The riad is situated conveniently and within walking distance of the famous souks, all of the old town (Madina) and attractions in the new town.
Our host, Gilles, welcomed us and made us feel right at home. The riad is lovely and our room felt homely and comfortable. Gilles was very helpful and friendly and advised us and organised taxis when we asked. He even booked our spa visit for us. On the first night we were invited to eat with the rest of the guests and the meal was absolutely delicious, so much so that we ate there on two further evenings. All in all an ideal setting for a wonderful holiday.
Gilles sorted out a taxi for the day and we visited the foothills of the Atlas mountains. This is well worth doing. The driver was very knowledgeable on all things Moroccan. Gilles also sorted out a city guide for our first morning which was invaluable in getting our bearings and experiencing in safety the street scene. Once we were orientated we felt safe and confident in walking around any place day and night.
The food! Well, simply gorgeous and plentiful. Evening meals at the Riad were home cooked and was by far the best food we had while in Marrakech.
Just prior to our visit I had read a poor review on here and was very dubious despite the mass of excellent reviews saying otherwise. If you read this review simply ignore it. The person writing it either has an agenda or is not cut out for non international hotel standard type accommodation.
The beds were very comfortable, the Riad was easy to find, down a well lit road (ally) which was not a dead end! In fact at what looked like the end was a small Mosque. There is no need for a front door key as Gilles will open it up any time of the day or night in just a few moments.
We had a brilliant 5 days in Marrakech. Gilles and the Riad made a home from home for our stay.
I can only echo all the good things that other reviewers have said.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The riad has 5 rooms for 2 to 4 people, they are air conditioned. They all feature a sitting area, a private bathroom, storage cabinets, a safe. Towels, hair dryer, shower gel, shampoo and body lotion are available to you. The wi-fi is available throughout the riad and a computer station is available. The riad owners resident on site, they can help you in the choice of sightseeing or activities: excursions, sport and physical activities, exploring Marrakech ... All these activities have been tested and validated by your hosts. We strive for here, you feel at home. ... more less
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