Due to work commitments, booking was a last minute thing. We trawled the internet and reviews guided us towards this haven of tranquility. All the previous reviews are accurate and we hope that this review reads as the same.
After being driven from the airport by taxi arranged by the Riad, we were warmly greeted on arrival and shown to our room followed by a walk through the rest of the Riad; we were not disappointed.
The 2 year renovation by Philippe and his team has resulted in the most perfect place to base yourself just 10 minutes away from the mayhem of the souks and main square, all of which was the most fantastic of experiences.
Craftmanship throughout was of an exacting nature and within keeping as were the various objects d'art.
Neither cluttered nor bare, the eye for detail was evident and was reflected by the roof terrace, palms by the plunge pool, service offered from the cuisine to the hamman and all things in between.
Our on-suite room was perfect, very cool and on the ground floor 10 steps from the plunge pool. Good quality, thick bath robes and towels, a firm and good quality queen sized bed was perfect for a restful night; the air con being quiet and controlled via a remote.
To summarise, Riad Mariana exceeded all expectations as did Marrakech itself. We had the most perfect holiday and will return in 2011.
There will be no need for us to investigate any other Riads, we have found our jewel in the sun.