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Riad Assakina
Derb Alaati Allah, 14 | Hay Salam, Medina, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #16 of 481 Hotels in Marrakech
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“Perfect spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We spent four nights at Riad Assakina and found it to be near-perfect. Hidden away in an interesting area of the medina, in easy walking distance of many sites. It's a little oasis in the hectic swirl that is Marrakech. Room was large and very comfortable, and the common areas were quite nice. Breakfast was terrific, as was daily tea, served whenever you return to the Riad. Best of all was service, including Michelle and her team, who organized meals and taxis, provided suggestions, etc. There are more glamarous and well-equipped luxury hotels in and outside the medina... this is not that. This is a cozy and intimate little spot and was perfect for us.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 December 17, 2013

On the recommendation of our friends, we have come up with already high expectations into the Riad Assakina, all of which were exceeded. The hotel is a little paradise, and the two hosts are very welcoming and helpful. The rooms are each individually very tastefully decorated in country style, and there are a splendid shaded patio, where you can enjoy breakfast and dinner, and the beautiful roof terraces with lounge chairs allow a wonderful view of the city with a sundowner. The hotel is very centrally located; you can reach virtually all the sights of the old town easily on foot. We will definitely come back. Relaxing place!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We stayed at Riad Assakina for 2 nights on the back side of our 4 day trip to Marrakech. The service at the Riad were extremely friendly and helpful, and Michele, one the owners, provided invaluable tips on where and where not to go in the short time we had there. The Riad itself is by far the most stylish we have seen in Marrakech (we visited quite a few other ones when we were there, as we intend to return to Marrakech), but they didn't quite pull everything together as Riad Assakina did (you can really tell that the owner is an interior designer). The location is also great, as it is within the Medina, and yet close enough the city gates that you can grab a taxi and be anywhere outside of the center very quickly. Breakfast, which was included, was delicious and the crowd matched will with our expectations (international, open-minded, discrete). We have recommended this Riad to all of our friends who plan to visit Morocco and plan to return here ourselves the next time we are in Marrakech.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 November 21, 2013 via mobile

We spent a wonderful three days in Marrakech a couple of weeks ago with friends, staying at The Riad Assakina. It exceeded my expectations many times over. The building is beautifully restored, the rooms comfortable, the food great and the welcome afforded by the hosts, Michelle and Grant, superb. They could not have done more for us. We'll be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We just returned from 4 enchanting nights at Riad Assakina. Michele and Grant and their staff were incredibly helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Michele will take the time to map out a complete walking tour for you and/or arrange transportation anywhere. The Riad is beautifully designed by Michele with an exquisite eye for detail. The location is superb, close to everything but very quiet and tranquil, a welcome respite after a day in the souks. Michele has incredible tips and advise about Marrakech, we found her to be a complete jewel. She warned us about the Argan Oil but we still managed to overpay but we were delighted with our treasure. Everything runs smoothly and efficiently at Riad Assakina, the food is delicious and I really appreciated my evening wine on the rooftop terrace. All of the restaurant selections were perfect for us, I wish we had stayed for an entire week or two to experience the many flavors of Marrakech.
We had an amazing trip and I cannot wait to return. I would never consider staying anywhere but Riad Assakina. Truly magical!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Berber Room and the Saadien Room on the first floor, they are connecting rooms.This...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 November 3, 2013 via mobile

Just arrived safely home and wanted to thank you for making our 70th birthday celebration one of our best holidays ever.

Your attention to detail ,our comfort and help in every way was superb.

Your Riad was over and above our expectations and the location perfect for all the sights in Marrakesh.

Being Jewish I was particularly pleased to be located in the old Jewish quarter, and your Riad being so well placed for the synagogue and Jewish cemetary. Sadly the Jewish population is depleted however thank you again for bringing up to date with the history and re vitalisation of the area that appears to be going on.


The food in your Rias was perfect and your team of helpers second to none...attentive , friendly and non intrusive looking after all our requirements with confidence and assurance...so friendly and helpful just as you both were.


We will definitely recommend you to our friends and hope to return soon for some serious shopping...we love your taste in decor and attention to detail...Michele !

I will place my 7 star review in Trip Advisor too


Thank you yet again


Phil. Jenny, Pam and Jack too

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Riad Assakina is such a special place and this fabulous oasis of calm is a great place to return to after a days bartering in the souks of Marrakech...we had first visited the Assakina a couple of years back and returned with a different group of friends...

We were not disappointed nor were our friends all the rooms are excellent and all with their own special charm...you cannot go wrong!

Michele is an excellent host and cannot do enough for you...food is wonderful as was proved yet again for a large Gala party of residents and friends one night accompanied by musicians and a belly dancer for entertainment!

Michele arranged a special hamman for us at Les Bains and organised restaurants for two groups of us staying at different riads as well as advising on everything from bureau de change to guides and transfers.... a real mine of information!

Go and enjoy this special retreat you will not be disappointed!

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent the Saadien and Berber rooms are on the ground floor the rest on the first f...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#32 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
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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