It's hard to find fault here because nothing stuck out as a
negative. If I had to give some constructive criticism, it would be that
the shower head and hand sprayer could be
adjusted/tightened/replaced(?) to prevent water from coming out
the sides. But sadly, this is pet peeve of mine tends to be the rule in
many European hotels. Oh, and no WiFi signal on the roof.
We stayed at the Riad Lorsya for there nights recently when we travelled
to Marrakech to meet up with some good friends. Not only was it great to
see them, but staying at the Lorsya made for an all-around excellent
adventure and perfect first visit to Morocco.
First and foremost the staff is amazing! Abdul, as mentioned in another review, was fantastic. He gave us such good advice on restaurants and sites in the city, as well as a day trip we took to the the Berber village and the waterfalls (ask about it!). He even went with us to a fantastic local rug shop, stayed while we were introduced, and then returned later to check on us (we ended up buying to beautiful rugs, both negotiated to very good prices).
Also, very present and quite helpful in the evening time, was Mustafa. Anything we requested was provided, very simply, quickly, and without fanfare--it was very refreshing. Imad, the driver we had for airport transfers and our day trip to the Berber villages was excellent--kind, funny, and knew all the right people! Speaking of the day trip . . . Jamal, our leader for the waterfall hike and not staff of the hotel, was the perfect guide. Because it had just rained, the rocks were slippery and the terrain sometimes tough to navigate, but never once did I feel Jamal had anything but our best interests in mind.
Last, but certainly not least, were the two women who cooked/served the breakfast, which was abundant, delicious, and varied each day, and the porter who brought our bags to and from the car when we got to the city center (you can't drive to most of these Riads) and was very kind and unassuming.
The Riad itself is beautiful. Eighteenth century, I believe, and meticulously restored by the owners. The dining table for breakfasts and dinners is in a center courtyard next to a small pool and sitting area. There is also a rooftop deck with fantastic views and comfy furniture for sipping wine while sharing stories of adventures (or purchases!