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We stayed in Marrakech for 9 nights, from what 6 nights in this riad (another 3 nights in all inc. hotel). The riad is very nice and authentical. Since you have the all the riad for yourself, its very good for the families (we came with children - 1 and 3 y.). The riad is located in the Medina and its just a short way to main sqare Jamaa El Fna. And dont worry - Moulay Driss will teach you the right way (seems impossible at first but he knows just the right way to teach you by showing you the important signs on the way). I guess Moulay was one of the memorable "things" for us from Marrakech - he is absolutely adorable! He will pick you up from the airport, he will show you around, he will tell you everything about everything, just ask! And he is great with kids - our 3 year old just fell in love with this guy, he was like a grandfather to him, :) really sweet. And more - Moulay and Fatima organized a birthday cake for our daughter, who became 1 while we stayed there!
Every morning you get a nice breakfast (a suggestion: a bit of variaty wouldn hurt and also fresh vegetables and fruits - we missed that) and if you wish, they make lunch or dinners also.
You can order trips to mountains or to the ocean and Moulay will take you (ofcourse you have to pay for taxi) and be your guide. We went to the mountains and Moulay took us to a lovely tiny village - it was amazing for us te see all this authentic lifestile.
One thing that was not so nice, was the carpet shop, that was on the way to the mountains. They (sellers and Moulay also) always say, that you dont have to buy anything, just watch and listen what they tell you about the products. But in this shop, the seller got really rude if we decided in the end that we do not want to buy anything, he just didnt want to understand that we dont want anything! So a note for you, who will go to the Atlas mountain tour - if you dont need a carpet, dont go to this "factory"! And also - the prices are much higher in these shops than in the markets in Medina. For example the argan oil and clay plates-bowls (which we bought from the mountains) - you get the same thing from the supermarket with 3 times lower price! The only thing you get, is that you can briefly see, how its made.
In general, Marrakech was really interesting place to visit, we are sad we didnt see more places on Morocco (mostly because of the kids, we didnt want to drive for long hours). The riad and its staff is super nice!
What a place to stay! We had such a fantastic time staying at the Riad, it is a truly beautiful space with plenty of room for a group of friends or a family. The Riad is well located just a short walk through the market to the central square. Pierre was very accommodating and made our arrival in Morocco very straightforward. The star of the trip was Rachida; what a lovely, funny, sweet soul! She took us in for the week and made sure we wanted for nothing. We can’t thank her enough for making an incredible week that little bit more special. I would recommend staying here to anyone, hopefully we’ll be back one day!