My daughter and I stayed in this beautiful Riad for seven nights. It has been beautifully restored by the owner Jean Luc who we had the pleasure of meeting on our first night. The Riad is very beautiful and furnished to a very high standard. Comfort is clearly the aim and is certainly achieved from the rooms through to the plunge pool in the central courtyard to the roof tearrace complete with Jacuzzi. We were encouraged to treat the Riad as 'our home'. However for me a home has to have a heart and the heart of Riad Alaka is without doubt the truly wonderful staff. Azziz, Soufian and Malika were the Gems of this holiday. Nothing was ever too much trouble and they showed my daughter and I the kindness, concern and consideration that you would show family. They were on hand to prepare our breakfast at whatever time we woke, answer our many queries and meet our every need. Azziz is the most wonderful chef and will even provide a cookery lesson. No need to seek such an experience elsewhere in Marrakesh. The same applies to a hammam - there is one in the Riad and Malika provides an excellent service with a masseuse who will can be arranged if you request one. Soufian stays at night - so we felt safe at all times. As female travellers we had nothing but a positive experience in Marrakesh. The people were welcoming and generous - hearted. We walked around the square at night and then back to the Riad feeling completely safe. Shopping in the souks was a great experience - make sure you have adequate baggage allowance! My advice to anyone thinking of travelling to Marrakesh is have no fear ,chose this Riad you will not be disappointed. We will return - hopefully many times. Jean Luc if you read this - you are blessed to own such a beautiful Riad but even more blessed to have such a perfect staff. Thank you Azziz, Soufian and Malika
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Alaka is ideally located in the heart of the medina. It lies right at the entrance of the souks and at a few minutes’ walk from the exhilarating Place Jemna El Fna.This is a splendid property, a real haven of peace, decorated in the traditional Moroccan style. Guests will be struck by its elegant and relaxing charm. The tastefully decorated interior oozes passion and respect for Moroccan tradition. ... more less
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