Although I had already used riad El Kenz in a private capacity (had been there a couple of times with friends and family), this last April stay was different as I used riad El Kenz for the first time in a professional capacity.
A family run tour operator in Brussels, I had sold 4 six-day-stays of 10 people each and had therefore rented the whole place (5 rooms) for a little more than 3 weeks. (As all five rooms were occupied, I did stay at another riad a few meters away).
I was in Marrakech 48 hours before the first group arrived and left 48 hours after the fourth and last group left the place. With all four groups nearly all day long, I had plenty of time to see both sides of things : staying somewhere and running the place ! Of course, I knew what the riad was worth but was yet to know what « my » people would have to say about it. After all, I was the one who’d chosen the place.
Some have taken the time to write comments. They speak for themselves. One thing’s clear : they just loved the place to bits. I used every opportunity to show my clients little « things » they would have missed had they been on their own : other riads for example.
« I am glad you showed us other riads » one said « it makes me appreciate « ours » even more ».
Both Dame Claude, the « Lady of The House » and Rachid, the on site janitor / caretaker are for a good measure responsible for this « nice-to-be-home-at-the-end-of-the-day » feeling. Always there to please every one, both DC and Rachid were friendly, effective and great fun ! Highest standards were maintained all through our stay and I can now tell the difference between a riad where everything is checked by the owner and one where it is not.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Articulated in a traditional way around its bright patio and around its pool, our riad counts 5 suites decorated with taste and simplicity and each equipped with bathroom and ac. the terrace and moroccan salon sound of the haven of peace and tranquillity. guaranteed charm. ... more less