A true taste of the fascinating city of Marrakech awaits any visitor to Riad Dar El Sbihi. The open courtyard beautifully laid out with a symmetrical garden (including lemon & pomegranate trees) and surrounded by two balconied levels of authentically designed and furnished rooms made me gasp with delight on arrival! The passion and commitment of owners Sa'ad & Sybille to providing each & every guest with a true taste of Marrakech was evident in the service - from the meticulously presented breakfasts each morning on the roof terrace to the advice & help with trips around the city. It was evident in the ambience - from the magical Moroccan architecture and decor to the tiny songbirds who visit the courtyard throughout the day. This venue is the Grand Design and dream of its owners, and my goodness it shows. We were presented with a choice of delicious Moroccan cuisine for dinner including tagines and couscous, and the mint tea & freshly squeezed orange juice which accompanied delicious pastries for breakfast and Moroccan sweets at any other time were a true delight. The owners live on site and so are always available to respond to requests (and nothing is too much trouble), to advise and arrange trips and to chat about local culture. They will change currency at a very good rate, arrange taxis, make restaurant recommendations and bookings amongst many other essential holiday services. A magical experience.