Riad Yalla was a great place to stay for a reasonable price. It's located in a quiet pedestrian alley close to a bustling local market street that's a ten minute walk from the main square. In other nearby directions, also ten minute walks, are the modern city, the lovely Jardin Marjorelle, and a supermarket (where you can buy alcohol if wanting a change from "Berber whiskey" [tea]). The hosts are very welcoming and possess a wealth of knowledge about Marrakech. We felt completely at home here.
This was one of the top places we have ever stayed. It is literally a part of the old Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, lovingly incorporated as a restaurant for tourists and a guesthouse for those lucky enough to know to stay there. One can enjoy the moon and stars over the kasbah at night, sunrise in the mornine, and explore the paradise palmeries. Dinner was reasonably priced and served in a candlelit grotto with exotic decor, by far the best tagine of our time in Morocco. Truly spectacular!
This hotel was a good value and its host is incredibly friendly. It's located at the side of a beautiful old kasbah that lies within the local palmery oasis, a km from the town center and bus station, so can be reached by foot or taxi on the main road (it's an even closer walk to the center once the host familiarizes you with the more direct foot path). The room was spacious and clean and the shower was hot. Staying in this quiet setting in the kasbah was a pleasant and interesting experience.
We stayed at Riad Zahraa our first night in Morocco and writing this review ten days later after much travel, still have fond memories. Our room was charming and cozy and the hospitality was good even by already high Moroccan standards. This is a charming riad of the typical style, in the heart of Meknes, at a good value for the price.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (4 reviews)