Having read some of the reviews the day before we left, we were somewhat worried as to what we would find on arrival. However we were relieved to find it was lovely.
Omar (The Manager) made our stay a very happy one. Nothing was too much trouble, you only had to ask and it was done.
The breakfast consisted of pancake, bread, jam, honey, choc au pain, orange juice, yogurt and tea or coffee. It may have been the same everyday but was filling and kept us going.
The shuttle bus was normally ok. We did get taxis on 3 occasions due to the fact we wanted to come back earlier. Unfortunately the taxi drivers did not know where the hotel was. I would advise that you carry one of the Riad Qodwa's business cards with you.
The place is pretty much tucked out of the way and so you do have to rely on being dropped off and picked up.
I would suggest taking handsoap/handwash as our room did not have any. Also our bathroom had an unpleasant aroma (nothing that incense wouldn't cure).
You do have to remember that this is a Muslim country and you will hear the call to prayer very early in the morning, as well as the cockerels (who really didn't know what the time was).
I would say if you love peace and quiet, then this is the place for you. Grab a book or 2, sit by the pool, eating fresh oranges off the trees, listening to the birds and relax.
Thank you Omar for looking after us.