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About
RIAD NOGA

Main house


The world-famous “Jamaa el Fna” square with its orientally colourful and busy hustle and bustle is barely 10 minutes on foot from our town house in the middle of the old town. The two parts of the building, the main house and the guest wing, are characterized in particular by different colour compositions. The main house, in soft beige, has a courtyard inviting to stay with bougainvilleas, orange and olive trees, a dining room with a large cedar wood table, a lounge and two guest rooms.

Location

RIAD NOGA is located at the end of a narrow alley in a quiet area of the old town with access by car. Against a refund, pick up by taxi from the airport will be gladly organized. A guarded car park is about 200 metres away.
For golf enthusiasts, there are several facilities, each with eighteen holes, two of which can be reached in less than ten minutes by “Petit Taxi.”

Equipment

Seven double rooms, six with shower room, one with bathtub, air-conditioned.
Lounge: For up to ten guests; Dining room: Main house: Up to twelve guests;
Guest wings: Up to ten guests, open fireplace.
Free Wi-Fi throughout Riyadh; Phone in 6 rooms; Solar heated 8 x 4 m large swimming pool with counter-current system;
South balcony on the first floor of the main house, three rooftop terraces;
Guarded car park about 200 metres away;
Animals & Pets: Allowed; an African Grey parrot and tortoises live here all year round.

Guest wing


The guest wing is accessed through a traditional wooden gate, which opens up the view of the turquoise tiled swimming pool and the surrounding arcades. Red and yellow shades predominate here. Another dining room with fireplace and five individually designed guest rooms offer all the comforts imaginable. The guest wing has a small courtyard and two large rooftop terraces.

Impressions

Dining rooms & Salon

Going Native

I came to the RIAD NOGA with a mountain of luggage and high expectations and landed in a wonderfully quiet courtyard – the main feature of all the riads – a source of light and air in the middle of the house. All rooms open to the courtyard, their windows as well as doors with impact shops.
Playful fountains between lemon trees and plants in large pots. friezes made of mosaic, called Zellij, adorn walls of Tadelakt, a polished plaster. Carpets are scattered across the tiled and terracotta floors and Moorish arches lead from the patio to inviting niches-retreat areas with diwanes and Berber cushions. The bathrooms are reminiscent of the tiled, domed luxury of a hammam with a bathtub so large that two find space in it. Narrow passageways and stairs lead to a rooftop terrace with views over the medina from the Koutoubia Mosque to the battlements of a royal palace, behind it the dark silhouette of the Atlas Mountains.
Once you have settled in such a house, it is difficult to leave it again. I strolled the rooftop terrace and enjoyed my own bird’s-eye view of the Old Town. I was comforting by the pool. I had lunch in the courtyard, delicious chicken, seasoned with saffron, pickled lemons and cumin. I got bogged down in the library. I started a test drive on the diwanes, sank into the cushions with a good book … And fell asleep.
Stanley Stewart, “Going Native”, The Sunday Times, London, October 2000.

Art

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