"Tout est possible" is what Omar said to us when we first arrived, tired and hungry and wondering if we could have our evening meal on the roof terrace. And that totally sums up the staff ethos of this place. Omar, Abdua and Ilham do a fantastic job looking after their guests and can arrange ANYTHING for you in double quick time! They are also some of the friendliest and genuine people you are ever likely to meet.
La Croix is ideally situated being so close to Jemma el fna and the souks. You really feel as though you are in the very heart of things not least by being relatively close to several mosques who all seem to want to out do each other when it is time for the "call to prayers" - a unique sound not to be missed.
We ate most of our evening meals at the riad because it quickly became apparent that we were going to be enjoying traditional Moroccan food cooked by traditional Moroccan people. We were not disappointed - the food was fab (we also tasted some Moroccan wine which could definitely hold a candle to anything over here)
We were surprised to be shown to a room on the roof terrace - didn't know they had one. If you want the best of both worlds, staying in this room gives you privacy when you want it (the staff will bring all meals etc. to the room) and when you're feeling gregarious you just go downstairs to the salon or poolside. Obviously the pool is a plunge pool but is deep enough to swim about three strokes in.
For a relatively inexpensive place to stay this riad was, for us, a great 'find', not LEAST because of the wonderful people running it.
Thank you Omar, Abdua and Ilham!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 2 minutes de la célèbre place Jemâa-el-Fna et du Minaret de la Koutoubia... N'hésitez à pousser la porte de ce ryad... C'est dans le quartier El ksour (ksour pluriel de ksar qui veut dire palais) que se trouve ce charmant ryad. Son emplacement, vous permettra de profiter de l'ambiance des souks et de l'agitation de la place, mais également de l'attrait du quartier européen de Guéliz (10 mn à pieds) On vous proposera de prendre un verre de thé au bord du bassin, sur la terrasse, ou dans le salon marocain au coin de la cheminée.... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad La Croix Berbere Hotel Marrakech