To be honest, the area is not for the faint hearted,you are smack bang in with the residents, pleasant people going about there lives, But, it's poverty the worst I've seen in years, so many people in great need,the main souk is only a 10 min walk, with all the stalls and cafes and restaurants. The food in this area is terrible, the kitchens are filthy, we had one meal here and it was well below standard. Very cheap but slop. I'm a seasoned traveller and I'm all for eating local and enjoying the culture but this is not culture, this is poverty people ringing bells and hoping you will pay them for the pleasure. When you leave the Medina and head toward the tourist area it's smart clean and very western, money not an issue. The Divide is huge, if you want to feel at ease, have some alcohol, and not be constantly pestered, perhaps stay there and visit the medina. Otherwise enjoy the spoils of the lovely riad and the excellent staff
If your going to stay in a Riad here's the place, a fantastic team headed by Abraham, a sound manager who really loves his job attention to detail, and always willing to go the extra. That is really important because around this Medina can be quite intimidating, our room was so comfi the bed and bathroom fab, the best is the roof terrace, we did our sight seeing in the a.m and then chilled on the terrace so beautiful, we enjoyed a very good lunch and dinner here the other 2 ladies working here are lovely, and present breakfast very well, something different every day, the wifi very good down on the flat, no complaints, and a swift 10 min walk to the main square, €18 for airport pick up so worth it, otherwise you will be going around in circles, we got the taxi for our departure too. Thank you for making our trip lovely.