We travelled to Marrakech with our two daughters (7 and 9) and were a little worried about booking a Riad as the guides to Marrakech say 'book a large hotel' if travelling with children so there's plenty to do. We were constantly concious of having the only children in the Riad and it was a fine line between not upsetting the other guests and letting the kids be kids. However, whilst we were concious of the noise levels the other guests were great and this Riad really is a 'home from home' where you can enter and shut out the madness of the world outside.
Food was excellent and we ate here a couple of nights and had lunch most days. The prices in the Riad are on par with the other 'good restaurants' and the drinks were reasonable and most importantly the wine and beers always well chilled!
Michele's knowledge of Marrakech is second to non and she can direct you to wherever you need to go or advise on whatever it is you want to purchase. Booking taxi's and making dinner reservations are no problem to her and she will help you get the best experience you can from your visit. The team are great and are on hand to assist 24/7 if you need them.
Our only reservation from the Riad Assikina was brought on by travelling here with two small(ish) children. Would I stay again? Definitely, but I might be inclined to book a larger hotel if my children were any younger.
Michele, takes great pride in her decor and her taste and detail is excellent throughout. Her team appear very loyal and the lovely ladies in the kitchen could put up with my broken French although the English of the rest of the team is excellent.
Be wary of some of the other reviews that mention numberous cats! There is one cat called Zac who belongs to Michele and Grant. He spends most of his time asleep and when he's not asleep he's resting in the shade, there were certainly no cats around the tables or indeed any other cars in the Riad itself.
Our family slept about 10 hours a night which is a first for us - great blackout curtains and shutters and a very comfortable bed helped! We also had some great guests staying at the same time which added to the intimacy of the Riad atmosphere.
Book the Assakina with confidence, but if you have kids who just want to splash in a pool all day, maybe look for something a little less traditional and more commercialised.
- 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