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The Derb Dabachi must be one of the craziest roads in the world. The main route from the West to East side of the mid-Medina (and vice versa), in places it is only three metres wide, and packed with shops, street vendors, and farmers bringing their daily produce in to sell. In the evening it’s like letting out time from a major football game, and you dodge mopeds, carts and donkeys to make your way through.
In the middle of this you turn off into a dark alley, then go left, left and left, past kids playing alley football, and you find a door next to the Riad Boussa. Up a flight of stairs and you reach a gorgeous living room, with a small kitchen, two double bedrooms and a bathroom to the side. Another flight of stairs and there is a fine bedroom which opens out to a beautiful roomy terrace, with views of the Marrakech skyline.
The terrace really is the place to be, to lounge with a book and a drink in the shade looking out to a clear, warm sky. Despite the nearby Dabachi it’s very quiet, apart from the occasional sounds of the call to prayer, the distant drums of the Jamaa el-fna, and alley football. The housekeeper Halima is wonderful. She cooks a sumptuous breakfast for €3 a head, which she will serve on the terrace should you wish it. I would also recommend her 3 course dinners at €12 per head, some of the best food we ate in Marrakech. The place is an oasis of calm within chaos. I would thoroughly recommend this property.