This is a gorgeous oversized riad in the former home of a large family, which ran as a Koran school for many years.
I booked it online with Prestigia.com and for a heavily discounted £52 a night got the 'Zagora Suite' for three days. I think it's the nicest in the riad, as the staff showed us the other rooms when we were there. With a sitting room, amazing bathroom and large dressing room area plus the bedroom area - you really feel like a princess staying there!
We booked the airport transfer - which I recommend as it's hard to find! We also had dinner there on our first evening (we arrived at 8pm) which was great because there aren't any restaurants near the riad. It's in a REAL neighbourhood - not the touristy centre of the medina! It was the best tagine we had in Morocco, so worth the 15 euros for 3 courses. A nice treat. All other nights, we ate for 5-10 euros each in the medina.
The breakfast at the riad was nice - typical Moroccan fare including juice, tea/coffee or hot chocolate, bread, traditional style pancakes with jam. Very filling and nice.
We booked the riad because of the large rooftop hot tub, but this isn't working at the moment. Shame! The terrace is amazing and we did some sunbathing anyway.
In terms of location, don't bother walking in - it's confusing and there's not much to see! We tried one day and has a nice time of walking around a real side of the medina. But we spent hours going in circles. Nice as we weren't in a rush and wanted to get some atmosphere.
All other days, we just walked 5 minutes from the riad to a taxi stand where for 20 dirhams you can get driven to any site across the medina. We haggled a lot for petite taxis because by law they are supposed to use their meters - but they always say "No, 30 dirhams!" On the only time we did get one to use it from Jamal Al Fna - it was only 13 dirhams. Gives you an idea of what locals would pay!
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