Part of the fun of Inn or, in this case, Riad travel is the very personal touch: the decor, the cuisine, even the housekeeping, especially getting to know the owners. The highlight of our two days in Rabat was our cooking lesson with Laurence and meeting her family and staff. Felt more like visiting and less like touring. Got to learn about and share ever so briefly in their life's dream. A very close second, to tell the truth was the hammam with Fatima. OMG, what a delicious feeling, indeed a personal touch of another sort. We liked the decor and design of the place very much, in itself, and as an alternative to the more traditional style we enjoyed elsewhere. Don't miss the medina, the Kasbah Oudaya and Chellah. A trip to the Musee Archaeologique will greatly reward any who venture on to Volubilis. The food here is delicious, don't miss the duck and fig tagine. There is a generous continental breakfast on the roof terrace to gird you for a morning's adventure.
If the various charming noises from the courtyard, the school yard, the rooster or the call to prayer will disturb you, as one previous poster complained, perhaps you are better suited to travel in Western style, outside any Ancient or Oriental world. You could also simply find a good pair of ear plugs. Otherwise, I expect you will find the Morocco, Rabat and Riad El Maati enchanting, as did we.