Before travelling to Marrkech with my girlfriend I researched many of the hundreds of riads in the Medina, and found Maison MK to be the outstanding option for a modern twist on traditional Moroccan style, coupled with excellent service, and a great location. We were not disappointed.
Greeted at the airport by the ever helpful Amin, we were whisked through the City walls, and led along the narrow streets to the riad's imposing front door. Jallel, the manager, greeted us with mint tea and cake. Prior to us arriving, they had checked if we had any food allergies, and remembering that I don't eat eggs or nuts, the chef, Nora, had prepared two cakes without these ingredients. They were delicious, as they were every day we were there, and it was a great first impression of the service we could expect. Jallel gave us a tour (i won't spoil it for you, the website is impressive, but the reality is far better), and arranged our plans for dinner that evening. They are relaxed about you eating in, or out, and if the latter, you are in luck. Jallel has an extensive network of contacts in the city, and especially at all the top restaurants and bars (of which there are many fabulous ones to try), and can get you in anywhere, even on the day. He even found me a bar to watch the football in.
Maison MK's great location in the medina meant we could easily visit the Jemaa El Fna square, the Souks, the Kasbah, and various other attractions. We also took a Caleche (horse drawn cart) ride, which was a great way to see the sights. If you decide to spend time in the riad, there is much to do aswell. Whether you fancy shisha, dvds, games, sunbathing, hammam, or massage (my girlfriend said her massage from Hasna was the best one she's ever had), you can indulge, and seemingly at any time - the staff are happy to assist.
Our lasting memories? The views from the roof terrace really are amazing, and breakfast is delicious - best scrambled eggs ever, my girlfriend said. We used the terrace as much as possible, relaxing on the cushions with a drink in the evening or lazing in the afternoon sun. The rooms were also wonderful. Very comfy beds, all the amenities you need, cool music playing, and a great shower. We had the pleasure of being upgraded to the master suite for 2 of the 3 nights, and it is a fantastic room. Above all, the service was terrific, and we are quite fussy guests! Amin even delivered one of the yellow ducks to us after we had departed.
All the staff at Maison MK are wonderful, we can't remember all their names, but Jallel, Nora, Amin, Somi, Layla, Hasna and Paul - thank you so much. You fully deserve the excellent rating you have on Tripadvisor. We will be back soon. Peter and Jen.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Maison Mk Marrakech
- Maison Mk Hotel Marrakech