We stumbled upon Riad Monika while searching for accom inside the Medina at Marrakech and could not have chosen a better base for our first time in Morocco. The Riad is completely charming with authentic Moroccan features, ornaments and fixtures - without being over the top. There are several cushioned lounging areas and a great, free wifi connection which came in handy. The rooftop breakfast which was incl in the price and served as you awake, was perfect - a relaxed 'moroccan-style-continental' breakfast with freshly squeezed orange juice and freshly baked bread and cakes. (I especially thought that making our bed and restocking the complimentary fruit bowl in the room while we ate breakfast was a lovely touch!)
The Riad is about a 15-20min walk from the main sq. This was perfect for us as we stumbled across a few hard-to-find restaurants along the way which were some of the best meals of the trip. (Le Jardin Restaurant - but the street vendors selling sardines, grilled meat were the best and very cheap).
Zouhair and the staff at Riad Monika could not have been more polite and helpful, putting up very well with our indecisiveness to help us arrange tours and trips at the drop of a hat. Even before arriving, Zouhair had replied speedily allowing me to booking directly via email and organise a 15euro pick up from the airport. [Please note, booking directly saved me more than £250 on the booking.com quoted price!]
Overall we had an incredible 7 days in Marrakech and having Riad Monika as our own little homely retreat every evening really made our holiday even more special.
If you are looking for accommodation in Marrakech Medina which is authentically Moroccan, well located, well staffed and has a peaceful, romantic atmosphere - I could not recommend Riad Monika enough!