“There was no better context for that adventure, than to have chosen RIAD Dar Justo for our stay on this special occasio”
Some friends recommended a RIAD… Dar Justo located within the medina of Marrakech. I entered their website and I did not hesitate to reserve a week. The reality of the place in person, was even better that the representation in the page on internet.
Travelling and leaving behind western culture in just a few hours is a great exercise. The mind relaxes and refreshes itself and one sets worries aside. Marrakech is like a great amusement park. The great souk of craftsmen is a perfect place to loose oneself each dia, with the challenge of locating and living an adventure: The different types of people, multiple colors, the scent of the spices, the hands of the craftsmen, and the bargaining.
There was no better context for that adventure, than to have chosen RIAD Dar Justo for our stay on this special occasion
Not only was our stay at Dar Justo comfortable, I also want to descibe some relevant details.
The excellent architectural renovation is structured around courtyards that are read in parts, just like the culture. Little by little one discovers things. The day just before returning home, I came upon a new courtyard with a beautiful reflecting pool.
The terraces are the best places for the arrival and for breakfast in the morning . From there the city waking up is on view, with a skyline to the the mountains in the distance. I had a delicious dinner in a friendly atmosphere there, as if it was my own house, with a visit to the souk, the medina and the city at night.
Various interconnected terraces around the courtyards are the best places, to rest and relax, with birds flittering about. It is perfect for reading a book, only to be interrupted by the calls to the faithful of the mosques.
The spacious bedrooms are illuminated by the quiet patios.
Beautifully chosen furnishings, selected by a sensitve knowledgeable and multi talented personality: an artist, photographer, painter and sculptor.
The cotton bed linens were comfortable enough to be able loose oneself in dreams. Generous and simple bathrooms, with cement bathtubs, finished with ceramics and each singularly designed.
The infrastructures are sustainable. The water is recycled and rain water is harvested. The bathwater and spa of the Riad have hotwater supplied from large surfaces of solar panels that store energy.
The Amman, is spectacular and worth knowing for an aromatic bath.
The carefully selected crafts in all of the Riad, at every level from the breakfast trays, to the cous cous plates, the ceramics in the courtyards, the baths, the windows, doors, curtains, etc.
A short trip that seemed as if it had been very long, given all the things we did and saw and the new experiences.
Finally it is important to underscore, just how comfortable RIAD Dar Justo was, how hospitable the services were. They were open to helping us with every question and issue, from the arrival, where they waited for us at the airport. They made dinner reservations for us at restaurants, they organized taxis and offered suggestions for sites to visit, places to shop and gifts.
We made special itineraries: a daytrip to Essaouira, guided visits by friends of the RIAD with special knowledge of the sites, special places, historic sites and stories that are not written, visits to special crafts shops that export, special places of the local intellectuals, etc.
“a trip with my brother”
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.