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Maison MK
Ranked #50 of 502 Hotels in Marrakech
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Reviewed 28 October 2011

Wow!! Wonderful Riad, spa and food - luxury, must have experiences !!

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Reviewed 27 October 2011

A beautiful, contemporary yet truly Moroccan riad home in its design. You really feel it's your home where you can relax and be casual yet expect every need to be looked after - and it was - true bliss! The staff are just so nice & friendly yet very professional. It's clear that every thing has been checked out in detail. A 'magical' place & unforgettable experience for us.

We tried to do as much as possible as it was the trip of a lifetime. Maisonmk were superb in organising an action packed agenda yet allowing us enough space to soak in the atmosphere over cocktails on their fantastic terrace from which you can see all of Marrakech. We'd highly recommend their hamman & massage in the spa, lovely and personal and really excellent. We booked their tour guide for the first day to get a feel for the place and enjoyed a lively tour through the souks. Next day was a tour to the Atlas mountains which was just magnificent and so moving.The highlight though was the cooking course in maisonmk where the chef of the highly sought after 'gastromk' took us through our paces both at the market and in his kitchens! Sadly we could only admire his wonderful cuisine from a distance as the restaurant was booked out every night. With hindsight that's the only thing we regret not doing! In fact you don’t have to leave Maisonmk to get a taste of everything, including the wonderful chats with the staff (they speak great English) who really give you an insight to life out there. They have so much to tell about their history and culture and we even have a few words to boast now in Arabic– Shokran (thank-you) jus (two) Salamma (bye) and the ever so much used Inchallah (God or Allah willing). We couldn't recommend Maisonmk highly enough and so look forward to returning and indulging ourselves
once again....hopefully with lots of friends.

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful - just differ in size
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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paul_at_maisonMK, Owner at Maison MK, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2011

Thank-you for your wonderful comments about magical maison mk. We know you wanted to sample the full English Afternoon Tea and also the gastro mk dinner too, but its so hard to fit every kind of relaxing in - isn’t it!
We keep places for our house guests till as late as possible so that they can have first choice to dine with us. But we also understand that there is also so much to explore elsewhere and everyone is different in the way they organise their holiday – either pre-booking everything or just going with the flow. You can do so many kinds of holidays in Marrakech from action packed to fully pampered. We are so glad that you managed to fit in so much of every kind in your 4 days, and even happier that you will be coming back for more!
Warm wishes from Paul & Aoibheann & the team at maison mk.

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Reviewed 20 October 2011

Maison MK is a unique place. It took us a long time to find the perfect wedding venue for a small number of guests (16 in total) but once we had spoken to charismatic and passionate owners - Aoibheann and Paul - we knew that this was the place for us .. and all of our excited guests.

Add into the mix, hard working 'I will make it happen' manager Mary, some of the most courteous staff we have ever come across, a fantastic location in the medina, roof top views to die for, a relaxed but luxurious 5* atmosphere and you have a very special set of ingredients that would doubtless be hard to surpass anywhere in the world. And believe me - we looked long and hard for these qualities before picking Marrakech and Maison MK as the place to get married.

VITALLY THE MK RESTAURANT IS ALSO INCREDIBLE ... but more about that later.

Aoibheann helped us secure photographers, bridal bouquets from La Mamounia, all sorts of travel arrangements, excursions, cooking courses etc etc and they all, without exception met or surpassed what we were expecting.

I work as a TV producer and can be quite demanding, I research things within an inch of their life before doing anything. Maison MK were as thorough as I was, and this made them a real pleasure to work with on our big day.

The spa is top notch - the signature massage is the best I had anywhere in Marrakech - had them at 3 other hotels / riads.

The 6 rooms are all truly very very special - we stayed in Room 1 - the biggest room - it is a knock out! The bathroom is one of the most beautiful I have seen in all my travels. My wife still misses it - compared to the tiny bathroom at our flat in london - it's a palace.

AND THE FOOD ... OH THE FOOD... Chef Omar is a great cook, as well as meeting all of our groups dietary requirements throughout our 5 days at Maison MK (Coeliac, diabetic and dairy issues) HE TANTALISED OUR TASTE BUDS and left us wishing we could eat there every day for the rest of our lives. The wedding feast was knock out - everyone commented to us on how incredible the menu was. He's a fantastic teacher too if you do a cooking course with him.

