My friend and I ( two women in their 20s) arrived at Marrakech airport to be greeted by the Riad's representative, Aziz , and the transfer driver. My french was minimal and my friend knew a bit more than me however Aziz could understand what we were saying. We drove to the Jemaa El Fna, which is as far as you can go by car, and then Aziz walked us through the Souks to the Riad. I agree with the other reviews that the transfer is a must, otherwise it could take you a while to find on your own. On entering the Riad we were greeted by the staff and made to feel very welcome. The courtyard has a fountain, plants and some seating areas. On one table there are leaftets, maps and excursion details. I would suggest that travellers arrange their excursions through the Riad as opposed to any external companies. My friend and I went to the Cascades D'Ouzoud using the Riad's driver service which I would highly recommend. The vehicle was comfortable and the driver was friendly.
We were staying in the Blue Room, which consisted of two single beds, a little bedside table, a chair, another table and two storage spaces. The toilet and shower room are a beautiful terracota and were very clean. The room overlooks the courtyard which is lit by candlelight at night. In the morning, breakfast is served around 8.30am. We were served yogurt, fresh bread, brioche, pancakes, jam, marmalade and mint tea. This was plenty for a breakfast and we were always greeted with big smiles - a great start to the day! The Riad is extremely close to the Souks and the Jemaa El Fna, however the atmosphere inside the Riad is very peaceful in comparision to the busy streets and markets.
The Riad has a lovely, homely feel and we were made to feel welcome and secure for the entire stay. I highly recommend this Riad and will definately be returning in the future.
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Zarka Marrakech
- Riad Zarka Hotel Marrakech