My boyfriend and I booked this riad based on its favorable combination of reviews, fair price, good location and appealing photos and were very happy with our choice. Ahmed was prompt in courteous in responding to emails and he even upgraded our room when he learned we were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday.
I highly recommend taking advantage of the riad's complimentary airport transit service, for like many riads, this one is tucked away down a labyrinthine side street and would be very difficult to find on your own. But don't let the narrow, windy streets scare you: as a young woman, I felt safer in Marrakesh than I have in many parts of North America and Europe, and the distance from the main road provides a welcome retreat from the city's bustling streets.
Upon arrival, we were greeted with the first of many pots of delicious mint tea. Ahmed's brother Youssef provided helpful and candid recommendations and sincerely welcomed us to make ourselves at home, or "faites comme chez nous."
The decor is authentically colorful and gracious, with each room having its unique charm. Just take note that in the traditional style, there are no windows to the outside: all rooms face the interior, indoor "courtyard, " with natural light coming from a large skylight.
Breakfast was served on the roof terrace and included homemade Moroccan breads, butter, jam, honey, coffee and mint tea. The most memorable meal we had there, however, was a succulent homemade dinner of chicken tagine, salads and an assortment of Moroccan pastries. I only regret that the chillier-than-usual temperatures did not permit us to fully enjoy a lazy evening on the terrace, but highly recommend dining in at least one night during your stay.
The only cons were the weak internet signal and temperamental hot water, but these were only minor inconveniences. Overall, we enjoyed a very cozy and comfortable stay and would happily recommend it to travelers seeking authentic Moroccan hospitality.
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