The Riad is located in the heart of the Medina. To get there we recommend you book a taxi via Stephan & Sylvie for pick-up from the airport. Important if you are arriving late as finding your way through the narrow meandering lanes to the Riad may be a challenge if it’s your first time to Marrakesh.
Oh and pre arrange dinner for the first night as the local restaurants are in our opinion average.
Once you walk through the main door, which you can’t help noticing as the majority of the doors are amazing works of art in the Medina, you are treated to a visual a paradise benefiting from a balanced fusion of authentic and modern furnishing and decorations. You may enjoy this feeling as initial impressions when walking through the narrow lanes for first-timers to the Medina may cause a little apprehension.
Our room as well was a just as nice. Very comfortable bed and good sized bathroom with a wet room styled shower. We were located on the upper floor. Note the locks on the doors appear cumbersome but you can make a decision as to whether you really need to lock it.
Our hosts Stephan / Sylvie and our night manager Munim (hope I spelled his name correctly), looked after us really well and made sure we had all the information we required.
We quickly worked out that official guides / security were located in the lanes of the Medina, wearing high visibility waistcoats, passes around their necks with walky talkies, were there for the benefit of tourists. We used them the first night to find our way around (at 23:30), after that we learned our routes and felt very safe. (We went out a number of times returning back well after midnight via empty lanes with no problems)
Breakfast was fine which comfortably prepared us for our days discovering Marrakesh.We also spent some time on the roof for breakfast and for enjoying some lazy afternoons winding down after busy days in the souks.
We loved it at the Riad Douceuer although our French is not that good (tip, do brush up on your French) everybody there including the house maids and waiting staff were fantastic.
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