Beautiful decor and a welcoming staff greeted us at this lovely riad in the "Funky Old Medina". We were met by the lady of the road, the lovely Miss Houda, who gave us an immediate tour of the beautiful building and then showed us to our quarters (more on that in a bit). Because we'd taken a fairly early flight and arrived around noon, we were a bit famished. After speaking to Houda, we were promised a "light" lunch (which turned out to be more than light and absolutely delicious). We then retired to our room.
The room was beautiful, from the giant, 4-post bed to the most comfortable mattress. The decor in our particular room was gold and purple, and I felt like Moroccan royalty! The bathroom was beautiful, the sink inlaid with ammonite fossils (which my paleogeologist boyfriend loved) and beautiful tile on the floor. There is no shower door or curtain, but there is a heater in the bathroom, so if you go in January, which can get chilly, I recommend running the heater for a bit before you shower.
We enjoyed a few dinners at the riad, which were lovely (the chef is a magician with aubergines!) and breakfast is included and homemade.
If you need anything, you have only to ask! Houda even went out of her way to infuse an herbal tea for me because I was having, ahem, "tummy trouble". The wine served in the riad is the basic Ethiopian President (white, which is a semillon and red, which is a cab) but both are quite nice.
My only complaint was how short the hot water lasted (and honestly, since most people probably don't go there in the middle of winter it's not such a big deal), and being woken up in the morning when the night guard would disassemble his cart. And watch for flying soccer balls as the local kids like to play footie right outside the front door.
Boyfriend booked this as a romantic little spot and it surely lives up to that. I've already recommended Riad Les Ammonites to a friend and recommend it to you, as well!
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