For those who know what Riad’s are this is the one for you. For those who always stay at hotels you have to give this a try. It’s different, but good different.
Christophe runs a great ship. With nice helpful staff who are always willing to help. I would highly recommend that you get Christophe to arrange transport for you especially the transfer from the airport. It’s a good price and avoids any hassle with cabs who try to con you. The Riad is also a little difficult to get to so you don’t want to get lost on the first day. Christopher also arranged our trip to Essouiera as it was much cheaper then the excursion outfits as well as a local with a van who would sort us out a good price! We went with 3 families all with 3 kids each and they absolutely loved it although I would say Riads are more for couples. It was however a safe environment that they could explore in. A/C, free wifi, numerous chill out areas on different floors along with roof terraces overlooking Marrakech and in the distance the Atlas mountains. The Riad is beautifully decorated throughout in a traditional authentic Moroccan theme but as with most professional pictures they make a place look better then it actually is. The rooms are lockable from the inside but not outside but this didn’t worry us. Christophe kindly held our money and passports in the safe.
On the first day you’re a bit apprehensive about the location down some poorly lit alleys but you get used to it very quick.
The one negative was that the pool (paddling pool really) wasn’t heated but on really hot days it’s well used apparently.
Their breakfast selection is very basic, cakes, baguettes, fruit, orange juice and tea. Christophe arranged lunch for us on our last day and although a little on the pricy side was the best food we had on the whole trip.
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