I've just come back from supporting some friends at the Marrakech Marathon. We stayed at the Riad El Wiam and we really enjoyed it.
It's quite difficult to find on your own - but any of the locals will show you where it is (and refuse a tip!).
The only point to watch was that the bank card machine seemed to only accept Debit cards, not Credit cards.
It's a little oasis of peace in the middle of hectic Marrakech. The rooms were nicely decorated (our female companion loved them) and the receptionist Naima looked after us very well - she even brought out carbohydrate dates (cf figs) for the runners. The other staff were also charming. It really added to the trip. I'll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 10 minutes walk from Jemaa El Fna, Riad El Wiam was designed to meet the demand for those seeking a pleasant place to stay with quality and exceptional service. Its flowers and tree terraces overlooking the Koutoubia and the Atlas Mountains offers the evening, an unforgettable spectacle, combining with both sound and light from the Place Jamaa El Fna. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad El Wiam Hotel Marrakech