After reading these reviews i feel really confused. There are a lot of negative reviews about this Riad, but none of these ring true for the experience my partner and I had while staying in Marrakech for 10 days.
The Riad was very comfortable and beautfully, traditionally decorated in a typical moroccan style. The main courtyard (?) where you can eat your breakfats has a pretty running fountain where you can watch birds come and drink, while the courtyard next door has orange trees growing from the centre up through the roof.
The service we recieved from the staff was good and accommodating. We arrived very late at night and had an airport pick up. This is very, very expensive (around 30 euros for a 15 minute journey) but the driver took us up this apparently 'dark scary alley' to the door. I would just like to assure you that the alley is neither dark nor scary and a typical narrow street of a medina which is well lit and with plenty of people walking up and down it late at night; when we arrived at midnight, there was an old lady walking her dog down it!
The staff seemed very friendly and always asked how you were and if they could get you anything. The room was cleaned every day (by very friendly and happy ladies). The room was resonably basic but nicely decorated and we had clean towels every day.
The rooftop terrace was lovely and a welcome break from the busy streets. There are plenty of tables and chairs and even sun loungers, so you can relax amongst the plants and flowers.
Breakfast was fine, mostly coffee, tea, sweet bread (which wasnt stale), pastries, yoghurt and orange juice. My partner and I only ate in the Riad one night and it was very expensive compared to restaurants in the medina, the food was nice but nothing special.
We really enjoyed Marakkech and found the people generally very good humoured and friendly. I think we were expecting it to be a lot more difficult, but we were pleased to find our time there very enjoyable and easy.
I would recommend this riad and marakkech as great place to go. Perhaps if you are used to a more luxurious way of life, this riad is not for you and some of the time it did feel a little like being in somebody's home, but that only added to the experience.
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