We were met at the airport by a very patient driver after our flight had been delayed by an hour or so, he drove us to the edge of the Medina where we were met by Hashim who carried (all! despite my protestations) our luggage through the square and windy streets back to the Riad all the while giving us a potted history of the town and the main Pois (ATMs, currency exchange, post office etc). Once we had arrived, he sat us down with mint tea and explained all the main places and how to navigate the very complicated medina with a map, he told us where to go and where to avoid, very valuable information that served us well while we were there.
Our top floor room was blissfully quiet and tastefully decorated featuring traditional moroccan furniture and a modern tv (although we never turned it on), it was metres away from the riads roof terrace which was simply stunning, an Oasis of calm in the bustle of the city.
There was a slight leak in our ac unit and when we arrived back from our evening exploration we were looked after very well for the 30 minute wait that we endured and the problem was fixed.
The daily breakfast was extensive and delicious, varying each day with fresh juice and coffee.
Ok our last night we booked a dinner at the riad on the upstairs terrace and were not disappointed, we had the whole terrace to ourselves and were waited on diligently. The food was exquisite and the best that we had in marrakech.
Hashim and his staff literally could have done no more to make our stay any more comfortable or relaxing, they were always on hand to offer mint tea or advice and I couldn't fault them at all. In summary, this is a riad to be very proud of and I would highly recommend staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Granvilier is a luxury hotel in the heart of the old Medina of Marrakech. It has been tastefully and lovingly restored with great attention to detail. Decorated with the finest traditional materials, exclusive, hand-crafted furniture and contemporary Moroccan art. It is ideal for people looking for personalized service. Riad Granvilier is the perfect base to enjoy the wonders of Marrakech. You will live an authentic and unique Moroccan experience! ... more less
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