First of all to say: if you are travelling through Marocco, how could you possibly expect streets and environment and people's behaviour like in Europe? If you do, then stay in new town, in all-inslusive hotel or just stay home. If you do travel to broaden your horizone, then the best place to stay in Marrakesh is in old town, souk-area, el-moukef, where this Riad is located. The streets around the Riad are dirty and chaotic and it does need some time to get used to children begging for or expecting money for any advise you may or may not have asked for, but if you know how to behave (don't ask them, never give them money, stay calm but with strong voice; if you do get lost, rather ask a shopkeeper) then you will fall in love with the busy street-life! We were travelling as two single Girls but never felt unsafe, if you do behave ok and if you do dress respectfully, like not showing your underwear on the streets and not wearing the shortest skirt you have (like some tourists do). It seems kind of complicated at first to get out and back to the hotel, but with one explanation of very helpful staff-member Marwan, we didn't have to ask anyone a single time and never got lost. It was about 10 minutes walking to Main square.
and if you do arrive at this Riad coming from busy and noisy streets, you will feel like in heaven. It is right away cooler than outside and also very quiet. It was absolutely clean and beautifully decorated and the staff was helpful and very kind. Due to some tours we had to get up early in the morning but Marwan never hesitated to help and support us, prepared breakfast even at 5 in the morning with fresh orange juice and such. The only thing i missed in the room was a bathroom door, as it depends who you are travelling with and you might want some privacy. But other than that the stay was fabulous and we will definitely return!
- 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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