I'm trying to decide on a riad in Marrakech. Staying in a riad in the medina seems to be a unique experience. The photos of riads look so beautiful and exotic.
However, most riads are small houses that have only 5-6 rooms. I have seen some negative comments about how the riads are noisy (kitchen, cleaning activities, etc.) because they are smaller and the presence of the staff and other guests may be too much because of the limited space in the common areas. I am concerned that I won't be able to enjoy complete privacy in a riad as opposed to a large hotel with a lot of space for the guests to spread out.
Your comments on the personal space/privacy issue in a riad are much appreciated if you have experienced staying in a riad.