When we decided to go to Morrocco we were advised by others who have been to choose good hotels as you need somewhere to get away from it all especially in Marrakech and they were right Marrakech is an amazing, crazy place so having a little haven to go back to was a god send! I chose this hotel as it looked so authentic and I love traditional Morrocan style and of course the rave reviews on here.
The hotel is beautiful, your own little Palace and if I am honest we didnt really want to leave it at all! Our room was a comfort double and we got the Orange (terracotta) room overlooking the pool. The room itself was stunning from the hand painted ceilings and doors to the stained glass windows, a lovely bathroom with soft fluffy towels and robes, The bed was comfortable with pristine linen in fact the entire hotel is spotless. The rest of the hotel is a feast for the eyes every detail has been thought out, you have the pool/garden area where many birds hang out (if I was a sparrow I would live there too) then adjacent the open courtyard where breakfast/lucnh are served. They have a comfortable sitting room with huge sofas and TV/DVD equipment for guests. The libary is well stocked with many books that are actually interesting and many about Morrocco so relevant also. The roof terrace is a real sunspot with a selection of sunbeds, chairs and sofas to relax on...I could go on and on...to sum it up we went to see the famous palace in Marrakech and spent the entire time thinking...we know our hotel was made by the same person and yes its smaller but its so much better than here!
To make our stay in this gorgeous hotel even better were the hotel team. Every single one of them made us feel like we were in our own home, part of the family. We both agreed we have never been looked after so well anywhere else we have ever stayed. Nothing is too much trouble for them and that is how it should be...so many times I have selected a hotel and expected the service to be of a high standard and more often than not the hotel is stunning but the service is poor...this is the first place I have stayed where the staff also had the wow factor. The resident chef is incredible..we had the best food in house than any restaurant we went to...the breakfast is incredible, the freshest orange juice, fruit salad, yoghurt, pastries, Morrocan pancakes, toast and eggs as you like them. Lunch varied every day and every day was delicious
As I said before I could go on...to sum Riyad Al Moussika up....It is a truley special place if I had the choice I would never have left. We were made to feel so welcome and looked after so well that we never had to ask for anything everything was thought of...I loved the place and was sad to leave. There is only one place to stay in Marrakech....Perfect.
Thank you so much to the hotel staff for making our stay unforgettable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Al Moussika - For comfort, style and refinement. THE Riad experience in Marrakech! Situated in the ancient medina of Marrakech, five minutes walk from place Jemaa El Fna, the Riyad was once one of the residences of the former Pasha of Marrakech, Thami El Glaoui, and has been refurbished to a very high standard in the Andalucian style. One of the gates of Riyad Al Moussika opens on to a garden with old cypress trees soaring to the sky, a huge bougainvillea climbing across the pergolas, a swimming pool, in the centre or, more precisely, an Andalucian basin thirteen meters long, tiled with a mosaic carpet design. Here water falls from a white Carrara marble fountain to the songs of numerous small birds creating an idyllic scenario, in spite of being in the heart of central medina. A fireplace gives the winter evenings a cosy atmosphere, as do the impressive modern paintings, carpets, sofas and armchairs. There is a hi-fi system and an art deco Pleyel grand piano perfectly tuned for the pleasure of the guests. The Turkish bath or hammam in white marble with a relax room where, on request, a professional masseur can take care of the guests. There is a unique view of the medina and the Atlas Mountains from the two terraces that are sheltered partially with wooden pergolas and surrounded by large terracotta flower vases. Tables, comfortable armchairs with cushions and teak chaises-long allow guests to request breakfast and candle lit dinner, as well as to sunbathe during the day. On one of the terraces there is a pavilion with Moroccan sofas, cushions and lamps should some of the guests prefer a more intimate space. The resident Chef, Grand Diploma Cordon Bleu, has devoted his life to gastronomy and invites lovers of fine dining to experience his repertoire of Moroccan, Italian and French cuisine at the haute Cuisine riyad's Restaurant PEPE NERO. There are 4 double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathroom. All rooms have air-conditioning / heating system, telephone with external line, television with the major satellite channels (BBC, CNN etc.), Internet wireless connection is available and DVD in the music room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riyad Al Moussika Marrakech
- Riyad Al Moussika Hotel Marrakech