Lovely Riad near Baadi Palace
Posted Oct 15, 2016
We spent 5 nights at Riad Turquoise. The Medina is very busy and smelly but interesting! There are not a huge amount of sites to see so 4 days is ample unless you take a day trip like we did. We had a fab day touring the 3 valleys with Hassan (arranged by the Riad),it made a great break from the city in the middle of our 5 days.
Unfortunately one of the main sites Baadi Palace was closed for refurbishment which was a shame but we did pretty much the rest of what Marrakesh had to offer easily in our timescale to the extent that we had pretty much a full day at the Riad chilling and sunbathing one day.
I struggled with the narrow lanes, smells and traffic (especially the mopeds/bikes) so we didn't venture too far into the Souks.
The traffic in the Medina is crazy with a capital C - taxis, cars, buses, bikes, pushbikes, pedestrians all going in all directions almost to difficult to describe - we didn't see nay accidents but that was more by luck than judgement I'm sure.
Taxis are the best way to get around and plentiful - always barter and don't pay more than 30 MAD inside the Medina and 50 if you go outside the Medina and also to the airport.
Outside the Medina the new town is cleaner and smarter - some good places to eat in Gueliz.
Majorelle Gardens definitely worth a visit.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 24, 2016 by Imad, Hotel Management
Thank you for your message and your encouragements.