My husband and I stayed here for a week for a relaxing getaway, and Riad Palmier was perfect. The location in the medina is GREAT — steps from the Palais el Badi, a 10 min walk to Jemaa el Fna, with some excellent restaurants, a taxi stand, and a Societe General ATM within a couple block radius. The riad itself is beautiful and relaxing, with a little dip pool (it doesn't get much direct sunlight, though, so be forewarned that it would need to be pretty hot to want to venture in) and plenty of communal spaces for lounging in the sun or shade. The rooms are small, but immaculate and well appointed (and who wants to stay in your room when there's a sun deck?). Our room, #6, had a very pretty little terrace overlooking the central courtyard. Our one complaint was that the mattress was a little hard — we woke up with backaches the first couple mornings there, but adjusted for the rest of the week. Beyond that, the experience was great. Breakfast every morning is lovely — a nice selection of crepes/baguettes/jam/yogurt/fresh fruit/juice/coffee made for a really lovely start to the day. The staff are all great, and extremely knowledgeable/helpful if you need recommendations or help arranging a day trip to Essaouira/Casablanca/etc.
If you can, arrange a taxi pickup from the airport, especially if you arrive at night. Compared to some riads, Palmier is actually pretty easy to find (when the taxi drops you off at Derb Berrima Touareg, walk down the alley he indicates, make the first right, and it'll be the second door on your left) — but it's nice to have someone show you exactly where you're going. Right now, the price for a taxi from the airport is 165 dirhams, about $20USD.
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