The point of a riad is to feel like a home, albeit one that (in my case, at least) is far lovelier than one's actual home. Riad Snan did this in spades. It's an oasis of tranquility in the heat and hustle of Marrakech, from the time you open the door and walk down the cool, white, rose petal strewn hallway to when you reach the courtyard, with its ample sitting and socializing area and serene pool. The rooms are gorgeous (I got to see 2 while there), with rain showers, comfortable beds, chic decor and more roses. The staff is always ready with water or Moroccan mint tea, and the food - oh, the food. It was, hands down, the best food we had in Morocco, traditional but done in an artful way with European influences. The owner, Stefan, is fantastic as well, and will sit and chat with you over breakfast or in the courtyard. Several members of my party want to come back to honeymoon here - I sound over enthused in my praise, but after staying in many more hotels around both Marrakech and Morocco, Riad Snan truly stood out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a few steps from Jemaa El Fna Square and its celebrated Moroccan markets, you will find Snan13, a hidden jewel created to bring you peace amidst the tumultuous Morroccan life. A relaxing space where charm and essence ran into the city’s bubbly downtown area. Our riad offers you one Grand Suite and five double bedrooms, all of them with their own unique and special character, decorated with the uttermost care and attention to detail. A patio with a swimming pool. A dining area. Two chill-out areas to help you relax, and a panoramic terrace with incredible views over Marrakech’s Medina, Koutubia and Dar el Bacha’s Palace ... more less