I stayed here after staying in another Riad called "Riad Der Beldia" I had stayed there for 5 nights and at Mon Riad for my last two nights in Marrakech.
The first riad i stayed at was simply incredible and I am afraid I am basing this review against that of the high standards there.
We arrived quiet stressed as we were walking down the alley way and a kid/teen demanded he show us the way to this Riad even though we knew the way and then demanded money from us when we got there and we had no change to give him.The owner of the Riad eventually got rid of him but we encountered him again in the alley and he was again demanding money but we had given 20 Dirhams to the Riad manager for him.
The Riad itself it was nicely decorated but if I'm being honest it does look a little tired and it looks like someone went a little wild with a paint brush on the stairs. The roof terrace is nice and the Wi-Fi was very good and worked in all parts of the Riad. Our room was large though and that was pleasing.
The location is very good I think as its just around a 10mins walk to the main square, I found it was easy to find the Riad by turning right AFTER the "Earth Cafe" sign and then the first left. Be careful about following people around this area as there is a lot of people sending tourists the wrong way and to "Tanneries" where you will have to pay a lot of money.
The air con wasn't so good and made a howling wind noise and only half of the air came out which meant the air con was on all the time but was very ineffective. The bed i felt was very firm, too firm. I felt had a very sore back after two nights of sleeping on it.
Breakfast was ok and was appetizing with a nice natural yogurt but I was a little surprised that fresh orange juice wasn't served. We also had dinner here one night and that was fantastic, we had a Marrakech tajine and a nice man came all the way up and down the stairs to the roof top to serve us this delicious homemade dish although i did feel it was a little bit expensive at 160Dirhams each for what was just one bowl.
As with all my reviews I am completely honest, I found the staff very friendly and I would still recommend a stay here as you will have very little issues. I was a little disillusioned with all the begging and people hassling us in Marrakech that by the time I stayed here I just wanted to go home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- MonRiad is located in Marrakech’s medina, a 5-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square. It offers en suite rooms, a lounge and patio. Free Wi-Fi is available.MonRiad features traditional riad details including tedelakt tiles. Each room is air-conditioned and has a private bathroom.Guests are invited to relax in the riad’s living room, which has a fireplace and satellite TV. There is also a interior patio with a whirlpool fountain.MonRiad is 200 metres from Bahia Palace and 10 km from Marrakech-Menara Airport. There are a variety of sites in the area including the Berber village of Essaouira and the Ouzoud Waterfalls. ... more less
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