I must first start off by saying that I have never written a review for anything before, but felt compelled to let people know how fantastic this Riad is after a wonderful 7 nights stay there. We arrived much later than planned, and were warmly greeted by Aziz (who is a true asset to the Riad) and we were given mint tea and pastries and showed our room.
The breakfast was great every morrning, as much or as little as you fancied. We stayed in the Vanille room- I chose it when booking after reading the positive reviews on here and we werent disappointed. Tucked away at the top of the Riad, we had the peace and quiet we were looking for after a long day in the souks and medina.
People are correct when they say it is a little far away from the centre, but that surely is part of the excitement of travelling to Marrakech, and once you establish a route, it is really simple and a really enjoyable walk (I got some of my best bargains walking to the Riad because they didnt have to compete with the other souk markets!)
We also stayed in a 5* hotel during our visit to Marrakech but this was by far the favourite, mainly due to Aziz who could not have been more help.
A little note to the people who have mentioned that the staff speak no English, I think you will find that the manager speaks fluent English and is always around to make sure you are enjoying your stay and if she can do anything to help you. I also think that part of the joy of visiting another country is learning the language and bumbling our way through, I certainly picked up several Arabic words!
I could not recomend this Riad anymore and found such a great bargain for it- the same price as several hostels, so shop around and you can get a fantastic price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Haven of peace nestled in a quiet alley of the Medina, the Riad El Faris offers warm Marrakesh hospitality and luxury Riad accommodation inside a small Arabian Nights palace. Its suites and guestroom boast a refined décor taking from the traditional Moroccan architecture. This 4-star Medina guesthouse allows guests an unforgettable stay in Marrakesh, an authentic travelling experience that will delight all your senses. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad El Faris Hotel Marrakech