We spent 10 days in Morocco and felt that this was the most authentic experience that we encountered. The Riad is small in scale and the household operates in a way that is might have for centuries. The layout is that of a traditional Dar (home) with a central courtyard that opens to the sky. The ground floor has 2 small rooms, dining room and a hammam. Upstair there are 4 rooms each nicely appointed but refreshingly comfortable minus a few modern conveniences that we did not miss ( tv, phone, lots of storage etc). The mattress was on the ground ( a plus in my mind) and the bedding was great ---- it was decorated in a very tasteful Moroccan manner. During the day we would read on the roof terrace and listen to the calls to prayer while enjoying views of the Atlas Mts in the distance......it was tremendous. We had a good rub down in the hammam one day and took a few of our meals there......veggie tagine with couscous, yum.
The one draw back is that we continually got lost in the Medina trying to find the place. There was always someone to help us get home but, it was on a little side alley and getting from the Square and other attractions was a challenge. If you stay make sure you have them book you a pick up at the airport, who then hands you off to a porter to walk you to the Dar. It is amazing to be in the Medina but, not for the faint of heart.
The staff was really great......but don't expect maps and computers to help you out. Their English is somewhat limited but, that was all part of the charm.
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