My partner and I have just returned from what we describe to be the best holiday ever.
We spent a week in Marrakech and stayed at Ryad Amiran.
We arrived in Marrakech at approx 1am - our driver walked us through small streets/alleyways we were quite nervous seeing the dark small space, litter and smell.
However once the door opened we were in a different world.
We were greeted with mint tea and snacks and then shown to our room.
We were in Diamant..a beautiful room, very well decorated and extremely cosy. The room size was perfect, the bed very comfortable and the bathroom very spacious and clean. The room was thoroughly cleaned daily - the Ryad in general is immaculate and smells refreshing.
Once inside the Ryad prepare yourself for absolute peace. We slept extremely well the entire week and never had a single complaint.
The first morning we had breakfast on the terrace, the staff were very adaptable and no matter where we sat they would bring everything to us- breakfast was absolutely delicious...everyday was different and once Khadijah was aware of our likes/dislikes she made it her business to ensure we were always satisfied.
After breakfast Adil (the owner) talked us through all the do's and dont's. We booked 2 excursions (essaouira and the Atlas Mountains) he then walked us towards Jemaa el Fna which was a lovely gesture.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ryad Amiran, and are already planning our next visit (when it won't be 42degrees).
Adil and Naima made us feel very much at home. They are very warm and friendly people and by the end of the week we didn't want to leave.
They made every effort to ensure our stay was as smooth as possible.
Upon leaving we were even given a gift of moroccan sweets to take with us.
If you are looking for a peaceful holiday with that personal touch then Ryad Amiran is for you.
Don't allow the alleyways to put you off.
The Ryad is in a perfect location, we could quite easily walk to the square for the old city or to the new city Gueliz. Both were around 20mins walking distance.
Thank you to Adil for his directions - we never got lost despite all the side streets and alleyways which all look identical.
It was our first time in Marrakech as well as staying at a Ryad, and this Ryad exceeded our expectations, staying here meant we were able to fully experience the moroccan culture and live with a Moroccan family..we had many occasions where we had a lot of banter and laughs. I will miss them until we meet again. Absolutely loved it.
We will be back.
Ps if you want to book excursions we recommend doing so via the Ryad as prices are very reasonable and you also get your own personal tour guide - we had a guy named Salat who was absolutely amazing!!