I booked the hotel by e mailing them directly and managed to get a decent discount. Cristelle got in touch with me as soon as the room was booked and booked a taxi and rental car for us in advance. My wife and I reached on an afternoon. The room 'Koutoubia' is on the second floor. i must warn that the stairs are pretty steep and it can be difficult for the elderly. it was quite difficult for my pregnant wife. The rooms are pretty decent with air conditioning and no tv. The Riad is an excellent location , hardly 2-3 minutes walk from Djema Al Fna. The staff Cristelle and Abas are brilliant and went the extra mile to make our trip a really good one. I must say that Abas is one of the best hosts I have come across. I would suggest to try the 3 course meals prepared by them (about £15 per head).
On the flip side, the sheet in our room had a stain and I wouldn't classify the room as spot clean. Also for the first two days, the shower did not work. it was a bit of a task explaining to the staff the issue. Finally after 2 nights, we were moved to a different room. The shower still wasn't brilliant and went from hot to cold randomly but I do hope these small issues would have been resolved. I would definitely recommend Riad Abad.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Une situation exceptionnelle, a trente metres de la celebre place Jemaa el Fna, coeur touristique et ame de Marrakech, a l'entree des souks et a proximite des monuments de la ville, le riad ABAD, veritable maison d'hotes, situe dans une ruelle calme et securisee a garde tout le charme des vieilles demeure allie au confort de notre temps, des chambres toute en authenticite, spacieuses et confortables, une terrasse donnant sur la place Jemaa el Fna, la Koutoubia et les montagnes enneigees du haut Atlas. Vous apprecierez la qualite de l'accueil et du service, le sourire en plus de vos hotes qui sauront egalement vous conseiller et vous orienter pour un sejour plus reussi a Marrakech et au Maroc... (Direction francaise) Description de votre etablissement (en anglais) : An exceptional situation, in thirty meters of the famous Jemaa el Fna place, the tourist heart and the soul of Marrakesh, at the gate of souks and near the most famous monuments of the city, the riad ABAD, hosts' real house, situated in a quiet and secure alley, all the charm of the old "demeure" allied to the modern comfort. Rooms quite in authenticity, spacious and comfortable, a terrace giving onto the place Jemaa el Fna, the Koutoubia and the snowy mountains of the High Atlas. You will appreciate the quality of the welcome and the service, the smile besides your hosts who will also know how to recommend to you and direct you for a stay more made a success in Marrakesh and in Morocco... ( French Management, english spocken) ... more less