we stayed at the riad viva for 5 days and had a wonderful time. the riad itself is beautifully decorated throughout and with a added bonus of a pool, which was lovely to come back to after a busy day sight seeing. the staff at the viva were very attentive throughout our stay and very accommodating to our needs . on our arrival we was given a welcome glass of mint tea and a brief introduction of the area which was also good ,but feel that its wasn't necessary as this was our fourth time to Marrakesh but can see this would be excellent information for any one that has never been before. The riad is situated near all major tourist attractions and after we got our bearings had no trouble finding it at the riad end of the day. The breakfast was very much the same every day different breads, cheese ,jams ,pasties ,pancakes ,tea and coffee and fresh orange juice which is a must .
a must do is the cooking course which was very good and very informative ,loads of photo opportunities throughout and at the end of the day you will have the opportunity to eat what you have made .
my husband also had the traditional hamman which was also on offer at the riad and the experience was highly recommended and also at reasonable price.
we did have some negatives throughout our stay which I feel that I need to highlight. the towels on offer for you to use around the pool were never changed through out our stay. This became evident every day to us as they were still left the same from pervious day .
we also had to ask for our daughters bed to be made on arrival as this seemed to be over looked , plus we had to ask for more toilet paper throughout our stay as there was never any spare in the room.
on this I must say that these negative experiences that we had were only minor and wouldn't put me off staying at the riad again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Riad Viva, you can feel the atmosphere of a small royal palace, where tradition and modern style meet together. Build in a typical Moroccan style and decorated with fine handcraft, you will enjoy the luxurious comfort of spacious and bright rooms as well as the nice terracce with pool and lounge.The access to the Riad is directly near the private palace of king Mohammed VI and from the big terrace you experience the direct view into the large park of the world-famous five stars hotel Mamounia. ... more less
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