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“Wonderful base for touring marrakesh”
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Riad Assakina
Ranked #5 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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“Wonderful base for touring marrakesh”
Reviewed 30 December 2010

We stayed for 5 nights in November and it was a great location for exploring Marrakesh. Don't be put off by arriving at the end of an alleyway, once you reach this Riad it is a really lovely location. The staff are really helpful and pleasant. One our first night Michelle helped us find somewhere to eat and there is a real atmosphere of friendliness fostered between the guests,

Would recommend it for both the Riad itself and also its location, convenient for some of main sites, exploring the whole of the city and some good restaurants

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Mossman, Australia
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Reviewed 26 December 2010

We stayed here in early December, the Riad is truly beautiful and would have no hesitation in recommending. It is located in the Medina but takes around 15 minutes to walk to the djemma el-fna square. All the staff provided a great service, all maps and any information was readily available. Breakfast was also very good. Marrakech is a very interesting place and the people were friendly. Not as pushy as what the guide books tell you. We stayed for 3 nights and would have liked to stay longer. There is a lot to see and explore both inside and outside the medina. The best riad in the two weeks we stayed in Morocco.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 December 2010

We have recently returned from a trip to the Riad Assakina in Marrakech, a truly unexpected bit of luxury right in the heart of Marrakech, Grant, Michele and all of their team are very warm and welcoming, the attention to detail is second to none and the lengths that both Michele and Grant go to, to ensure that you know where all the best places and restaurants to go to are (including being your tour guide) booking your restaurants and anything else your require are incredible. We felt we had been transported onto a different planet, away from the cold, hussle and bussle of the UK at Christmas time, it was just a perfect place to be and stay.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 December 2010

What an achievment. Michele and Grant have created a truly beautiful enviroment in the heart of the medina . Spacious elegant bedroom ,heavenly bed and big fluffy bath towels. Delightful friendly staff, We were made so welcome by everyone.Michele was always at hand with information. The maps and sight seeing suggestions were very much appreciated .Breakfast was fabulous but the highlight must be the sunsets from the roof terrace.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 24 November 2010

We have just returned from our trip to Marrakech and an amazing stay in the Riad Assakina. We can't praise the Riad highly enough and can't wait for a return trip. Grant and Michele and their staff were so attentive and made us feel that nothing was an effort. They booked taxi's, places to eat and made arrangements for a trip to the Atlas Mountains for us. Their attention to detail and personal service is what we feel made our trip so enjoyable and relaxing. It's hard to believe this tranquil and stylish riad is there for so many people to enjoy while visiting a vibrant and busy city. I just hope you can take the time to experience it yourself !

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 23 November 2010

Traveling solo can be a little daunting sometimes. After researching Marrakech riads, I decided to stay at Riad Assakina and was very glad I chose this hotel. As a solo female, I was a little nervous about visiting Marrakech but the owners of this hotel, Michele and Grant, as well as their staff, made me feel right at home. With maps of the city's old town (medina) and a welcome packet with the dos and don'ts of Marrakech (such as child beggars, bartering, taxis, etc), I felt immediately at home. Michele, Grant and their team are extremely nice people and I was touched when Grant commented that this riad is "your home in Marrakech".

My room was beautifully decorated (as is the entire riad) and one of my favorite spots was watching the sunset on the roof. This riad is an oasis in the bustling Mellah (former Jewish quarter) of Marrakech which I would recommend to anyone.

Michele and Grant were immediately helpful as soon as I began corresponding with them about their hotel. They helped me to arrange a female guide my first day, which was extremely useful, and helped me book dinner at their hotel (delicious lamb tangine along with pumpkin and chickpea soup!) which was a sight for sour eyes after traveling 18 hours and thousands of miles from Houston, Texas.

The price of this hotel includes a wonderful breakfast (don't miss out on the fruit-filled pancakes or Moroccan pancakes in the bread basket which are both delicious) as well as afternoon tea, which is a nice break from the chaotic medina.

The personal touches and the incredibly friendly staff are what make this hotel so memorable. One my last morning, Michele and Grant walked me to my taxi and gave me a traditional Moroccan farewell with a kiss on each cheek. I found myself getting emotional, realizing how grateful I was as a solo female to stumble upon this terrific hotel.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 November 2010

A place of tranquillity decorated with tastefull elegance in a bustling City, We were welcomed in to the Riad as if we were going into someones home, the service was second to none, the food excellent and the position is perfect for you to spend your days sightseeing and shopping. The roof top gardens were lovely in the evening sun, a perfect place to unwind.

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Property: Riad Assakina
Address: Derb Alaati Allah, 14 | Hay Salam, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#32 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
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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