When my friend and I decided to stay in a riad in the Medina I didn't know where to start as there were so many! I spent a few days searching for one with a twin room with 2 proper size single beds rather than a sofa bed or 'put you up' type thing in with the double which some seem to do. This made it slightly easier to narrow down and I finally got down to three! We settled on Riad Berbere as they offered the twin room and all the reviews I read on here were so positive and the pictures looked lovely. We arranged airport transfer with them and eventually, after walking along a narrow, dark ally we arrived at a door! You have no idea what is behind it as you approach, so to walk in to a rose oil scented courtyard, filled with olive, lime and banana trees - and 2 tortoises - was just amazing.. It was quiet and the staff were lovely and we ate there on the first night and it was a lovely meal. We stayed in the balcony room which was really nice. Ingrid, the English speaking manager took us into the Souks the next morning and pointed out landmarks so that we could get back. We also couldn't find the hamman that we wanted to go to so we went to the local (very basic) one virtually next door to the riad. Ingrid came with us to help translate as we had trouble getting in to begin with and she even lent us some money as we didn't have enough on us. We found the breakfast delicious, varying over the 3 mornings we were there and it filled us up for most of the day. If at anytime we just stayed around the riad, we were offered mint tea and biscuits - for free. . The riad was full the whole time we were there and we found it very quiet. I would definitely go back - with the children next time and I would highly recommend to anyone. Just to say we were 2 women travellers and never once felt vulnerable or threatened coming and going.
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- beautiful riad in the old medina of Marrakech ... more less
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