We recently stayed four nights at Riad Tamarrakecht. Everything about this riad is lovely. Tucked away on a little side street, it is a peaceful, quiet, beautifully decorated riad. The moment you walk in, you're in awe at how pretty and colorful it is. The small pool in the courtyard had rose petals floating on the surface, and the continuous sound of the running water in the pool gave the place a calming, peaceful feel.
Upon arrival, you're given some pastries and mint tea. This is when you meet Sara and her brother. They run the riad, and they're extremely hospitable and very helpful. Sara takes the time to get to know you, and she offers excellent suggestions regarding sightseeing.
The riad is a little off the beaten path, which turned out to be one of the place's best assets. To get to the main square, you have to walk a few minutes through the real streets of Marrakech, where you get to see the local shops, markets, barbers, and butchers, as well as the donkeys, and of course the local residents. The walk to and from the riad every day was always interesting and illuminating. It's a little confusing the first day, but Sara drew an excellent map, and after you do it successfully once, it become easy. You definitely want to take the riad's suggestion and hire a cab driver ahead of time to take you from the airport to the riad. The medina can be confusing, especially if this is your first time in Marrakech.
Breakfasts at the riad were lovely. We ate on the breezy rooftop terrace, and every morning, we were given a variety of breads and pastries, jams and honeys, fresh squeezed orange juice, and of course mint tea. We were so full from breakfast that we usually found ourselves skipping lunch, and not getting hungry until dinnertime.
Our bedroom was large and beautifully decorated. The riad is very quiet at night, and you definitely get a restful night's sleep.
I highly recommend this riad to anyone visiting Marrakech.
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