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Maison MK
14 Derb Lafkih Sbaai | Quartier Ksour, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #10 of 461 Hotels in Marrakech
New York City, New York
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“The most wonderful staff you can imagine in a whimsical, secret setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

If you're looking for a boutique hotel experience in Marrakech, this is it! Emily (the manager) is absolutely fantastic and was so helpful in guiding us through a great couple of days exploring Marrakech and was actually amazingly helpful in giving us tips regarding our travels throughout the rest of Morocco! Every member of the staff is so friendly as well - especially Simo!

Definitely make a reservation to eat at Gastro MK and do not stay here without booking a cooking class! We had a fantastic time learning how to make a tagine, homemade bread, and a wonderful Moroccan vegetable salad. The location is also fantastic because you can walk just about anywhere to go and see the major sites (especially the souk and Jemaa el Fna square). And don't forget: the splash pool in the courtyard is meant for swimming! It was such a treat to jump in and float around during the 110 degree (43 C) heat wave.

As for the rooms: check out the website and request the one that speaks to your personality. We stayed in Room 2 with a bay window looking into the courtyard and loved it. Emily was kind enough to give us a tour of all the other rooms and believe me, all of them are great so you can't really go wrong!

Even though we only stayed here for 3 nights it felt like home... so much so that we came back here at the end of our trip to spend 6 hours freshening up, visiting the spa, and having a farewell dinner on the roof before going to the airport.

The only critique I have of this place is that the spa massage is a tad disappointing. The Moroccan bath/scrub was great but the massage portion left a lot to be desired. Especially after driving for hours in a car through the mountains...

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We have just returned from Maison MK after a wonderful relaxing holiday, it was our idea of heaven as this place was small and intimate (only six rooms) there are so many good things to say about this hotel, from the service, the location, the food (Gastro MK a reasonably priced must), wonderful staff, fabulous room, bed, bed linens etc.
A tray of either tea or coffee left outside your room to start your day.
Breakfast served at a relaxed pace on the terrace with choices of fabulous pastries, pancakes and eggs cooked to your request,
Afternoon tea to be tried at least once as every item served was delicious, although unable to manage Gastro on the same day!!(For the best guide to what is included in this see their comprehensive menus detailed on their web site.)
Gastro MK, very high quality cooked food, unfaultable and reasonably priced, just hope Omar is still there when we return.
As this is a small riad you feel most of the time you have the place to yourself, pool (plunge) was always free and available. Roof terrace with day beds and loungers were always available.
Spa was great, we’ve have had massages etc in many places in the world and both agree this was by far the best. Extensive spa menu and reasonably priced, expect to pay what you would in UK.
My advice would be to read what is available on their extensive web site any questions you have get promptly answered by email. Plan what you want to do, when and maybe book spa treatments, gastro or any trips you may want to do a few days in advance of your holiday, they do take outside bookings for both the spa and gastro and do get booked up.
Marrakech itself if never visited before is not for the faint hearted, I would describe it as scarily beautiful, the Riad itself lets you escape the madness, speak to Emily for advice on what to expect and how best to deal with things.
If you are reading this review to help you decide if to stay here or not, unless you are a ‘Butlins’ type of holiday lover (no entertainment here) then no need to look further, we are so glad we did and will definitely return.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

My girlfriend and I have just came back from this lovely riad, the experience started by getting picked up from the airport and escourted to the main door without carrying our bags which is always nice in 30c heat.

The riad is beautiful, when we entered the front door and walked into the courtyard to meet the manager I knew I had chosen well! the place is very quiet inside, the rooms were perfect with everything thought of and the place in general had an air of safety about it. We spent a lot of time on the roof top sunbathing and drinking, the bar on the rooftop we especially liked because of the view that surrounded us and watching the sun go down. There is a shower on the roof to cool down in the heat but we preferred the pluge pool in the court yard which is a 30 second walk down the stairs. The thing we liked was the attention to detail the personal service and the professionalism of the staff which seemed to be the ethos of the riad.

the location is excellent and is approx a 5 min walk down to the market and the souks, one evening we decided to go to the new town to get round some of the bars and one of the members of staff walked us down to the taxi rank which is a couple of mins away and negotiated a price for drop and return which was a good and on returning (0300)the same taxi driver and the medina security guard even though they did not have to walked us to the riad door which I was very impressed with.

overall we very much enjoyed our 3 day break and will be returning the next year

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed at maison mk for two nights in September, at the start of our honeymoon. The Riad is beautifully designed and very well located, about a 5-10 min walk from the Jemaa El Fna square.

Perhaps the best feature of maison mk is the exceptional service from the staff. The client manager, Emily, gave us loads of info before we arrived and made sure we knew what to expect when we arrived at the airport. The waiters and other staff were all very helpful, and would bend over backwards to help us without being too obtrusive. They organised a little honeymoon treat of a bottle of bubbly, which was a really nice touch.

We stayed in room 3, which I would recommend - it has a lovely window seat overlooking the courtyard. The rooms aren't huge, but are very comfortable and the bathroom was fantastic.

The roof terrace was a real plus - a wonderful place to have breakfast or an evening drink.

We ate at Gastro mk one evening, which was brilliant - some of the most delicious food we've ever had the pleasure to eat!

Unfortunately all this luxury does come at a price - no other places on our honeymoon had quite this level of service, but most were about half the cost! So whilst it was a wonderful stay, our only regret is that it will be a long time before we can afford to stay there again!

Overall, though, we had a fabulous time at maison mk and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

Rob K

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Maison MK is a lovely riad. We felt like we had arrived in paradise after our long flight from the U.S. We spent our first evening having dinner on the rooftop (they will do a 3 course meal for dinner), and this was one of the highlights of our trip. The staff at MK are very attentive. Our room was cleaned well every morning and evening and Emily was there to give helpful advice on outings, and generally staff were accommodating with special requests. The riad helped us reserve a guide in the souks as well as a day trip to the Atlas Mountains, and both were fantastic. Our only setback is that the food in Morocco did not sit well with our stomachs, and even though we were careful, we still managed to fall ill. I would recommend coming prepared with meds. and definitely be cautious about what you choose to eat. We thought we had iron stomachs, but were proven wrong. Overall Marrakech is a fascinating experience, and we were glad that we splurged on Maison MK to have an oasis to return to after a busy day of sightseeing.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

This is a lovely place to stay in the Medina and I'm happy to recommend.

I won't ramble on too much but:

We stayed in room 1 which was huge and amazing.

Every member of staff was welcoming and highly professional at the same time.

The breakfasts on the beautiful panoramic terrace was delicious.

The Spa is very serene and ticks all the boxes, I had a lovely manicure.

Their restaurant is lovely, you can either chose a private table or one by the pool for something extra special.

A lot of thought and effort has gone into the running of this hotel and it shows.

Many thanks

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

This is a very belated review... but better late than never. From the moment we stepped through the doors of Maison MK we were wowed by the attention to detail, service and hospitality of the staff. Our room was beautiful with a wonderful bathroom and fantastic products. We went on some amazing trips including Dunes and Desert buggy driving and an early morning hot air balloon ride and we ate out at some fab restaurants including Le Comptoir Darna and Le Fondouk. No better place to stay in Marrakesh, highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 14 Derb Lafkih Sbaai | Quartier Ksour, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#11 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#19 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#33 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maison MK is a cool, romantic, sophisticated house right in the middle of the Marrakech medina. Everything in the riad is curved and organic. Our six beautiful rooms are creative, rich, romantic, decadent and totally indulgent! Brand new in Jan 2008, we have wow-factor suites, spa loveliness, stunning lighting, and cutting edge design. ... more   less 
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