The 19th edition of the fantastic gnaoua music festival in Essaouira takes place this year between the 12th and the 15th of May.

Essaouira has an international airport as well as being easy to get to from Marrakech.

To see this year’s program click here:

If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us directly.

Ramadan 2016. Posted April 18, 2016


Ramadan 2016 starts on Monday the 6th of June and finishes on Tuesday  the 5th of July. We will be open as usual and if ever you have any questions about travelling in Morocco during Ramadan, please get in touch.

New Year 2016 Posted January 7, 2016


We would like to wish past, present and future guests at the riad a very happy and peaceful New year 2016.

Please contact us about multiple night promotions, cookery courses, music and any questions you may have about visiting the riad, Meknès and Morocco.

We hope to see you here soon!

Simon and Mouna

Youtube presentation video. Posted October 26, 2015


There is a new video on our Youtube channel. It’s an up to date presentation video of the riad and some of the activities we propose. You’ll also find on the channel some music videos.

While you’re here, why not send us an email about our end of year promotions for our rooms?

Eid Al Adha Posted September 21, 2015


This year the Eid Al Adha will be celebrated in Morocco on Thursday the 24th of September. We wish our family, friends and guests a peaceful and happy Eid.

Also, please don’t forget to contact us about our promotions for the end of the year holidays.


If you’d like to connect with us on Facebook, please click here:

You can listen to Simon and Mouna’s music on Soundcloud by clicking here (you can also download some songs for free but don’t tell anyone…….):

Ramadan 2015 Posted June 19, 2015


We wish everyone a happy and peaceful Ramadan and hope to see you soon in Meknès.

Ramadan mubarak saïd!


Print_Logo_COE2015_UKWe are very proud to have been awarded the Tripadvisor certificate of excellence for the reviews given by our clients for the third year in a row.

So a very big thank you to all our clients and we hope to continue offering the same service and enjoying the company of our guests.



Berber music and culture is finally being given the recognition and value it deserves. It’s fun, fast, colourful and highly entertaining.

The festivals in Fez celebrates this wonderful culture and although at a relatively hot time of year, really worth a visit.

Click here for more information or send us an email:


This year, the festival will be taking place from Friday the 22nd of May until Saturday the 30th of May. It’s one of many fantastic music festivals that happen every year in Morocco. Fes is an ancient city with a huge cultural history so if you can see the festival and visit the city at the same time it’s great combination.

Here’s a link to the blog “The View from Fes” where you’ll find translation of the festival program as well as lots of information about Fes and Morocco in general: