My boyfriend and I spent 2 weeks in Morocco, and decided to splash out on the last night by staying in a luxury riad, and I must say this was really the perfect place to be. The riad is gigantic yet has a very peaceful, elegant and intimate feel. It is full of detail, warm colours and the ever so beautiful tadelakt I fell in love with in Marrakech. There are so many place to sit in and enjoy, to start with I felt somewhat overwhelmed, having so much to enjoy in so little time! We were offered a welcome tea and biscuits by our hosts in their beautiful cosy lounge upon our arrival, played chess sprawled out on white canopies on a balcony ornamented with white curtains (out of a movie), enjoyed mint tea and sweet treats tucked away in the back court by the little pond with roses floating on the surface, cooled down in the huge pool, and ate breakfast the next morning on the sprawling terrace full of plants, trees, flowers and birds – the breakfast, by the way, was so plentiful I could have spent all morning sat up there. We were even offered unusual homemade jams, which tasted absolutely delicious!
Our bedroom was the size of our living room back in London (fairly big by London standards), and even included a fireplace! (Which we however didn’t use as this was in July) very elegantly decorated with embroidered bed linen, and beautiful red walls ornamented with book cases. When we arrived fresh bottled water and fruit were waiting for us, and in the bathroom pure ghassoul and black soap which we enjoyed the next morning. The bathroom and the bath were absolutely huge, all made of marble, including pillars supporting a traditional hammam dome with tinted glass.
Our hosts looked after us with the greatest care, attentive to our every need, and made us feel right at home. I could not have asked for a more perfect last night in Morocco, and were we not travelling on the cheap, I would have loved to spend more time there. I can only recommend this riad, I cannot imagine how one could not enjoy every minute there.
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Monika Marrakech
- Riad Monika Hotel Marrakech