The SpaceSAIDA APARTMENT IN GUELIZ:
Discover romance at Saida, a dreamy one-bedroom apartment in the heart of Marrakech!
The pampering begins when you disembark at the airport, where your private driver will be waiting for you with a placard bearing your name. When you arrive at the apartment, step onto the private terrace and have a cup of mint tea on the traditional, curved wicker furniture. Your terrace overlooks the prominent, modern Marrakech neighborhood of Gueliz, with its many restaurants, cafes, and shops. From the terrace, you and your significant other can watch Gueliz transition from hushed daytime to vivacious night, then step out to join the fun yourselves.
And this apartment is just as alluring inside as it is on the terrace—a vision in coral, gold, stained glass, curved Moroccan architecture, sumptuous linens, and elegant light fixtures.
We aim to give our guests an experience to talk about for a lifetime. Included in the price of your stay at Saida are top-notch amenities like:
*Transport from the airport upon arrival (available 24/7)
*Exclusive building with doorman, elevator, and entry phone
*Access to a private, members-only swimming pool, just 5 min. away (15 Feb. to 15 Nov.)
*A “baby kit” which includes a secure crib, high chair, buggy, changing table, baby bathtub, and more
*Free WiFi and digital cable
*Use of mobile phone with Moroccan chip to help you avoid exorbitant roaming charges
*Fresh, homemade meals and babysitting services for a little extra (see “Terms and Conditions” for pricing)
*Advice for excursions that have local flair—no tourist traps!
Exclusive access to a private, secluded swimming pool in the city center is another rare perk with this property. Take a walk to the pristine pool, which is shrouded by fragrant orange trees, towering palms, and blooming bougainvillea and relax with your sweetheart on lounge chairs in the sun.
Ready for a bit more activity? Great. We, or a member of our friendly staff, will provide suggestions for dozens of adventures and excursions in and around Marrakech. Keep it simple, for example, with a hand-in-hand stroll through town, where the people are big-hearted and the wares, like authentic Moroccan Berber rugs, are dazzling. Famous Jemaa el Fna square is also nearby, and presents a spirited display of food booths, artists, and performers.
Then, at the end of a satisfying day of exploring, luxuriate with a long shower in a bathroom designed in the style of traditional hammam bathhouses, with gold fixtures and a curved entryway.
Our calendar is filling fast, so we encourage you to get in touch and book your romantic Morroccan getaway at Saida today. We look forward to seeing you! Guest AccessWe are letting the entire apartment, no shared with other guests. Interaction with GuestsLorsque nous sommes à Marrakech, nous aimons prendre le temps de rencontrer nos voyageurs autour d'un verre et leur prodiguer quelques secrets d'initiés, qui apportent une note personnelle et originale à leur séjour.
Lorsque nous ne sommes pas sur place, nous avons une assistante, ainsi que notre femme de ménage. Toutes les deux sont très disponibles.
Et nous restons joignables 24/7 par email, viber ou (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). The Neighborhood8 REASONS WHY GUELIZ MAY NOT BE FOR YOU
We do not aim to persuade travellers to stay in Gueliz unless they want to. Some people do have a strong preference for this area of Marrakech, but others do not. This list is intended to avoid disappointment for them and to explain a little more about the area, and in doing so, hopefully help holiday makers get the most out of their stay in Marrakech.
Here are eight topics to think about prior to your stay:
Marrakech is a vibrant city. As in all hot countries, people are more active mainly in the evening. Moroccans like to go out for a walk in the fresh air and visit restaurants, trendy cafés and places of entertainment. If you are the type of person who wants to go to bed at 8pm hoping for peace and quiet, you might be disappointed because you will be going to bed just at the time when the pulse of the city begins to beat. This is the best time to experience the atmosphere of Marrakech. Marrakech is a lively city and Gueliz is its centre. If you are looking first and foremost for a quiet place and you could not bear to hear the slamming of a car door, the sound of the beautiful Moroccan women walking by in their high-heels, or the shouts of snail or kebab sellers to passers-by, then Marrakech is not for you.
Alternative Option: A small inn or farmhouse 20km from Marrakech or Lake Takerkoust, located 1 hour away.
2. Lack of open spaces and palm trees:
Our apartments are located in the city centre. As in all cities of the world, space is limited and you cannot find large expanses of palm trees in the middle of avenues, boulevards and intersections. Instead, you will find shops, boutiques, banks, restaurants, art galleries and trendy bars.
Alternative option: Rent a villa in the Palmeraie, 15 km from the city centre.
3. Lack of water pressure:
Marrakech is a growing city and some water pipes still need to be upgraded. This is because in the past one or two families might have lived in one house, but this property has now become a five storey building which contains thirty or forty apartments. Therefore, the requirement for water has changed and at certain times the water pressure may be low. If this would be of great concern to you, then you may be disappointed if you rent a private apartment in Gueliz.
Another option: Paris, London or Amsterdam, where a constant water network has been established for a long time.
4. Lack of insulation:
Apartments and other buildings are almost never insulated. When it is very cold or hot, despite the fact that all our apartments are air-conditioned, it may take some time for you to acclimatise if your body is accustomed to more temperate climates.
