Azzeddine at Walila recommended we stay in his home town of Meknes at Riad Sofir. He was kind enough to call ahead and book us a room. Then he drew a map of the town showing where we could safely park the Land Rover and the location of a supermarket so we could stock up on supplies. We should have a Carrefour loyalty card we love the place!
What a gem of a guest house right in the medina! The French owner has converted two medina houses into a single property, one furnished in more traditional style and the other in a modern Moroccan way.
The pool is only 80cm deep but is for splashing in to cool down when life on the roof terrace gets too much. The owner explained it’s her little extravagance. She would love a pool on the roof but WITH the combination of water volume and leakage it’s not going to happen anytime soon.
We stayed in the Merzoug room. This beautiful room had a double bed, en suite and air conditioning, it also had space for two day beds to relax and read on. Simple, stylish and also extremely clean. We were served a drink on arrival which was a cold extremely natural drink. Geri later discovered in the kitchen over a chat with owner that the drink was made from freshly squeezed Moroccan lemons with water added. The lemons are pretty big here, green and not so bitter, we think we can make it ourselves, a lemon juicer is on the list to purchase when we get back to Carrefour.
- morocco : mosques . medinas . and ancient ruins (zoeticepics.com)