We spent 4 nights at this hotel as part of a Cosmos Coach tour around Morocco. The tour was scheduled to assemble at the Zalagh Kasbah, so we checked in there one day earlier for convenience. The hotel is on the grand Moroccan style, built entirely around a large swimming pool and sun-bed area. It was too cool (late November) for any swimming but the pool was carefully maintained daily and was spotlessly clean. The public areas were impressive and the breakfast was perfectly adequate - more Continental than "full English, or American", with only scrambled egg, or pastillas as a hot option. There was plenty of breads, rolls pastries, salad items, cereals etc in the style of European hotels.
The only downside was the distance from the hotel to the Centre Ville (ie the Jemaa El Fna Square), where all the sights, souks and mosques are situated. It is some 4kms (at least) and is not on any public transport route. The hotel provides a limited free shuttle service-7 trips daily but the van broke down when we were there. We actually walked into the city using the Kotoubia Mosque minaret as a landmark - there is a pedestrian path lined with rose bushes on the right hand side of the roadway, and the walk is over completely flat land. It took 40 plus minutes. We had no safety concerns whatsoever. Otherwise pay no more that 40 dirrhams for a one-way petit taxi fare - every driver initially quotes 100 dirrhams, which is extortionate.
Supermarket 10 mins walk towards town
Wonderful riad with a great breakfast, lovely room, excellent air-conditioner and cable TV. The staff were so helpful, friendly and funny....their warmth and kindness will not be forgotten. Stepping in from the street with all its hectic activity, this lovely riad brings an air of calmness and serenity and breakfast on the rooftop deck was delightful. Then in the evening, watching the sun set and the moon rise as the call to prayer resounds throughout the city....magical.
Joanne from New York
The elegant Riad Nesma is a 3 star guest house in Marrakech, Morocco and it is the ideal lodging for any tourists visiting …More
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