The riad itself is beautiful and we stayed in the Ginger room, which was nicely decorated and roomy.
However, it is situated in a rougher part of town and was far from most attractions (I wouldn't say it was the riad's fault, but I got taunted a lot by a few disrespectful locals). It took us 30-40 mins to get to the Jeema el Fna square. Furthermore, the manager, although she seemed nice, tried to subtlely book us stuff we did not really want. She got us a mediocre deal for riding camels at la Palmaraie. Plus, she kept pushing us about having dinner at the riad, which according to another guest at the riad, was overpriced for what is was (around 150 Dhs per person) and not so good. They also overcharged us for bottled water (without informing us ahead of time), 2x the price it would've been had we purchased it outside the riad. Lastly, same breakfast everyday... are you kidding me.. It's not that hard to make something other than pancakes and jam every morning... Even a 2 day rotation wouldn't have been that bad.
However, I would have to say that a young man working at the riad, Hassan, was very helpful in terms of things to do and genuinely nice.
- 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