We arrived asa group of 4 friends to the Riad Mariana and after the hustle and bustle of the city, 40C heat, the Riad is a quiet, cool sanctuary and is simply beautiful. It has a lovely cool centre, superb terrace where you can see the mountains and a central pool to dip your aching feet after a long day of walking. The facilities are excellent- a great big tv in the separate lounge with comfortable sofas, the rooms were large and also comfortable and very clean - I loved our bathroom. There are a few recesses with books which are great to lounge in in the evening. The food provided by the fantastic staff was excellent and our thanks go to them for making our stay superb...The riad is highly recommended, only 10mins slow walk from the medina. They also made us a late dinner and organised a taxi for us, even after our flight was delayed by 2hrs! Excellent.
And if you book an excursion- ask for Mohar the Driver- he was brilliant and we enjoyed our day to the Anti-Atlas and doorway to the Sahara- a must in Marrakech.