A really lovely find; I felt safe and comfortable and the charm of the place surpassed my expectations. I loved the rooftop terraces, the fact the place combined European-style comforts (wifi, truly hot water, real and immediate responsiveness of owners when the lock on our door went wonky and when I couldn't figure out how to turn the heater on...) with the feel of being in a truly foreign place.
It's true, it's down a few alleyways which, the first time down, might make you pause a little. But you'll soon learn this is because it's in a great location - in the heart of an area that's full of little alleys like that.
Pascale and Pierre-Alain are characters (they're full of opinions - as people who've lived in a country for years are wont to be!) but I appreciated their attentiveness and the fact that they truly care about running a quality business. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this riad to a friend - I already have.
Speaking French is an asset here.