We stayed for 4 nights last year and it was our first time staying outside the Medina - so very different from being in a classic dar or riad but pleasant none the less. Sometimes you want a nice big room with air conditioning or heating and guaranteed hot running water. The rooms are big, the breakfast and dinner were always supplied with plenty of choice and for those who like to sit by the pool, there were plenty of beds available.
The staff - esp. the front desk staff - were exceptional. We never had a problem to flag down a passing taxi, and being out of the old city meant we were more inclined to explore places outside the medina that we might not have reached if we'd been in a riad.
Good value for money.More