Riad Lena was the perfect place to stay for our girls trip away to Marrakech. The bedroom was clean and had air con which was essential with the heat, although no door to the shower and a door to the toilet that didn't shut.
The staff were amazing, always friendly and helpful with anything we needed, and providing free filtered water whenever needed (which was often in the sun!). The plunge pool was perfect to cool off in-between sunbathing, shame we left before the new fountain was finished.
Location is perfect, taxi from the airport drops off just 2 mins from the Riad, and a local will help show you the way (the Riad again was kind enough to break a note for us so we could give the local some change - as other reviews have mentioned, they do try and get more tip than than the 2 min walk is worth!). Just 10 min walk to the main square through the souk (if you manage the route without stopping to shop!).
We didn't eat in the Riad, we opted for other restaurants that were recommended or in the main square, but we saw the food other guests had and it looked amazing.
The only downside to Marrakech is the unwanted attention from some of the locals, perhaps as we were 3 girls alone. Nothing too bad, but definitely worth sticking together and not wearing anything too skimpy and respecting the local culture.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nora, Philippe, Abdellatif welcome you to their house, ideally situated in the Medina near the DAR BACHA Palace and eight minutes from the markets and Place Jeema el Fna. The riad has been traditionally renovated with much thought given to your comfort. The riad consists of 10 air-conditioned bedrooms, furnished in pure Moroccan style. All rooms look on to the patio and the swimming pool permitting you to cool down after sunbathing on the terrace with views of the High Atlas mountains. A first class riad in the heart of the Medina and markets, with terraces, a swimming pool and easy car access.. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Lena Hotel Marrakech