The riad was booked from home, and we had arranged a pick-up in the airport. We were driven to a nearby market place, from where a guy helped us carrying our luggage to the riad (which we would NOT have found by ourselves). Since everything was new for us, this transportation was a little uncertain as we did only get very little information about what was happening (information about this when we booked the transport could easily avoid this). We arrived at the riad and had a very warm welcome by Alex, who also showed us around the riad and was very helpful in giving us an overview of Marakkech and its sights. We sat at the terrace, which had a beautiful view of the city and the Atlas mountains, and had our first cup of Morrocan mint tea. The riad was beautiful and very quiet. Because the riad is not covered, it gets quiet cold during night (at least in winter times, which we at that time weren't used to yet), so the place we had dinner and our bedroom was quite cold. We had arranged dinner at the riad, and while it tasted quite good, it was clear that the guy bringing the food was not used to it (Alex was out that night), and we waited some time. This would not at all have been a problem had the room not been so cold (there was a fireplace, but he didn't have time to light it up). We had a very fine breakfast at the terrace.
Compared to the other places we stayed at after this, it was the most silent and authentic place (some would say simple), but it also had its charm. We had a very good stay, and can definitely recommend this riad and to sit on the terrace on the roof to relax and enjoy the beautiful views (which other riads don't have necessarily).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The riad Hadika Maria has 8 rooms around two patios, the one with fountain, the other one with swimming pool. The charm of this riad is characterized by its decoration traditional Moroccan and its numerous trees and plants.Situated in a family and quiet street of the Medina, you will be woken by the birdsong in the morning!!! The Moroccan traditional breakfasts are served on terraces brightened up for winter periods or at the cool at the edge of the swimming pool for warmer periods.The riad has a service snack bar at any time but you can also taste earthenware cooking pots and others couscous, made by Halima our cooker who fetches fresh products to the market every morning. The meals in private can be served to the lounge in front of the fireplace. You will find on the spot a service of shuttle airport or station, a massage room, an office of excursion, board games or coloured pencils for the children and books. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Hadika Maria Hotel Marrakech