Had a great stay here in April for 5 nights.
Were well looked after and this Riad is truly a calm oasis within the frenetic hustle and bustle of Marakesh!
Location......... Superb. 5 minutes walk from the central Jemaa El Fna square where it all happens both day and night! Also great location for walking around the souks, the school of koranic art as well as the simple sport of "wandering". I am truly good at that!
Staff.......... All helpful and polite. Both the lads (Ahmed and Abdul) were very friendly and courteous as were the girls who do the cooking and cleaning etc
Patrice and Charlotte very friendly and helpful. Thanks to Charlotte for the lend of a hat which saved my bald pate and sunburnt forehead.
Riad building......... well thought out accommodation, welcome pool ( I only sat my blistered feet in it!) great roof terrace and lovely public areas with little lounges etc
Food............ we ate here once and it was lovely. Breakfasts more than enough, simple fair but we specially enjoyed the poratha like pancakes and fresh orange juice.
Alcohol is not served openly in Marrakesh so it is welcoming that this Riad offers beer and wine.
Eating out....... Avoid the tourist restaurants around the square, food is average tourist fair.
Take your life in your hands and eat at one of the stalls at night in the main square, avoid stall 100 but go for stall 30. Best guide is to look for a food stall with plenty of local Moroccans sitting down. Avoid the ones with only tourists eating.
A very good but incredibly simple and basic restaurant catering for locals as well as tourists who know of the place is "Oskars" on rue de marine just down from the post office building off main square. Simple menu but great food at a good price! Look carefully, it can be easily walked by and missed!
What more can I say? The other reviews have said it all and this Riad lives up to all comments.
Great place, great stay!
Thank you to you all who made us so welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated at only 2 minutes( 0,300m) on foot from the famous Place Jemâa El Fna, taxis and souks, this magical place combines the peace and quiet of a local side street and the busstling excitement of all types of interests in the heart of the picturesque medina and the centre of Guéliz, the modern city.This splendid Riad is the oldest neighborhood, it was completely restored in 2008 with elegance and modernity by Moroccan craftsmen in the respect for tradition. ... more less
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- Riad Itrane Hotel Marrakech