We stayed in Riad les Oliviers in Marakesh. It is located near the bahia palace in the medina. As no cars can drive in the medina, it's really quite but on the other hand near the major sites as well. There are people waiting at the square with a cart to drive your luggage to the riad if needed. The riad itself is authentic, very clean, excellent in size, not the luxury type of Riad you often see advertised though (but that made it very likeable to us ). Service was excellent. If you want they will also cook diner for you.
Great stay in this lovely riad (courtyard house). Definately worth a visit and it is only a few minutes walk to the main square and a number of great restaurants.
Stay here if you dont want to spend too much, but want something rather nice
This is lovely 'value-for-money' Moroccan guesthouse (called a 'riad') located in the old medina (towncentre).
Each room is individually decorated with mosiac and shutter windows. We stayed in two different rooms and both had terracotta clay bathrooms, numerous power outlets (handy for last-minute charging off camera batteries and cellphones) and airconditioning.
There two courtyards decorated with mosiacs, water fountains and delightful wrought-iron tables and chairs, plus, communal indoors areas decorated with traditional Moroccan arts and crafts (I guess these come in handy when it rains).
On the roof there is a restaurant, bar and hamman which we didn't use. But we went up and had a look, and all looked clean and inviting.
Unique Quality: Imagine sitting down to breakfast at 0830ish, while the sun is still cool and your courtyard is in shadow. Listening to the birds, water trickling from the fountain nearby and hearing early morning sounds from the surrounding medina.
Listening to the other people in our group describe some of the other riads and hotels they'd stayed in, plus from my own experience, I'd rate this our best accommodation in Morocco in terms of character and serenity.
Directions: You walk from a carpark on Riad Zitoune Jdid. There are men with wheelbarrows/carts, who will transport your luggage for a small fee (happy bargaining!) and show you the way. It's basically about 5 minutes walk. Website has a map showing the location.
We are visiting this Riad in March.
Can anybody tell me if there are any cooking facilities in the room e.g. microwave/fridge.
to the best of my knowledge, rooms in riads don't have cooking facilities. Riad les oliviers won't be an exception
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