Often these historical properties look down on a large open-air courtyard with beautiful greenery. Rooms, typically, are individually designed and have their own unique features. Pools and spas are often available at the middle to higher end properties, while the more budget riads will be without.
Location is another vital piece of the decision making process. Riads, generally, boast excellent locations as they are often within the walls of the city.
Service and hospitality are also an important component to riads. Often treated like their home, they have smaller staffs, a higher level of consistency in the service and tend to be more personalized.
What riads may lack in the consistency found in hotels, they make up for in hospitality, service and location.
Foodies, get your forks (or hands if you really want the cultural experience!) ready for a culinary delight! Meals at these guesthouses are consistently a highlight for those visiting a riad – even if you don’t decide to stay there. Often cooked fresh with ingredients purchased at the local market that morning, this is one of the places that really shines in a riad. Eating at a riad becomes less about eating good food and more about experiencing the taste, flavors and culture of Morocco.
Whereas hotels generally have more options, more rooms and overall increased accessibility, there are exceptions. There are some incredible riads with excellent accessibility and some with adapted accessibility. With a bit of an adventureous spirit, these cultural gems are within your reach.