"Riad Radia has been in the owner's family for approx. 130yrs. It has been renovated and remodeled recently with the addition of modern amenities. Mademoiselle Rajaa is the very able and caring manager of the property. This riad has also been recommended by Trip Advisor.
We got there on the 31st of Dec. around 5:00pm we called the riad and Mohammad came to meet us at Cafe De France (you have to hire a luggage carrier guy to take your luggage to your riad in the Medina since taxis are not allowed in the medina), he saw our 7yr old struggling to keep up with the adults, as we were trying to make our way through the crowd at Jemaa El Fina, he just picked up our little one without hesitation and carried her to all the way to the riad ..so kind of him. Rajaa was there to greet us, she ordered mint tea and asked if the kids would like something different but kids loved mint tea so that’s what we all had. She didn’t leave for the day until she had made sure that our rooms were in order and we had all that we needed, needless to say this was service at its best.
When on vacation with kids we book accommodations that include breakfast, as most parents know that kids left on an empty stomach in the morning is a horrible start to the day and a mistake never to be repeated! But at Riad Radia they don’t just offer a good breakfast but its different everyday and they will have the breakfast ready at the time convenient for their guests! and they even offer to bring it to your room!! ahhh what a great start to the morning.
We Booked a Family Suite for 4 nights, it has direct access to the terrace and the most beautiful starry nights, and the most pleasant calls of the numerious wild African birds. This room has a flat screen T.V. And a mini refrigerator, great for the kids since we could keep snacks and drinks for the kids, this room also has an independent air conditioning/heating unit which kept us warm and comfortable during the cold January nights. The decor of the room is tasteful, there is a comfortable king size bed and the seating area was converted into two comfortable single beds for our two kids 11yr. Old boy and 7yr. Old girl. The room was very clean and full of light and our room and bathroom was cleaned every day and supplied with fresh toiletries and towels every day. If you need anything, always ask them, they are all more than happy to help their guests with their needs.
This was the only riad we stayed at during our stay in Morocco that had a lockable closet.
This was also the only riad that offered black tea (great news for those of us that like a good cup of black tea with cream and sugar in the morning) along with the usual mint tea and coffee.
This was also the only riad that tried to combat that smells that come form the bathrooms because of the old sewage system. They burned scented oil in our room every day and sprayed air freshener throughout the riad too, which took care the smells pretty well. Those of us who have stayed in other riads know that toilet smells is the issue that plagues almost all the old riads. The reason for that is that most of the riads are hundreds of years old hence the sewage system is old too and probably not intended to handle indoor toilets. I was told that the Moroccan govt has plans of digging up the old sewage system and putting in a new updated one soon.
This was also the only riad with a good internet connection in our fourth story room!
Mohammad and Huda were most courteous, ever smiling and and always willing to do whatever it took to take care of us. Mohammad slept at the riad at night which was very comforting. He spoke a little english and many a times he had been kind enough to give us directions to places we needed to go to and few times he just walked us to where we needed to go.. thank you Mohammad. Huda made sure she asked us every day if we needed anything, she didn’t speak any english but we did fine with her acting out sentences and and my charade skills. And by the way heads up for families with kids.....they offer laundry services. Thank you Huda for the numerous pots of mint tea you brewed for us at odd hours. There was another very nice girl who worked at the riad too, mostly behind the scenes...thank you too.
I can keep going on and on about the nice experiences at this riad and I will still have more to share.
I would recommend this riad to everyone with great confidence. The riad and the its staff are excellent, the location is great......just 5 minutes walk from the carnival that is the Jemaa! and still as soon one enters the grape wine covered street for the riad, everything gets strangely calm and quite. It was a perfect location in Marrakech medina........we could go out to eat our meals nearby (we ate dinner at Chez Aiesha @ the Jemaa everyday) do our shopping, go crazy at the Jema el Finaa and when we couldn’t take it anymore we used to escape to our peaceful riad until we were ready to do it all over again the next day.
Thank you Rajaa for taking care of us, your hospitality made our visit to Marrakech all the more memorable, you have a great riad and you manage it and the staff very well indeed. We would love to come back and stay at your riad again. Thank you also for the very thoughtful gifts.....Shukran kasira:)"
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