Instead of staying in a touristy hotel in Marrakech, we chose to book a room in a traditional Moroccan riad. At first we were slightly uncomfortable, especially since none of the rooms had locks on the doors so our belongings were out in the open, but after we met the family that owned the riad, we really enjoyed ourselves; these arrangements made our trip even that more special!
Dar Jaguar is an ancient riad that has absolutely beautiful touches in ever corner. We stayed in the Damascan Blush room and enjoyed a view of the courtyard and the sounds of birds every day — even though we were in the middle of the very busy medina. It was like our own private oasis with very tasty Moroccan pastries and freshly-squeezed juice in the morning. I would go back in a heartbeat!
We absolutely loved relaxing on the rooftop of our riad, especially after a long day of sightseeing. The view was wonderful and we could enjoy the vibrant colors of Marrakech from the comfort of their outdoor living space.
The riad was conveniently located and we were steps away from restaurants, shops, and local tours we could join. And now I want to buy a Moroccan riad. In my dreams, right?
Would you ever stay in a riad?
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