The hotel looked beautiful when we arrived, a cool pool in the courtyard and typical riad decor. We were welcomed by Said the manager very warmly and shown to our room. The room had a safe, aircon and a beautiful looking bathroom with twin gold sinks.
Generally it was a good place to stay but we were not very brave about the cockroaches which appeared generally overnight.
It was a good location, near to the Jma el Fnaa square and you could see the storks on the Palais el Bahia just next door. The roof terrace was pretty.
Sleeping was difficult - combination of cockroach terrors and the regular calls to prayer.
Not a great hotel for non-smokers. The mostly French guests tended to smoke in the courtyard which had a canvas roof covering so that the smoke blew straight into our room.
The staff were lovely and very accommodating about clearing up cockroaches for us as we didn't want to do it ourselves. They didn't seem very clued up about getting rid of them though as they kept saying they were putting down 'produit'. One day we saw them spray air-freshener under the sink as though that might help!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Riad: Located in the Touareg district, in the medina Marrakech easy access with parking, close to the El Badia Palace, Bahia Palace and Royal Palace, 10 minutes from the famous Jemaa El Fna. Riad Assalam (Riad of Peace) opens its doors for you to share an unforgettable dream. There is a very ancient mansion completely renovated in compliance the Marrakchi tradition. There is an atmosphere of tranquility that contrasts strangely with life hectic Medina. A three-person team is at your disposal to make your stay pleasant family. In this charming 1800s, you will find a patio with pool and fountain to cool off on hot days, a Moroccan living room with fireplace, dining room, bhou (open to the pool room), bar reception, satellite television, kitchen .. Again. Ride a horse in the region of Marrakesh, and quad in the desert Agafay. ... more less
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