I cannot tell you how pleased we were to arrive at Riad Dubai. Having had our hotel cancelled at last minute we'd booked Riad Dubai after reading the reviews on trip advisor, and we weren't disappointed. We were greeted with the delicious local mint tea and some little sweets.
The riad is run by a lovely couple who go to every effort to make your stay amazing. We had a few ideas of what we wanted to do while we were there but after a chat on arrival there were so many things to fit in. The owners help you with everything from trips to changing your money to where to eat. Don't change money at the airport, there is a better place in town which you'll be directed to!
The Riad is a typical Moroccon Riad with a beautiful courtyard in the middle filling it with light and the rooms sorround this. It's a small but cosy bed and breakfast making you feel at home straight away. And the rooms are just stunning, large and decorated in the most intricate way. We had dinner there one night which you can add on for a small cost and was AMAZING home Moroccon cooking!!! The rest of the time we ate in the stalls in the main square which I would thoroughly reccommend. and breakfast filled us for the day so we just had lovely freshly squeezed orange juice from the stalls during the day and maybe the odd small snack from all the stalls. Finally there's a beautiful roof terrace which we had breakfast on the first morning- it was too cold the other mornings but is a nice place to sit and relax if the weather is nice!
It's situated in the medina (the old town) in the little streets. We felt safe walking around day or night, I only jumped on the first night when some local kids playing games find it funny to jump out at you-they're not aggressive but just little kids playing games. My partner thought it would be funny to play the trick back the following night sending them running away in fits of giggles. A very safe and welcoming neighbourhood. It's in walking distance from everything in the old town including the square, the sooks (markets) in the main area and the spice markets, and some of the sights. The new town is slightly further away but you are within walking distance from one of the stops of the double decker red tourist bus which takes you all around the old and new town with headphones pointing out the sights.
We booked a trip into the atlas mountains which was beautiful, although I think if we did it again we'd do a private tour so you could stop along the way and not feel rushed at certain places where we'd have liked to spend a bit more time. But the tour was a good way of seeing a brief part of the mountains and not get hassled if that's what you'd prefer and the walk to the waterfalls was stunning. The other thing we treated ourselves to was the hamman booked through the riad which was amazing!!! 2hours of your own personal steam/hot rock room, full body scrub and then an hours full body massage. And at £35, although a little expensive by moroccon standards, compared to british prices we thought it was a steal, and pure luxury!!!!! Everyone should go!
The weather had ups and downs, although I would say it is FREEZING at night so make sure you take a warm jumper/coat! We had sunny days and slightly rainy days but a wonderful trip!
Thank you Riad Dubai!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the heart of the Kasbah of Marrakech is our beautiful Riad Dubai, 5 different beautiful suites with every comfort, air conditioning, safe, bath & shower, mini bar, SAT TV, internet wifi. Said the owner will prepare a special Moroccan cuisine for you, a terrace is waiting for you to relax and unwind, we organize all kinds of excursions in Marrakech and Morocco, a shuttle service to all airport transfers. Said and his wife Malika are waiting to offer you a pleasant and impeccable holiday . "Welcome to Riad Dubai" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Dubai Hotel Marrakech