Our stay at Riad First was very relaxing and enjoyable and ticked so many boxes.
To run you through our stay;
We arranged an airport transfer with the riad as we were worried we would not find it otherwise. There was no way on the first day we would have found it, so we were glad we arranged it and would recommend organizing a transfer. As cars don't fit down the many alley ways, don't be alarmed when the car stops by the mosque and your luggage is transferred to a wheel barrow. Follow along and you will arrive at the riad.
When we arrived after the walk through the local souk, we were surprised by how quiet and peaceful it was once we were inside.
We were greeted by Fatima who offered us tea and biscuits and showed us around the Riad.
Fatima, Her son Badar and the staff were amazing. So lovely and went out of their way to make sure we had a comfortable stay. They also offered their assistance in helping me buy a Moroccan Wedding Blanket, which otherwise could have been a bit of a task!
Inside the riad, it is clean and modern with a nice sense of calm. The splash pool is bigger than most of the other riads we looked at and made for a great afternoon dip after hours of walking in the heat.
The room was very clean, modern and the bed was very comfortable. For us having come from a sub-par hotel in rome, the room here had many of the creature comforts of home.
Breakfast every morning was delicious. While we didn't eat any other meals here, we did smell them cooking and they smelt absolutely amazing!
The terrace is nice and has enough shade from umbrellas to enjoy it during the day.
Location is ok, once you have walked from the square to the Riad once, you will have no trouble finding it. And Fatima can draw you a fool proof map for navigating your way back. Night time can be a daunting walk at first, but after you have done it once, it is fine. I am a 20 something female and didn't feel unsafe at all despite walking through some quiet alley ways.
If you get lost, most nights there are a group of children who play soccer in the lane out the front of the riad, they can point it put for you.
The gym was equipped enough for a small workout if you please and a masseuse can be booked for the massage room on the terrace.
Would highly recommend for a relaxing stay.
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