Apologies for lateness of review but we have just returned from our family holiday( the Riad Assakina and Marrakech was just a treat for my husband and me!).
What can I say, we were bowled over by the Riad Assakina from the moment we arrived, when Michelle greeted us with peppermint tea and lots of useful advice for making the most of our stay in Marrakech. Michelle is happy to make dinner reservations, organise airport transfers, give directions and maps, and help out in any way she can.
Our room was just beautiful, as was the whole Riad, and it was obvious how much care and attention to every little detail had been taken. If you look at the book filled with photos of the Riad's "before and after", you will be amazed.
Breakfasts at the Riad Assakina were very good and plentiful, with things like pancakes with banana, french bread with cinammon and drizzled with honey, eggs done to your preference, accompanied by toast etc, and as much tea/ coffee as you wished. We also ate lunch on the day we left Marrakech and it was delicious too and we felt, very good value.
The staff were all so friendly and courteous and couldn't have been more helpful. Nothing was too much trouble, whether it was Hisham guiding us to a cash machine so we could change some money then taking us to our restaurant on our first night, the girls finding us with our afternoon tea each day wherever we had secreted ourselves in the Riad,(usually beside the splash pool on the terrace as it was pretty hot!) or in bringing us our bottle of wine each evening as we sat way up at the top of the Riad on the roof terrace and chilled out, as we watched the sun setting and the storks nesting on nearby rooftops.
To give you an example, I left a pair of earrings in our suite on the day we left and hadn't even realised that I had done so. They were found when the room was being cleaned. When we got home, there was an email waiting for us from Michelle, saying that her husband would post them back to me, when he returned to UK shortly and this was what happened. Exactly the sort of service we had come to expect from the Riad Assakina.
In short, I cannot honestly think of one negative thing to say about the Riad Assakina. My husband and I both agree that it was our favourite holiday together, and this is due, in no small part, to the wonderful Riad Assakina, so beautiful, so calm and so civilized in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.
- 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