On arrival in Marrakesh I have to admit I did think 'where have I come to?!'
Walking through the medina is certainly an experience but once we walked through the door to riad Charlott it was like we were in another world, a lovely, tranquil and relaxing world.
The riad is beautiful and calm with a terrace on the roof top.
We ate at the riad on our first night, a traditional Moroccan meal which was delicious.
Jean Pierre (not sure on spelling) the riad manager is awesome, he is so friendly and helpful, an expert on Marrakesh. Firstly he organised our pick up then he supplied us with maps and directions, which trust me you need when you first arrive in the medina. He recommended some great places that we ate at and also booked us a day at a villa when we needed some respite from the chaos of the centre of Marrakesh.
I highly recommend a stay here if you want to sample real, traditional Morrocco.
If that's not for you then you may be better off in a hotel in the French area.More