My first visit to Marrakech was for 7 nights over the 2013 New Year and staying in Riad Al Bushra was definitely the right choice.
Firstly the location is superb - minutes from the big square and the Lakspur Gate and we were able to explore the old city on foot.
The riad has been beautifully restored and the attention to detail in the classic Moroccan decorative paintwork and plasterwork is breathtaking. Each room is distinctive, luxurious and comfortable and the en suites combine modern efficiency with classic Moroccan colours and furnishings.
Our hosts prepared marvellous breakfasts of freshly prepared fruit juices, fruit salad, a cooked course which varied daily (highlights included an egg tagine), baskets of pastries and cafetieres of good coffee. We enjoyed these in leisure on the glorious roof terrace, which also has a shaded area with traditional sofas, where I enjoyed birdsong and peace as I read in the afternoons after returning from sightseeing.
A massage was booked in house from a Moroccan and a trip to the fishing port and seaside town of Essouira was also arranged for us so we were able to relax and didn't have to negotiate these for ourselves.
Our visit began and ended with the attention to detail which was the hallmark of our stay, being transported between the airport and riad efficiently and with a warm welcome and farewell.
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- In the heart of the UNESCO world heritage Medina of Marrakech and less than 5 minutes from the main square Riad Al Bushra is English owned and offers excellent accommodation, a high standard and friendly service at a reasonable price. We believe we offer the very best value. ... more less
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