I don't think I have ever written a bad review before. And, I must admit that my attitude is heavily colored by the overall unpleasant experience of staying in the Medina itself. Upon exiting the taxi in Marrakesh my traveling buddy and I were guided to the Riad via filthy, crowded streets. In fact, later on, we used a pile of trash as a marker of sorts when we got lost in the labyrinth. I must say that entering the door of the Safa was a welcomed relief from the squalor of the neighborhood. The owners of the Riad were "out of the country" and we were "hosted" by what we call in the States an "Inn Sitter," someone paid to run a bed and breakfast in the owners' absence. Perhaps it was just off season, but one got the impression the place was just sort of left to run on its own. No real personality. The deal killer is a Mosque loudspeaker that is literally aiming directly down into the Riad's Courtyard. Now, I have traveled extensively throughout Northern Africa and have a deep respect for all customs, including the "Call to Prayer." But, I don't recall ever staying in a place where the Mosque speaker was practically in the room with you. There was no escape! I can see why the owners went on holiday, to get some sleep. So, perhaps sleep deprivation and an overall dislike for the specific area of the Medina still colors my view of the Safa. But, nonetheless, it was not what I expected or read about in other reviews here.