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“Perfect pied a terre” 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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“Perfect pied a terre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We spent a long weekend at the Assakina with some other friends and had a wonderful time. The riad is stylish, welcoming and very comfortable. The staff were superb - they really did cater to our every need and couldn't have been more helpful.
They were able to give us great recommendations on everything from hammams and places to eat to places to visit and places to avoid.
Following a French air-traffic controllers strike, Grant and Michelle had been unable to return before our arrival, but Noelle and Hicham were perfect hosts, and could not have done anything more to enhance our stay. I would thoroughly recommend this Riad to anyone visiting Marrakech.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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 July 30, 2013

As always Michele and Grant go out of their way to make our stay comfortable, the beautiful environment they have created within the Riad is second to none, with every need catered for. Their staff are warm, friendly and always ready to help.

The Riad is within a few minutes walk of the main square and many local attractions, needless to say the souk is very enticing, Michele helps with directions, a map and personal advice on shopping and where to eat, also suggesting day excursions and arranging everything for you.

Our trip was truly amazing!

Room Tip: For a romantic trip the 'Kiad' room is a must!
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This hotel is the most perfect place to stay in Marrakech; this is the second time staying at this fantastic hotel. the owner are fantastic and takes care of you like you were an infant. they fix resturant reservations arrange taxi. They will help you with shopping and guide you to the best places. The hotel is fantastically designed and each room has its unique design. You will enjoy every minute of this fantastic hotel and the owner will pamper you. They serve a fantastic breakfast and after dinner you can enjoy a glass of cold rose on the stunning roof terrace. Can not think of a better place to enjoy the fantastic Marrakech. already long to return and hope soon to be able to. Many thanks to the fantastic Grant and
Michelle for taking so good care of us. If you are planning a trip to Marrakech then this places you cannot miss. Simply divine

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Riad Assakina is a stunning place to stay. My wife and I went for our wedding anniversary and we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived to find the location right next to a royal palace, and in the old Jewish quarter. You can sit on the large roof terraces of the Riad and not be disturbed by constant traffic below because of the wonderful location. The Riad even has a beautiful pool on the ground floor. Added extras apart from very comfortable rooms and enormous showers include a fantastic breakfast, very helpful staff, and owners Grant and Michelle who are on hand to give the guests tips on what to visit and which restaurants are worth eating in. They even booked a wonderful spa for us on Saturday morning which was a memorable experience. We could not have hoped for a more relaxing and magical place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life in Marrakesh, thanks so much for having us we will be back!

Room Tip: The two large suites on the first floor are particularly large and comfortable.
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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 June 17, 2013

This was my third visit to Marrakech and so I know that after driving from the airport through the hustle and bustle to a tiny narrow street a wooden door will await with a beautiful Riad behind. Riad Assakina did not disappoint as it is simply lovely, with elegant and tasteful decoration. I was travelling with my husband and two other couples and they all thought the Riad was beautiful. We also all had our rooms upgraded which was a fabulous surprise. I won't go on to describe every room etc as it has already been done on many posts...Just to say the very cold plunge pool on the ground floor was stunning and much needed as it was so hot upstairs on the terrace.

The owners Grant and Michelle were delayed by the french air traffic strike and so we were met by Noelle who works with a team of ladies from 8-5 to run the Riad like clockwork. She was very calm and helpful and all the staff including those cleaning the rooms were extremely polite. In the evening Hisham and one other man ( who was lovely but I have forgotten his name) looked after the Riad. Hisham was both patient and kind with a good sense of humour. He was very, very helpful on our first evening (too long to go into here) and also advised on trips and restaurants as well as bringing us lovely wine and olives on the terrace where we watched the storks and chilled.

Hisham and Noelle recommended the Belgi Country Club a pool and restaurant just outside of the town which we enjoyed and was a welcome break from the Souks. We ate at Le Fondouk on the terrace which I would recommend and Bo-zin which is more for the atmosphere and dancing than the food but is stylish and fun. We also ate at Tanjire which is near the Riad. It is beautifully decorated and the food is good but it was very quiet and the service could have had more of a smile! We had a lunch in the Riad which was excellent and I wish we had eaten more meals there but it is hard to squeeze everything in to a three night break.

We met Grant and Michelle late on our second day and they were also very friendly and helpful. Michelle booked us in for a Hammam at the Les Baines de Marrakech which was very relaxing.

I would definitely recommend Riad Assakina and hope to return one day soon
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Room Tip: All the rooms are very nice and even the cheaper ground floor interconnecting rooms looked lovely. T...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The Riad Assakina is an oasis of calm amongst the noise and chaos of the Medina.
Grant, Michele and the staff were wonderful and attentive.
With plenty of areas to relax and unwind it was a a wonderful experience.
The team make your stay very easy and comfortable. With a great feeling of staying in a friends home. Normally we would stay in large hotels but this experience has changed our mind.
My wife is coeliac so we were concerned about problems when eating out.
We need not have worried as Grant booked tables at the restaurants we had chosen and notified them of the gluten free requirements.
Thank you to Grant and Michele for making our 4 night stay just perfect.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Had the most heavenly weekend here. The riad is beautiful, in a superb location, quiet but walking distance to everywhere. The staff are polite, charming and helpful. We had lovely tapas food the first night, and the breakfasts were divine. Grant and Michelle were fantastic hosts, and this made it for us. Their knowledge of the area, history, restaurants, customs was invaluable and made it very easy for us to have a taster of the city. After a day walking around to sit on the roof terrace with tea and cake (and rose!) was an exquisite pleasure. Will definitely come again.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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: Derb Alaati Allah, 14 | Hay Salam, Medina, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#38 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
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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