This beautiful riyad is in the outskirts of Ouarzazate, with a backdrop of rocky hills where goats travel. The surrounding neighborhood is not much to see in terms of beauty, but is still a fascinating look into everyday life in rural/small town Morocco. We watched the goings on from the rooftop terrace and enjoyed seeing the goat herds come in and be fed, chickens running in and out of the house across the way, and the family preparing couscous on their back patio. We did walk after dinner, not far because there were no street lights .
The pool and pool area is inviting and comfortable - a welcome dip in the hot afternoon.
The decor in the common areas and in our rooms was low key, tastefully beautiful.
What stood out was the food. We had a superior breakfast and dinner that, although common Moroccan fare (breakfast crepes and pastries, vegetable soup, chicken tagine with vegetables), it was so well done that it seemed like totally new dishes .
Bathroom and shower were great.
We had excellent service from cordial staff.
I would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The riad is built in the form of Kasbah. Moroccan typical construction with four corner towers, high walls and a central courtyard. Formerly they were designed to live and protect themselves from attacks. Living in a Kasbah was a sign of health. ... more less