We stayed at the Riad Al Mamoune for four nights over the 09/10 new year period.
As described in other reviews we were picked up by Manu and were guided through a maze of busy souks (narrow market streets) to a nondescript side alley. In this alley was a thick wooden door and going through the door was like stepping into another world!
The Riad itself has rooms based around a sun kissed courtyard which stays cool which is nice when you arrive from a day out in the heat. There is a side room where you can eat or have drinks and a gourgous plunge pool as well as Jacuzzi. On the next level are more rooms and then the level above that a gourgous rooftop terrace where you can eat, drink or sunbathe.
We stayed in the Mogador room (This name relates to the colour that the room is themed on, blue) which was clean and the perfect size for two. The shower was always hot and with good pressure (a must when on vacation in a warm country) and again the bathroom was clean. The room had a safe, hairdryer, closet and good sized vanity with mirror.
In other reviews it has been mentioned that the door had no internal lock which was strange and a little offputting. Personally I never had a problem with this although my girlfiend would have preffered one. This did not mean that we did not feel safe or felt that any of our belongings were at any risk but for privacy reasons only.
The staff at the Riad were simply the best I have ever experienced in my fairly exstensive travelling experience. Small touches such as fresh flowers in the room, mint tea as we arrived, a full run down on sights to see and places to go combined with the big touches, guiding us personally to where we needed to go, delicious dinners and filling breakfasts made it the perfect destination to visit this unique and beutiful country and city.
A special thanks goes out to the new manager at the Riad, Babouch, who's extensive knowledge and frienldiness made our stay the best ever.
I recommend this Riad as a place to experience the friendliness of Morrocco and Marrakech, and its people!
P.S. Go to the hammam, one of the most relaxing and rejuvineting experiences around at half the price of a spa in any Western Country.
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