Nothing could have prepared us for the pure madness of Marrakech. Arriving in the early evening and nervously having our luggage carted around the square, we finally came upon the darkest alley unimaginable with a scatter of dodgy looking Morrocan lurkers. We were presented with a fancy wooden door and the porter hanging around for his tip (please don't be stupid like us and tip 50MAD, 20MAD will suffice). Anyway, inside was a pure calm and beauty from the madness and noise of the outside streets.
Mustafiv the riad manager spoke perfect English, welcoming us warmly and showing us around the stunning riad. Everything was perfect from the large room with the equally LARGE bath tub to the free hammam and massage and the awesome breakfast on the terrace. We felt the riad was a true haven of tranquility and by far the best value for a riad. We're staying in the dollar DES sables which I will review once I have been there, but so far the quenza had come up top trumps.
The only downside is the location. The medina is an absolute maze. Best tip is to find your way back BEFORE the souks close around 9. We were hassled in the dark alleys by Morrocans telling us things were closed and not to go down there etc thankfully we were rescued by Mustafiv who saw us in passing whilst we were heading the wrong way!
Despite all this however, it is highly recommended!
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Quenza Marrakech
- Riad Quenza Hotel Marrakech