I must admit when we went to book Marrakech it was with some trepidation - being used to booking family holidays around the pool or at the beach this sort of holiday was very much of our radar - but my we are so glad we did.
Form the minute we booked to minute we departed we felt extremely well looked after - communication with both Cristiana and the Riads caretaker Miriem was first class.
Miriem helped us book events for all four days - trips to the atlas mountains, guided tours of the Souks (which I would recommend!!) , camel rides, meals at Jasper Conrans RIad and of course serving us a superb Morrocan meal one evening.
Breakfast was prepared by Miriem each morning with something different every time and set us up for the mornings events.
The riad itself is an oasis of calm, away from the hustle of the medina you open the door to a very welcome plunge pool which provided much relief from the mid afternoon heat walking the souks.
The rooms are fantastic and comfortable and AC is much welcome and the top seating area is a wonderful place to site and relax.
The medina is a very busy place - thankfully we had a driver for the 4 days who was able to negotiate the roads for our transfers from and to the airport and to the various events we did.
I would highly recommend this Riad
This riad is situated about 10 mins walk from the souks and 20 from Jemaa el Fna on Bab Tagzout. It's perfectly placed for getting out & seeing everything that Marrakech has to offer on foot.
The riad itself was more than ample for the family of 5 that we took, and could comfortably take more. It was beautiful, clean and well appointed. Meriem provided a great service and made our stay care free.
I'd fully recommend staying here to anyone who fancies being in the centre of the hustle and bustle, but wants peace and seclusion when they close their front door.
Very clean and well maintained property in the middle of Marrakech. The Riad was perfect for our family of Mum and Dad and 3 x 20 something year olds and their partners. We loved coming home in the afternoons and sitting around the pool to cool off. Another highlight was having organised with Cristina to have dinner in the Riad. For a reasonable fee dinner was organised and set up on the rooftop. They cooked, served and cleaned up.
Cristina was very good to deal with and communication was excellent. I would highly recommend this beautiful Riad.
Arriving in Marrakech after a hair raising taxi journey one always feels some trepidation as to where you might end up !
We were met by a very friendly driver ( definitely make use of the pick up service by the Riad) who in turn passed us to Omar who led us down the passages to the Riad, what a charming little place it is, yes it is small but for myself and my teenage daughter it was ample - I would recommend for 2 couples or perhaps a family with 2 children - the authentic artefacts on the walls, the original woodwork on doors and windows really made you feel like you were somewhere special.
We sipped our drinks on the first evening on the comfy sofas on the roof with candles provided feeling very happy with our choice. The beds are very comfortable and the ensuite bathrooms charming and clean. Meriem arrived early the next morning although I didn't hear her come in or prepare the table for breakfast. She was very friendly and helpful leaving us her phone number and advising us of the nearest supermarket and indicating on a map where we were in relation to the souks etc.
We happily walked everywhere and didn't feel anything other than at ease.
The Riad was cleaned every day, beds made and bathrooms left spotless.
We made our on food a couple of nights and walked to some good restaturants, Les terrasses des épices, le Jardin, Latitude 31,all of which I recommend highly.
We would definitely return and I encourage anyone looking for an authentic experience to stay here.
I my wife with a couple of friends and two children stayed in Riad Ethnique in January 2017.
The riad is exactly as it appears in the photos, bright, clean, and very well decorated in perfect Moroccan style with a very particular taste.
Meriem greeted us upon our arrival with the typical pastry and the delicious mint tea.
She gave no timetable various information about the neighborhood and she was always available, kind and leaving us our privacy.
The dinner prepared by the staff was delicious, enjoyed near the fireplace.
The riad is located in nice neighborhood close to several restaurants and the Spa, guests will arrive at the main square in 20 minutes. Appreciated transfers from airport arranged by the property.
We will definitely stay here, an oasis of peace in the beautiful Medina of Marrakech.