Myself and my friend stayed here just for 3 nights from the 27th Feb and i now wish we had booked for longer!..What a lovely lovely place!!..I have visited Marrakech before but only in the new town, not in the old town...Wow..what a difference!!..We arrived in the eve after a short taxi ride (which Sanaa had kindly arranged for us) and my friend was a little unsure of the area as we drove through the narrow winding streets as it was like a maze of small alleyways!..I expected this so it didnt bother me atall..however she did relax as soon as we entered the Riad..Oh wow!!..What really beautiful place!..We were greeted by Sanaa who kindly made us a refreshing mint tea and lovely morrocan cakes so we could relax for a few mins before we were shown to our room.
Our room was really nice..very quaint!..Not ever so large but we didnt expect it to be and as we only sleep there it dosnt need to be..the bathroom was beautiful, bed linen and towels changed every day and the lady who cleaned our rooms(not sure of her name) was very good..she even took my friends t-shirt that she had previously hand washed and re washed it, dryed and ironed it and returned it the next day!..How thoughtful!!..
We had previously booked to eat there on our first night and we also ate there on our last night and i have to say...the food was absolutely excellent!!..The cook Fatima is a credit to the place!.My favourite was the lamb tagine with prunes and apricots..Mmmmmm..delicious!!..Keep up the fantastic cooking Fatima!!..The breakfasts were also very nice, typicaly moroccan with pancakes and breads, jams, cheese, honey etc...But if you wanted something different then you only had to say and they would prepare it for you..we were more than happy with the moroccan breakfast tho..
There is a really beautiful roof terrace where you can relax after a tiring day walking around the souks and even a rooftop jacuzzi!..fantastic!! A Lovely undercover seating area and sunbeds too..just a beautiful relaxing place to unwind..listening to the neighbouring children playing...It was total bliss!!
Finally, the most credit really has to go to the lovely Sanaa!!!!..I can honestly say i have never ever met such a lovely,helpful,hard working, happy, accomodating host!!..She really couldn't do enough for us!..Nothing was too much trouble for her. She gave us a map and explained in detail how to get to djema al fna square from the Riad..And we were so grateful that she did!..We did'nt get lost either!!..And she also gave us the phone number for Ahmed the taxi driver they use if we wanted a taxi back from the square..which we did!!..otherwise we would never have found our way back!..All we had to do was call him 15 mins before and he has a pick up point which is KFC Just outside the square..Sanaa also recommended a restaurant to us if we didnt want to eat at the riad every night..so we did this on our 2nd night..A man from the restaurant comes to meet you and walks you to the restaurant and then walks you back at the end of eve!.also very nice food there..well worth a visit!!
All in all our 3 days at the Riad Vert was perfect from start to finish and i will definately be returning!..Thankyou so much Sanaa for looking after us & i'l look forward to seeing you again!.
Keep up the fantastic work you're doing!!..
Vicki & Kathy