mount Toubkal, is just a short distance away, enveloped in miles and miles of stunning mountains that are simply perfect for a hike. As well as the mountains, just a 20-minute drive away from the villa you will find some of the best golf courses in Marrakesh: the Amelkis Championship Golf course and the Marrakesh Royal Golf Club!

From your base in this fabulous villa, you can take many unforgettable day trips, and not only to the city! Morocco itself is a fascinating country with many beautiful places to visit – and with the breath-taking Atlas Mountains inland, and both an Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea coast, you’re guaranteed some incredible scenery wherever you decide to venture! And with a mesmerising mix of Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences, the country is as diverse as it is beautiful.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Marrakesh

(8 km)

Nearest Town/City Marrakesh

(100 m)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurant dar sidi Ben Slimane

(100 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub Aloe Bar

(350 m)

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour

(2 km)

Nearest Golf Amelkis Golf Club

(7 km)

Nearest Tennis Marrakech Royal Tennis Club

(2 km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Riad Gypsum is the perfect home for families, with an incredible terrace as well as a private pool on site, plus tons of activities to enjoy in the vibrant, enthralling city of Marrakesh. For a relaxing afternoon, retire to the wonderful private pool where the kids can enjoy some harmless fun, and you can keep an eye on them from this superb seating area right alongside it.

Six suites offer the opportunity for the older kids to enjoy a little privacy, while you can keep a watchful eye on the youngest by staying with them in the same suite. The multiple living areas, including the fabulous pool terrace and roof terrace, ensure space for everyone to find a quiet spot for relaxation, or else to all gather together and enjoy the sunshine and warmth of Morocco.

Just 25 minutes out of town is the incredible Eden Aquapark, with endless rides, slides and swimming pools, and a rather luxurious hotel attached to it, where you and the kids can have your every wish fulfilled! Meanwhile, the city itself promises fascinating delights around every corner – and this location at the heart of it, right in the Medina, is perfect for the curious child-traveller to visit unique and unusual stalls, shops and eateries.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Breakfast Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Breakfast Included
  • Security guard

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €200 charged to the client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to a full inspection.
Arrival time Check-in from 2 pm until midnight
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price.
Pool towels included? Yes, included in rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Not included in the rental price, extra €100 to be paid with the balance to OT. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 3 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Not available on this property.
Tax Tourist taxes are payable locally in cash; 23 Dirham (approximately £2) per adult per night and 15 Dirham (Approximately £1.50) per child under 12 per night.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs A daily light cleaning is included in the rental price.

Breakfast is included on rental price; lunch and dinner can be organized for a fee.

Guests are not allowed to enter the kitchen for safety reasons.

 

 

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 15, it will cost an additional £76 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 26th 2024 - Mar 24th 2024 £2,301 £3,068 £3,835 £5,367
Mar 24th 2024 - Apr 8th 2024 £2,959 £3,945 £4,932 £6,903
Apr 8th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £2,301 £3,068 £3,835 £5,367
Jul 1st 2024 - Dec 18th 2024 £2,465 £3,287 £4,109 £5,751
Dec 18th 2024 - Aug 29th 2025 £3,288 £4,384 £5,480 £7,671

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 15, it will cost an additional €82 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 26th 2024 - Mar 24th 2024 €2,505 €3,341 €4,176 €5,845
Mar 24th 2024 - Apr 8th 2024 €3,222 €4,296 €5,370 €7,517
Apr 8th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €2,505 €3,341 €4,176 €5,845
Jul 1st 2024 - Dec 18th 2024 €2,685 €3,579 €4,474 €6,263
Dec 18th 2024 - Aug 29th 2025 €3,580 €4,774 €5,968 €8,353

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 15, it will cost an additional $89 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 26th 2024 - Mar 24th 2024 $2,710 $3,613 $4,517 $6,322
Mar 24th 2024 - Apr 8th 2024 $3,485 $4,647 $5,809 $8,131
Apr 8th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $2,710 $3,613 $4,517 $6,322
Jul 1st 2024 - Dec 18th 2024 $2,904 $3,872 $4,840 $6,774
Dec 18th 2024 - Aug 29th 2025 $3,873 $5,164 $6,455 $9,036

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Fabulous location

    on 02/05/2023

    We recently celebrated my hen do at this magical riad and I couldn’t have wished for a better setting. Don’t hesitate, book this place. I’d give 6 stars if I could. It will give you and your group memories to last a lifetime!

