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16 (bis 5) Derb Kadi | Kasbah, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Riad Laksiba
Ranked #52 of 1,040 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Manchester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

As a group of 10 ranging from 13 to 50(hey it was my birthday) it was never going to be easy to keep everyone happy! From the 1st e mail to Simon, to being dropped at the Airport to come home everything (including Schweppes Tonic for the gin) was taken care off by the fantastic team that is Laksiba. We... More

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Riad_Laksiba, Owner at Riad Laksiba, responded to this review

Hello Phil, Karen, Paul, Paula, Ian, AnnMarie, Kate, Jake, Jack & Ellie , Nearly a year in planning with lots of questions and lots of ideas being banded back and forth. All well worth it by all accounts. Leaving UK in a snow-storm and arriving in Moroccos afternoon sunshine set the tempo for your trip. Thanks so much for taking... More

UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

As a group of three 50-something women we were looking for a Riad that was clean, comfortable, authentic, in a safe area and easy to find our way back to after a night out. Riad Laksiba delivered on all fronts. It is simple rather than luxurious but fantastically good value and run by a team of people who cannot do... More

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Riad_Laksiba, Owner at Riad Laksiba, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write a Review. It is very much appreciated. I am delighted that all went well for you. Your comment regarding "simple rather than luxurious but fantastically good value" resonates, what we are about, perfectly. We hope to be of service again sometime. Best regards. Simon. Riad Laksiba More

Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We have just returned from riad laksiba and echo all the comments by other fellow travellers. Both my partener and I have travelled extensively , from 4 star hotels to camping nut this holiday beat them all. From the moment we booked, Simon couldnt have been more helpful. We wanted to have a specific item made there and Simon, with... More

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Riad_Laksiba, Owner at Riad Laksiba, responded to this review

Hello Mandy and Nick, Well....... I didn't hold out much hope for the special purchase and was delighted to hear that you were sucessful. Thanks for taking time to write a TripAdvisor response. I am looking forward to seeing your uploaded photos on Facebook and honoured that you are already planning your return trip and potential business arrangement with you... More

Bangor, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

I have travelled to many countries and have stayed at many places, but rarely has an experience been as perfect as the one we had with Riad Laksiba! Right from the start Simon, who is the British owner of the Riad, was extremely helpful, providing information and advice and helping us to organise activities for our stay in Marrakesh. We... More

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Riad_Laksiba, Owner at Riad Laksiba, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a fantastic Review... I am so grateful and thank you, also, for writing directly to Mohamed and Hicham,it means a lot to them. I truly appreciate both the cost of travel and the time off work which, in many cases, reduces Annual Leave allowance. This is the catalyst for my determination to ensure that... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

From the moment I booked my stay at Riad Laksiba the communication with Simon the owner was so positive. I emailed and telephoned him on many occasions as I had booked the entire Riad for my Birthday and I wanted everything perfect, he was supberb with recommending Restaurants & Spa's for treatments. To say that the staff at the Riad... More

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Riad_Laksiba, Owner at Riad Laksiba, responded to this review

Hello Caroline, A huge thanks for the TripAdvisor Review and taking time to telephone me. I am delighted that your Birthday was so memorable and you are keen to return. Sorry to hear you and your friends were gloomy about coming home but I shall also take that as a compliment. Again... many thanks for such positive feedback. Simon. Riad... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

The photos of Riad Laksiba don't even begin to do it justice. The riad is one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen and is located a 5 minute taxi ride from the main square, although I would definitely recommend a return trip on one of the horse drawn carriages through the back streets of the medina. Mohamed... More

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Riad_Laksiba, Owner at Riad Laksiba, responded to this review

Hello Helen, Thank you for such a wonderful TripAdvisor Review. I shall pass on your comments to Hicham and Mohamed. Very much appreciated. I have just taken a few minutes to look at the photos that you have posted on your Facebook site. I looks like you guys had an action packed time. The baby Camel is adorable. We look... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012 via mobile

From the second we were picked up from the airport by Hicham and greeted by Mohammed, we new this was going to be a holiday to remember. The riad is traditional and utterly beautiful. In a quiet side street you can relax on the roof terrace and enjoy the Moroccan sun, where u will we waited on like royalty by... More

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Riad_Laksiba, Owner at Riad Laksiba, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a Review. I am so pleased that you were delighted by the attentive nature of our team. For me it is very rewarding when a reviewer focuses their review on the interaction between staff and guest. This is sometimes lost but we really feel, in many cases, it can be the make or... More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

