If you come to Marrakech, you will find a wide range of possibilities for your accommodation: riads, hotels, chalets, apartments, etc. Since the riads are a type of very particular, exclusive accommodation in Morocco, not everyone has a clear idea about what are in fact, the services offered and the advantages offered. The majority of the visitors in Marrakech single riads because they think that, together, have more advantages if compared with a hotel and, in fact, there are several reasons for this. Firstly, the riads in Marrakech are quite economical and, almost always, offer the same services as hotels. Most of the riads have its own swimming pool, its spa and its hammam or traditional Turkish bath, its restaurant and its bar, as well as offering its own means of transport for their guests.
Also many riads will help you to rent a car or a table at a restaurant, will guide them to the places of greatest interest in the city or even to plan their expeditions Golf, fishing, surfing or any other activity of leisure, as well as to organise your excursions and tours. Another good reason to stay in a riad instead of in a hotel is that your experience of the city will be completely different. Hotels in Marrakech are normally on the periphery of the city, in the new neighbourhood Centre, while the riads are within the medina or old town. In this sense, when you stay in a riad are very close souks, historical monuments and the famous square Jemaa el Fna. Staying in a riad, they will have the opportunity to experience first hand the charm and magic of the narrow streets and alleys of the medina, with its street vendors, their traditional means of transport and their thousand and some picturesque and exotic urban scenes. In addition, the riads are often found on quiet streets and calm, a fact that will allow them to have privacy and serenity while they have all the city’s attractions by hand. In contrast to this, hotels tend to be busy and noisy and your service is more impersonal and less close. Even if the hotels of Marrakech, as everywhere, propose excellent services and are very comfortable, you will find that a stay in a riad will offer the same services as a hotel, but also propose them also a family and cordial atmosphere and a hospitable and attentive staff.
So, if you want to visit Marrakech during your next vacation, I recommend you to choose a riad for your accommodation, to enjoy the most of your stay. There are countless riads in Marrakech, the majority of which offer services of premium quality and an incomparable atmosphere. Some of these riads will even offer them the opportunity to also stay in a fantastic Villa in Marrakech, where luxury and comfort are, however, very affordable. If you choose a riad for your stay in Marrakech, they will certainly want to return to this magical city.