Great stay here are the details as to why:
You can get a bus from airport (very cheap) which stops outside the old wall to save on taxi fares (buses and taxis cannot come in to the old wall) - then you have to walk straight down cobbled street which is a market area, looks very dirty and full of locals (BUT REMEBER THIS IS A NORMAL PATH TO ANY RIAD). If you get lost ask someone they will help you as they are really nice and it would be nice to tip them a little. You then walk in to a large door with a handle and a lady opens the large door then it is WOW - 10 minute walk to main centre
So friendly - will help you with any queries you may have - My mother, sister and I loved Baoji (I think her name was the maid) she is was soo lovely and so were the two managers Samir and Mohammed.
So beautiful and unique and clean. Only a few other poeple as only 5 rooms I think. High walls block anybody looking in. So secluded once you are inside.
First night ate at Samirs food, a bit pricey and very tiny portions, and food was not to our taste, for dessert we got fruit that looked pretty, but not nice. For starters it was a salad, the main a small piece of chicken with prunes, and fruit fpor desert. It was all presented nicely but I think it was minimum £25 per head - not worth it at all and a big let down. We were soo hungary and then we went to the main square and got a mc donalds
Don't eat from the stall in the main square we had food poisioning, we stuck to macdonalds and kfc.
Definitely go to the Atlas mountaing booked through Mohammed which was great - the people in the mountains are really nice and the tagine there is actually really nice and fresh
Went to the YSL gardens ok
Shopping - haggle with the market people in the main square
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 200 M inside the walls, in a picturesque area of the Medina. Alive with the colors and perfumes of Arabia, you can wander through the "Souikka Bab Doukkala" (small arabic market) which is enjoyed by both Moroccans and visitors alike. The Riad Armelle offers a haven of calm and comfort in the authentic style of the traditional eastern Riad. ... more less
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