My boyfriend and I booked a room there for one night after reading the excellent reviews of the Riad, but considering the low price we paid, we were still a little bit suspicious.
Having arrived in Marrakech the day before and having largely got lost the first day, we disregarded the offer to be picked up by a member of the staff and that was a fatal error. We got terribly lost again to find the Riad. We managed to refuse the "help" of the kids, but we were laughed at when they saw us going up and down the same street multiple times. We surrendered and asked the help of the guardian of the restaurant in which we decided to have a break, so we finally got to destination.
When the door opened it seemed paradise to us. The manager of the place welcomed us with a huge smile and mint tea by the swimming pool, chatting with other guests, while the staff finished preparing our room. When we saw it we were completely amazed: bright, very clean, spacious (our room had a bonus of a little terrace looking at the beautiful garden), great attention to details. The entire Riad keeps traditional features without being overwhelming and it is a joy for the eyes.
For the rest of the day we decided not to leave the riad (did not want to get lost again) and have a relaxing afternoon/evening. Therefore we booked the Spa treatment with hammam, gommage and relaxing massage. It took a couple of hours to warm up properly the hammam and it was a bit pricey relative to the standards, but worth it. We also had dinner there and to be honest, that was the one and only place in Marrakech in which I enjoyed food. The tajine of chicken with olives was DIVINE! The meat was moist and tender and the flavours were absolutely perfect.
Given the great experience the first day, we decided to stay another day before heading to the desert, but the riad was full, then guess what? The manager took care of finding us a room in the riad next door and gave us free access to his Riad for chatting, sunbathing on the terrace or dining. Furthermore, because we wanted to stay there also when we came back from our trip, he let us keep our extra luggage there. Frankly we felt home! The guestrooms did not have a lock and yet, that never made us feel unsafe.
We had a wonderful time in the Riad thanks to the great people that run it and work there to make feel each guest taken care of. It was a marvellous experience being your guest and we're just looking forward to coming back again!
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