This was the final night of our 2 weeks in Morocco. Our first 8-days were on a mini-bus tour with forgettable, supposed 4-star hotels. The final 6-days on our own and we stumbled on a series of incredible riads (traditional Moroccan houses with interior courtyards).
Each riad is unique and incredible in it's own way. I would suggest moving around to discover a few.
Riad Granvilier was the perfect conclusion to our trip. The decor was wonderful and the accommodations were incredibly clean. However, it was the service that made it special.
It started when the reception host met us at the car. As he walked us in, he would stop and point at landmarks to ensure we could find our own way. While the traditional offering of mint tea boiled, he gave us a tour of the riad with a tangible sense of personal pride.
The incredible service was equaled by his overnight counterpart. The historic Jemaa el-Fnaa Square does not sleep and having a night host allows guests to come and go anytime . The overnight host was a good cook and breakfast was fantastic.
Even though we had to check out at 11am, we were allowed to leave our bags for a late flight. After we got completely lost in the market for hours, we picked up our bags. We were pleasantly surprised to be offered a small suite if we wanted to freshen ourselves before heading to the airport.
The location is special too. It is worth the long walk from the car. You must pass through the craziness of the square but you will find yourself isolated down a quiet alley.
See our video review in the photo gallery to watch the riad come alive.
- 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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