    - I can echo what all the reviews say: - amazing, kind and professional team on-site. Nothing was too much trouble - huge thank you toVeronica, Khaled and Hussein for helping with all of our requests and also the amazing chef on site who prepared delicious breakfasts and dinners for our group. Wine and beer can be served, also tonic and ice etc.

    - spotlessly clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. So many different spots to hang out in. The roof is gorgeous!

    - in-house hammam and treatment room. The treatments and massages we booked were incredible and the ladies were so kind

    - fabulous location, you can walk to most places or the team will help you book taxis

    Thank you to this amazing team on behalf of our girls group for an unforgettable experience!

  • An amazing place to stay

    on 23/04/2023

    This is an amazing place to stay, an authentic Moroccan riad with all modern amenities. Veronica organised various activities and visits for us which were all excellent. The friendly staff were exceptional in their service with Khalid and Houcine always on hand to help. We stayed for four nights and enjoyed every moment.

  • Most incredible stay

    on 13/04/2023

    The Riad is beautiful and we had the most incredible stay. Everyone working there was super helpful and we immediately felt welcome and at home. I would definitely stay here again!!

  • Best family vacation ever

    on 02/04/2023

    Riad Gypsum was the anchor of our best family vacation ever. The riad is gorgeous and immaculately decorated and spacious rnough for an extended family gathering. Veronica was super helpful in putting together a comprehensive itinerary before we arrived including multiple desert excursions, golf and dinners. And Khalid and his team were on point from the moment we arrived, ensuring optimal execution of our plan with on the fly adjustments along the way. Overall, a fantastic experience.

  • An amazing spot

    on 26/03/2023

    This place is such an amazing spot. Just like described. Khalid was over and beyond and i can happily say i found a brother that i know in marrakech. We had an emergency situation and the way he handled and took care of us was phenomenal. One of the best experiences in morocco.

  • Incredible hosts!

    on 13/03/2023

    There needs to be a six star option. The entire team made our experience wonderful. We felt like members of a family. Khalid, Hossein (sp?) in particular we’re incredible hosts!!!

  • The best Riad in Marrakech

    on 28/02/2023

    This has to be the best Riad in Marrakech. The riad itself is beautiful and so peaceful away from the hustle and bustle of the souks. The location is fantastic as you are walking distance from everything. The staff became part of our extended family. Khalid and Houcine looked after us and entertained the kids even teaching our small children how to make Moroccan tea. The breakfasts were incredible and we had two dinners in the Riad that beat any meal we had elsewhere. The rooms are so comfortable and set up perfectly for a big family like ours. Khalid and Veronica arranged so many things for our trip. A guide of the souk and a history tour with Adil. Even the kids enjoyed the history tour! The hammam experience was also fantastic. We didn’t want to leave and we can’t wait to come back. Thank you Veronica and her amazing team.

  • Riad Gypsum

    on 21/02/2023

    Beautiful place and awesome staff especially Khaled and Hassan amazing people god bless

  • The most fuss free holidays we have had

    on 07/02/2023

    Two weeks have passed since we stayed here, and we still talk about how this was one of the most relaxing, fuss free holidays we have had (especially for such a large group!). As a bonus we also got some great photos as the interior is so chic and spot on! We couldn’t find a single fault with our stay. They have thought of everything!!
    • As a group of young girls, we felt really safe and taken care of staying here
    • 5* facilities self-controlled heating/air conditioning and hair dryers, wardrobe, mirrors, lovely showers.
    • Spotlessly clean
    • Excellent location, steps away from the Medina
    • Ambiance was spot on, background relaxing music plays throughout the riad.
    • The host Veronica is superb and trustworthy and very responsive to emails
    • Hussain stayed in the riad and made our stay perfect! He always looked so genuinely happy to help.
    • We would party every night and this was never a problem!
    • Breakfast was fresh, homemade and plentiful – we looked forward to this every morning

