Well folks, if you plan to go to Marrakesh, I can not recomend highly enough the Riad Ailen. Ashna (manager) and Eunice went beyond the call of duty to make us feel welcome. From meeting us at the train station, the Mint tea when we first walked in,to pleasent conversation. We stayed for a total of 10 days in Morrocco, 18 to 28 Feb, with 6 of them at Riad Ailen. Ashna took my wife and me in to the Souks for shopping, made a wonderful dinner for us at the Riad one night and even invited us to her home for dinner on another night night.
The Riad itself is well hidden, off of Rue Ailen by Bab Ailen (or the Ailen Gate). It is a small and one might suggest typical Riad in the fact that it was an actual house. 6 well appointed rooms surround the central courtyard on two floors with a roof top terrace (for those wishing to sunbath, relax and perhaps have a smoke :) )
I left my laptop on a tour bus we took to the Sahara (long trip but WOW), Eunice took me to the other side of the Medina on his Moped to retrieve it. (that was a memory all by itself)
Hats of to Riad Ailen and next time in Marrakesh I will be going back "home". Thank You
Sean and Linda McCulloch
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