Arriving at night in the middle of the Medina, one is instantly greeted by the hustle and bustle of Moroccon night life with people bugging and tugging at our harversack. Our friendly host Miguel, brought us into the little alley and led us into a door in one of the walls and we arrived into an oasis, a total retreat away from the busy-ness of the streets just metres away.
The ambience of the Riad is relaxing and indescribably beautiful. Traditional Morrocon dinner is serve and I must say that the food provided by the Riad is the best we had, even better than the famous La Founduk just minutes from the Riad.
The rooms are immaculate, only a few rooms, but cosy enough for us to get to know our neighbours. It felt like a home away from home, at times we just wanted to stay inside the Riad and not explore the city because it was too comfortable and relaxing. You could take a bask at the roof terrace and listen to the children playing in the day or gaze at the stars by night, pick a book to read at the lobby area or just relax and soak in the tranquility. Once you are at peace with your self, you can head out to the busy streets and the staff will be more than happy to guide you and provide useful advice.
The staff were very helpful and attentive to our needs. For their service alone, I would give 5 stars (out of 5). It was truly personal and you can feel the sincerity of the staff, from the lady who cleans the room to Mustapha who answered to our needs. Breakfast is Morrocan style and the staff made an effort to tweak our breakfast over the 3 mornings to ensure that we did not have the same food.
All in all, we had such a wonderful experience of Morocco and we did not want to return back to London.
I definitely recommend this Riad to anyone who wants to experience something different from the standard hotels and who want to be in the middle of the true Moroccan life yet have a peaceful place to retreat back into.
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Djebel Hotel Marrakech