We stayed 4 nights at the Riad Viva it was definitely an 'Oasis of calm.' The staff especially 'Hassamia & Khamisa' was fantastic and couldn't do enought to make our stay more pleasurable. Breakfast on the delightful roof terrace (braving the morning chill!) consisted of home made cakes and crepes, yummie. It was reassuring to have police & army guarding the King's Palace just around the corner with a 10 mins stroll to Djemaa El Fina which is a must see. I would recommend the Riad Viva for location, staff and overall appearance as a gem in the madness of what is Marrakech!