Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Riad Slawi

I have to admit, as much as I wanted to travel somewhere new and different, I was a little hesitant to book our trip to Marrakech. Would it be hard to get around? Where would we stay? How would we function without speaking the language? And then I found Riad Slawi on Trip Advisor.
The glowing reviews of the riad and the personal anecdotes people shared about the helpfulness of its owner, Adam, reassured me and convinced me to go forward with my plans.

Riad Slawi lived up to our expectations. It is a beautiful and very comfortable guesthouse. Adam was extremely helpful with information about the city, including guidance on things like how much to pay for a taxi ride. He never made us feel like we were asking dumb questions, although I think sometimes maybe we were! Adam seems to have a talent for adjusting to the needs of his guests.

We were served breakfast in the courtyard each morning. One day it was a variation on pancakes called msemen. Oh, they were good! We were visited by a few small birds, hoping for a taste of breakfast.

The riad was spotlessly clean, which must be a trick to pull off, considering it's built around that open courtyard. I wouldn't want the job of keeping it clean, but what a wonderful thing, to have an outdoor space like that!

Thank you to everyone at Riad Slawi. Add us to your chorus of fans!

1 comment:

Julie ZS said...

That looks like a really wonderful place to stay, I'm glad you found it! Makes it so much easier to have a good "homebase" when you travel.