The streets of Marrakech are a fascinating assault on the senses: the noise, the crowd, the dirt, the colors, the heat. What you need after a day in Marrakech is this: a large garden (with a family of tortoises), a good size swimming pool, outstanding staff, characterful rooms, a peaceful patio, fantastic food and refreshing mint tea. And all within a short walking distance of the Souks. Agnes and the team are the best: they can help you plan your time in a crazy city where there's always too much to do. They helped with an amazing day trip to the Berber villages of the Atlas mountains, complete with a breathtaking climb to the waterfalls of the Ourika valley. A totally unforgettable, but also relaxing vacation thanks to the Riad El Arsat.