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Lovely riad with a family atmosphere in a quiet area overlooking the town, this was ideal for our group of 5 people, with large comfortable rooms, a well equiped kitchen and kept very clean. Shops are a few minutes walk away and main souk and city centre 10 minutes. House guardian Salam was very friendly and helpful at all times.
The owner, Peter Duffin, and his team - Aicha the cleaner, Youssef the Property Manager and Massaud the driver - all did everything in their power to ensure we had a wonderful stay. They were all absolutely charming.
Sidi Ifni itself is a quiet backwater - 'quiet' also means untouristy - very different to Marrakesh which we visited when we were last in Morocco. We greatly enjoyed the contrast Ifni made to the pace of life in London and rapidly became fond of it. The locals were very pleasant and friendly, but never pushy. We (family with two boys) took the 11:00AM bus up the coast to Legzira beach one day. It eventually set off at 11:25 - Youssef explained that 'in Europe you have watches but in Sidi we have time!'
Shopping for fish, oranges (best we've ever tasted), fresh veg and bread in the town's market is great fun - the choice and quality are amazing. If you have a little French you'll find it a great help. When you don't fancy cooking or barbecuing back at the Sea House there are some restaurants of a good standard - a few of them licensed. Be sure to try the camel kebab!
We made an excursion to the huge livestock (including camels), fruit & veg market at Guelmim 'gateway to the Sahara' and another day-long safari in a 4 x 4 to a desert oasis, fort and sand dunes. Both trips are highly recommended.
Saving the best till last - it is the Sea House itself that really made the holiday. It's beautifully designed, spacious and airy. We spent a lot of time there just hanging out, playing cards, scrabble, reading, swimming in the pool - doing what you should on holiday...
It's a pleasure to recommend this place - you won't be disappointed.