A beautiful old Riad and surroundings but was a bit disappointed in the friendliness of the place. Given its small size, we felt more effort could be made in our welcome and more interest shown in helping us find our way around/giving information. May have been better if we were French or spoke better French but we were given a map on arrival and Madam marked off the main places of interest. However the young lad (Omar?) who works there was very helpful. Also the breakfasts were quite sufficient but became quite boring with bread and jam being given every day (with the addition of a slice of cake or a pancake). Felt it would be good to be offered the occasional egg or slice of cheese! But must say the coffee and orange juice were excellent. Felt the price of the evening meal was expensive at 15 euros each so passed on this. Being on the edge of the Medina, it is quite a long walk into the main square and souks and you do get harrassed by many people wanting to show you the way or buy at their store. Initially its quite difficult to find your way around as the street signs are almost non existant and the map is not detailed enough but we soon found our own way around. Be prepared and unlike us make sure you buy yourself a good guide book before you leave home! We didnt find an open tourist office either! However, in general we enjoyed our stay at the Riad as we had a very pretty room and loved the balcony! Our stay was very good value for money. My comments are only meant to be constructive for the owner to turn this from a very good to an excellent Riad.
- Also Known As:
- Riad Calista Hotel Marrakech