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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

1st time in Marrakesh was eye opening! 4 nights in a lovely riad in the heart of the Medina.

Location
The hotel cannot be accessed by taxi. We ordered a taxi online to bring us from the airport(£11). The taxi left us at a main entrance to the medina which was like another world. It was a main crossroads, there were people on donkeys, scooters, cars, bikes, all driving with no order. Our driver called a man with a cart over and told him where we were staying so he guided us there. He took our cases in the cart and we walked through the winding streets(€1 per case tip)The Medina is like a rabbit warren of winding allies. You really need someone to guide you through initially. The entrance it just a door in a wall with nothing around it or no directions. The paths leading to it are uneven and there is little or no lighting at night. This can be frightening at night but once you know your way you will be like an old hand at it. Once you find your way it is only about 5mins away from the main square. You will get to see the same faces on your route home and through the allies and get to know the locals.

Riad
When you enter the riad it's like a different world. The Medina is noisy and busy while the riad is very calm and relaxing. The manager Yassin was there to greet us and provided us with a map of Marrakesh and hints and tips about the town. Ismel stays in the riad until everyone is in bed and he does everything from making breakfast, to cleaning rooms. Great guy and very friendly! The pool is more like a plunge pool to cool down from the heat so don't expect to do a few lengths. Breakfast was served at a time of our choosing each morning. There was coffee, different breads, fresh fruit, yogurts, omelettes, and fresh orange juice.

Room
Large room with double bed(very hard), my 9yr old slept on a pull out bed which was much more comfortable. There was a seating area in the room with a coffee table. Large wardrobe and area for suitcase. The bathroom was very unusual! Sink and toilet area were fine but the shower was over the bath which you stepped into from ground level( needs to be seen to be believed). You wouldn't take a bath in this I think it's more for decoration. Beds were made each morning and fresh towels left daily

Marrakech
The Medina and the new town are very different. In the Medina tourists are all walking about lost which is all part of the fun! There are souks everywhere selling everything from beautiful bags to leather camels. Bargain bargain bargain! Initially everything seems very expensive but you are expected to hustle, even for day trips and street food. The Medina is very difficult to describe. The outside of buildings look dilapidated but someone told me Moroccan people keep the beauty for the inside. Also everyone expects a tip, if you ask locals for directions don't be surprised if they ask you for a tip. If you are looking at your map and unsure about where you are going locals will approach you to help and expect to give them a few euro if they actually show you where you are going. If they just point you in the right direction don't worry about tipping. Food was amazing, we didn't have a bad meal, we ate everything from street food to decent restaurants(I would highly recommend the street food). The new town is about 20min walk and has everything from McDonalds to Pizza Hut. There's Zara and H&M as well and this may suit people after a day or 2 to clear your head from the madness of the Medina.

All in all a good riad. I would recommend it to those that want good value for money in the heart of the town with no frills.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Lovely riad, very quiet, secure and well maintained. Generous breakfast, with freshly squeezed orange juice, tea, coffee, Moroccan pancakes, breads and fruits. Excellent Wi-Fi signal. Ground floor room was spacious and well furnished. Bed was very firm. Very good personal service but the full time riad attendant could not speak any English (only French & Arabic), so we communicated using Google translate. Location of riad is deep in the medina, through winding alley ways, which taxis cannot access. To get to the front door of the riad, you will need a porter with a cart (20 dirhams cost) to help carry your luggage from the taxi drop off just inside the city wall; this takes about 10 minutes walk. Easy to get lost in the medina around this riad but we were helpfully provided with a map which showed us the ways in and out.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Our rooms were clean and comfortable with modern plumbing, and heating. The staff is attentive and accommodating. The meals were delicious. We were a stones throw away from the Souks and Museums in Marrakech, it's location was very convenient.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank theap084
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

Very stylish and comfortable, in a great location near the museum of the same name. Good food, very friendly service. The breakfast orange juice, other treats and eggs any way you want are just part of the appeal. Charming roof terrace.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Andrew J
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Reviewed March 11, 2017

Extremely quiet in the middle of the bustling Medina. Spacious room with large closets. The bed was very hard. Nice sitting areas in the room with several chairs. The roof top had a nice area to relax. Lovely breakfast.

Room Tip: Room on the second floor was very quiet
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Elaine & Jeff M
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