We loved this place ! The Riad is an oasis of calm and tranquility in the craziness of the `medina. It lies in the heart of the souk - surrounded by bustling streets. `it's therefore really hard to get to - you wouldn't do it without a guide. The Riad is very unassuming on the outside - but inside is beautiful . The staff speak French, though Hamid the Manager speaks some English. The staff are attentive and kind. The breakfast basic continental. The meals however are superb ( don't be put off by the slightly odd looking menu with pictures of dishes on it !!) Quite simply the best food and the best value we tasted in Marrakech.
The rooms are traditional and extremely stylish and well appointed. The roof terrace is a lovely place to be on a hot afternoon - the souks much easier to watch from the roof than to explore on foot.
Would certainly return. Next time I'd ask Hamid to provide us with a guide however. It is very easy to get lost !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Magnificent 16th-century Riad, a haven of peace in the very heart of the Medina, lovingly restored in the pure Moroccan tradition - painted cedar ceilings, sculpted stucco, zelliges, marble floors...Impeccably clean, all rooms with private bath, and air conditioning. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Superb 360 view of the Medina, the Koutoubia and the snow capped Atlas mountains. One hundred yards from the Medersa Ben Youssef and the Marrakech museum, 15 minutes from Place Jemaa al Fna. Excellent cuisine! ... more less
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