4 characteristics that distinguish riads

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Riads are the most quintessentially Moroccan accommodation. Bright and airy, a large number of traditional riads have been converted into guesthouses, …

Here are 4 things you need to know about Moroccan Riads:

1. Basic Fittings: Rooms in a Main Courtyard

The common point between most riads is it’s the courtyard in the center, contrary to the medium and small riads can be found for example one to two fountains in the center

Also for larger riads, it is common to have a pool for their guests to use. Lush trees, plants and flowers will surely decorate the space. The garden creates a green refuge in the middle of the city.

Because this central area is so beautiful, the riads are built with this as their objective. Rather than the windows and balconies facing the outside world, they face the inside. The windows of the rooms open onto the courtyard instead of the outside streets. Plenty of natural light allows the whole house to be filled with sun during the day.The main differences between riads and hotels are their size, riads are a bit smaller than hotels, and many riads have just 10 rooms or suites.

2.Rooms: a smaller number of individually decorated suites

Due to the small number of rooms, each room can be decorated  individually. Every part of the space is done with great precision and care. Each room will have its own unique character and personality rather than having the same layout and decor.

3-Location: In the heart of the medina

You might not even know you’re looking at a riad even if you’re right in front of one. For this reason, much importance is not placed on the outside entrance. Most doors in Morocco are wooden with sculptures on them, and most riads are not exceptions

Once inside, you will understand how special this difference is. All riads are in the old cities. The hustle and bustle of daily life surrounds these havens outside. In the middle of all the activity, the riads offer you a step in a distant world. Many tourists have enjoyed this peaceful contrast after spending time exploring the bustling streets.

4-Food: A fantastic choice of meals!

The meals you will enjoy in a riad will be absolutely delicious and very memorable meals that you will remember your stay in Morocco! They are very good, to the point that there are people who do not stay in a riad but they will come just to enjoy a meal!

The people who prepare your meals at the riad are professional chefs, their objectives are to satisfy the guests . The dishes are often sumptuous traditional dishes, a culinary treasure that Morocco will offer you every visit . If you have special dietary needs, the riads are ready and willing to welcome you, as they can.

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