Leaving the taxi at the gate next to the wall surrounding the Royal (Residential) Palace and walking five minutes to this riad is to enter a different world of small traders selling food, clothing, and other goods, children kicking soccer balls, women in traditional dress hustling along with baskets, guards at the palace, and even motorbikes in the narrow lanes. Then, through a big wooden door, one enters a private, quiet world where the first sight is the swimming pool filling the space of the courtyard. Inside, the staff is eager to fulfill every need and to make one comfortable. The rooms are nice sized and spread over two levels. There are stairs and it is a pleasure to report that the stairwell is wide and the stairs evenly placed. An excellent continental breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace, with the amenities of a table cloth and table napkins. The only less-than-enthusiastic things I can say are that 1) the rooms (I was there six nights and stayed in two rooms) are dark and poorly lit and 2) while the location is good, Moroccan taxi drivers and others are confused when they are asked to take the passenger to the gate of the Royal Palace because there are several royal palaces, one not far away; showing the spot on the map is useless, too, because Moroccans are not familiar with maps.
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- Riad Nafis Hotel Marrakech