  • Loved the Riad

    on 30/01/2023

    It was an oasis in the heart of the old city. Perfect for a group of friends or family. Houcine and Khalid were fantastic at taking care of every detail for us. Thank you!

  • The staff made our holidays magical!

    on 21/01/2023

    I’ve stayed at over 50 rental holidays and I can confidently say this is one of the top from around the world! The space is beautiful and the rooms are spacious, however what really made this a magical stay was the staff. Khalid went above and BEYOND to ensure our EVERY need was met, no matter what time of day. I wish we could have taken him back to the states with us! If you want the ROYAL treatment and a beautiful Riad to stay in, THIS is the place.
    The neighborhood is VERY safe. It has great walkability to the souks, atm, parking where someone can pick you up, and is a short drive to the airport. 10/10 we will be back!

  • Highly recommended!

    on 11/01/2023

    We spent 3 nights at Riad Alkemia with a group of friends and lots of children 10-14. The riad is beautiful and extremely comfortable. We took the whole place to ourselves and everyone had a great time. The location is very convenient as you can easily walk to all the main spots in the Medina in 15 minutes. The riad is tucked away in a side ally and this makes it really peaceful. The highlight is the staff: Khalid was very professional and helpful, the food is amazing (Bushra is the chef and she is awesome) so it's highly recommended to have dinner in the riad after a long day out and about. We used the hammam and the massage services which were also great. An incredibly beautiful house and stay.

  • We will absolutely be back

    on 08/01/2023

    Can’t say enough about this place… if you have never been to Marrakesh, the idea of traveling such a chaotic place can feel overwhelming. We learned a lot from our group of 9’s stay. The most important thing we learned; where you stay and who your host is matters! This Riad is not like others… you are given the full, authentic experience. Kahlid and company were there to walk us through every step of the way. From airport transportation, to in-house Hammam’s.. this is the way to go! The hot air balloon is a MUST DO! The in-house breakfast and dinner were divine! The service was top-notch and our group couldn’t be happier with how safe and taken care of we felt. We will absolutely be back.. thank you!

  • The riad is a FIND.

    on 01/01/2023

    A group of friends and I came to Marrakech to celebrate my birthday and to see in the New Year. The staff at the riad are extremely friendly and responsive and speak great English. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they went to great efforts to make sure that we were having a wonderful time. The riad was well located, easy to walk to so many places including the Medina and the main square. The rooms were clean and tidy and beds were made every day. The roof terrace was a wonderful space - we had breakfast up there each morning and had a chance to sunbathe a little.

  • Beautiful

    on 25/04/2022

    The accommodation was beautiful

  • The Best Experience

    on 12/01/2020

    Our stay at the Riad Gypsum was the best experience our group has ever had! Veronica, Youness, and team made our experience very comfortable and easy. The Riad is beautiful, very centrally located, and completely exceeded our expectations - we enjoyed at home spa treatments in the hammam, tea on the terrace, and a dinner cooked by Bouchra at the Riad. We really looked forward to returning to the Riad after our busy days out in Marrakesh. Highly recommend for an unforgettable stay!

  • Lovely

    on 01/01/2020

    Lovely, clean, stylish space with friendly folk

  • Perfect Location

    on 30/12/2019

    We had the honour of being the first guest at the Riad. We felt welcomed and home for the first moment on. The stuff is extremely helpful and always with a beautiful smile. It is beautifully decorated and spacious with lots of possibilities to chill and relax. We found the location perfect. There is several strategic points close by which makes orientation super easy, even without a map. Thank you very much for a beautiful time in Marrakech

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