A brilliant stay in Marrakech, if your looking to stay in a Riad look no further.
The place is clean, has all the facilities you would ever need and the staff are amazing.
Jean-Pierre, a Frenchman is the owner and he will go out of his way to assist, Hashim( my apologies for the spelling)who works there is fantastic, helpful and street wise so he will be able to give you an idea of prices if your going to do some shopping.
I have reviewed a number of places all over the world and this place falls into my top 2 or 3 places to stay. Marrakech can be daunting, especially if your French is poor or non existent but this is somewhere you will enjoy staying.
Read the rest of the reviews of this place, everyone who has stayed here gives positive reviews...I can be a bit pedantic at times, but I rate this place 100%, but if your even more pedantic than I am,you will still rate your stay here very highly.
It is about 15 minutes from the main square, close to the markets....there is bus number 2 that will drop you next to the square, and on the way back 50 metres from the Riad, just get your bearings before you take the bus especially if you don't speak French.
The Riad is in a very working class area of Marrakech. It's fine I felt totally safe here.
However if you want to see a sanitised, pasteurised version of Morocco this place may not be for you. This is a working class area with all the life, the passion and the character of the Moroccan people.....if you want to see and experience the pulse and life of the real Morocco outside your door, stay here. If you want the sanitised version stay elsewhere.
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