I must say I was sceptical when I booked this as it was extremely cheap and was highly rated on Trip Advisor.
The Riad is located in the back blocks of the Old Town and we followed our luggage chariot, who greeted us when the taxi dropped us of, through the maze which is made up of the narrow lane ways of the Old Town.
When we first arrived 2 words came to mind, peaceful and tranquil.
The Check In...
Pretty simple check in with no issues as we had all documents available.
The first couple of nights we were in a single room with a double bed, television, sofa and coffee table. Although simple the room was spacious and clean. Due to other guests arriving we were moved to another room after 2 nights, we didn't mind as they had advised us upon check in that this was going to happen. Our second room was large and had a separate lounge room and ensuite. Similar fixtures and fittings to our original room and it was located up 1 more level.
We only had breakfast here, which was pretty basic, but more than enough and I'm sure they would have provided more if you had have asked. Crepes, Orange Juice and breads were the staples.
They have a small pool, which can only be described as refreshing, even in August. The pool is located on the ground level. The rooftop garden is a great place to enjoy the afternoon sun and you have great views over Marrakech. We also had a Hammam (Moroccan Massage) in the Riad, it did seem rushed and I recommend that guests got to a traditional Hammam outside of the Riad.
It's in a very good position in the Old Town, it's the opposite side of the Medina than The Souk so it's very quiet. It's a 10 minute walk, at the most, from the Medina and an array of shops a less than a 2 minute walk.
For someone who is used to 5 star resorts, this was out of my comfort zone. If it's your first time to Morocco then this is a great place to stay. Although not 5 star this most certainly exceeded my expectations.
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Diana Marrakech
- Riad Diana Hotel Marrakech