After doing quite a bit of research on riads in Marrakesh (and being on a bit of a budget) I chose Tamkast due to all the great reviews.
After an "exhilarating" taxi from the airport with an understanding of why no cars there have wing mirrors we arrived at what looked like a donkey depot! Being led through dusty dark alleyways and thinking what I had got myself into we arrived at a small door.
This opened to another universe! We were greeted warmly and shown around this beautiful riad. It had been immaculately kept, cleaned and presented. The roof terrace was wonderful and our room was delightful. The silence inside the riad was amazing, despite the pandemonium going on outside!
We were the only guests in the riad at the time so had the run of the place to ourselves. We were left in peace but hunting out one of the staff was never an issue and they could not do enough for you.
Breakfast (on the terrace) was super and mint tea upon your return from exploring was always available.
The riad is a little out the way and maps are next to useless here, so I may have found it difficult to find my way home had I not been with someone with excellent navigational skills but getting lost here is half the fun. It is away from the touristy parts (another bonus) and getting back late you do seem to be the only visitors around but I generally felt safe and had no issues.
Tamkast - one of my top places!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tamkast is a familial guest-house located in the center of the medina of Marrakech. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tamkast Hotel Marrakech