We stayed here for 4 nights in October 2012 with friends and had an absolutely wonderful time. I had read all the reviews and knew what to expect when we arrived, but my husband and our two friends all looked dubious when we were lead down a small alley to the Riad. However, as soon as we walked through the doors any doubts soon disappeared. It is beautiful, very calm and tranquil. The decor is very tasteful and you can see that a lot of time and thought has been put into it. Our room was really nice and the bathroom was beautiful. Joudia and the rest of the staff were extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We were asked what time we wanted breakfast and it was all freshly prepared - very tasty it was too. We had a meal there one evening (which you have to order the day before) and it was a wonderful experience - we were the only ones eating there that evening and the table was laid in the middle of the courtyard with rose petals scattered on the table cloth. It was like having your own private restaurant - what a fabulous experience.
Unfortunately, one day my husband was feeling unwell and so we stayed at the riad for the whole day (our friends went on a pre-arranged excursion). Joudia and her team couldn't have been more helpful - continuously asking how he was and if he wanted anything to eat/drink.
I would say that the only down-side is that you have to negotiate the narrow streets teeming with scooters to get to the main square, but it is only a 15 minute walk, and that is part of staying in Marrakesh. If you don't want to experience Moroccan life, then stay in an impersonal 5 star hotel, but I would recommend a stay at the Riad Faiza anytime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Riad Faiza is a new guesthouse in the medina of Marrakech, conveniently located 5 minutes walk from the famous Jeema el Fna, it enjoys a central location in the heart of the Medina, perfect for vacationers who want a unique experience during a stay in Marrakech. This traditional riad in Morocco has a large living room, dining room with fireplace, a large patio and a beautiful terrace on 4 sides, where you can relax after long days to visit. ... more less
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