The Riad history

Dar el Banafsaj is a XIXth century riad situated in the old part of Sidi Bel Abess in the medina of marrakech.
The riad is situated close to tourist and cultural spots in marrakech ( marrakech museum, medersa ben youssef, the majorelle gardens, djemaa el fna square, etc…..).
Dar el Banafsaj has been recently renovated, offering you an intimate authentic atmosphere. You will be under the spell of this ancient riad, enjoying both tradition and modernity in a subtile decoration combined with oriental magie.
When renovated, the ancient architectural elements full of history have been preservated for you to feel the soul of this ancient dwelling.
For the time of your journey, you will inhabit a palace of “ the thousand and one nights “ and so, have a taste of the medina traditions.
The five rooms, each one including a private bathroom made out of tadelakt and zelligs from fes, open on to a patio.
They have been carefully decorated, offering you a lot of colours matching to the places yet, at times, in opposition, and so leading you to feel a refined atmosphere there. Four rooms one air conditioned ( on or off ) and in every one you have linen and welcome products. Our housekeeper will take care of your room everyday.
The riad offers you nice cool places in which you can easily relax, read or sip a mint-tea prepared by our domestic staff.
Faithful to the architectural tradition in morocco, dar el banafsaj has two patios, one of which with a small swimming pool, so nice to get in and freshen up.
The terrace, a real headland situated on the roofs of the medina and overlooking the atlas mountains, is a place where you will enjoy being lazy, giving yourself up to other horizons.
You also discover morocco through the subtile flavours of the moroccan cooking. You will enjoy tajines, couscous, salads, kebabs…… Accomodated by our cook out of fresh stuff.
Attentive to answer our guests’needs, our staff is always present in the riad, ready at any time to serve you in a friendly careful way so that you will all the time feel at home.