I could write page after page about our wonderful experience at Maison MK but perhaps the most telling is the fact that most of our guests are already desperate to go back there on their own. And so will we - this time without a wedding to fret about!

Mr and Mrs McCarthy

Room Tip: ROOM ONE IS THE MASTER ROOM, but all 6 rooms are great - no one felt hard done by - it's hard to...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

The owners Aoibheann and Paul describe Maison MK as "barefoot 5 star", and that's exactly what it is.... Utterly laid back, but with a sharp eye for detail and luxury. The riad has been painstakingly restored; the result is completely stunning... a great mix of traditional Morrocan and contemporary cool. We stayed in Room 1 - huge, with a fabulous bathroom and spectacular ceiling. Breakfast and evening drinks on the roof terrace are wonderful, with endless views across the rooftops of the Medina. The staff are brilliant too - friendly, discreet and completely genuine. We felt cosseted and cared for from the moment we were collected at the airport. High points include the Hammam and Gommage at SpaMK - we emerged smooth skinned and relaxed - and the plunge pool in the main area... A great way to start the day, and also to cool off after hours of heated bartering in the souk. Maison MK is in every way an oasis in the heart of the city. A bit of chilled out heaven behind that unassuming wooden front door....

Room Tip: Room 1 was amazing. But Room 3 has a gorgeous window seat. All are beautiful.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

I visited the Maison MK for a drink on the roof terrace with friends and had a fantastic evening. I met the very friendly manager - Mary - and decided to book a massage and hammam in the Spa for the following day … it turned out to be a truly an unforgettable experience. I've never had a hammam before - and it really did blow my mind.
I would highly recommend it if you get the chance… it's worth every penny!… If I come back - I'll definitely be booking in again!
Thanks Maison MK - I hope to visit again soon.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

First things first..... Maison MK is truly awesome!
From the very first email to the owners Abiohann and Paul, initially to book diner at GastroMK (which was amazing) to finally booking (and the  myriad of emails inbetween) the experience at MaisonMK was nothing short of excellent. 
We arrived in Marrakech, where Kamal picked us up at the airport.  Then a short drive, where an ever smiling Mohammed met us with a genuine welcome, we then walked a short distance to an unassuming wooden door. Once inside we were absolutely blown away by the beauty of this Riad. It is obvious that an enormous amount of care, love and attention has been put into making each and every inch of this Riad an absolute delight.   With only six rooms you may think that the Riad is small, however the thoughtful layout, chill out areas, movie room and the wonderful roof terrace give a much bigger, but still intimate feel. We stayed in room 5 and my friends stayed in room 6; both were amazing and so luxurious.  
Every need we had was met by the staff who ensured all aspects of our stay went smoothly. The breakfasts were very good, we had ours served on the roof terrace; a wonderful start to the day.  
Mary was great and made several arrangements for us including dinner and tours.   Mohammad greeted us each evening and ensured that our arabic was up to scratch. The ladies at the SpaMK made sure that we were truly scrubbed, massaged and generally pampered! Afternoon tea and cakes whilst in the plunge pool is an excellent way to top off 2 hours quad biking!

If like me, you have spent hours and hours reading review after review on trip advisor to make sure you choose the right Riad, you can consider this your final review read......don't hesitate, make that booking at  MaisonMK!

Room Tip: Any room is a good room at MaisonMK
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 October 2011

I loved the outside views. The food was really good and the waiters were really nice.I would go to maison mk again if i had the choice. There was a really nice terrace outside.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Maison MK

Address: 14 Derb Lafkih Sbaai | Quartier Ksour, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#8 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#24 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#28 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#35 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: £177 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Maison MK 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maison MK is a cool, romantic, sophisticated house right in the middle of the Marrakech medina. Everything in the riad is curved and organic. Our five beautiful rooms are creative, rich, romantic, decadent and totally indulgent! We have wow-factor suites, spa loveliness, stunning lighting, and cutting edge design. ... more   less 
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