Riad Les Yeux Bleus – Marrakech

For the last three nights of our stay in Marrakech, we stayed in Riad Les Yeux Bleus – I had spotted this Riad on Instagram and got obsessed with the interiors so I just had to stay there to experience it myself.

Viimeiset kolme yötä Marrakechissa vietimme Riad Les Yeux Bleus:ssa – pongasin tämän Riadin Instagramissa selaillessani kuvia Marrakechista ja vau, mikä upea sisutus, minun oli pakko päästä kokemaan se itse. 

Riad Les Yeux Bleus

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Riad Les Yeux Bleus Riad Les Yeux Bleus | Karoliina Kazi

THE HOTEL

At Riad ‘Blue Eyes’ every detail has been carefully thought through. It’s interiors reflect the current nature of Marrakech, where modern, vibrant urban life co-exist in friendly interaction with the ancient ways of the city.
There are beautiful handcrafted pieces of Moroccan furniture, bright pop art colours and stunning artwork. Fresh, hand painted blue and white concrete tiles create a pattern all around the property. The courtyard has a romantic feeling to it with citrus and bamboo trees shading it and creating nesting spots for little birds who were clearly enjoying themselves and the turquoise pool is surrounded by colonial style chairs. In the evenings there are fires in most of the fireplaces in the lounging areas and candles are lit everywhere.

“Siniset Silmät” riadissa jokainen yksityiskohta on tarkkaan mietitty. Sisustus heijastaa luontevasti Marrakechin tämän päivän luonnetta, jossa moderni, vilkas kaupunkilaiselämä kohtaa muinaisen kaupungin tavat ja tottumukset. Kauniit huoneet on kalustettu lumoavilla, käsintehdyillä huonekaluilla, kirkkaat pop värit tuovat modernin kosketuksen ja seiniä koristavat komeat taideteokset. Raikkaat käsinmaalatut sinivalkoiset betonilaatat yhteenvetävät kokonaisuuden. Pikkulinnut nauttivat olostaan romanttisella sisäpihalla, jossa sitrus – ja bambupuut kasvavat runsaina ja turkoosia uima-allasta reunustavat siirtomaa tyyliset tuolit. Iltaisin useisiin takkoihin sytytetään tulet ja kynttilät valaisevat käytäviä ja oleskelu-alueita.

Riad Les Yeux Bleus

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Riad Les Yeux Bleus

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Riad Les Yeux Bleus | Karoliina KaziRiad Les Yeux Bleus | Karoliina Kazi

THE ROOM

All of the eight rooms are individually styled. Our room was located on the first floor overlooking the Beldi patio, it had striking green walls with artwork and a big scrumptious bed with the crispiest hand embroidered linen. The bathroom had a walk-in shower, soft towels and bathrobes, and lovely ‘scent of morocco’ products that smelled so amazing – people travelling with friends should note that none of the bathrooms have doors.

Kaikki kahdeksan huonetta ovat yksilöllisesti sisustettuja. Meidän huoneemme sijaitsi toisessa kerroksessa, josta oli mukavat näkymät Beldi patiolle. Huoneen seinät oli maalattu näyttävän vihreiksi, ja suuri mustavalkoinen taidekuva sopi hienosti yhteen käsinkirjottujen pellava petivaatteiden ja pörröisen marokkolaisen maton kanssa. Kylpyhuoneessa oli laatoitettu suihku, pehmeät pyyhkeet ja kylpytakit sekä ihanalle tuoksuvia kylpytuotteita. Yksityisyyttä toivovan kannattaa huomioida että kylpyhuone/wc tiloihin ei ole ovia.

Riad Les Yeux Bleus | Karoliina Kazi

Riad Les Yeux Bleus

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The picture below in an example of the other rooms.

Alla oleva kuva on esimerkki hotellin muista huoneista.

Riad Les Yeux Bleus

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THE FACILITIES

Riad Les Yeux Bleus offers a range of atmospheres; beautifully decorated patios, the courtyard pool, cozy dining area, Moroccan salons, including a little library on the ground floor, and a tented dining area and bar for romantic candle lit dinners, plunge pool, a beautiful marble fountain, hammam and massage room on the rooftop terrace.

Les Yeux Bleus riad tarjoaa useita erilaisia tunnelmia ja tiloja; kauniisti sisustetut terassit, sisäpihan uima-allas, kodikas ruokailutila, marokkolaiset salongit; mukaan lukien pieni kirjasto pohjakerroksessa, ja kattoterassin kupliva pulahdusallas, soma marmorinen suihkulähde, hammam ja hierontahuone sekä kankailla katotettu ruokailutila ja baari romanttisia illallisia ja drinkkejä varten.

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SERVICES

Reception is open 24 hours every day and Aminata, Tabit and their co-workers made us feel happy, comfortable and safe with their friendly and professional manner. Meals on request are available throughout the day and the complimentary breakfast served on the rooftop terrace was delicious every morning – freshly squeezed orange juice, choice of marmalades and honey with Moroccan pancakes, fresh bread, yoghurts, omelettes and coffee/tea.

The reception is happy to organise excursions with endless possibilities and private transfers to and from Marrakech Menara Airport are available. All the areas of the hotel have a free Wi-Fi.

