We have just returned from the wonderful Riad 72, and our stay couldn't have been better. We booked the Amal Suite, and really recommend this as a place to stay. The staff at the Riad were incredibly attentive, and did everything they could to make our stay a success.
Like one of the other reviewers, I was not too keen on the souks and attitude I got from some of the native Morrocan men, and so it was a delight to return to the Riad for some peace and calm.
We had 3 excellent breakfasts (included) and only on Sunday was the breakfast a bit basic. We also had dinner in the Riad once, which was nice, but nothing special. We ate out one evening in the square and once at the Maison de Arabe. The dinner at the Maison de Arabe was very expensive, and whilst my food was nice, my partner suffered from horrendous food poisoning following this meal. We also thought that the restaurant was lacking in any atmosphere and seemed very "corporate" in style.
The roof terrace is a lovely place to have breakfast (depending on the weather) and also to spend some time if the weather is good. There is a small plunge pool there, but it's only about 4 feet x 3 feet, so it really is just a space for a dip.
There are guests of different nationalities staying there during our trip, and, given the Riad is so small (only 4 rooms), the whole place is very friendly.
I would definitely recommend the Riad to anyone looking for a relaxing stay, although my views on Marrakesh itself are not so positive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad 72 is a romantic retreat that mixes the best of modern Moroccan craftsmanship with contemporary Moroccan design. It has its own private hammam and, thanks to its lushly planted patio, fountain and water features, songbirds are often found here serenading the guests. The terrace is one of the highest of the medina. It offers incomparable views over the old city and onto the majestic Atlas mountains: ideal for soaking up the sun or a sunset aperitif. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad 72 Hotel Marrakech