Riad Gypsum

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Sleeps: 6 - 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Quirky Wellness Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Romantic

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 31st January and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

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!

Oliver Approved

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 Heating

The Riad

Riad Gypsum is an authentic and traditional Moroccan Riad, placed in the heart of the medina of Marrakech. Rented as a whole, including on-site staff taking care of cleaning, cooking, serving and night guardian. It can welcome up to 14 guests.

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

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.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Marrakesh

(7.9km)

Nearest Town/City Marrakesh

(100 m)

Nearest Supermarket Minimarket

(100 m)

Nearest Restaurant Various restaurants

(100 m)

Sightseeing Jardin Majorelle, Yves St Laurent Garden

(2.5 km)

Sightseeing Jama El f’na Square

(1 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 babysitters 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
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

Visitors to Morocco are reminded to carry passports at all times to comply with local regulations.

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

Security deposit €200 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Check-in from 14:00 until midnight
Departure time Checkout by 10:00
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? Not allowed
End of stay cleaning included? No, it is charged at £45, this should be paid at the time of booking. A light daily clean is included.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 3 nights
Other Ts and Cs 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.
Tax Tourist taxes are payable locally; 23 Dirham (approximately £2) per adult per night and 15 Dirham (Approximately £1.50) per child under 12 per night.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 14, it will cost an additional £55 - £65 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 2nd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 £1,516 £2,021 £2,526 £3,536
Dec 17th 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 £2,240 £2,987 £3,733 £5,226
Jan 1st 2023 - Jan 9th 2023 £2,838 £3,785 £4,731 £6,622
Jan 9th 2023 - Apr 2nd 2023 £1,982 £2,642 £3,303 £4,623
Apr 2nd 2023 - Apr 17th 2023 £2,838 £3,785 £4,731 £6,622
Apr 17th 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 £1,982 £2,642 £3,303 £4,623
Dec 17th 2023 - Jun 4th 2024 £2,838 £3,785 £4,731 £6,622

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 14, it will cost an additional €60 - €71 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 2nd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 €1,657 €2,209 €2,761 €3,864
Dec 17th 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 €2,448 €3,265 €4,081 €5,712
Jan 1st 2023 - Jan 9th 2023 €3,102 €4,137 €5,171 €7,238
Jan 9th 2023 - Apr 2nd 2023 €2,166 €2,888 €3,610 €5,053
Apr 2nd 2023 - Apr 17th 2023 €3,102 €4,137 €5,171 €7,238
Apr 17th 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 €2,166 €2,888 €3,610 €5,053
Dec 17th 2023 - Jun 4th 2024 €3,102 €4,137 €5,171 €7,238

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 14, it will cost an additional $63 - $75 per person per night.

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 2nd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 $1,741 $2,321 $2,902 $4,062
Dec 17th 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 $2,573 $3,431 $4,289 $6,003
Jan 1st 2023 - Jan 9th 2023 $3,261 $4,348 $5,435 $7,607
Jan 9th 2023 - Apr 2nd 2023 $2,276 $3,035 $3,794 $5,311
Apr 2nd 2023 - Apr 17th 2023 $3,261 $4,348 $5,435 $7,607
Apr 17th 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 $2,276 $3,035 $3,794 $5,311
Dec 17th 2023 - Jun 4th 2024 $3,261 $4,348 $5,435 $7,607

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

  • Beautiful

    Posted by Maria on 25/04/2022

    The accommodation was beautiful

  • The Best Experience

    Posted by JJ 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

    Posted by JK on 01/01/2020

    Lovely, clean, stylish space with friendly folk

  • Perfect Location

    Posted by SS 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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