Once the door to the dusty streets of the medina closes behind you, the heavenly smells of the scented candles and the peace and quiet of the inner courtyard introduce you to a unique lodging experience. Hostess Sarah is very charming and very informative, her staff is equally wonderful.
There is a little sauna downstairs (which we didn't try), seating outside and a bar area with fireplace inside, where we had dinner twice during our stay. For just €20 you get incredibly tasty appetizers, an amazing tajine, sweet desserts and tea. Truly the best food we had during our two week stay in Marrakech: kudos to Sarah's cook, who actually runs the best restaurant in the city, as we put it.
Breakfast is equally impressive, with fresh fruit, juice, an assortment of bread, cakes and pancakes, eggs boiled or scrambled to perfection. Coffee and tea aplenty.
There are four rooms in the riad, we had the one on the top floor, by the beautiful terraces. Everything was spotless, the bed was big and comfortable, the bathroom was huge and luxurious. There wasn't enough closet space, but that wasn't a huge problem, it just meant we didn't have to unpack as much.
Outside, on the top terrace, we could enjoy sun beds and a jacuzzi, with views over the Marrakech rooftops onto the Atlas Mountains.
All in all, this riad is a delight and we would recommend it even to the most critical of travelers.