A three-minute walk into the medina and you find a big dark door with two doorbells. From the outside you have absolutely no idea what’s on the other side. Only a little sign on the wall let us in on the secret. Step inside and be part of the mirage that is Riad Dar Attajmil.
The inner courtyard is absolutely stunning. It’s the combination of enormous banana trees, pink walls, beautiful mosaics and colourful carpets. Around the courtyard there are cosy spaces set up to relax or to have food. We are brought to the first floor. Our room is spacious with two beds and a bathroom that feels like a hammam. The entire vibe is just effortless and comfortable, we feel right at home.
The hostess is very helpful, so before we had even time to explore the medina we know exactly where to go. The people at the riad treat us like family. And because of our tour to the Atlas Mountains and the cooking class we get to know them all quite well. This familiar feel makes us miss the riad long after we leave. Like Hassan, one of the members of the staff, said: ‘It’s your home in Morocco.’
This post is written by Moniek Kuipers.