My friends and I stayed here for a week in a suite (Aliyah). This place is luxury personified. It is tops for service, comfort and furnishings, location, and relaxation.
Service: As you arrive, Karine, the manager, welcomes you to the courtyard, and you are served mint tea and cookies. Service like this continues throughout your stay. Karine will book restaurants and other outings for you, as well as give you recommendations. Omar will serve you drinks on the terrace. Ask how to get to a nearby restaurant, and someone may very well walk you there. Their ethos is, 'feel like it's your own home.'
The rooms: This is a 5-star riad, and the comfort and furnishings of the rooms show it: wall hangings reflect Moroccan artisanry, and my room had plenty of accoutrement like gorgeous, ornamented candle sticks and jewelry boxes with inlaid mosaics. You really do feel like you're in someone's home. Only 6 rooms, I think.
Food: Wow, what a breakfast! You expect continental, but this is OTT continental. Freshly squeezed orange juice, delicious yogurt, Moroccan cakes and soups/porridges. Dinner was also lovely. Four courses for 33 euros, and me thinks a bottle of wine was thrown in for free both times we ate there. Served on the rooftop terrace.
Location: In the Medina, and close to a major road, so there's no long slog down back alleys to find your way. Karine can arrange pick-up from the airport, so you'll be escorted to the door (touts can be an issue anywhere). Once you figure it out, you are a 10-15-minute walk to El Jaama Fna and the Ben Youssef Medresa.
In summary, this place is fantastic. We met a couple from Australia at a restaurant, who were at what sounded like a so-so riad, and they were hating their stay as a result. We also had a look at a few other places, when we went to dinner, including Maison Arabe and Maison GK; while they are nice, they could not match the 'small but luxurious' atmosphere of Riad Idra. Stay here, relax, take it all in, and enjoy!
Aliyah is a luxury suite, with an addtional charming window-side bed.
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Your review about our Riad is wonderful and we really want to thank you for the time taken to share your experience.
The satisfaction of our guests is very important and we are glad you liked our Riad and you appreciated all the services provided by our staff.
We look forward to your next stay with us.
All the best !
Karine and Idra’s team
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