My husband and I spent five nights in early April at Les Jardins de Mouassine and were pleased with our stay. The ryad is located in the medina, close to many interesting places. Our room, although small, was tastefully decorated and had a comfortable bed and good closet space. The bathroom was ample with two wash basins. As some other visitors mentioned, the shower did not have a curtain and the head was not attached to the wall, but we did not find this to be an inconvenience.
Because the weather was still a bit cool, we had breakfast downstairs instead of on the rooftop terrace: orange juice, fresh fruit cocktail, Moroccan crepes (although, unless you get there when they are right off the griddle, they are cold), bread, cheese, butter, jam, coffee, hot milk, and tea. It was more than adequate for us.
David and Aimad were friendly and helpful. I don’t understand the negative comments about their English which I found easy to comprehend. The last morning, we had to leave early to catch the train and, although breakfast isn’t usually served until 8:00 AM, Aimad set out the breakfast buffet at 7:30 so we could have something to eat.
There were many lively guests at the ryad, but everyone seemed to quiet down by ten in the evening. I don’t know if this is a policy of the ryad, but there were no problems with noise disturbing our sleep.
David arranged an all-day trip for us to Imlil in the Atlas Mountains which I recommend. The package included a driver for just the two of us, an hour mule ride above Imlil, which was beautiful as the fruit trees were in bloom, and a delicious lunch at a restaurant with a great view. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Morocco.
I also recommend the pick-up service either from the airport or train station as the first time the directions seem complicated. Once there, however, we had no trouble finding it again as it is off one of the main street in the medina.
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- Also Known As:
- Les Jardins De Mouassine Hotel Marrakech