We stayed for 4 nights in late January and I'm not ashamed to say that I was teary as we said our goodbyes to staff who felt more like old friends and family. We were given a free upgrade in room which was a wonderful surprise. As others have mentioned, you are provided with a mobile phone, a map and are guided through the medina on your first foray from the Riad to make sure that you can find your way back again. But what really floored me was the warmth and genuine committment to making our stay as memorable as possible. Every morning Hakim greeted us at breakfast and asked us what our thoughts were on how we were going to spend the day. I came to Marrakech with ideas of what I wanted to see and what I wanted to do - Hakim went out of his way to turn those ideas into experiences that I will cherish for a lifetime, offering better alternatives to many of the plans that I had scribbled down. The best example would be our camel ride: I wanted to ride a camel and was happy to take a taxi to wherever; instead, Hakim and Wafa drove us to a place in the Palmerae where we hired bikes and we then rode through the wonderful countryside of the Palmerae, past Berber camps, to the place where we started our camel ride. It was absolutely brilliant - so much more personal than the standard tourist camel ride. Another benefit to this personal touch: once I started hugging the camels Hakim was able to explain to the owner that I'm not the village idiot...I just love camels... Hakim's suggestions of restaurants are also spot-on. So, to get the best experience out of your visit to Marrakech, put aside your own scribbled notes, tell Hakim what your interests are, and then give him free reign to organise your day. Water was disrupted to the whole of the medina one morning and so we were offered a courtesy hammam - we were still rubbed raw from our hammam at Hammam de la Rose from the day before and so we were offered a massage instead - oh, my, goodness...heaven!! Much, much better than the one that we had at Hammam de la Rose which was very pleasant, but nothing compared to the inhouse massage at the Riad. One last thing that I have to mention - the breakfasts are sensational...absolutely brilliant; the breads, pain au chocolate, croissants, cake and fruit salad are especially good and the honey...amazing, rich honey...every morning I cursed Australia's ban on importing honey!! We left very early on our last morning, well before breakfast would normally be served, and so I was glumly expecting to grab something at the airport and morning have had my last Riad Kheirredine breakfast - but no! We were given a wonderful send-off breakfast at 6am - I felt so guilty for being the cause of everyone having to get up so early! Also, tea, coffee and myriad bickies are provided any time that you feel like it, and for free - extraordinary.
In summary, I feel sorry for people who have paid (often considerably more money) to stay anywhere else. I wish I could give them 6 stars. Thank you everyone, but particularly Hakim, Valentina and Wafa for all of your warmth and for making our stay in Marrakech one of the best travel experiences we've ever had.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The heart of Marrakech As when reading a book, Marrakech is ready to be leafed through. It will welcome and pamper you with that unique sense of warmth that only Morocco can offer. You will feel exhilarated by the smell of its perfumes and its light, it will be an encounter that your traveller's soul should not miss. The Riad Kheirredine has 14 unique rooms and draws its energy and originality from its capacity to function as a bridge, a connection, between the past and the present. Thanks to the refined use of silk and the art of the "thadelakt"and the "zellij", you will be able to discover the true soul of this country. The Riad can be defined like a boutique hotel as we have a personalized service. All our Rooms are equipped with: Telephone, Safety Deposit Box, Air Conditioning, Heating, Soundproofing, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Bathtub(depend on room categories) or Shower, Wake-up service, Towels/Sheets, Towels and linen. In our Rates include: A full Moroccan breakfast with a touch of Italian style. Water, fresh juices, fruit, tea, coffee, cappuccino and Moroccan pastries included in the room rates. Mobile phone to communicate with our Riad 24 hours, Wi-Fi, multilingual reception 24/24 and a night watchman. Our Fusion restaurant propose an international and Moroccan cuisine. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, Odigeo, Travel Republic (UK), Agoda and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Riad Kheirredine reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Riad Kheirredine Hotel Marrakech