“A tranquil oasis in the heart of a hectic city, Riad Kaiss, one of four properties in the Sanssouci Collection, is an elegant labyrinth of rooms, stairways and terraces built around two courtyards that are alive with tall trees and constant birdsong. The nine bedrooms and suites are individual, comfortable and beautifully decorated in traditional Islamic pattern style. A short walk along narrow streets lined with shops takes one to the famous Djemaa el-Fna square. Breakfast or a restorative cup of tea is served in the sun or shade of the highest terrace with fine views over the city to the Atlas Mountains. On offer are a hammam and spa, a small swimming pool, and cooking classes. Hayat and her team could not be more friendly, welcoming and helpful. Dinner can be eaten in or, more economically, at one of the many restaurants close at hand.”
Written by Michael Osborne
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Grand riad with immense courtyard garden, excellent location near Djema el Fna on a quiet side street
What is there to do in the area?
3 of the most important tourist sites are right on our doorstep (Saadian tombs, Badi Palace, Bahia Palace) and two secondary sites (Dar Si Said and Musee Tiskiwin). Also the spice souks and jewellery souks are just next door plus Djema el Fna.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
We offer an option of a la carte dining with dishes such as salmon, cheese, ham, bacon, avocado, cereals, etc…or a "full breakfast" which includes fresh squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit salad, seasonal fresh fruit, homemade moroccan pastries (changes each day), homemade french pastries, homemade jams, homemade yoghurt, eggs any style served with toast and roasted tomatoes, and italian coffee or English tea
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Yes, we offer lunch and dinner and our menu changes each day to reflect what is fresh and in season. There are a number of good places to eat at the Place des Ferblantiers which is just next door.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
The suites, because of their private roof terraces
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Grand riad, big garden”