We stayed for a week after doing a weeks tour around the High Atlas and Sahara. The help provided by Paul & Veronique before our arrival was excellent and Paul called us on our arrival to welcome us.
The accommodation was excellent, all the rooms were very pleasant, well equipped, great bathrooms and very comfortable.
We arranged for a meal on the first evening after our arrival and felt it was a little over-priced. No complaints about the food. Breakfast was very good and whilst it was the same each morning, no problem. The maids were very helpful in preparing food and keeping things clean.
We did not see much of Mustapha all week. He promised to come and give us an orientation on the first day and we waited over an hour for him to arrive. He then told us nothing we had already read on trip-advisor. He spoke excellent English and I am sure would have been a great help. We only saw him again on our last day when he got angry with our children for splashing water in the pool and then he left after unplugging the Internet.
The location of the riad means you step straight out into the alleys of the Medina. Daunting when you arrive, but we soon felt very comfortable coming and going at all hours.
Roof top views and sunsets were lovely, the pool very refreshing, needs a little updating.
Transport to and from the airport was provided and no problem at all.
-Dress appropriately. Respect the traditions and cover up, even if just a little (shoulders)
-Shopping for anything from a glass of orange juice to a leather bag is an experience to enjoy. We had one or two awkward moments, but nothing we couldn't easily walk away from. Most were friendly and as long as you know the game, you're fine. Nothing is ever free & the deal is never done until change is received!
-Walk away at least twice if you want to get a good price.
-Know your way around, you will be offered directions but be cautious. Never look lost ;-)
-Avoid very busy rush hour time. It was more intense during Ramadan at 7pm. Afterwards was busy but more relaxed.
-Carry lots of smaller change to give tips where deserved.
We loved our stay and thank you for an enjoyable week at the Riad.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Puchka was originally built for ourselves and as you can see, it is a veritable little palace. We spared no expense fitting it out in the purest of Moroccan tradition with the finest and most expensive materials. You have free access to the swimming pool, heated spa, mini-gym, sundeck and barbecue. Live and eat like kings and queens at very affordable prices. Contact us directly and we’ll take persoanal care of you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Puchka Hotel Marrakech