When you go to Marrakesh you know you will be taken out of your western comfort zone: Hustle, bustle, haggle and how on earth will you get through that traffic to the other side of that road?
This is one of the reasons we go there, otherwise I am sure you could find a nice Centre Parc somewhere..
Still, we were traveling with our family, including two little girls(11 and 9), a place of respite was essential. And did we find it!
The rabbit warren of the medina may be mayhem(in a good way!) but the moment you step through the heavy wooden door of the Riad Hikaya tranquility, peace and supreme comfort rule.
Beautifully appointed, swimming pool, jacuzzi and the sunny patio on the roof, all is yours to enjoy. Attention to detail is amazing, our hosts attended to all our wishes without ever being intrusive.
The breakfast was a wonderful, long drawn out affair but you do not have to have all seven or eight courses...
Food: we did eat at the Riad three times, excellent moroccan food and wine and they even rustled some burgers for the girls.
Even splitting hairs, I can not find a single thing to moan about, which is(according to my family) as rare as hens teeth...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Hikaya is a luxury boutique hotel located in the royal quarter of the medina, called the 'Kasbah', and only an easy walk from the main square, Jemaa al Fnaa, and the city's other famous landmarks. It took three years of meticulous restoration by local craftsmen and artisans, employing both age old techniques and materials, to transform the riad into what it is today. The two roof terraces, planted with orange, lemon, grapefruit and pomegranate trees, offer superb, open views onto the snow capped Atlas mountains. Guests are welcome to eat in our 'Café Des Epices'or on one of our roof terraces to make the most of the view.Included in the room rate:• Moroccan/Continental breakfast• Remote controlled air conditioning and heating for the cooler months• Fresh fruit & mineral water• Fresh flowers• "Sens de Marrakesh" toiletries• Babouche - his and hers• Flat screen tv / satellite channels• Nightly turn down service with rose petals• Ipod docking station• Free wifi internet access ... more less
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