I simply cannot say enough about the perfection of this Riad.
My husband and I traveled to Marrakech from Sevilla, Spain for two nights and stayed at the Riad Adriana. Neither of us had been to Morocco and had heard both horror stories and praise of the city. Needless to say, we were on our guard and arrived nervous but excited.
We asked for the Riad to arrange a taxi for us after reading reviews suggesting to do so. It was well worth the 14 euros (7 per person). We never would have found it otherwise. It isn't far from the taxi drop but until you are comfortable with the area, it can be difficult to navigate. Be prepared to provide a small tip to the man (in our case, men - that was our mistake) who escorts you the final leg of the journey, from the taxi drop to the door of the Riad.
Once at the Riad, we were immediately provided tea and biscuits and a very warm welcome. The courtyard is beautiful and a breath of calm and fresh air after the chaos of Marrakech. Soon after arrival, Idriss, the manager, came to meet with us and gave us all the information we needed for the duration of the trip. He went through the map with us, pointing out landmarks that would help us find our way, safe ATMs, the best areas to visit and what to look for if we felt lost. He provided us with his personal cell phone number and assured us we could call at anytime if we felt we needed help in any way. He also taught us a bit about haggling at the souks and what we should be paying for certain things. The time he took to go over this information with us truly set us at ease and we followed his advice to the T and as a result, had an extremely positive experience in Morocco.
He also showed us around the Riad, including the roof deck where we ate breakfast on our final day. He went through our room with us, showed us the 'living room' (a common area where dinner is served and the tv is located) and continued to check in with us throughout our stay to ensure we were comfortable. He and his wife were truly invested in helping us enjoy our time in Marrakech.
The rooms do not lock securely, they are held only with a padlock. However, it is impossible for anyone to get into the Riad (even guests) without knocking and being personally greeted by the staff. So it is (and feels) extremely safe regardless. In fact, we left our passports, wallets and computer (also, free WIFI - bonus) in our room at all times and our things were never disturbed.
We ate dinner at the Riad our first evening and it was filling but I can't give it an accurate review because I don't eat meat and was unable to eat most of the main course. But knowing the woman who cooked it for us worked hard on the meal that day (we saw her several times in the kitchen) made the meal enjoyable regardless. Breakfast consisted of juice, coffee, tea, yogurt, pastries and crepes with jams and honey. Delish!
We had a truly wonderful experience at the Riad and my husband and I both agree it helped us fall in love with the city of Marrakech. Do not hesitate to stay at Riad Adriana!