An excellent riad, very close to the souks and yet remarkably calm and peaceful. It is worth having the riad pick you up, because it is located in an alleyway (perfectly safe!) off a pedestrianised street, and is hard to find the first time. This is true of most riads, though, because Marrakech is made up of a network of tiny alleyways.
The riad is centred around a small splash pool, with each of the rooms facing onto this inner coutyard. Although this is the same with all riads (in fact, this is the definition of a riad to have the rooms face inwards), it does mean that noise can travel and you are rather at the mercy of your fellow guests. However, this was not a problem during our stay. The rooms themselves are very nice - the Bahia is particularly beautiful, and large. The other rooms are smaller, with the Safia having an upstairs bathroom up some rather unnerving stairs, but are also perfectly nice. All rooms are air-conditioned, and have satellite tv, DVD players and iPod speakers.
The service was excellent throughout, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. They also provided dinner on the first night, which was lovely and generous and well-priced. The riad also had an extensive DVD collection and library, so that you could relax away from the intensity of the town itself. Similarly, the roof-terrace was gorgeous, and very peaceful.
I would definitely recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Adore is a cool, chic, contemporary hotel in the very best area of the Medina, close to the souks, the monuments and the main square. Newly restored by the celebrated architect Christophe Simeon, Riad Adore offers guests discreet luxury and first class service in the very heart of Marrakech. This sparkling new riad is light, bright, calm and peaceful. The modern Moroccan inspired decor evokes all the charm of traditional riad style while providing all the creature comforts desired by the discerning traveller.The charming and attentive staff cater for guests every need and English speaking managers ensure that a stay at Riad Adore surpasses every expectation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riad Adore Hotel Marrakech