We are recently back from 5 days in Marrakech, a really interesting city and no-where near as intimidating as I had anticipated from some reviews I had read. Felt really quite safe and staying at the Tahili Spa was the icing on the cake.
This Riad is recently renovated so it does not have the old authentic tiled and walled garden effect usually associated with Riads, but that's not a bad thing as it means that everything is done out in cool and calming white, beige and cream with matching marble tiling - and of course everything is brand new and top quality.
The beds are huge and extremely comfortable - super king size - and fitted with lovely taupe and Ivory Egyptian cotton bedding. There is an independent and efficient heating/air con device in each room (means you can control the temperature yourself not be at the mercy of the management's view of how hot or cold your room should be)
Apart from one room, Musc which has a bath, all the rooms have large walk- in glass enclosed wet rooms with large shower heads. A lot of the rooms also have a separate loo which I particularly like if only having access to one bathroom.
The staff are incredibly attentive, for instance at any time we were on the lovely roof terrace relaxing in the heat an ice bucket and litre of water would appear to help us cool off without any request being made. It's this attention to detail that sets this place apart. When we arrived our room wasn't ready (we were on the very early morning Easyjet flight and rooms are stated to be available from 2pm). However we were taking into one of the salons, provided with mint tea and biscuits by the lovely manager Mohammed and they went all out to ensure our room was ready as soon as possible - we were taken to our room at 11.30.
Mohammed is the font of all knowledge and speaks the best English at the Riad, he gladly printed off numerous Google maps for us with detailed descriptions of how to get to our destinations.
Location wise it is just a few minutes walk from the large square Jemaa el Fna which will then take you on to the souks. Crucially for anyone who has never been to Marrakech before it can be accessed by taxi so you won't spend any time wandering the back lanes of the medina looking for the entrance. If you email ahead the ever efficient manager, Mohammed, will arrange for a taxi to pick you up. We were charged 10€.
We ate at the Riad - they do not have a public restaurant on site so if you do want to eat there they do require notice by circa 4pm on the day. We didn't find this a problem but be warned the menu is limited as you would expect with them only having 8 bedrooms on site.
We took breakfast on the terrace every morning, it was a substantial continental breakfast supplemented with a couple of changes such as fresh fruit one day yoghurt another etc. there was more than enough variety of cake, bread and croissants plus fabulous freshly squeezed orange juice to satisfy most travellers. I believe you could request extras such as boiled eggs if you wished.
The roof terrace has dining and seating areas, plus somewhere to sunbath and a large hot tub/jacuzzi. We spent most afternoons there as it was a real oasis of calm away just a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the medina.
On a value for money basis for the service and facilities provided I really don't think this Riad could be beaten.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An oriental dream, a unique experience!In the privacy of one of the most beautiful riads in Marrakech. Architecture, lifestyle, wellbeing and gastronomy... Riad Tahili & Spa meets alone what Marrakech has to offer. Exploring this address is undoubtedly the best way to discover the intricacies of a refined, elegant and delicious Morocco. ... more less
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