There are many nice Riads in Marrakech and many get top scores here at Tripadvisor. So, how to make a choice between them? Our choice was done for us beforehand, by our excellent guide Ali (see Sahara-Exploring-Expedition.Com) and it was a good one. First, let me confirm the reviews of others regarding this hotel, it is all true. I would like to emphasize a couple of things. First and foremost, it feels totally safe once you're inside the doors. The front door is always locked and the staff is always there, or at least that was our impression. There was total silence at night. While we were there the temperatures were good, below 20 at night; I guess it might become rather hot in summer. The rooms are not air-conditioned and have windows to the central hall. However, we slept with open windows without being disturbed at all. Although very close to everything, after dark, the walk to the hotel might not be that pleasant, especially if you are alone. Some parts of the street are dark and people are hanging around seemingly without purpose, some begging for money. Probably not as dangerous as perceived - Moroccans are generally very honest and service-minded!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Riad de l'Orientale is a small, family-owned riad, situated in the heart of the Medina in Marrakech. The riad, a two hundred and fifty year old Moroccan courtyard house, has been traditionally restored and has uniquely attractive rooms, all with en-suite facilities. ... more less