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“Slightly faded grandeur” 4 of 5 stars
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Riad Malika
29 Arsat Aouzal, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #85 of 1,101 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Slightly faded grandeur”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

2 couples stayed here 3 nights. We booked the 2 suites as they were not much more than standard rooms. It was 120 euros/couple/night for B&B. We ate in one evening for about 20 euros. A very nice 3 course meal. Beers were about 3 euros. We did a hammam at 30 euros/pair which was a steam and a scrub with a masseur. Lasted about 45 minutes. The riad itself is in the souk area and has about 8 rooms facing onto a central courtyard or a deep swimming pool. The courtyard has many palms and bouganvillas giving shade - although most shade is from the surrounding walls - 3 storey. The owner only speaks French - if you try a small bit then all is fine. The staff - especially Abib - speak English. A roof terrace can be accessed by all, with private access from the suites.
We really liked the riad. It has all the hallmarks of slightly faded grandeur - some plaster in the courtyard peeling, top small windows in rooms a little dirty - but all very acceptable. Our rooms were huge with big bed, table and chairs, small balcony looking over courtyard, separate louge with satellite TV, ensuite (no shower in one of the suites - bath). No phone in rooms. Plenty of hot water with a good pressure. Lovely sheets and towels.
NB take ear plugs to block the call to prayer in the mosques in the early hours!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

From the moment we stepped in through the huge front door, we felt relaxed. The owners and staff at the riad made us feel welcome and totally pampered. We stayed in the Royal suite, and it was enormous- we loved the huge remote controlled sky light! We drank wonderful mint tea, the breakfasts of pancakes (of several different varieties ), freshly squeezed orange juice, yoghurt, fresh fruit and coffee were delicious, and the 3 course meals we ate on 2 of the 4nights we stayed were gorgeous. Marrakech is a hectic city, but this felt like an oasis of calm in the middle of it all. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to our friends.

  • 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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London
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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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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
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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 #85 of 1,101 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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