It is a great place to stay but being so small it has its flaws. I will start with the PROS:
1 - It's a beautiful serene enchanting little Riad. Once you step through the doors you almost forget you are in the heart of the Medina madness
2 - The staff is very warm and welcoming.
3 - Food is excellent. Breakfast is delicious as is dinner. Their in house restaurant Pepe Nero is indeed very good and always busy.
4 - It's only a short 8 minutes walk from Jemaa El Fna.
5 - It has been restored to perfection. Its ceilings, courtyard, library, etc look stunning. At times it feels you are staying in a museum.
1 - It's very loud at night. The restaurant is the main business, not the riad itself. So expect loud music pumping through the speakers til very late.
2 - Being so small comes with problems. I had to wait two days until they were able to replace a lightbulb in the toilet.
3 - Breakfast although delicious takes forever. Some days it would take up to 30 minutes to arrive.
All in all I'd recommend as long as you don't mind going to bed late.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Al Moussika - For comfort, style and refinement. THE Riad experience in Marrakech! Situated in the ancient medina of Marrakech, five minutes walk from place Jemaa El Fna, the Riyad was once one of the residences of the former Pasha of Marrakech, Thami El Glaoui, and has been refurbished to a very high standard in the Andalucian style. One of the gates of Riyad Al Moussika opens on to a garden with old cypress trees soaring to the sky, a huge bougainvillea climbing across the pergolas, a swimming pool, in the centre or, more precisely, an Andalucian basin thirteen meters long, tiled with a mosaic carpet design. Here water falls from a white Carrara marble fountain to the songs of numerous small birds creating an idyllic scenario, in spite of being in the heart of central medina. A fireplace gives the winter evenings a cosy atmosphere, as do the impressive modern paintings, carpets, sofas and armchairs. There is a hi-fi system and an art deco Pleyel grand piano perfectly tuned for the pleasure of the guests. The Turkish bath or hammam in white marble with a relax room where, on request, a professional masseur can take care of the guests. There is a unique view of the medina and the Atlas Mountains from the two terraces that are sheltered partially with wooden pergolas and surrounded by large terracotta flower vases. Tables, comfortable armchairs with cushions and teak chaises-long allow guests to request breakfast and candle lit dinner, as well as to sunbathe during the day. On one of the terraces there is a pavilion with Moroccan sofas, cushions and lamps should some of the guests prefer a more intimate space. The resident Chef, Grand Diploma Cordon Bleu, has devoted his life to gastronomy and invites lovers of fine dining to experience his repertoire of Moroccan, Italian and French cuisine at the haute Cuisine riyad's Restaurant PEPE NERO. There are 4 double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathroom. All rooms have air-conditioning / heating system, telephone with external line, television with the major satellite channels (BBC, CNN etc.), Internet wireless connection is available and DVD in the music room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riyad Al Moussika Marrakech
- Riyad Al Moussika Hotel Marrakech