This was our first trip to Marrakech and we didn't quite know what to expect. We chose Riad Hayati from review in Vogue. So glad we did. It was simply a dream holiday.
Abdel met us at the airport and took charge of everything. Within 15 minutes we were walking wide-eyed through the medina which, I have to say, is like going back two centuries. We arrived at a sweet cul-de-sac and as we walked through the simple door we grinned at each other. The courtyard was like a page out of Arabian Nights: Candlelit, soft Arabic music, a trickling fountain and exotic incense wafting through the house. From that point it was perfect bliss. A delicious dinner was waiting for us then drinks on the roof terrace listening to the night sounds of the medina.
We slept beautifully in a wonderfully comfortable bedroom. Next morning we rang for breakfast and found it already laid out on our terrace. Crisp linen tablecloth and napkins, homemade crepes, breads and yogurt, omelettes and French coffee. Perfect start to the day!
We spent seven lovely days choosing between relaxation and action. The sight-seeing was easy as the Bahia quartier is so near the markets, palaces and museums.
I could on with a string of superlatives but let me just say thank you to everyone at the Riad. This is a very special place.
- Also Known As:
- Riad Hayati Marrakech
- Riad Hayati Hotel Marrakech