I've stayed in numerous Marrakech riads and in most cases, the original building has been demolished and rebuilt as something that resembles a riad. At Tizwa, the original fabric of the building was retained and restored, and you can feel the difference. There's an elegant patina that much of the brash competition misses. It does mean that the stairs might be steeper, and the low door to the roof terrace has tried to kill me on a couple of occasions, but it's still worth it. Why accept anything less than the real thing?
The riad is also in a good location, and you can get a taxi and your luggage to within a few yards of the door - a rarity in any of the medinas.
It has a green, eco certification, which is nice, but I do wish that the lighting was more abundant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautifully proportioned and sensitively refurbished traditional home only a short walk from Jemma El Fna. 6 double bedrooms each modernized to the highest standard are built around the courtyard, with three floors (sleeps 14, with 7 staff) perfectly suited to the discerning traveler, families looking for a lavish home from home, or a special occasion. Riad Tizwa is Morocco'€™s first recognized environmental Riad â€“ awarded by Clef Vert the world renowned Green label for tourism. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Tizwa Marrakech
- Riad Tizwa Hotel Marrakech