Riad dalla Santa is fantastic if you want to stay somewhere right in the heart of the action. It is a big plus that Aziz will pick you up from the airport as arguing with taxi drivers about addresses and the price can be daunting on your first trip out to Marrakech. Chantal will welcome you into the Riad with mint tea and pastries.
The rooms are adequate with a bed, shower and toilet. Lighting can be a bit funny as on my last morning there was a power dip and had to get dressed in the dark.
The best bit is the roof terrace. You can request breakfast up here and are left in peace whilst you eat, sunbathe, reading your book or play with Bob the tortoise. No idea what the tortoise is called but we had a great time playing with him and watching him charge about. Just watch out for those toes- he has a foot fetish and will attempt to bite them if he gets the chance!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Dalla Santa, is located in the heart of the medina of Marrakech, 5 mn the souk,of the museum and the Medersa Ben Youssef, 10 mn on foot from the Jemma El Fna square -1 suite and 4 rooms, air-conditioned. Possibility riad rental exclusivity 10/12 persons. The rooms open onto the patio, heated and covered the hiver.Traditional lounge overlooking the pool/terrace/transats. Recommended by Guide Routard from 2011 to 2015. ... more less