At least the driver pointed towards a small alley before he hopped back in his vehicle. That was a start. If you've been in Morocco long enough, you'd know that entering an innocent looking alley means possibly getting in some nasty maze. And navigation could take ages, especially if you got heaps of luggage in tow. Like us.
There was a lack of directional signs (found out later on that there are actually plenty of them along the alley coming from Place Hedim and not where we came from), but a few questions here and there answered by shopkeepers and bystanders brought us to the riad. Its mark, though small, can be easily spotted by passersby. Hubby gently tapped the door knocker.
One negative thing I think worth mentioning about the room is its very dim lighting. Yes, even with all those lamps in various shapes and sizes. We felt that our room was so poorly lit that emerging out of the riad was like breaking free from a dark dungeon each time.
A modest breakfast (baskets of bread with cheese and honey plus tea/coffee) is included in the rates, and is served on the rooftop which offers an amazing view of the city. The riad is right in the heart of Meknes' old medina, and one can be caught up watching everyday life from the rooftop's vantage point. Found myself in such situation a couple of times, and it was always a pain to leave my fave nook up there.
Our visit helped us recuperate from travel fatigue, and we had Riad Hiba to thank for.
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