I can’t recommend Riad el Wiam highly enough!!! William and Khansa are the ultimate hosts and go out of their way to ensure that you’re comfortable and make the most of your stay.
The Riad is INCREDIBLE and the pictures on line don’t do the décor justice, it’s far more beautiful than the photo’s and they don’t convey the attention to detail that each room has. The décor for each room is individual with thoughtful finishing touches that you would expect from a 5 or 6 star hotel. The pictures and website can’t convey the calm serenity that you find in the Riad after the hustle and bustle of the Medina and the roof top terrace and new Jacuzzi were welcome additions.
Each room has a huge, comfortable bed which invites you to have a good night sleep and you feel like the bathrooms are too beautiful to actually use!! The small things make this Riad stand out such as the welcoming homemade treats in your room (divine), the afternoon tea with homemade treats, complementary toiletries, bottled water which is replenished each day….there are too many to mention.
The Riad is little more than a 5 minute walk from the main square and very easy to find. We had a wonderful time exploring Marrakesh and William and Khansa were really helpful in recommending places to find the best prices for shopping and restaurants. We ate dinner at the Riad on our last night and I can’t explain how exquisite the lamb couscous dish prepared by Khansa was; it was hands down the best meal we had in Marrakesh!!!
I organised the trip for 8 women and Khansa took the stress out of the whole process as she organised transport to and from the airport and also arranged for us to have a guide to show us around the Medina for half a day. I can’t recommend having a guide highly enough, as it was wonderful to have an insight into the history of the Medina, daily life and culture. He was very patient with us and I don’t know many men who would be that patient waiting for 8 women to stop and shop!! Khansa also arranged for the same guide company to take us to the Atlas Mountains for a day trip which we all enjoyed and it was lovely to get out into the countryside and see the Berber villages. We walked into the mountains, which wasn’t for the faint hearted but the Berber guide was very patient with us and ensured that we were all safe and comfortable. All of the above additional costs were very reasonable and I’m just sorry that I can’t remember the name of the company that they used as I would recommend them without hesitation.
We’re already planning our trip back and without doubt we will be staying at the Riad el Wiam.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 10 minutes walk from Jemaa El Fna, Riad El Wiam was designed to meet the demand for those seeking a pleasant place to stay with quality and exceptional service. Its flowers and tree terraces overlooking the Koutoubia and the Atlas Mountains offers the evening, an unforgettable spectacle, combining with both sound and light from the Place Jamaa El Fna. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad El Wiam Hotel Marrakech