I travel frequently to Morocco for both business and pleasure, and during my last visit I spent three wonderful nights at Riad 41.
I cannot fault Riad 41 in any way.
The riad is located a five minute walk from Jemaa el-Fnaa, the main square, but tucked away nicely in a quiet pocket of the medina.
The actual riad itself is beautiful, both architecturally and in the way it has been restored and decorated; understated, elegant and authentic at the same time. The rooms are comfortable and luxurious (I was in the largest room and can't recommend it enough.. The 'Lavender Suite' as I called it.. the bathroom has an incredible vaulted brick and tadelakt ceiling) and the downstairs courtyard one of the prettiest I've ever seen, verdant with bougainvillea flowing from the first floor balustrade, crisp white sofas either side of of a copper pool and fountain, with an incredible installation of gold turtles of varying sizes climbing the wall above..
There is a spectacular roof terrace with small plunge pool, sun deck and dining area. I was working during the day and sadly did not get to enjoy the pool, but each night after hours in the hot and dusty souk I would come back to the riad and watch the sunset from the roof terrace, a glass of chilled local rosé in hand. The view of the snow capped Atlas Mountains in the distance at sunset (one of the best in Marrakech), with the call to prayer sounding across the mosques and rooftops of the city - you can really get a sense of the meaning of '1001 Arabian Nights'.
I took breakfast on the roof terrace each morning (eggs, crepes, patisserie, fruit, fresh juice, coffee) and had dinner twice in the Riad. Each time the food was excellent.
The staff were efficient, discreet and courteous, but the real joy of staying at Riad 41 was the incredible warmth and hospitality of the hosts Mark and Marco, who did so much to make my last trip to Marrakech very special. There are countless riads in Marrakech and many of them are good. Few, however, are excellent and this is one of them. I'll never forget Mark and Marco's incredible hospitality, or my stay at Riad 41.