This Riad is owned by a charming Dutch couple named Maryk and Cees who transformed it from a pile of rubble [there are "before" photos in the entrance hall] into a beautiful, tasteful oasis. They both frequently checked in on our stay and offered recommendations without being overbearing; it was almost as if we were guests in their home. The location is absolutely perfect-- tucked away on a side alley with little foot traffic, but right in the Medina and a 5 minute walk to the Jemaa el-Fna. We had dinner in the Riad twice and both times were treated excellent Moroccan fare; the breakfast spreads were terrific as well [fresh orange juice, Moroccan breads with jam, omelets upon request]. We spent a lot of time on the roof and found it a perfect respite from the chaos of the Medina. I strongly recommend staying here or a similar Riad instead of a hotel-- you get the same level of comfort and amenities with far more warmth, personalized service and easier access to the main sights, plus an only-in-Morocco experience.
- Also Known As:
- Riad Siwan Hotel Marrakech