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“The best location, the best service, the most friendly, romantic and beautiful Riad!” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Assakina
Derb Alaati Allah, 14 | Hay Salam, Medina, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #7 of 460 hotels in Marrakech
Brighton, United Kingdom
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“The best location, the best service, the most friendly, romantic and beautiful Riad!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

We stayed at Riad Assakina for 4 nights in July 2011. It was the most amazing place. The owners Michelle and Grant were incredibly friendly and helpful. They gave us all the local info we needed, places to visit, eat and drink and a lot of local tips that made our stay fantastic. The Riad is stunning. It was one of the most stylish and beautiful places we have stayed in. The service and attention to detail was exceptional, and very friendly but highly professional. The location was ideal, being only 10 minutes walk from the main square. The Riad has lots of places to relax including a beautiful roof terrace and is the perfect antidote to a busy day sightseeing. Having such a wonderful place to stay was the highlight of our visit to Marrakesh and we will definitely be coming back.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

We stayed at Riad Assakina for a week in March. I’ve been meaning to write this ever since because it was the absolute best place to stay in Marrakech and I cannot recommend it highly enough. (Sorry, Michele, for taking so long to post this!) It exceeded by far all of our expectations. The location was perfect, a 10-15 minute walk to the Medina, and a 5 minute walk to some really good restaurants nearby. The Riad itself is beautiful, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. The roof top deck is a lovely place to relax with a glass of wine. Michele was the perfect host (Grant was away and arrived the day before we left), really more like a friend than a host. The service is very personal and she even took me to the Hammam one day. Don’t miss having dinner at the Riad one evening. It was the best and most romantic dinner of our stay in Marrakech. Don’t look any further. This is the perfect place to stay in Marrakech.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

I was lucky enough to stay at riad assakina for a week to celebrate my special birthday. it was a year in planning so we arrived very excited and full of anticipation and we were not disappointed. From the minute we arrived Grant and Michelle made us feel so welcome. Marrakech was quite daunting to start with and it was so good to get some hints and tips from those who know, especially during the first couple of days. The Riad was a blissful oasis and it was so hot we enjoyed relaxing on the roof and cooling off in the pool, after a long lazy breakfast which we loved. My birthday was very special, we had champagne at sunset before heading out for dinner. Another night we had dinner in the riad and it really was quite superb. Don't miss out on this treat if you visit. All the staff in the riad were so kind to us. A huge thank you all of you for making our time in Marrakech so memorable.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

Our stay at the Riad was nothing short of exceptional. Grant and Michelle not only made us feel right at home, they went above and beyond to make our stay as good as possible. From specially prepared maps of the Medina and its many sights to afternoon tea, from fashion advice to shopping tips, everyone made sure that everything we did not want for anything. I am especially grateful for the larger room we were given, once it became clear that my mother was joining me on the trip. All in all, they were incredibly attentive and gracious hosts.

Their attention to detail also shows in the design of the riad and its daily workings. It is clearly apparent that every little detail was chosen with great care, and as the pictures demonstrate, the riad is beautiful. Every room has its own theme (note the color coordination of room and room-keys), and I want to come back just to have the chance to explore another one. Also, the roof terrace is wonderful, and there is nothing better than drinking mint tea in the evening breeze after a long day of exploring the bustling souks.

All in all, both me and my mother loved it, and we hope to be back soon. This place is truly a gem!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

We had a 7 night stay and found the hints and tips from our hosts Grant and Michelle to be invaluable, they could not do enough for our party of 6. The accomodation was of an excellent standard and exceptionally clean. The breakfasts and food was of an outstanding quality and taste, and the staff who looked after us couldn't be more helpful and friendly to any requests.It was a pleasure to return to our oasis of calm and luxury and enjoy the sights and sounds from the rooftop terrace. Can recommend without hesitation you won't be dissapointed with Riad Assakina, we weren't. Marrakesh is a city that grows on you, it is buzzing and at times mad, however that's what makes it so very different.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

We had long anticipated a return visit to Riad Assakina having first stayed for a week in April 2010. Everything about this Riad is fantastic, Michele and Grant, with a fantastic team behind them, continue to provide that little bit extra that made our second visit as memorable as our first.
Nothing is too much trouble for the team at Riad Assakina plenty of advice on where to buy all the genuine Moroccan products and where to eat in the evening after a long day spent in this busy city. After a welcome pot of mint tea and pastries Michele and Grant will always organise taxis to recommended restaurants, but if you want a more relaxing evening take advantage of dining 'in-house' for a romantic dinner under the stars served by our hosts themselves within expert help by Hicham. Also if you want some high class shopping without all the hassle Michele sells a range of carefully selected products from her beautifully decorated boutique.
Riad Assakina is centrally situated in the Mellah district within easy walking distance of many of the key places to visit including Djemaa El Fna square and the Souks, Bahai Palace, Place de Ferblantiers and the Spice souk with the northern part of the city just a short taxi ride away.
We certainly hope to make a return visit and as ever will recommend Riad Assakina to anyone who dreams of visiting Marrakech, you will not be dissapointed.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

I went with my husband to Marrakech for the first time in March and we stayed at Riad Assakina for few nights. We had arranged for a airport pickup which I highly reccomend. When we arrived at the riad it was like meeting friends, we were greeted with such hospitality. Michele helped us pick a restaurant the first night and Hicham kindly walked with us to the restaurant. The room that we stayed in was beutifully deckorated, the bed was really comfortable and the breakfast delicious. (Sometimes I dream about the french toast :-) )
Riad Assakina is really well located in the Mellah, Jewish quarter of the Medina, in a walking distance from the Souks and a minute walk from the Bahia Palace.

The reason why I would choose Riad Assakina is the personal aspect, it felt like staying with friends. The staff was extremely nice and helpful and Michele exceptionally likeable and friendly. Unfortunately we didn't meet Grant since he was away in UK.

I hope that I'll have the chance to visiting the Assakina again sooner than later.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Riad Assakina Hotel
Riad Assakina Marrakech
Riad Assakina Hotel Marrakech
Address: Derb Alaati Allah, 14 | Hay Salam, Medina, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Hotel Style:
#33 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#55 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Assakina is a beautiful, light and spacious riad, ideally situated in the historic Mellah: the ancient Jewish quarter of Marrakech's Medina. It directly overlooks the famous Bahia Palace; and is within an easy stroll of the city's other famous attractions. It is also well placed for enjoying some of Marrakech's finest restaurants and bars. The Riad subtly blends the best of local tradition and craftsmanship with all the refinements of a bespoke private residence. ... more   less 
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