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“Best Riad in Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Malika
29 Arsat Aouzal, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #87 of 1,072 Marrakech B&B and Inns
London
1 review
“Best Riad in Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I have stayed now at this beautiful Riad in Marrakech three times, including booking the entire Riad for a weekend this spring for 22 guests. It never ceases to fill me with happiness and a longing desire to return whenever I can. It really is the best Riad in Marrakech; beautiful, characterful, charming, not to mention with fantastic service and thoughtful attention to detail. Close to the Medina, but in a quieter part of the city, this Riad is in a league of its own.

  • Stayed April 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We enjoyed staying in this lovely riad. The staff was helpful. The meals were excellent. The décor was very unusual with a 20's and 30's flavor. The garden in the courtyard with its two turtles was beautiful. A very peaceful and romantic spot amid the bustle of Marrakesh.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We had a fantastic time in Riad Malika in Marrakech. The place with its central courtyard is very special, as are the rooms, the furniture, the various balconies and the pool. Services were superb and both breakfast and dinner were excellent.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

My partner and I stayed here in May and it was lovely - such a beautiful environment. We had one evening meal here which was great, and the breakfasts were fresh and lovely. The room and decor is eclectic but charming, and the roof terrace is blissful. Also within walking distance of the main Medina.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

The most beautiful accommodation, and wonderful staff- I only wish we'd had more than 1 night here! Our room(s!) was fantastic- the suite had 3 fireplaces, 5 rooms, a piano and a skylight above which would open and close as you wished. Actually one of the loveliest places we've ever stayed in.

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  • Stayed March 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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Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Marrakesh is beautiful, interesting and intense. For us the Malika was perfect because at any time we could step back into its quiet atmosphere. Its gorgeous Art Deco style isn't just something to look at, but rather something you can really be inside of. Having dinner or breakfast by the fireside was like being transported back to the 20's. We've seldom enjoyed such style and comfort. The service was friendly and personal. The entire staff did everything to make our stay top level.
Dave Goodman, Canada
Christiane Heins, Germany

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  • Stayed March 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 March 25, 2013

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.

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  • Stayed March 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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Address: 29 Arsat Aouzal, Marrakech, Morocco
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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 #87 of 1,072 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
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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