My mother and I arrived at Marrakech airport at around midnight, a day earlier than planned, holding directions to Riad Dia via a bus that had stopped running hours earlier. After a quick phone call, a taxi arrived with a staff member from the hostel who took us back to Riad Dia, served us tea and biscuits, checked us in, and showed us to our beds, as if it were no trouble at all that we'd arrived on the wrong date, in the middle of the night, and without warning.
The following morning we realised the full extent of the paradise we'd checked ourselves into. Everything was immaculate and beautifully decorated, and days later we were still finding little details we hadn't noticed before. The beds were comfortable and the blankets warm enough for the cold winter nights, the bathroom was always clean, and the hot shower was a welcome change after other places I'd stayed.
Breakfast was always fresh and very filling, and served next to the gorgeous courtyard pool. The staff were friendly and helpful, and were always going out of their way to make sure we were happy and comfortable.
The banquet they held was incredible, with live musicians playing traditional music amongst 60 or so backpackers feasting on a colourful array of wonderful food that the staff had been preparing all day.
Riad Dia exceeded all of my expectations, and is unlike any hostel I've ever stayed at before. Huge thanks to Sanac, Aida, and all the staff for making our stay in Marrakech so enjoyable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- What is Riad Dia? Quite simply, it is the house that you may have once designed in your head and thought "no, it's just not possible I could ever live in a place like this." An incredible traditional riad with the atmosphere of a backpackers hostel. ... more less
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