With a girlfriend, I stayed here in June 2011. [Easy Jet holidays] Firstly we were greeted by the young woman [in national dress] who runs this hotel but is not the owner. We were given tea and snack while we waited for the manager to arrive.
The setting of this Riad is great. With a nice open courtyard and lots of natural vegetation all around.
The room was wonderful. Very nice and clean. The shower was good. This is a small very personal location. The main door from the street is locked and you need to ring a bell to get in. The bedrooms are not locked and really this felt the natural thing in this setting. The bedrooms are on the first floor. The stairway from the ground to the second floor is adorned with wonderful photographs of local people and scene. On the second floor there is an open balcony, where you can relax in the shade or in the sunshine. There was often a gentle breeze up there during our stay.
There is a small indoor pool on the ground floor. Very refreshing for a dip, but the water is very cold and perhaps comes from the Atlas mountains.
The breakfast [which was included] was different each day and good. Not buffet style but individually prepared by the people who run the Riad. However I can’t say the same for dinner. We ordered dinner one evening and we were disappointed with this. The ‘chef’ was the man from the hotel and we thought that he should stick to looking after the hotel and not cooking dinners.
This is a hidden gem in Marrakesh and I intend to stay here again if I come to this city.
This hotel is well located if you do not mind a little walking. It is only a 15 – 20 minute walk to the main square and souks. You need a taxi from the airport to get near the hotel. Because the Riad is in a narrow ally, you need to walk a short distance from where the taxi drops you. To get to the hotel, you will need a ‘guide’ who will be on hand where the taxi drops you. He will carry your luggage on a cart and you should give him no more than 20 dirhams.
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