One of our guests' favorite addresses, located in one of the best parts of the medina of Marrakech ( Dar El Bacha), Riad La Parenthese is the result of a love affair between Patricia, the Belgian owner, and Marrakech. Only 5 minutes walk from a taxi drop off, 15 minutes walk from Jemaa El Fna square and the souks, the riad boasts 5 rooms ( two on the ground floor and three on the second floor). During your stay, you are likely to meet either Patricia, her son Pierre or her husband Dani and having the owner present makes quite a difference as they attend to any of your whims. Patricia would even escort you to the taxi spot, if she's available. The large terrace is ideal for lounging all year round and the plunge pool in the patio comes quite handy during the hot season. Fatima- Zahra makes a great couscous and the vegetarians will be spoiled for choice as the owners are vegetarian themselves. Riad La Parenthese is located also close to Moustapha Blaoui's shop, good restaurants and some of the best hammams in town. Local wine and beer are available on site. For great dinners, also try Le Comptoir du Pacha, next door. Best visited all year round.