Peaceful and beautifully decorated riad which is a pleasure to stay and relax in. Arrangements beforehand were easy to make with the English owners, and they were particularly helpful when we had to cancel and then rearrange our trip at the last minute. (Which may have been why the taxi meeting us at the airport was late)
We had the Jasmine Room, which was beautifully decorated and has a graceful four poster bed and the best quality bed linens of any of the five places we stayed in Morocco. We had two evening meals, which were delicious, and breakfast was also good, though we would have appreciated fresh orange juice. On a couple of occasions when we were relaxing in the riad we were offered pastries, tea or coffee, which was a nice touch.
Perhaps the main thing to consider when booking this riad is its location. Rachid the manager provides a useful (and vital!) map which prevented us from getting hopelessly lost when on our way to the riad. (We did get hopelessly lost at other times!) It is a good 25 minutes from the main square at busy times of day, so if you like to return to your hotel between a day's sight seeing and an evening out you may consider it a bit too far from the centre. On the other hand you could do what we didn't do and use taxis. The fact that it's in a working and non-touristy area was mainly a plus for us, but we weren't there long enough to feel totally comfortable walking back to the riad late at night; not because we ever felt threatened but because it was just so different from what we are used to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Riad has 5 double bedrooms all ensuite and individually decorated with traditional finishes and furniture set around a tranquil plant filled courtyard garden. There is a large roof terrace with High Atlas Mt views, sunbeds and seating and a comfortable sitting room with an open olive wood fire in winter. There is also a separate cosy dining room. The riad is fully staffed with friendly and helpful staff and an excellent cook - cookery sessions available on request. All bedding is smooth Egyptian cotton and towels and hairdryers are provided. The riad is in a historic and authentic area of the medina a short walk from the souks and through them to the square of Jemna el F'na also near several museums and sights as well as having good access through the walls to the new town. ... more less