We spent 3 nights in this Riad in late January 2013. We originally planned to stay only two nights and then move on, but enjoyed the place so much that we stayed an extra night. The Riad is within the Medina, but in an area not heavily trafficked by tourists, which works out well - you can walk around in the area surrounding the Riad without being constantly hounded to buy something, which is what happens closer to the souks. Still, the heart of the souks and other tourist attractions are a short and relatively straight-forward walk away. The staff are all really friendly and gave us many good tips for dining, shopping and sight-seeing. Rooms are on the small side by Western standards, but very intelligently furnished to make good use of space and sunlight and the Riad's common areas are lovely. The hammam is worth a visit and the breakfasts were wonderful - we absolutely loved the homemade sheeps-milk yogurt. After traveling about in the countryside we returned to Marrakech for one night and stayed somewhere else, just to try something different. The other Riad we stayed at - the Riad Akka, paled by comparison. Riad al Massarah was much nicer and, it was actually less expensive. We plan on staying at Riad al Massarah on our next trip to Marrakech.