Monday, May 23, 2011

Riad Saba in Marrakesh

It didn't take long to feel right at home in this wonderful little hotel in Marrakesh, Riad Saba.
We were met at the front door by the owner Jabrane who welcomed us in and offered us mint tea and cookies as he described the best way to get around the medina and gave us recommendations for places to eat lunch. We headed down the street to Un Dejeuner a Marrakesh where we sampled local salads as we sat on the roof terrace soaking in the view.
We had decided to have a home cooked meal that night at the Riad which was the best way to end our first day.
My room is called the Chocolate room. It opens onto the central court yard on the second floor. There are only 4 other rooms to choose from and all are charming. It is a little piece of quiet heaven close to the hustle bustle of the centre square just 5 minutes walk away and a perfect place to come home to each night.
Maria, Jabranes beautiful swedish wife met us on the second morning and gave us lots of directions for all the best shops and other places to visit. Today we headed up to the mountains to walk and visit the water falls. Tomorrow I am taking my notes from Maria and am heading to the other side of town to explore the clothing stores.

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