Stayed in the very clean & spacious Aasli suite for 5 nights in February 2010. Were met at airport on arrival at night & taken to Riad. Last part of way was necessarily on foot, & we were astonished at the peace inside compared to the medina as soon as the door was closed. Brilliant mint tea on arrival.
The Riad is very traditional in its decor & layout; the sound of the tinkling patio fountain amidst the candles & foliage was quite unforgettable.
Eric & all the staff were attentive & personable, happy to fulfill our needs & give advice on such things as safety matters & the going rates for taxis & caleches, etc. The location of Riad Miapa is excellent, being only 4 minute stroll down the Souk to Place Djemma El Fna
The food was carefully prepared & there was not a stomach problem in sight! Don't know where else one could get a bottle of red to go with the evening meal!
Good views of the townscape & Atlas mountains from the roof terrace, with plenty of sunny & shady corners to sit in.
We took two recommended trips out of town; a day out in Eric's Land Cruiser (with driver) to the Atlas - very wild & woolly in parts but well worthwhile, & a half day's quad biking north east of Marrakech. being met in the Place Djemma El Fna by the owner. This was great, going through a pastoral landscape complete with palms & sheep, with fantastic views of the snowy peaks of the Atlas in the distance. This, on our last morning, was definitely a highlight of the trip, being so quiet & different from the medina.
Didn't pluck up the courage to eat at the stalls in the Place, but ate well a couple of times inexpensively on the terrace at the Argana, overlooking the activity below.
By the nature of their design, all Riads will be a bit echoey from other guests, but we would recommend this one for its ambiance, style & quality of staff.
Always have sufficient cash on you to satisfy the inevitable requests for baksheesh from certain service providers, whether they have provided a service or not!
Don't get lost in the souks - it's really easy!
Be very, very aware of mopeds criss-crossing the Place at high speed through ambling people!
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