From the minute we arrived we were instantly looked after. Me and 9 of my friends booked the entire Riad out and within seconds of arriving at this exquisite place, it felt like home. We only stayed for 2 nights but nobody wanted to leave by the end! The staff at Laksiba (especially Mohammed!) could not have been more accommodating,... More

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Riad_Laksiba, Owner at Riad Laksiba, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write a Review. The accounts of your experiences have a real value to me as I was absent during your stay. I am delighted that you are planning to return. Simon More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012 via mobile

A group of 10 of us stayed at the Riad on a hen weekend and didn't want to leave! The service was excellent- couldn't fault it. Mohamed was really helpful and showed us the best places to go. The Riad's in an excellent location, within walking distance of the square and souks. The riad itself is amazingly decorated and all... More

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Riad_Laksiba, Owner at Riad Laksiba, responded to this review

Aww what a lovely comment at the end. I am pleased that Riad Laksiba created such an emotional response. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Simon Riad Laksiba More

Alston, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

wow! picked up from the airport in a lush landrover type vehicle. arrived, greeted with smiles and tea. The staff are amazing, even happy to show you to a nice place to eat(or cook you a yummy dinner!), no request is too big or small for them! lovely room, very clean and comfortable and a fantastic breakfast served to you... More

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Riad_Laksiba, Owner at Riad Laksiba, responded to this review

Susan, thanks for the feedback. Your decision to hire a car and go off and beyond gave me sleepless nights. You returned in one-piece and with even greater stories to tell. I am please that you enjoyed Essaouira too. Hopefully you'll be back in August -September for more adventures. Simon Riad Laksiba More

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Address: 16 (bis 5) Derb Kadi | Kasbah, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Riad Laksiba Hotel Marrakech

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Tucked just inside the ancient walls of the Kasbah quartier of Marrakech Medina you will find Riad Laksiba a quiet English owned Riad perfectly place for you to discover the mystique that is Marrakech. What do you want to do?• Explore Morocco the genuine way• Immerse yourself into the culture• Travel with the locals• See the natural & unspoilt beauty of this country• Make the journey part of your holiday• A memorable way to discover a country & its people• Get to know like-minded people• A step towards greater exploration• Be encouraged to appreciate a country as it should be seen.…make it an unforgettable experience Then you may well be a Riad Laksiba "Flashpacker": Most travellers have backpacked at some stage in their life. Some go for the traditional hard-core version. Sleeping on floors and roughing it in the jungle. Others have opted for the softer version, those in their early to late 20′s, staying in hostels, sleeping in large dorms; in Australia or Thailand for example. However, most have also experienced the dirty bed linen, the shared showers and blocked toilets. So now that you have ticked those boxes and are now a bit maturer what is the next step? Flashpacker vs Backpacker: You don’t want to miss out on travelling by public transport, the thought of staying in a chain hotel puts you off, package holidays are an absolute no no; you want that bit of the luxury, you have become accustomed to with age, that you can actually afford now and you have a bit more cash to spare. Welcome to being part of a very fast growing trend -THE FLASHPACKER The Flashpacker: Laptop, iPhone, Digital Camera and a little luxury on a Budget. Flashpacking as the name implies derives from backpacking. Backpacking with an upgrade, making it flash. Flash for cash, flash as in expectation of standard or even just flash with gadgets at hand (iPhone, laptop, etc). Riad Laksiba is one of the first of it’s kind, in Marrakech, to offer this unique travel experience and cater for the evident gap in the market. Over the year we have identified that our target market is travellers in their mid 20′s to late 40′s failing to find the standard within the right time frame and budget category. Riad Laksiba prides itself on being able to offer an exceptional service allowing its clients to pre book accommodation within the backpacker budget (Euro 30-60 (£25-£50)/ night/ double room). The standard of our rooms a priority. Clean linen, en-suite, towels included, Free Wi-Fi, safe locations, female friendly and suitable for solo travellers. The advantage that Riad Laksiba offers to Flashpackers is that it offers unique accommodation, not listed in any of the guidebooks therefore undiscovered and not overrun with backpackers. In addition we offer a very personal service catering for the individual travellers needs without taking away the feeling of independent travel from the traveller. Riad Laksiba encourages our guests to experience the true environment of the country and therefore works supporting local community. The Riad Laksiba experience is much about integrating into a local community. Our motto "…don’t just be a tourist" strikes a cord with most flashpacker clients. We also organise Yoga retreats, Cookery based holidays, 2 Center Holidays to Marrakech / Essaouria and also Marrakech / Ourika Valley thus City-Coast and City-Country. We are also planning City-Desert for the more adventurous. We look forward to receiving you and adding value to your own adventure. Simon Hawkesley (Riad Laksiba) ... more   less 
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