We stayed in Riad Radia in November 2013. We booked via last minute.com and weren't sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. The Riad is located down a small road off of Square Jamal El Fnaa which takes you away from the noise and hubbub of the square. The Riad is traditionally decorated, cool and air conditioned and the staff are all friendly and helpful. Our French was lacking for communication with the staff, but we managed to get by. The rooftop terrace is beautiful, you can see right over the city and the sunsets are fabulous up there. The riad has quite thin walls, so you can hear everything going on in the other rooms, so privacy can be an issue. Added to that, it is centred between four mosques, so if you like a lie-in you may well be woken up at 5.30AM. Other than that, it was a very nice stay at Riad Radia, the weather was gorgeous and we will definitely be back. For future travellers to Riad Radia we would strongly recommend booking the airport transfers, as the Riad is hard to find if you have not been taken there yourself, and any taxis you pick up from the airport will just drop you off on the edge of the square leaving you to navigate masses of people by yourself. You do end up paying more by the airport transfers, but its definitely worth the lack of hassle of trying to find your way there (about 20 euros).
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would definitely recommend to Riad Radia to anyone wanting to see the 'real' Marrakech from inside the medina amidst all the souks.
P.S HAGGLE FOR EVERYTHING! (unless it has a price tag, then you just look silly.)
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