A beautifully restored ancient riad in the heart of the Marrakech medina, Mentha is the perfect base for exploring the vibrant, exciting and exotic Marrakech- or if you feel like simply chilling in the sunshine then Mentha has one hell of a roof terrace for you!
Tranquil, flower-filled courtyards lead to simple, luxurious rooms, where every comfort has been considered, from goosedown pillows to a well-stocked honesty bar. Sleeping up to thirteen in six en-suite bedrooms, it's a great party house, particularly as the staff of three will take care of all the logistics for you. Breakfast is provided, with other meals to order - the riad's cook is one of the best in town!
Pool, hammam and massage are on site, and the roof terrace is a perfect sun trap with amazing views across the rooftops to the Atlas mountains. Brahim, the excellent English and French speaking manager/concierge, can arrange trips, excursions and activities around Marrakech and beyond to the beach and desert - he will ensure that you have everything you need for a wonderful holiday, from restaurant reservations to a round of golf.
Riad Mentha is in the very heart of the old town or medina, about five minutes walk from the big square and the souks. Despite this it is very peaceful and tranquil. The derb it sits on is too narrow for cars so there is no traffic noise. There is a team of drivers to collect guests from the airport or station, and Brahim is on hand to guide guests to the house - tricky at first as the medina is like a rabbit warren!
Fishing, ski-ing and golf are all readily available - Brahim can arrange trips for all of them - and also white-water rafting, hot air ballooning, beach, and desert overnight trips. There is parking about five minutes away.
There are three full time staff at the riad - Brahim the manager, Henia the cook and Ismail the gardener/security/butler.
Breakfast is provided as part of the rental: fresh juice, fruit, yoghurt, eggs, local breads and pastries.
Henia will also cook lunch and/or dinner on request - discuss and order with Brahim at breakfast.
She cooks fabulous Moroccan food but can do a good chicken and chips or pasta if guests are tired of tajine.
The riad also operates an honesty bar - there's a big fridge on the roof which is filled at the start of your stay with wine, beer, soft drinks etc. Guests are charged for what has been used at the end of their stay. Prices are very reasonable, and Brahim will get whatever guests request if available.