This riad is right in the heart of Marrakech, perhaps too much so! It is down several alley ways and travelling as two women we were a bit scared at first. However, before you delve into the alleyways there is a "security guard" who sits on a chair - he can guide you down (you will get lost otherwise!).
The riad is small but perfectly functional, however I think we had the worst room - it was a tiny twin room on the ground floor, right on the central area where breakfast is taken. We saw a room upstairs that looked brilliant, but unfortunately they were full and we could not move.
The riad itself is very authentic, with a small plunge pool and narrow stairs up to a roof terrace that we would have enjoyed spending time on if we had been luckier with the weather.
There is a little kitchen area where wine and beer are available. The breakfast was light, but serviceable - a cold continental style self-service set-up laid out on a table. Staff presence was not very noticeable, but they were happy to give advice on where to go and to pick you up from your airport taxi and carry your bags.
Our room was a cramped twin room, with no windows other than those looking into the courtyard - not private at all, so we had to have the shutters drawn, which made the room very dark. There was a door to the bathroom, which I think some rooms don't have!! The bathroom was fine, a lovely decorative mirror. The beds were comfy - but it does get cold (we visited in November) and no extra blankets were provided and we couldn't be bothered to find someone to ask, so we used towels as extra blankets!
For the price, this riad is a good base, especially if you want to be central.
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