I am planning my first trip to Marrakesh for next fall and am trying to get a feel for what to expect from a riad versus a hotel. We are two couples traveling together and would like to stay in the heart of the Medina and love the idea of a riad for its flavor and Moroccan experience.
Do Riads offer services like hotels or are they more like a B&B? For instance can you get a cocktail at the end of the day to enjoy on the roof deck of most riads? I am just trying to figure out how they work and and from most riad websites I get the feeling they offer beautiful common spaces and guest rooms but services seem to be a mystery.