Travelling with 2 young children we stayed at the Riad for 4 nights and had a really lovely time. The look, feel and service in the riad has that special charm which makes you feel like a guest not a tourist. Our kids loved chasing the cats round the child-friendly roof terrace, and were fussed over by the lovely staff. The food was great. Rashid, the manager, was a good judge of how much input you need as a guest and was very helpful without being over-bearing. Judging how "genuine" staff are can be difficult, but lets just say, Rashid did not count the tip we gave, and I really think his interest in making your stay here as great as possible is a personal not commercial one. Re- the location, I must admit the comments regarding shifty looking locals makes me smile since, while I can't guarantee they were the same guys, the greatest threat the local lads posed was excessive squeezing of my childrens cheeks. Admittedly I live in Peckham, but this is the most unthreatening of neighbourhoods, and i personally preferred the feel of being within a more local neighbourhood rather than some of the more plush "riad ghettos" further south. Of course if you do get lost, and that is pretty easy in the northern medina, accepting directions is going to cost you 10-20 dirhams, but no one approached me within 200 yards of the riad itself- much more likely in the souks. On the negatives-My wife tells me that the "products" were nicer in other places, if that is an issue, but bear in mind we could have bought a bucket of "La Sense de Marrakech" for the difference in price between this place and similar Riad's. For me the only issue was not one that could be solved by the lovely people here-which is bringing young children into the more intimate environment of a small shared riad. Its tricky and I hope we didn't disturb other guests, but there are clearly times when we were conscious of the noise we made, Of course the real upside of this Riad is you could take the whole thing for the price of a room in a more touristy riad. I could think of no better place for a larger family or a couple of families, who could rent out the whole place for a fantastic rate. It really is something special
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