Riad Assakina is a beautiful, tranquil place and a haven amidst the hustle and bustle which is Marrakech. While out and about each day and ready for a rest, either my husband or I would say "Let's go home now" and it really did feel like a home away from home
I instantly knew, after all my research before hand, that I had made absolutely the right choice and we can't wait to return
Never, in all our travels have we felt so cossetted and cared for, by the whole team
On arrival back at the Riad each day, there was always a smiling face to welcome us, from any of the lovely staff, with delicious mint tea and pastries and genuine interest in where we had been and what we had done
The Riad is perfectly placed for exploring the city on foot, with occasional (and very cheap) taxi rides to get further afield
The communal areas are all exquisite, beautifully restored and cared for and the album of "before & after" photographs is fascinating
The terraces are gorgeous, tranquil and a real sun trap, with shady areas if you prefer
All the bedrooms are incredible, each with their own individual touches and pieces of antique Moroccan art
The resident kitten, little Zak is great fun and very cuddly. We are not really pet-people, but we LOVED him!
Breakfasts are fabulous and certainly enough to keep you going all day until you return for afternoon tea.
We had dinner in the Riad one night and again had wonderful, restaurant quality food in a delightful setting
The Riad is privately owned and run by Grant and Michele and the personal touch is always evident
We were disappointed to not meet Grant after so many lovely emails, but Michele is an absolute delight and we enjoyed her company immensely. She really is a font of knowledge about all things Marrakechi and in particular about the local shopping! Michele recommended many exquisite restaurants and interesting places to visit
We spent a fascinating morning with her, being taken to the souk shops where the prices really are "right"! The team that Michele has working with her are equally delightful, nothing is too much trouble and a joy to talk to
Go to the Riad Assakina as soon as you can, enjoy being pampered in beautiful surroundings and say hello to Michele and her staff from us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Assakina is a beautiful, light and spacious riad, ideally situated in the historic Mellah: the ancient Jewish quarter of Marrakech's Medina. It directly overlooks the famous Bahia Palace; and is within an easy stroll of the city's other famous attractions. It is also well placed for enjoying some of Marrakech's finest restaurants and bars. The Riad subtly blends the best of local tradition and craftsmanship with all the refinements of a bespoke private residence. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Assakina Marrakech
- Riad Assakina Hotel Marrakech