Our riad owner recommended and booked us for a hammam and massage. The 5 elements spa was difficult to find in the back street as not well signposted. Once inside the spa it was very tranquil - a riad courtyard setting with lots of side rooms. We changed into gowns and placed our clothes, keys etc into secure lockers. We were taken to the hammam room where we received our mud splashes. Very invigorating but remember to keep your eyes closed if you're wearing contact lenses.
We were taken upstairs for the massage then bath. The stairs were difficult to negotiate with slippery feet in the plastic sandals they provided so be careful. Both the massage and bath were very good and relaxing. Great to experience as a couple - as we had done.
The staff were attentive and gracious. At the end we were shown to a screened-off area off the courtyard near to the entranceway, where we could chill out in our gowns and warm towel wraps and contemplate. We had expected a herbal tea although we were given a bottle of water each. Then we were simply left. During this time there was a lot of activity outside the entrance some 10-15 metres away - men moving gas bottles, children drumming outside and mopeds screeching outside drifting fumes inside the doorway. It would help if they closed the door but it seems it is kept open so clients can find it.
Basically we were not enamoured with the wind-down time and also had to find our own way out and reorientate ourselves to where the changing rooms are. They need to work on how these sessions are closed out as it left a negative impression although the main events were very good.
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