Riad Quenza is a great choice if you are looking for something in the centre of it all but within a peaceful and relaxing environment.
Located down one of the many twists and turns in the souk within the medina, I would recommend paying the extra for airport transfers. From the Djemaa el fna it’s about a 5 minute walk and I don’t see how anyone could find it on their own! Everything in the old town is an easy walk so there is plenty of shopping and good food to be found pretty much on your doorstep.
On arrival we were greeted with some refreshing mint tea followed by a tour of the Riad. It’s on 3 levels with a fantastic roof terrace for lounging in the sun or relaxing on big cushions and reading a book. There is also a hamman which we were shown but didn’t find the time to use. Due to the cold evenings food was served on the found level in the courtyard however I believe the serve meals up on the roof in the summer.
We stayed in a room on the first floor which we found provided us with everything we needed – a comfortable bed, hot shower and plenty of space. The only downside is that the room can get a little musty but you can open the shutters and the smell soon clears. Sound also travels quite well around the Riad but as we only spent time there sleeping and relaxing on the terrace in the evening it wasn’t a problem. On the plus side sounds from the outside are kept out and we had a great night’s sleep which was only broken when we were woken by the sounds of birds in the morning.
Breakfast was included and we enjoyed various pancake/cakes each morning with a glass of fresh juice. The option was also offered for lunch or evening meals at an extra charge. We had dinner on the first night which was well worth it as we arrived quite late and didn’t fancy trying to negotiate the souks straight away!
Overall I would definitely recommend Riad Quenza if you want something that feels like you really are in Marrakech. I loved the decor and the general feel of the place and will stay there again when next in Marrakech.
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- Riad Quenza Hotel Marrakech
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