I still can't get over the feeling I experienced crossing the threshold from the hot street outside to the tranquility inside the Riad el Ouarda. The general manager, Adil, met us a distance away where we were dropped off and we immediately felt welcome in Marrakech, hotels across the world could learn a lot from Adil and his staff at the Riad - nothing was too much effort for them.
I found the accommodation, service, meals, hospitality and general atmosphere to be way above extraordinary. I was relaxed and comfortable throughout my week-long stay there. Adil was helpful to the extreme, never interfering but always ready and willing to advise and he put us in touch with the most incredibe guide who took us around the city.
From the Riad we went on a five-day desert excursion and then back to Marrakech for a few days. Unfortunately the Riad was closed for renovations when we were back in Marrakesh so we had to stay elsewhere.
The only downside of having stayed at Riad el Ouarda was that I compared every other hotel to this experience and none of them came even close.
I would highly recommend the Riad el Ouarda to anybody wanting to stay in Marrakech. I will go back and I certainly wouldn't stay anywhere else in that magical city.
Lynne Larsen [--] email@example.com