Visiting Marrakech for the first time was always going to be a little daunting. With the constant haranguing and "hello's" from practically every souk (shop) you walk past, Riad Al Bushra was an oasis amongst the chaos of the fantastic medina.
Owners and hosts Gary and Steve were unbelievably helpful, friendly and attentive to all guests every need. From emails, to arranging trips, to getting you to/from the airport or the gate right down to making sure guests had their favourite shows to watch they were there to help. The breakfasts are UNBELIEVABLE. Pastries, bread, yoghurt, juice, fruit and tea greets you every morning on the rooftop where you can fuel up for the day ahead. Gary will look after anything you need, with a pot of hot tea available whenever required. We've stayed at plenty of 5 star (stale/same same) hotels before and this place leaves them all for dead as far as service/comfort/helpfulness/value for money etc is concerned.
The Riad itself is beautifully appointed and tastefully decorated. Each room has a theme. We were lucky enough to stay in the blue room. Absolutely beautiful. The bed is super comfortable and the rain shower had us totally relaxed at the end of a hard days shopping.
The location of the riad is perfect, only a five minute stroll to Jmaa el'Fnaa and the craziness of the snake charmer's, orange juice stalls, prize fighters, drummers, monkey handlers, food stalls and more. And even less time to get to the beginning of the souks.
We were asked if there was anything that we would change, or needed fixing and again as per a previous reviewer mentioned, it was a resounding no... If I were to return to Marrakech, Riad Al Bushra would definitely be getting another visit. Thanks for having us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the UNESCO world heritage Medina of Marrakech and less than 5 minutes from the main square Riad Al Bushra is English owned and offers excellent accommodation, a high standard and friendly service at a reasonable price. We believe we offer the very best value. ... more less
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