The wifi was not great, and only really available within the inner courtyard or near the router; however, poor wifi quality was something we experienced in many places in Marrakech.
We stayed at the Riad l'Etoile du Sud et Spa for our first two nights in Marrakech, and could not have been made more welcome. We arrived already late in the evening, but were greeted with a very warm welcome, shown to our room, made feel at home immediately, and were served traditional mint tea and baklava.
This Riad was so peaceful and serene that we spent much of our first day relaxing on the rooftop terrace, where we could soak up the sun and hear the birds within the courtyard. The rooftop hot tub was made available to us at all times, and was particularly enjoyable upon returning to the Riad in the evening, when we could enjoy the cool evening breeze and watch the stars.
Breakfast was beautiful, with a superb selection of omelette, pancakes and bread, two different types of jam, freshly squeezed orange juice, and enough tea and coffee to enjoy throughout and the meal and after. This was also served on the rooftop terrace, and we found it hard to pull ourselves away from this comfortable setting to leave for the day.
The location is very central to the sights and amenities of the Medina. We travelled by bus from the airport and were able to walk here from the bus stop; however, finding the Riad without the help of a local was tricky, as it is secluded at the end of a small alley without any signage to guide you here.
The service was perfect and the cleanliness faultless at Riad l'Etoile du Sud et Spa. We did not try the spa or hammam while we stayed here, but it is nice to have the option where we were staying. We stayed in the “rouge” double room, which was very clean, comfortable and spacious for two. We were provided with clogs, slippers and bathrobes each, as well as a complimentary bottle of water on arrival. These are the small details that made Riad l'Etoile du Sud et Spa an absolute winner for us, and make it, genuinely, a highly recommendable place to stay in Marrakech.