I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised by how little hassle I faced in Marrakech. I loved the location of this pretty Riad-in the authentic souk where locals buy vegetables and meat. The streets are spotless and we felt safe wandering around until late at night. Its a 10 min walk through the souks to the main square and frankly a welcome walk after heavy meals. The riad has a beautiful small plunge pool which would be priceless in the summer. The dinner served was superb. The staff-Hassan in particular-were wonderful.Hassan,an intelligent and kindly Berber had many interesting insights into Moroccon life.He was great with the children too,playing cards with us until late into the night. The rooms are a little dark but this is typically Riad-esque and Im sure welcome in the height of summer.
Food tip-Fantastic cookery course at Souk Cuisine-great for adults and children and the best way to get to know the souks as the locals do.
Lunch-order Mechoui near the main square-the roasted lamb-served with bread, salt and cumin. Not for the faint hearted but the best lamb i have tasted.Souk Cuisine will show you where it is.
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- Riad Asna: Another way of life respectful of the culture and tradition of this wonderful country, another way of living in Marrakesh.Absolutely quiet and friendly, reserved to lovers of marvelous places. It is a place where the traveler is a unique person, a special guest for this address of charm. Here, the secret is the well-fare of our guest. ... more less
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