The riad was a quiet oasis in a bustling area. Despite the approach down tiny lanes, the city felt quite safe. The cartman managed to squeeze a tip out of me, but it seems he is indeed paid by the riad, so be aware of that. Our initial welcome over mint tea was more or less all in French, which I am fine with, but the manager is around most late afternoons, and has extremely good English.
My daughter had a hammam one day and massage the next, which were enjoyed. We also went for the dinner on one evening, which was lovely, though were pleased we were not dining alone that evening. We were recommended the Dar Es Salam very close by for another meal - very ornate, lively with some entertainment, and a 250dh menu plus wine. Breakfast varied each day and was simple but fine for anyone used to Continental breakfasts. We got the riad to arrange a lovely private driver for a half day around the parks and the Palmeries, with a fixed price set in advance, as was also the case for the airport taxis.
The building is traditional, so it isn't really possible to compare rooms to a 5 star hotel, but all was clean and comfortable. All staff could not have done more to make us feel at home.