My friend and I stayed here in May 2012, and this place was a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the busy Marrakech souks.
Located just off round the corner from the Djeema El Fna market, as you turn down the walkway to towards the riad, away from the market, it was amazing how the noise was suddenly gone. It really was peaceful.
Inside the riad, its beautifully decorated, our room was small but adequate. They say air-conditioned, this a little bit of a lie, they have a big floor-standing fan in the room, but not what I would call air-conditioning! But somehow, even though one day the temperature outside was 50 degrees celsius, the riad remained quite cool, and with the help of the fan I found it quite comfortable.
The staff are very welcoming and accomodating. We wanted to leave early one morning for an excursion so they got up early for us to provide our breakfast, which was very appreciated to set us up for our long day out.
The only bad point about the hotel is trying to initially find it, we ordered a taxi and driver said he would take us there. When we got to the market, it was too busy to drive a car through, and he told us he could go no further but the hotel was "just up there". In actual fact, it wasnt particularly near where he dropped us, but that's not the riad's fault, it was us being a little naive and trusting. And any stander-by offering to help you find somewhere will expect to paid once you arrive. We found this out the hard way. Again that's not the riad's fault, that was us being two naive 20-somethings expecting someone offering to help was doing just that.
Once you know where the riad is, its very easy to find again. I would highly recommend a stay here!
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