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The location: the location of the riad is in the medina of Rabat and easy-walking distance to the kasbah and to the door to new city. Very convenient. Although I had only one day in Rabat, I could walk everywhere touristic around. I did not use any transportation. From train station I asked them to arrange a pick-up for me, that you also should probably do the same, this was for a very reasonable price and worth it. When I was in the riad, Hassan helped me with every detail, show me on the map where to walk, how to find my way etc. He also carried my huge luggages to my room which was at the top floor with a smile on his face. He was really kind. He also told me if I ever get lost (because I was worried as this was my first lonley day in Morocco), I can call him and he can come to pick me up, which is something that gives you a security feeling. But the location of the riad was so easy, even me who has a very low feeling of direction without a map (forget about maps in Moroccon medinas), I could find my way very easily.
The riad: The decoration of the house is like from 1001 nights tales, or any Morroccon fairy tale. You can see them in the photos. My room: La Belle Endormie, was really like a dream. I could live there forever. I added some photos of the room. It was extremely clean, the decoration fantastic, has a private balcony overlooking the courtyard. This room is a little more expensive than other but it's worth this.
From the terasse there is a wonderfull sun set....
Also there were little details in the rooms that are chosen very tastefully and those things are also available to buy on the shop below.
Another very important thing for me is that as I was traveling during winter in Morocco, everywhere I asked during reservation about heating and they always told me "they have enough heating". But generally it was not true in other riads I stayed. The heating was generally not enough, if you have it in the room, the bathroom is cold etc. But here, there was an aircondition that works for heating also very efficiently in the bedroom, a fan that you can carry wherever you want in the bathroom, and another electric heater in the shower room. So yes, they had enough heating even for me who is always cold:) And I liked that they care about the client needs more than their electric bills:)
I dined at the riad (you should ask for this a few hours before), although more expensive than outside restaurants, it was easier for me because I didn't want to be alone out after dark. The diner was very tasty and very well served.
The staff did everything to provide me a happy stay. Although normally they do not have wi-fi in the rooms, they gave me a cable that I can connect to my laptop, so I could get online from my room. The breakfast also was very nice.
If you want to have a feeling of 1001 nights fairy tales, you can choose this riad with wonderful decoration, lovely staff and great location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome in Dar Mayssane A riad in Rabat's medina, not far away from Bab Laalou and the kasbah of Oudayas. Between tradition and modernity, a peacefull place after the noisy medina. A place where "feeling home" has sense with a staff who provides the best service possible. ... more less
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