I recently visited the Riad Adriana for the second time this year to celebrate a big birthday with friends. I mentioned this to the owners, Melanie and Idriss, when I was there in March and they kindly organised an absolutely delicious meal on our arrival, complete with traditional Moroccan music, cocktails and a belly dancer. We had the best time!
It is well worth booking a meal at the Riad as the cook is excellent.
The weather was exceptionally warm whilst we were there, so we had breakfast on the upstairs terrace, which is so beautiful. Breakfast consisted of home made yogurt (delicious), fresh fruits, pancakes and an assortment of cakes. There was also fresh orange juice, coffee or mint tea. At any time of the day you can ask the staff for a pot of delicious mint tea and cakes.
The Riad itself is beautiful, a true oasis in the Medina. The rooms are beautifully appointed, clean and furnished in typically Moroccan style. Each room has fresh roses and rose petals which is such a lovely added touch.
What really makes the experience exceptional though is the customer service. All the staff are attentive, helpful and polite. Nothing is ever too much trouble. One afternoon, after visiting a nearby hammam, we decided that we really didn't fancy getting dressed up to go out again. Unfortunately, the cook had just gone home so we couldn't order a meal. However, a member of staff offered to go out and get a takeaway for us; grilled chicken, salad and chips. It was absolutely delicious and so kind of him to do this for us.
We were all keen to buy local spices, so Idriss arranged for a member of his staff to go with us to negotiate the price and to help us select the herbs; such a kind gesture.
Visiting the Riad Adriana is a real experience. They will arrange for a taxi to take you from and to the airport. On the first day of your stay Idriss sits down with you and explains all the places to visit and marks it on a map. He also recommends local restaurants and will make reservations for you. Each person in our group was also given a card with the Riad details and Idriss's mobile number, so that in the event we got lost or had any problems we could call him. So thoughtful!
I am really looking forward to visiting the Riad Adriana again and would definitely recommend this as a place to stay. It is truly exceptional!
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Adriana Hotel Marrakech