I recently visited Marrakech with my mum who wasn't used to travelling to places like Morocco. My only requirement when asking my tour operator, On The Go Tours, was that I wanted to stay in a traditional Riad and make mum feel safe and secure!
This was certainly accomplished!
Riad Imilchil was an absolute treasure in all the chaos that can be overwhelming in Marrakech!
We were greeted by Hassan (who is incredibly friendly) with fresh mint tea and then shown to our room. We were lucky enough to have been given the suite on the top floor and it was just perfect! There were so many special features in the room, from the light fittings to the actual shower / bath and all the 'extras' like rose petals on the bed and bath, the fresh fruit and nut platter and the bottled water. All were gratefully received after a day of travelling or exploring.
The Riah itself is clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. There are intricate Morrocan decorations all throughout from spectacular light fittings to the old books in the dining area and the ornate doors.
Breakfast was different each morning and was freshly baked and squeezed! On one particular night the owner knocked on our door and asked if we would like to watch the sunset on the terrace with some tea! We took him up on his offer and spent a pleasant couple of hours on the terrace indeed watching the sun set in great company. The terrace has a great view of the Atlas Mountains and the buildings surrounding.
The riad is fairly new, but seems to be well established. It is in a great location with a short walk to the main square. Nothing was too much trouble for the guys here, they really took care of my mum and I and I would definitely recommend this property and indeed stay here again. They really made our first trip to Marrakech complete and special!
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