Satisfaction Very Good
Value Score Great Value!
Good For Solo
Small and quiet
The riad is painted in soothing beige, with some large plants in the small patio. We were welcomed with tea and moroccan biscuits.
We stayed in the blue room, which is nice. A bit dark in winter, but I can imagine nice and cool in summer, as it has the traditional moroccan wooden lattice in front of the window.
The twin beds can be pushed together to create a double - they did this for us. Beds were comfortable.
All rooms have airconditioning which can also heat the room if necessary. The rooms are nicely decorated with tadellakt walls, those typical moroccan floortiles and painted wooden furniture.
All rooms have private bathrooms en suite - we had a small tadellakt bathtub in ours, but I'm not sure if all rooms have that. There was plenty of boiling hot water all day long, so we could shower whenever and for how long we wanted. Rooms and bathrooms were very clean, towels were changed daily.
Dar Tuscia is close to some good restaurants inside the Medina according to our guide book, but we never got round to booking a table there. We allways ended up on, around or south of the Djemaa el Fna. Maybe next time.
The main bus- and taxistand is very nearby. The Jardin Majorelle is within walking distance.
Just outside the old citywalls there's also a big supermarket, although the grocery store on the tiny square outside the riad is just as good for water, cola and snacks. The guys who work there are very friendly and in for a chat.
One thing that should be mentioned is that the riad is a 20 to 30 minute walk from the Djmaa el Fnaa. Ofcourse, you could just take a taxi outside the city walls, but I'm not sure if that would be quicker as they go the long way around to get to the square... besides, on foot you pass through the souks which I loved.
The staff (all women!) speak just enough English and French to get by. They also speak some Italian, and I'm guessing the owner is Italian too although I didn't get to meet him.
Unique Quality: The riad has it's own little hamam.
The house has free wireless internet throughout - so bring your laptop!
Directions: In the north-west corner of the medina, north of the Bab Doukkala gate. If the taxi-driver doesn't know it, he may know the Riad Laila nextdoor.
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