Another alternative: Canada.
5. Construction sites:
Marrakech is booming and many building projects are underway. There are many areas of construction where pavements are in a poor state of repair and are dirty and dusty.
6. Lack of large pools:
If you are looking for a place where you can relax all day round a huge swimming pool which has water slides and water games, the city of Marrakech and Gueliz are not for you and you could be disappointed. From the 15th of Feb. to the 15th of Nov. we offer access to a luxury swimming pool situated in a pretty garden, in a relaxing setting. However, it is still in the city centre and it will never be comparable to those holiday resorts or hotel facilities which are available outside the city. In addition, you will not be able to walk in your swimsuit from the apartment to this pool and you will have to get changed at the pool when you get there.
Alternative: Club Med.
7. Difficulty getting around
There are potholes in the side streets and sometimes cars will encroach onto the pavements. It can be difficult to walk on the pavements because they are so uneven. If this would bother you, Gueliz is probably not right for you.
Another option: Iceland.
Moroccans speak Amazigh, Darija, Arabic, French, but they are not really great English speakers. You can find some Moroccans who speak an approximate English but the most frequently, if you don't speak Arabic or French, you can have some difficulty to communicate. Don't be worried, you can ask us any question you have via email or tchat at any time, we reply in a very short delay so you get a prompt reply.
If you want absolutely English speakers, booking a private apartment - or a place where there aren't loads of other tourists - is not for you.
Alternative option: Book an hotel or a touristic complex. Because they have crowds of tourists, you'll be sure to find Englsih, German, Spanish, Italian, and even Chinese speakers.
Finally, travellers who have strict requirements, and wish to find the comfort and ambience exactly as they are accustomed to in Europe will undoubtedly be disappointed if they rent a private apartment in Marrakech for their holiday.
We often see through the requests that we receive, that some holiday makers are more used to staying in a hotel or club holiday village, with all the typical activities that are provided at these venues, such as a kid’s club, painting workshops, aerobic classes and buffet meals etc.
For those holiday makers, the holiday club option is a better option, both for them and for us. We also often find the opposite is true: Customers who have previously visited a club hotel, prefer to book an apartment with us because it is a solution that offers more flexibility, more comfort and more independence.
This type of holiday does not have a regimented package holiday or holiday camp atmosphere. Rather it gives travellers the opportunity to experience the real Morocco, with an authentic immersion in the life and appearance of the local culture; to share the life of the inhabitants; discover unsuspected places and above all to make their purchases and take excursions away from the tourist traps.
To our delight, our visitors then book our apartments whenever they return to Marrakech, because they know they will feel ‘at home!’ Getting AroundSi vos arrivez en avion ou en train, notre chauffeur viendra vous vous chercher à l'aéroport ou la gare.
Ce service, disponible 24/7 est sans supplément à partir de 4 nuitées réservées.
Si vous arrivez en voiture, nous allons vous fournir un plan et un itinéraire détaillés, de sorte que vous puissiez trouver notre adresse facilement.
Dans le cas où vous arrivez par vos propres moyens, il vous suffira de prendre rendez-vous pour le check-in 3 ou 4 heures à l'avance. Other Things to NoteWHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
As we are individual direct owners rather than a large business, a travel agency or a hotel club, our cancellation policy may appear strict.
Just like you, we enjoy travelling and we understand unexpected events and emergencies do happen.
We want you to book your holiday with confidence and so we recommend subscribe a travel insurance. This insurance is designed for the travel market. This insurance may reimburse costs related to your Marrakech holiday rental by protecting you against numerous risks such as illness, flight delays, car-breakdown, or any other problems which might result in the cancellation of your stay. If you don't know a cheap travel insurance, ask and we'll advise you.
IS GUELIZ FOR ME?
We cannot say for certain if it will suit you. We believe Gueliz is the best place for travellers who will enjoy staying in the centre of the city. We have put together several points below, which will help you assess if Gueliz is the right area of Marrakech for you.
WHERE ARE YOUR APARTMENTS?
All our apartments are in the right center. You can easily locate our apartment on the map, at the bottom of this page.
HOW FAR FROM THE CITY CENTRE ARE YOUR APARTMENTS?
All our apartments are located in the city centre itself. Everything you need is accessible by foot. If travelling by car, you can park your car safely and at no charge in one of our basement parking spaces.
HOW FAR FROM THE MEDINA ARE YOUR APARTMENTS LOCATED?
It is very easy to get to the medina because it is close by the apartments. It will take about 35 minutes to walk there and it is a short and pleasant walk which will give you the opportunity to cross the beautiful garden of Arsat Moulay Abdeslam. In fact we enjoy doing this ourselves. Alternatively, you can take a three minute ‘petit-taxi ride for approximately 1.50 Euros. Be careful however, as a ‘petit-taxi’ can only take three passengers. Another option is to take Bus line No. 1 which will drop you off at the bottom of the Place Jemâa el Fna. The bus stop is close to our apartments and takes about 5 minutes at a cost of 30 centimes. The bus runs until midnight.
WHAT TIME CAN I CHECK INTO THE APARTMENT?
