We have just returned from our first visit to Marrakech, the Riad Dar Sbihi was fantastic, a very authentic Moroccan experience. Saad and Sybil made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them. We arranged a guide with them for the first day of our trip, the guide, Assize (excuse the spelling), cost 50 Euro for the half day. He was excellent and showed us a short cut from the main square to the Riad, which was worth the 50 euros alone. The Riad itself is delightful, the staff are very attentive and polite and Saad and Sybil excellent hosts.
The rooms are lovely, we had a suite, huge double bed, nice big bathroom and plenty of wardrobe and storage space. Breakfast is served on the roof terrace, freshly squeezed orange juice, croissants, breads, jams, cheese and lovely local delicacies. We had lunch and dinner twice at the Riad, beautiful food, freshly prepared every day. The attention to detail is lovely, cotton napkins, beautiful crockery and glassware. The whole place is an absolute joy.
Marrakech itself is very hectic, you do get hassled by locals but its part of the experience. The call to prayer three times each day was fantastic to hear. We found a nice bar 'Bar Arabe' which was only a ten minute walk from the Riad, nice food and cocktails and a lovely roof terrace to watch the sun go down.
Thank you Saad and Sybil for a wonderful stay at your beautiful Riad, it was Paradise.
We will always remember it.