We went to Marrakesh for a family trip celebrating my fathers 60s birthday, 5 people, 3 mid 20s and 2 late 50s. Riad Malika was the perfect accommodation for us during our week long stay in Marrakech. The Riad had before arrival contacted us, to arrange transfer from the airport, which we were grateful for. We were a little unsure walking from the car to the riad (300m) through the hectic streets full of small local shops - and crazy driving mopeds, and in to dark allies - but a wonderful homely haven awaited us, at the end of the ally behind the big wooden door. As soon as you step in to Riad Malika, you are in a lovely tranquil courtyard. This became the center of our holiday where we would retreat to after great adventures in the city or in the mountains - enjoying tea, coffee or a beer to let it all sink in. We had dinner at the riad the first night and the food was really good, the next night we went to La maison Arabe, a nice upscale restaurant (and expensive) around the corner - but since the food was no better than at the riad, we ate at Malika every second night of our stay. It is very plain, honest food - but very well cooked, and very delicious. We had two junior suits and a senior suit, all individually decorated and very very charming all of them offering big beds, wooden fireplaces, gorgeous well picked decor, in addition to their individual features such as private living room and balcony - private rooftop terrasse - or private balcony over the pool. One of the things we appreciated and enjoyed the most was the devoted and unique staff Rashid and Hafid - they made out entire holiday so much better than we could have without them - from helping me secretly order a cake, getting it into the house and ready for my fathers birthday to surprise him with, to confirming appointments, booking hamam, restaurants, taxies, ensuring right prices, advising on avoiding turist traps, and always always smiling, joking, caring - making sure the small details as well as the big things were looked after. It made our stay such a pleasure, and I am grateful for all their help - it truly made a difference for our entire stay. They even got a hold of me on my fathers birthday, while we were sitting on the rooftop terrace playing games, and asked me to sneak his key down so they could put in champagne and small presents for him - this was a very nice gesture and made my father very happy. The place is unique - and beautifully decorated, the staff is amazing, the cleanliness is great, breakfast is lovely - also for a whole week. I can't wait to go back.
We had a large suite, which was on two floors - and two junior suites one facing the pool, and one a...
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