If we do not have any guests who are leaving that day, we can be flexible about your arrival time. If someone is leaving on the same day as you arrive, you can access the apartment from 15.00h. If you have an early flight, our driver will pick you up at the airport and then we will look after your luggage for you, to leave you free to explore. You can take a walk in Marrakech, get a snack or sip mint tea while we finish preparing your apartment.
If you arrive after 20:00h, you may be asked for a fee.
WHAT TIME MUST I VACATE THE APARTMENT?
On the day of departure, we ask you to leave by 11:00h, so that we can prepare the apartment for the next guest. If your flight is not until later in the day, we can store your luggage until your departure. Thus, you can enjoy exploring Marrakech right up until the last moment or instead just top up your tan by the pool.
It may also be possible for you to retain the apartment until later in the day. In this situation we would not take a booking for the night of your departure and instead we charge you for the extra night. We ask you to confirm this option at the time of booking or no later than 48 hours prior to arrival.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO ORDER BREAKFAST?
There really are a number of opportunities to take breakfast within walking distance of the apartment. In addition, the kitchen is fully equipped with coffee maker, electric toaster, cooking utensils etc., so you can shop and prepare your breakfast easily at the apartment. However, if you wish, our cook can prepare a traditional Moroccan breakfast and serve it at the apartment. This is served from 09.00h, or if you prefer, we can leave it in the apartment the night before and you can warm it up yourself when you are ready. You can order the traditional Moroccan breakfast the day before and it costs 4 Euros per person
IS IT POSSIBLE TO ORDER MEALS?
There are many different restaurants in various price ranges, just a few minutes walk from the apartment. You will be spoiled for choice between Moroccan restaurants, French, Italian, Chinese and Lebanese etc.
However, if you do not want to go out, or if you arrive late on the first day, you can order meals from us. They must be ordered at least a day ahead, or two days in advance if they are the type which take a long time to prepare. For example, Tanjia, a Marrakech specialty, is cooked for several hours in the wood oven steam room.
All meals made by our cook are prepared with fresh produce from the daily market. The price of meals is variable as it depends on what you order, but expect around 15-18 Euros per person, without drinks, for a traditional Moroccan meal.
WHERE ARE YOU IN RELATION TO THE AIRPORT OR THE TRAIN STATION?
We are 6 kilometers from the airport and 2 kilometers from the station. If you do want to travel independently from the station or from the airport, we will send you a detailed map, but we do usually send our driver in a private car. All you have to do is provide us with your flight information or train time. He will meet you at the airport or train station and will be holding a placard displaying your name.
CAN I ORDER A TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT?
As noted above, this service is included in all our guests, fom 4 nights booked. Our driver awaits your arrival at the airport or train station in Marrakech and takes you to your apartment by private car. Our private transfer service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
AT THE END OF THE RENTAL PERIOD, CAN I ORDER A TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE APARTMENT?
Our apartments are located in the centre of Marrakech and so it is easier to find a taxi to get to the airport, than to get a taxi from the airport to the apartment. However, if you prefer to order a private transfer with our driver because you have a great deal of luggage or you have an early flight, you can order a transfer 48 hours in advance. Our driver will then meet you at the apartment 2 ½ hours before airline departure time. This service is available at all times. Payment is to be made by cash no later than 48 hours before the transfer.
DO YOUR APARTMENTS HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET AND WIFI?
Yes. All our apartments are connected to the Internet and have WiFi. In addition, you can easily find wireless connections available in most of the surrounding cafes. If you need to print documents, you will find several cafes with printers, within a short walk in Marrakech.
WOULD YOU ADVISE ME TO USE MY MOBILE PHONE HERE?
Due to the high costs of roaming charges, it is probably best to avoid using your mobile phone. The BEST solution is to use a phone which we can lend you. It is a mobile phone with a Moroccan chip. We suggest you request the number from us before you travel, so you can give it to your loved ones, family or friends so that they can call you whilst you are here. To make calls using this phone you can buy a prepaid card in one of the many outlets near the apartment.
WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO TELEVISION CHANNELS IN MY APARTMENT?
Yes. All our apartments are equipped with a television box which has numerous digital channels featuring international channels, sports and cinema.
YOUR OFFER CONCERNING THE POOL SEEMS REALLY AMAZING. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A SUCH OFFER BEFORE. IS IT REAL?
Absolutely! This is an exclusive and exceptionnal service that we are pleased to offer you. There is no equivalent offer for an accommodation in the center of Gueliz. From February 15 to November 15, you get a FREE access to a luxurious swimming pool, which we have selected for you. This luxury pool is located at a close distance from the apartment, nestled in a lovely garden, with palms and Mediterranean plants. Really zen and relaxing! With your VIP access, you get sunbeds, umbrellas and even beach towels!
This service usually costs 25 Euros per day per person, but because our travelers are for us, the most precious people we host, we are delighted to offer you! Your free access is available for all of the occupants, every day, from the next day of arrival until the day before your departure included.
Your pool-pass are delivered on arrival.
If for some reason, the selected pool is temporary unavailable, we will provide a pass to another pool.