My friend and I (two mature ladies) have just returned from a lovely three night stay at the Riad Star in Marrakech and can confirm that all previous reviews are true and accurate. The booking agent in the UK was friendly and efficient and we were met on arrival at the airport by a smart, smiling, friendly taxi driver. The hotel manager, Abdel, met us where the taxi dropped us and escorted us on foot to the Riad Star, just a short walk away. Once there we were made to feel like friends rather than guests, introduced to the other staff, shown around, and served with a lovely three course dinner and coffee afterwards on the roof terrace under the stars. Breakfast was just as nice and served with a smile on the terrace, at any time we wished/surfaced! Before we set out to explore Marrakech, Abdel made sure we were all tooled up with a map, marked with recommended places of interest, GPS on our own phones and the hotel's own mobile phones (one each) with strict instructions to ring him any time, day or night, if we were lost or need of assistance. All of which made me slightly more nervous but Abdel reassured us that we would be quite safe and we were. In fact, I still can't quite believe how nice and smiley and friendly all the Marrakech people we had the pleasure of meeting were. We had so much fun haggling in the souks - it really is a game, so much more enjoyable if you're prepared to play! We walked through the souks to the Majorelle Gardens, a beautiful oasis of calm with a lovely cafe where we had a lovely lunch, and jumped a horse and carriage taxi back to the Medina just as it was going dark and the square was coming to life for the night. We did have to phone Abdel as we got 'lost' but we were only five minutes away from the Riad Star and he met us with a smile. Thanks for everything Abdel - the service was outstanding, the Riad was lovely, and Marrakech was mad but magical! Highly recommended for an unforgettable city break.
A nice feature of my room were the two windows that opened on to the internal courtyard area, which...
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