This was the third time I'd stayed at this riad and the third time I didn't want to leave. Our arrival day happened to be the same day as the explosion at the Argana Cafe which may have put me off had I not visited Marrakech before. As usual we were looked after by the staff at this ideal riad beyond expectation and Zakia cooked amazing meals for us almost every night as we were there for a relatively lazy week, I would say everyone should eat here at least once when they stay for top home cooked food. The rooms here are well set out and it now feels like home from home with free wi-fi access for your Facebook convenience. On previous visits we have made day trips to both the Atlas mountains and Essaouira all with the help of the staff at Riad Irene so I would say if you need help on excursions while here then just ask.
Some of the reviews of this riad have noted it may be a little out of the way, but for me this is the appeal of staying here as you can see the real city. We can easily walk to the main square in less than 15 minutes walk passing through where locals live, go to school and shop, meaning you can see something different every time you pass through. It is close to Riad Losra, Riad Dyor and Riad Kheirredine for reference and you'll find these riad's rates are a lot higher and in the same location and the locals are friendly and helpful if you should get lost.
I can't rate this place highly enough and would return tomorrow if I could, I'm aware we all look for different things in our holiday places but this place comes highly recommended from me.
Book in and enjoy.
Dean and Paula.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated inside the medina of Marrakesh, near the ramparts, Riad Irene was completely renewed in the respect for the local architecture. It consists of a patio all around of which get organized the various rooms : 5 air-conditioned rooms including each a large bed for 2 persons + bathroom and toilet, a "b' hou" (Moroccan lounge), a lounge-dining room, a kitchen and an office. On the panoramic terrace, 2 sheltered lounges, a dining area and 6 sunbeds. ... more less
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