We had a lovely stay at Riad Altair for a week. Within the hectic Medina, but situated down a quiet street, our accommodation gave us respite and a place to relax and unwind after daily adventures. The walk to Jemaa El Fna is only 10-15 minutes, with no problems walking in the area in the evening as there is a lot of foot traffic on the roads leading to the Riad.
The staff at Riad Altair were the high point with Abdel and Bader going out of their way to make sure that we were enjoying our stay, and offering opinions on things to see, do and eat in and around Marrakech.
The Riad itself is a very comfortable place to relax in rooms, on the terrace overlooking the mountains, or in the common areas with log fire during the chilly winter evenings. Rooms were a good size, and well maintained each day.
Breakfast is advertised as continental, but was way more substantial with varied extras each day on top of the coffee, orange juice, yoghurt and fresh bread/croissants. We only tried the set menu evening meal once as there were so many places to eat locally, but that was tasty and traditional local food that I would recommend but expensive compared to local eateries. Alcohol is not available at the Riad, but can be brought in to drink with meals.
There is a mosque very close to the Riad, so a pair of earplugs is useful if you don't want to be woken up a couple of times before 7am.
Thanks to the staff for making our stay in Marrakeck so enjoyable and easy.