I stayed at Riad Shaden for a week in early March. I was met at the airport by the driver Abdhul who was charming and spoke excellent English. The Riad was all it claimed to be, the staff who were so willing and helpful kept the Riad in spotless condition and nothing appeared to be too much trouble. Either Youssef or his assistant Siad ( both of whom spoke excellent English) were always in attendance. I also had a cookery lesson - first going shopping with Siad in the area by the Riad. Walking the 15 mins to the main square was interesting as one was in the locals part of town rather than the tourist area. However the first time doing this walk was interesting as one could easily take a wrong turn not that that would really be a problem just a longer walk.