The riad is just a short walk from the main square of Jemaa el-Fnaa, about 5 minutes. Prior to arrival, I would suggest arranging to meet Mustafa to guide you to the riad as the streets can be difficult to navigate to begin with, but you will soon learn the route. Riad Quenza is tucked away a few hundred metres from Rahba Kedima Square and is an instant getaway from the hustle and bustle of the souks.
Our room and all communal areas were very clean and well maintained. The bathroom had a fantastic copper basin and the shower was really good, surprising as I had heard that plumbing was poor anywhere within the Medina.
Breakfasts consisted of coffee and orange juice, bread with jam and honey, something cooked (usually a sort of Moroccan pancake) and some sweet cake (not quite sure what it's called but was very nice).
The roof terrace was a great place to unwind and offered great views over the Medina. We didn't have dinner here so can't comment on what was on offer, instead we opted to brave the food stalls found over at Jemaa el-Fnaa. Walking back to the riad at night, the streets are perfectly safe to walk around and offer a completely different atmosphere to what is found during the busy daylight hours.
I felt that our stay at Riad Quenza was good value for money and would not hesitate recommending it to friends looking for somewhere to stay in the heart of Marrakech.
There are about 6 rooms but during our stay, the riad was naver any more than half full and on one night, we were the only people staying there so it can be really quiet.
The couple that run the riad speak English and French and wifi is available throughout although as you might expect the speeds are not fantastic, but are more than acceptable for general web browsing.
- Also Known As:
- Riad Quenza Marrakech
- Riad Quenza Hotel Marrakech