Comments from members who have stayed at Riad 72
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Stayed on 21 Apr 2013
This hotel is perfect for...
• Honeymoons • Romantic breaks • Peace and quiet
What I liked
This tranquil riad, just off a residential street, is the perfect setting to escape from the chaos that is Marrakech! The staff service is faultless, they really couldn't do enough for you. The food, cooked to order for guests, in the evening was deliciously authentic.
What could be better
I struggle to think of anything that could make this hotel any better.
Stayed on 20 Feb 2012
This was a fab riad in a great location. Food was amazing and the roof terrace was excellent for a bottle of rose in the afternoon.
Stayed on 25 Nov 2011
One of the most pleasant experiences my wife and I have had in a small boutique hotel. Staff excellent. Service excellent. Food excellent. Would recommend without hesitation.
Stayed on 2 Dec 2010
More than anything Riad 72 gave us a wonderful experience due the people who work there and took care of us, namely Rasheed - a super lad who is attentive, kind and with excellent English - nothing was too much for him. The wonderful cook who created amazing tagines, Moroccan pancakes and the Moroccan 'salad' was just incredible. Alexandra who manages the Riad is lovely, as are the lovely ladies who serve breakfast, which we ate on the top of the Riad everyday listening to all the Mosques 'Call to Prayer' (BTW this starts at 4am).
On our first day it was like we had a great neon sign over our heads saying 'tourists' so beware the Monkey boys in the square. Before you know it you'll have monkeys placed all over you and then they try to charge you ridiculous amounts for pictures. Also get change... it is very handy to have change for the orange juice stalls because they over charge you and give you incorrect change and disappear so you cant argue the point.
I actually loved almost everything about Marrakesh, the food, the smells, the sounds and the people. Highlights were the Fresh Squeezed OJ everyday - it doesn't sound much but honestly it was the best OJ I have ever tasted. Also the trip into the mountains and having homemade mint tea in a Burber home. Finally, I got to ride a camel...
Stayed on 16 Sep 2010
I would recommend two lovely restaurants: Le Comptoir which is in the new town of Marrakech and has belly dancing and sensational food. It also has a very trendy and cool bar upstairs, a room where you can smoke shisha on the ground floor, the terrace area at the front and the main restaurant. It is very hip and trendy and has that dark misty Moroccan feel. Another restaurant to recommend would be Le Fondouk which is in the Medina, the old town of Marrakech. You are met by a restaurant guide out in the street with a candle who guides you to the restaurant, at first you are slightly mistrusting of this individual as it is not the norm, but honestly he does work for the restaurant and guides you there and back for your departure taxi. The roof terrace is the place to eat and the menus are so funky, given to you like scripts – very cool and very trendy!
Stayed on 11 Feb 2009
During our wanders around Marrakech, we wandered into Kosy Bar (+212 (0)24 380324) in Place des Ferblantiers near the ruins of El Badi Palace. They do great sushi for when you've had enough lamb and chicken tajines.
Stayed on 14 Nov 2008
Don't miss out on Café de la Poste (+33 (0)1 4265 8810) – a great French restaurant which has a lovely bar upstairs, prices are not low but is well worth a drink before or after dinner.
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A bottle of red wine on arrival