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Riad or hotel

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Herts
posts: 44
reviews: 16
Riad or hotel

We are looking at either a staying at aluxury riad or one of the new hotels, sultan, taj,palais maskar outside the cenre. We have 3 nights and never been before. Any advice please

marrakech
Destination Expert
for Morocco
posts: 7,578
reviews: 63
1. Re: Riad or hotel

Hi,

If you stay in a hotel you have to either take taxis into town or use their shuttle service which restricts you a bit. Hotels will have proper swimming pools whereas Riads generally only have plunge pools if that is important for you.

A luxury Riad has you right in the middle of things and most sights are within walking distance. With a Riad you also have the help of the owners and staff to personalise your stay and lots of tips on where to eat etc.

Have a look in the green tab labelled hotels at the top of the page. You can set parameters regarding price, facilities etc to narrow things down.

If you like the look of somewhere maybe send a message via their profile to a few reviewers with specific questions about what you want from your stay.

Edited: 6:39 am, May 04, 2013
idaho
Destination Expert
for Sun Valley, Ketchum, Beach Vacations, Idaho
posts: 8,939
reviews: 310
2. Re: Riad or hotel

i vote for a riad...traditional, and fabulous...especially, if you are getting a "luxury" one!!

beautiful doors, on the crazy medina..and go inside for your tranquility.

Herts
posts: 44
reviews: 16
3. Re: Riad or hotel

Does sound tempting but some of the new hotels look absolutely amazing too! And seem to have lush grounds to soak up a few ray s after sight seeing

Texas
posts: 6
4. Re: Riad or hotel

Experiencing a riad accommodating is great in Morocco, but you should make sure in advance it is well-equipped.

marrakech
Destination Expert
for Morocco
posts: 7,578
reviews: 63
5. Re: Riad or hotel

Hi SamuelJames21,

It sounds like you prefer the hotel option so go for that (though you don't know what you'll be missing ;-)

idaho
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for Sun Valley, Ketchum, Beach Vacations, Idaho
posts: 8,939
reviews: 310
6. Re: Riad or hotel

inside the walls of a riad...is where i want to relax, and soak up the rays...and the traditional morocco. but each to his own...you will love morocco, no matter what.

Dixon
posts: 111
reviews: 20
7. Re: Riad or hotel

The luxury hotels are all the same no matter where you travel. Why stay in an posh bubble when the Marrakech experience is all about the chaotic sounds, smells, colors, tastes, getting lost in the souk...

Many lovely riads in the medina--all you wish plus personal attention from owners and staff who care about your stay. Step outside your comfort zone and truly enjoy the city.

idaho
Destination Expert
for Sun Valley, Ketchum, Beach Vacations, Idaho
posts: 8,939
reviews: 310
8. Re: Riad or hotel

ditto

Herts
posts: 44
reviews: 16
9. Re: Riad or hotel

I appreciate your thoughts but these new hotels look fabulous and not certainly run of the mill, the other option is La Sultana, which seems to be great too

Marrakech, Morocco
posts: 4,324
reviews: 55
10. Re: Riad or hotel

I agree with DixonTurnip and charley48 - a bland uninspired unauthentic modern hotel or the real experience of staying in, and experiencing, the ancient medina. But it seems like you have already made your mind up SamuelJames21. In only three nights you would be missing the whole point of visiting Morocco.