Had wanted to stay in an authentic Riad - and this did not disappoint. Had declined the offer of an (expensive) collection from the airport - so took a taxi to Jamaa El Fna (Dh100 - approx £8) and then phoned Ali on the provided number. He came and then took us to the Riad on foot - a five/ten minute walk. There is no way you would find your own way!
We had opted for the Zafraan suite - it had a window, very comfortable four poster bed and large bathroom, with enormous sunken bath (plenty of hot water available). Our friends room had no window to outside world - but did have a four poster shower!
The Manager, Ali, most helpful and seemed always available. Breakfast was simple - fresh orange juice, pancakes, bread, honey/jam and tea/coffee.
The markets/souks are an unforgettable experience - you can wander round for hours - but don't forget your way back "home". Beware of locals who "want to practice their English" - but want to take you to their favourite areas/shops/stalls.
Initially the shopkeepers seem over bearing in their efforts to entice you in - but after the second day you are able to walk past without feeling uncomfortable. If you do intend to buy, you must barter - there are no price tickets and the first price mentioned is normally more than double what they really expect.
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Quenza Marrakech
- Riad Quenza Hotel Marrakech