We travelled to Morocco in mid Feb this year and we were really unsure of whether to stay in a Riad or a big hotel in the main city area. Having found this riad from trip advisor reviews I must say that it lived up to its expectations and as soon as we arrived the staff (Maroune, Saloua and Mathieu) were very helpful in accommodating us. The weather was beautiful and the food and service in the Riad was just amazing! We all loved Maroune and the cooks and enjoyed all the dinners and breakfast we had in the Riad. For value for money I think this is the best Riad going but I'd say it is more suited to couples as it is a bit small if you are going with a big family. It is in the old city of Medina and will give you a great insight into the heart of Moroccan culture. Also, the photos they've put up are exactly how it'll look and even better if the weather is really good.
The only downsides to the Riad are that it is a bit hidden away and when we travelled there were roadworks going on right outside. It will take a bit of getting used to as you have to travel through a few alleys from the main path to get to the Riad. The biggest downside is the kids around the area who want to help you get to the main square (Jema el Fena) all the time and other places and after showing you they expect a lot of money. The best advice from the Riad was to make sure you don't ask them for any help even if you do get pestered every two mins when walking along. The square and souks isn't too far away- about 15 mins walk from the Riad. Everyone does seem to complain about the area however, it was very quiet when we went and most of the people were friendly. You have to remember that it isn't as luxurious as the main city but to get the best experience of the culture and living in Morocco you should stay in Medina and this would be the best Riad for service and food :) You also get free wifi.
The new city is only 10 mins away in a taxi if you feel like going out for something more modern but definitely try their main dishes and tea.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Not far from Medersa Ben Youssef and the museum of Marrakech, after to have probably crossed the carrying ones bread, at the bottom of the derb Baba Ali “name celebrates in our imaginary”, you will find the door of your Riad. Strike, then… ... more less
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