To get a sense of Riad Siwan, imagine a mix of five star luxury and boutique warmth and service. From the moment we entered from the dark and cobbled old streets, it was like going through the looking glass into an elegant wonderland. Maryk and Cees have created a beautiful environment designed with creative flair and filled with artworks that delight the senses. Our family took six of the seven very spacious bedrooms, each with a sitting areas and luxurious bathroom. They all open to verandahs with armchairs and the green and lush central atrium, that is a fairyland of lamps at night. Then there is the roof terrace - large, comfortable, perfect for breakfast and candlelit suppers. The tower has a panoramic view of the city. So much for the design. Now I can rave about the service and the food! It was my husband's birthday and we had adult children and three small grandchildren with us. Maryk and Cees, the owners, Khalid the manager and all the staff tended cheerfully to our every whim and accommodated all of our foibles, including fussy eaters and vegetarians. They organized excursions into the desert and the mountains, and around the town, and recommended restaurants, all making use of their extensive knowledge and contacts. Water and fruit was always provided in the rooms, you only had to sit in the courtyard, in the lounge or on the roof for someone to offer a mint tea, wine, or whatever you fancied. They lit a fire in our bedroom at night. There is free wifi. The dining room is very special with waterfall crystals from the roof and the food was delightful and delicious. Maryk organized a wonderful birthday party for us with musicians, a magician and a belly dancer! We felt as if it was a second home. My six year old granddaughter said, 'I want this to be my house!' As well, it was only moments to the main square and the souks, and by a direct route, so almost impossible to get lost! Riad Siwan gave us one of our best holiday experiences, ever. Thank you.
All rooms are lovely.
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