We stayed with Abou in Riad dar Anika in January of this year for a week on our honeymoon.
It was our first time in Morocco travelling from Ireland.
On first arrival in Marrakesh it looks like a daunting city, but the warm welcome from Abou and his staff (and tortoise called couscous) made us feel right at home :)
We were brought into the beautiful Riad from a busy street and greeted with pastries, mint tea and milk.
Once we had relaxed after our travelling, we were invited onto the lovely roof terrace that has full views of the old town were Abou spent an hour with us giving us our bearings around the city with a map and drawing points of interest and telling us the do's and don’ts.
On arriving in the city we were sure we would hire a guide to show us around, but after the hour with Abou he had put our minds at rest and we felt happy to venture out by ourselves.
Abou pretty much organised our entire week for us, booking restaurants and show’s -without him we would not have seen a quarter of the things we did and would have fallen into the usual tourist routines and traps.
The Riad is a beautifully decorated in a traditional manner and is a calming spot in the middle of a bustling city, the staff could not do more to make you feel welcome.
Fresh flowers in the room and rose petals on our bed!!
The food is unreal - just be aware that there is so much of you will probably put on a few pounds!!
Traditional Moroccan breakfast is served on the beautiful roof terrace - this is a real treat.
The Raid is a real gem in the heart of the old town in Marrakesh and Abou and his staff honestly could not do more to welcome you to the beautiful Riad and their city.
My wife and I both travel regularly on business and we have never experienced service like it.
Top marks and highly recommended :)
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