Marrakech is a complete assault on your senses and Dar Rania provides a tranquil escape from this. Lativa is very friendly and provides a good breakfast but as previously reported speaks no English so it is advisable to brush up your French. The room was clean and comfortable but the air conditioning didn't work and there was no hot water for two days.
Dar Rania is only a ten minute walk away from the Square (although a rather hectic journey) and so is ideal for getting around. We chose to get a 24 hour ticket on the tourist bus which you can hop on and off as often as you like. It provides a commentary so all places of interest are pointed out should you wish to visit.
We ate at the night market on one occasion and this proved to be the most expensive meal we had. You can eat cheaply at most places although they do not serve alcohol. There are a couple of restaurants that do but these are incredibly expensive. Apparently you can get beer and wine at the Tazi Hotel but I cannot comment on this as we didn't go there. Can recommend Le Premices in the square for a good meal and view from the balcony. Also the one (can't remember the name) opposite the tombs where you can watch the storks in their nest - portions here are enormous. For a more laid back snack or meal try Chez Chegrouni (also in the square) - waiter gives you a piece of paper to write your order on and it returns later as your bill!
Do visit the Majorelle Gardens if you get the chance.
Bad points - roof terrace at the Riad is not a very nice place to sit; there is not a 24 hour reception as in the description nor is there anyone to help with any travel arrangements as described.
Good points - quiet yet convenient location, clean, pretty and friendly riad.
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- Also Known As:
- Dar Rania Hotel Marrakech