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Riyad Al Moussika
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   62 Derb Boutouil | Kennaria, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #51 of 461 Hotels in Marrakech
London
1 review
“Magnificant: exceeded expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

A truly wonderful Riyad. From the spacious and beautiful room to the friendly and helpful staff everything about the Riyad was perfect. Whilst only a short stroll to Djemaa el Fna the Riyad was a haven of peace and tranquility. Breakfast and lunch in the Courtyard (or one of the other lovely dining areas) was delicious (although some more variety at breakfast would be welcome for those staying longer than a night or two; and more Moroccan-style food as a lunch option would be welcome). The hamman and massage was blissful. Having travelled extensively and having stayed in some wonderful Hotels/B&B's/Guesthouses/Villa's etc, Riyad Al Moussika is up there with the best.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2010

3 night stay / March 2010 - To make it short I’ll just say I partly agree with what was said by Triptestdummy in their review dated March 17th. Though we didn’t have any problem with our room or booking what is said about the value for money it’s all correct. If we had paid 100 or 130 £ per night there wouldn’t be much to complain about – the hotel is absolutely splendid - but as soon as you pay more then 180 £ per night……..… it's a different story. I would add to the information given in the abovementioned review that this riad is located in an area that is not as good as said in some reviews – the main point of interest in the neighbourhood of the hotel being what appeared to be the central bus station of Marrakech – and that is probably why it’s so difficult to locate precisely Riad Moussika on a map (search their website.. you won’t find any). Before we had stayed here – it was our very first trip to Morocco - we had no idea this point could be a problem, but it is.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2010

The cultural section of the Rough Guide for Morocca mentions their love of children and this was very apparent during our stay at the Riyad. Our daughter (less than a year) was fawned over by all staff with many holding her at some stage (even when her nappy change was overdue). It made our stay very comfortable and when we left many came to bid her farewell.

Otherwise the Riyad was an oasis behind a non-descript door down an alleyway. We didn't use the pool but enjoyed evenings sitting on the balcony overlooking it. The staff were attentive (even to us adults) and remembered our unique requests by the second day. We stayed five days and enjoyed it entirely.

Like all things not always for everyone but it suited us and it particularly suited our infant daughter.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 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 8, 2010

We have just returned from 3 days in the Riyad Moussika. if you want a mini adventure then go to Marrakech, only 3 hours from london yet a world away in culture. The Riyad Moussika is in the Centre of the old town yet when you walk through the door you walk into a sanctury to relax and unwind and enjoy fabulous food. We stayed in the blue room with a four poster bed and huge bath.......... expensive but well worth treating yourself.
Hassan the manager made us very welcome he organised excellent restaurants and booked taxis ect. His staff were very friendly and always ready to help in any way. The Riyad is a little palace but the jewell in the crown is its staff and of course its chef ! we cant wait to return !

  • Stayed March 2010, 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 1, 2010

We flew to Marrakech on Thursday 25th Feb for 4 days for some much needed winter sun, having read the reviews for Riyad Al Moussika we decided that was the place, having trawled through numerous other websites and made various phone calls. It is all true, this has to be one of the most stunning Riyads I have seen to date, beautifully decorated in the most authentic style of the region. The Riyad has a decent size pool, although a bit cold in Feb to take a dip, a courtyard where they serve you meals when the weather is nice and a large roof terrace for those seeking the sunshine. The Riyad also has its own hammam, we tried it and you do come out of there feeling like a whole new person.

The rooms were luxurious and comfortable, the staff friendly and welcoming and the food delicious and plenty of it! We stayed in the Green Room, I would recommend this room, you get your own private roof terrace, so if you are looking for some real down time but yet close to all the action of the Jemaa El Fna Square then you must stay at this Riyad. Thank you to Hassan and Atiqa for making our stay so memorable, we hope to come back and visit soon.

  • Stayed February 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2010

Riyad manager Hassan and his staff go out of their way to make your stay here as comfortable as possible, nothing seems too much trouble. Food is first rate, no choice with meals but if you find you do not like something another dish will be provided happily.
Hassan will happily arrange tours, meals, taxis or advise you if you wish to go on your own and explore as we did. 10 minutes walk from Jammal Fna square and the souks, perfectly positioned in a quiet area of the medina. Not cheap but good value for money. I would like to find fault but can't!!!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2010

From the moment I arrived I could not help but feel completely relaxed. A beatiful riyad, the best service and great food. The staff could not have been more helpful and the surroundings no more perfect. Tucked away down a narrow derb (alley) in the heart of the medina and only a short walk from the main square and souks - this really was the best way to experience exciting Marakech.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 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: 62 Derb Boutouil | Kennaria, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#39 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#140 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Riyad Al Moussika 3*
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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