This hotel is just as beautiful as the pictures - it really is lovely in every detail and gave us a really authentic experience of staying in a Riad which was just what we wanted.The staff are very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was lovely. Very good value for money.Even though we stayed in Feb and it was a bit wet at times the bedrooms were lovely and warm (air conditioner in room that you control) and the courtyard had enough shelter to eat in comfort.
We arranged a transfer with the hotel staff to pick us up at the airport which was a good idea as it is tucked down a side street and we were not sure that the taxis from the airport would know where it was. This was a bit more expensive than the normal taxi fare but well worth it as we arrived promptly and were able to orientate ourselves in daylight rather than late at night!
The hotel is 10 minutes walk from the main Kasbah road and the Saadian Tombs which are well worth a visit. There is a big Artisan complex on the Rue de Kasbah which is a fantastic place for shopping - 3 floors of delights and all at fixed prices if you don't fancy haggling in the Souks - they also take cards! The location gives you a real taste of life in the Kasbah - fantastic!
We were given a very good tip by some guest already staying there about heading out to the main road outside the Kasbah. There are lots of taxis there that youy can flag down for trips into the main Jemma el Fna square (we paid about 20 DH) or to other attractions such as the Majorelle gardens and la Menara. We found that this was the easiest way to get around. We did walk to the main square as well which took about 25 mins.
There was not a bar open at the hotel when we stayed and we did not see much evidence of bars/ alcohol anywhere in Marrakech - we were not expecting to be able to find drinks easily as we know that the country is a Muslim one and this really did not bother us. There are plenty of things to see and do and lovely things to eat and drink - I really enjoyed the mint tea!
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