Inside Houdou

In the heart of the medina in Marrakech lies a beautiful haven of peace. Even it’s name, Houdou, means serenity, in Arabic. It’s a 17th century mansion, with an inner courtyard, shady and green with citrus trees and the ever present buntings chanting their song. The roof is part shaded and part in full sun, a lovely place to rest and enjoy a view of the Atlas on a clear day. There is a hammam and if you’re too hot from shopping in the souk, there is a plunge pool to cool you down. Food is freshly prepared, local but with influences from the French owners.

I’ve tried to show you what it’s like INSIDE a traditional riad, I hope you like it and if ever you visit Marrakech I recommend it highly!
Can you show us Inside? Maybe you would like to see other interpretations to inspire you.

54 thoughts on “Inside Houdou

  1. There is no mistaking the serenity all the plants provide just by their presence. I wonder if all that green colour isn’t also responsible for the essence of peace.

    Lovely photos, Gilly. Colourful, yet quiet.

  2. Oh wow! It’s so gorgeous there Gilly. Love the pool and the interior decorating is beautiful! Great shots hon and thanks for sharing. 😀 *big hugs*

  3. Awesome! Great tour. I wish you didn’t just show it to me. I wish to live in it together with the French cook if it’s not too much to ask. Ahihihi 😀

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