My partner and I stayed for three nights in riad Imik Imik, after a stay in Marrakesh and a trip through the desert. Britta, the owner of the riad, met us at the Marrakesh gate of the medina. The riad is only a two minute walk from the gate, and Essaouira's medina is a lot less complicated than the one in Marrakesh. We stayed in the red room, and it was beautiful. Both clean and with all the amenities that I wish for, the light switches are all in the most convenient places. To me, details like this show that she has put a lot of effort and thought into designing her domain. And she did an absolutely wonderful job. Both she and Ghislane, who makes breakfast (best breakfast ever) on most days and does the cleaning, make the riad a home away from home. In the time that we spent here, we feel we have gotten to know Britta a bit. When we told her we were going to Ouled Taima, she gave us the priceless tip of having lunch in the tiny harbour of Imsouane. Thanks for that Britta, without you we would have completely missed that lovely place en the delicious fish!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Imik Imik is in the heart of the medina, and yet offers peace and tranquility, with a fabulous terrace to relax on. This riad has many authentic Moroccan features, combined with high European standards creating a spacious and comfortable atmosphere. ... more less