A riad is a Moroccan version of the American bed and breakfast. Ours, the Riad Harmonia, was located about five minutes from the Djemaa-el-Fna square. It was incredibly cheap, about $100 per night. It was beautiful, and our hosts were wonderful. First, some pictures.

One of the sitting rooms on the first level of the riad.

The pool in the central courtyard of the riad.

The second level of the riad, where all the (4) guest rooms were.

The third level featured a rooftop sitting area, which was beautiful at night.

The roof of traditional riads are left open at the top, like this.

Overall, the riad was extremely comfortable, and I found it even nicer than many hotels that I’d stayed in. When you couple that with the great location, competitive price, and the real Moroccan touches, it was a win for all.

Additional Photos

Click here to Taylor’s Flickr gallery of Marrakech, featuring photos of the riad.

Part Conclusion

This concludes the fifth part of the trip report. Please click here to continue to the next part of the report, Daar Brussel: Eating Chocolate in the UN Capital.

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