My husband and I stayed in the Datura room for one night. The riad is lovely. As compared to the effusion of colors and patterns one finds in many riads, Riad Senso is mostly (not entirely) white, but it feels very much intentional, not due to a lack of effort or imagination. We found it very serene, calming. The riad is on a quiet street in the medina and is unmarked – we saw no sign and not even a street number at the door – but the staff had emailed us a very helpful, easy to follow, and accurate map. Lovely view from the roof. Extremely comfortable, large bed and soft plush towels. We found the staff friendly and welcoming. They didn’t give us a key to the room, which has happened at other riads at which we have stayed but you should know in case you are not comfortable with this, although I think a key would have been available if we had asked. I think Riad Senso is a little pricier than we typically go for, but we got a last minute deal on booking.com. And the riad donates profits to Fondation Orient-Occident (East-West Foundation), which among other things helps refugees in Rabat, so we didn’t mind paying a little more than we usually would. We were also able to pay by credit card which was nice; most riads where we have stayed are cash only (even where booking.com says they accept credit cards). One somewhat odd thing, after we checked in and enjoyed the standard welcoming tea and Moroccan cookies (the tea, by the way, was very good and not overwhelmingly sweet), a staff member showed us around the riad, including the other rooms – some of which looked like they might have been occupied. He was with us the whole time, so it is not like we could have stolen anything if we wanted, but I can imagine not every guest being comfortable with this. Still, this is a great riad and one of my favorites in Rabat!
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