First trip to Marrakech
Posted Sep 18, 2016
Upon our arrival to the Riad we were met by Abdul, who welcomed us with mint tea and some lovely Moroccan biscuits. Abdul then went on to spend some time explaining the different areas of Marrakech and made several suggestions of places to visit. He also kindly gave us some useful tips on Marrakechi etiquette, to avoid any undesirable situations.
The Riad is located about 15 mins away from the airport and is at the back of the Royal residence, its about a 5-10 mins walk to Jemaa El Fna and the souks and is within walking distance of other sites such as La Koutoubia, Saadian tombs etc. I must admit on our first day out, I did expect to get lost, however to my surprise we managed to find our way back with no problems. The area is quite safe, with police and royal security guards patrolling the area.
I had pre-booked a 2 day excursion to Zagora desert and a day trip to Ouzoud waterfalls with the Riad. Both excursions were enjoyable, but involved a lot of time driving. All in all I would definitely return to Marrakech and stay again at Riad Nafis. Marrakech is a bustling city with kind and welcoming people. Riad Nafis was a wonderful base, offering a convenient location from both the airport and centre of town. However the best part about the Riad would have to be the wonderful and helpful staff. Thank you to Abdul, Isaac and Ishmael who made us feel so welcome.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 20, 2016 by sophie, Hotel Management
Many thanks for your very nice comment. We are really glad you had a good stay with us. Abdou was very touched by your kind words, it is true that spends a lot of time with each client to explain the history and sightseeing the beautiful splus to visit Marrakech and its surroundings. It has much appreciate you discover his country. Naima, for its part, is delighted to have kept you tasted its Moroccan cuisine, especially by small fresh breakfast, which by its famous tagine. We are very glad you found the well located riad, it's true that we have been slow to find a riad with a good location. Safe, close to the center and sights and at the same time quiet and away from the hubbub of the medina.
It was a real pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you soon for you to discover other places, closer to Marrakech and just as beautiful. Thank too for your beautiful pictures of the tagging and breakfast. What a beautiful memory!!! :)
Very nice day