What are Riads?
Riads They are charming accommodations, with typical Moroccan architecture. There are different categories, from simple to luxury riads exactly as in hotels, prices vary according to category. In general they tend to have few rooms.
What is a riad. Differences with a hotel and resort
Historic mud brick mansions with a beautiful, airy internal courtyard, usually containing a swimming pool, are an oasis of tranquility within the hectic Medina.
In recent decades, with the explosion of these types of accommodation in the city (the majority run by Europeans, who buy the old buildings, plan a good reform and increase the premises with tiles, handicrafts and many plants), the word riad is It returned synonymous with quality inn, but it is not always cheap.
And staying in a riad is living the most authentic Morocco until bedtime. In time: the vast majority of the riads in Marrakech extend through alleys of the Medina, inaccessible by car. Do not wait for luggage carriers from the taxi to your riad.
The category of the Riads. You will find different offers from Riads, luxury palaces with services similar to 5 * hotels, even the most economical such as small hostels.
There are luxury rids in Fez, Marrakech, Tanger, with incredible rooms and spaces of pure magic. Many of them similar to 4 * hotels and therefore more accessible, but without losing quality.
Some Riads, similar to hostels and pensions, offer other services that are also not like hotels: the reception desk is usually a table, dinner is only served if requested a day in advance and amenities such as shampoo and the like are left in pots that are regularly replenished.