Vastaanotto on avoinna 24 tuntia päivittäin ja Aminata, Tabit ja heidän tiiminsä loivat meille huolehditun, onnellisen ja turvallisen olon ammattitaidollaan ja ystävällisyydellään. Herkullinen ja runsas aamiainen tarjoillaan kattoterassilla joka aamu; tuorepuristettua appelsiinimehua, marokkolaisia pannukakkuja mardeladien ja hunajan kera, omeletteja ja tuoretta leipää, jogurttia ja kahvia tai teetä (aamiainen kuuluu hintaan). Myös maukkaat marokkolaiset ateriat ovat saatavilla tilauksesta koko päivän, samoin tee ja kahvi.

 Vastaanotto auttaa sinua mielellään järjestämällä retkiä eri nähtävyyksiin ja saat myös varattua taksikuljetukset Marrakech Menaran lentokentän ja Riadin välille varaamalla ne etukäteen sähköpostitse tai suoraan vastaanotosta. Riad tarjoaa ilmaisen wi-fi yhteyden. 

Riad Les Yeux BleusImage source: Riad Les Yeux BleusRiad Les Yeux Bleus, Mint Tea | Karoliina Kazi

THE SURROUNDINGS

Riad Les Yeux Bleus is located just inside the medina walls in the peaceful Bab Doukkala neighbourhood that is very accessible by both, walking and taxis.

Riad Les Yeux Bleus sijaitsee Medinan muurien sisäpuolella rauhallisessa Bab Doukkalan naapurustossa, johon pääsee helposti sekä kävellen että taksilla.

Riad Les Yeux Bleus | Karoliina Kazi

Riad Les Yeux Bleus is a very inspirational place and we both really enjoyed our stay. It has probably been my favourite out of all the places we ever stayed in. We will even miss the natural alarm clock – the very excitable neighbourhood rooster.

Les Yeux Bleus riad on erittäin inspiroiva kohde ja me molemmat todella nautimme olostamme. Tämä riad on varmaan suosikkini kaikista paikoista olemme koskaan olleet lomalla. Tulen jopa kaipaamaan luonnon omaa herätyskelloa, naapuruston innokasta kukkoa.

RIAD LES YEUX BLEUS

7 Derb El Ferrane, Bab Doukkala, Medina, Marrakech  |  +212 524 378161  |  website 

25 Comments

  1. 23rd May 2016 / 1:57 pm

    You have certainly made me want to visit Marrakech! Beautiful photographs, and informative descriptions (in two languages!) blend perfectly to make this a wonderful travel site. Thank you.

    • KAROLIINA KAZI
      23rd May 2016 / 2:55 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words. The other language I write in is Finnish, my mother tongue. Marrakech.. I could talk about it endlessly 🙂 If you get a chance, travel there, its incredible. Thank you again. Karoliina

  2. 1st September 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Very nice hotel.

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    • 17th January 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Hi Erika! It’s definitely one of my favourite hotels (and destinations) in the world.

    • 1st September 2016 / 6:48 pm

      Moi Jasmin. Se on aivan ihana paikka, suosittelen lämmöllä jos lomailette joskus Marrakechissa.

  3. 1st September 2016 / 7:06 pm

    Beautiful Hotel ! Morocco is on my #BucketList currently teaching my students about Morocco.

    • 1st September 2016 / 7:36 pm

      Morocco is absolutely gorgeous and I’m glad you are planning on visiting sometime in the future. I have quite a few other posts from Morocco as well so make sure to check them out as well for more travel inspiration 🙂 thank you for visiting Verushka!

  4. 2nd September 2016 / 12:28 am

    The place looks incredibly stunning – love rhe decor & the colors ❤

  5. khoner001
    2nd September 2016 / 8:33 am

    OMG this place is so damn gorgeous! You’re so lucky to be able to experience such beauty! Hope you had one and I’ll make my way here someday!

    • 2nd September 2016 / 10:54 am

      I’m so glad we discovered this place, it really is beautiful and the atmosphere so chilled – hope you get a chance to see it too 🙂

  6. 2nd September 2016 / 1:36 pm

    This looks so amazing! I totally get why you just had to stay there!! <3 Wow! I think I need to stay there when I go there! Just wow 😉

    • 15th January 2017 / 12:03 pm

      It was nothing short of amazing – I warmly recommend staying there!

  7. 2nd September 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Bookmarked! omg omg omg it looks so good! Morocco is simply amazing, all their hotels are a gem one after the other!

    • 2nd September 2016 / 9:14 pm

      Tell me about it – it’s hard to choose. Riad Les Yeux Bleus was the perfect choice for us and we loved every minute there, can’t wait to go back.

  8. 2nd November 2016 / 8:45 am

    Omg! How beautiful does this hotel look, I love the vibrant colours of their decor! Although I do find the lack of bathroom doors a bit 😱! Your photos look amazing as does that breakfast 😊, I bet you had such a fantastic time there.

    xx

    • 2nd November 2016 / 2:50 pm

      I found the bathrooms doors ok now that I was travelling with my husband, but could be different being there with friends for example 🙂 Thanks so much for your lovely comment Denise x

  9. 3rd November 2016 / 10:23 am

    Beautiful pictures and well detailed description. Nice work.

  10. 3rd November 2016 / 7:49 pm

    Oh no! I missed this in Marrakesh! I would have loved to have seen it. Your photos looks wonderful. I have a wonderful experience in Marrakesh and Tangier, and would love to visit again.

    • 15th January 2017 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you Sheri! There is always next time 🙂

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