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Riad Malika
29 Arsat Aouzal, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #84 of 1,046 Marrakech B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Staying in a Riad is like Alice in Wonderland. One minute you are lost in a maze of streets and the next you knock on a door and are invited into another world.

We stayed in a junior suite which was excellent. We had an open fire in the room which unexpected but a great addition!

Jean-Pierre and his team were really hospitable - providing great advice and allowing us to store our bags when we went on a desert tour.

All in all - great room, fantastic communal areas and brilliant service.

Advice on arrival - the taxi can only get so far and you need to walk. There will be plenty of youngsters offering / taking your bags / directing you to the Riad. This is not free and 20 Dirhams is the going rate despite their insistence that you should pay 100!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Booked this Riad for two nights after reading reviews on Tripadvisor - good call!
We'd never have found it on our own, like most Moroccan buildings, there's little to give away what's lurking behind the door but it's worth it when you pass through the entrance into the courtyard.
Our room was simply fabulous, massive bed, deep bath, log fire and some fabulous decor. Staff, food, service all excellent.
One word of warning and nothing to do with the Riad but were dropped off about 200 yards away and a couple of lads with a trolley offered to take our bags - the mini bus driver advised us to tip them "20-30 Dirhams". When we got to the Riad they demanded 100 Dirhams each! - that was more than the taxi to the Airport. Be warned - agree a price in advance!
Jean-Pierre and all the staff were very helpful and friendly and we would certainly stay there again if we went back to Marrakech.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Salamanca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The Malika offers an ideal location from which to explore this mad and chaotic city. After a day pounding the streets and being bombarded with all that Marrekesh could throw at us it was wonderful to return to our little oasis of calm and be looked after by the attentive and friendly staff. The food was good both at dinner and breakfast and nothing was too much trouble. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Riad Malika.
Mike & Jo Calvert

Room Tip: We stayed in two different rooms. Room 6 on the top floor. Not enormous ,especially the bathroom but...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 February 25, 2013

Such a calm oasis in the centre of a frantic centre. The service was excellent. The manager was brilliant. We really enjoyed our stay. We had one evening meal there which was delicious and breakfasts were superb. It's incredible to come up to a door in the wall and open up into a courtyard with trees and fountains!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 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 February 23, 2013

There are thousands of Riads in Marrakesh but if you want a truly memorable experience then look no further than the Riad Malika! The Riad is unique in character and the service is personable and attentive. Don't hesitate to have dinner in the restaurant as the food was superb, the best we had in Morocco. This really was the perfect place to stay!

  • Stayed February 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

we spent the most fantastic 5 days in this beautiful riad , the rooms are comfortable and very nicely designed , the staff and particularly JP the manager were very helpful and accommodating , cant recommend it enough

Room Tip: the royal suite is best room i have ever stayed in
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  • Stayed February 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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

My husband and I recently travelled to Morocco and were keen to stay in a traditional Riad in the heart of the Marrakesh Medina. We were very fortunate to discover Riad Malika on Booking.com. The Riad was absolutely outstanding in every way, from the stunning French art deco decor and antiques, to the water fountains, gardens, relaxing music, heated pool, incredibly comfortable king size bed, delicious breakfast and excellent staff and service. This Riad is truly an oasis, and so peaceful and relaxing! After sightseeing in the bustling Medina it was a welcome relief to come home to this lovely place. I could easily return there and spend an entire week curled up in corner of the garden with a good book and a glass of French wine! We were given the roof top terrace room, which had a beautiful stained glass wall, lovely art deco furntiture and paintings, and lounge chairs for sunning ourselves, or gazing at the stars. After 2 weeks in Morocco, staying in a variety of riads, kasbahs, gites and hotels, Riad Malika was without a doubt the highlight of our accomodation in Morocco. We can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Request the roof top terrace room - you won't be disappointed!
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  • Stayed January 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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Additional Information about Riad Malika

Address: 29 Arsat Aouzal, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #84 of 1,046 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the first charmed hotel in Marrakech, located in a historic place of the Medina, a few steps from the famous Dar el Bacha, Riad Malika offers, in a subtle blend of "Art Deco" and traditional moroccan art, 10 luxurious rooms, patios, its swimming pool, hammam and its beautiful gardens shaded. ... more   less 
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