This was a 4 night stay as a birthday treat for my wife. We wanted to explore old Marrakech and we didn't want to battle with taxi drivers every time we went out. A Riad is a guest house or small family hotel. It is not trying to be the Hilton. This one was in the heart of the Medina. Everything was within walking distance, if you could find it in the maze of alley ways. The Riad was absolutely spotless. All the facilities that you would expect in a modern hotel room were there in perfect working order with the exception of tea making facilities. Once you had befriended the reception staff you didn't want the instant stuff that is normally in your room. The local mint tea was so refreshing.
The staff were an absolute delight and couldn't do enough for you. We struggled with language sometimes but a smile from both sides and a bit of simple sign language always got a result. On our first night we had pre booked dinner on the roof terrace. It was really excellent. We went for the lamb tagine and none of the restaurants we tried locally could match it.
All in all a really excellent place to stay. Quiet, clean, friendly and a great location
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Entirely rebuilt in 2010 the Riad Etoile D’Orient offers a refined setting combining tradition and modernity, reflecting sweet life and voluptousness. The Riad is exceptionally located at the heart of the bustling Marrakesh, at a two minutes walk from the Jamaà el fna square.Staying at Riad l'Etoile d'Orient is to discover the magic of a unique place in Marrakech ... more less
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