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“Elegant,Charming And Very Private” 5 of 5 stars
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27 Derb Bouderba | Riad Zitoun Jdid, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #52 of 460 Hotels in Marrakech
London, United Kingdom
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“Elegant,Charming And Very Private”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had a superb festive treat at this wonderful little bit of heaven. Really something to remember in London's bleak mid-winter. The riad is beautifully designed to be what I would call elegantly comfortable. But there is a genuine sweetness about the place. So quiet and peaceful. All you hear are trickling fountains and an adorable canary singing its heart out.

The staff are lont-time family retainers who really know what they are doing and do it with effortless charm that made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived. Mina, the cook, spoiled us with her delicious French and Moroccan home-cooking, always fresh and beautifully served at any time of the day or night. She didn't miss a beat when we told her two of our party were veggies.

Precious sleep in the romantic bedrooms that had seductive baths, Egyptian cotton sheets and real Turkish towels with rosemary scented soaps and shampoos from the Berber villages.

Riad Hayati is a sophisticated jewel which provided us with an indulgent escape from everyday life and cares. A real little beauty!

Room Tip: We were five friends and we each had our own bedroom. They all had their own charm and character and...
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We found Riad Hayati in a Vogue review and decided to give it a try. We are so happy we did. After a couple conversations with Ron, the owner, all our questions were were answered clearly and accurately and our booking was confirmed.

Hayati is a real little beauty that will melt your heart with awesome service, great food and superb comfort. The week we were there a cold snap swept down from Europe. But we were cosy and snug in the riad. The rooms were heated and had charming fireplaces. Abdel had a crackling fire for us in the dining room and in our bedrooms before we retired.

This place is really very special and made our trip to Marrakech a dream.

Room Tip: We had a large bedroom on the gallery. Our friends had the room next to us. Both had fireplaces and...
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We are a crew of six filming in the Atlas mountains. We've been staying at this wonderful riad for years whenever we are on location for a shoot. Hayati has really become home to us over the years. It's a serene oasis run by a generous host and super efficient utterly charming staff. Even if we're up at dawn to start filming a full breakfast is waiting and if we are working until very late a delicious dinner is waiting with a warm smile. In cold weather we can dine by the fire and really relax. Bedrooms are exceptionally comfortable with lots of hot water and luxurious soaps and bath amenities. A bit of luxury at the end of a long day is much appreciated.

This place is simply perfect. It really is a wonderful home away from home.

Room Tip: Our crew has taken all the rooms in the riad. Each has a special character but they are all stylish...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Our very sincere thanks to everyone at Riad Hayati for making our honeymoon so perfect. It was first class hospitality for the entire week. You really know how to spoil your guests. Ron had ordered a huge bouquet of roses and a bottle of wine waiting for us in our little suite. That was the pwerfect beginning to a week of candlelight dinners and the best most spoiling service we could have imagined.

We are very grateful to all of you and we hope to be back for our first anniversary.

Ned&Alison

Room Tip: We had the suite in a private wing of the house. Our own terrace and little plunge pool. Huge bathr...
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We've been to Riad Hayati in every season and we just love it. It's a discreet little gem in a perfect location close to major sights and just a few minutes stroll from the Place Jemaa El Fna.
Ron has taken an 18th century merchant's garden house and refurbished it with all modern comforts . The design reflects his travels in the Middle East with references to Ottoman Turkey and Persia. The place just oozes character with a lived-in elegance to be enjoyed

Abdel and Mina provide warm "at home" service which we appreciate so much. It's like spending a week in someone's home with all the amenities and services of a smart boutique hotel. Nothing is overlooked for our comfort.

This is truly a very special place. There is no other way of saying it.

Room Tip: We've stayed in all the rooms, but last few visits we've been in the suite which has its own...
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Warm memories in cold London. We've just returned after five wonderful days at Riad Hayati. Truly an oasis with refined hospitality and service. The location was just about perfect . Quiet in a little cul de sac but just a minute away from the palaces and markets and a little square where taxis were always available.

Ron's attention to detail is amazing. The house is not only beautiful but extremely cosy as well. Everything has been thought of for comfort and enjoyment. There are charming little nooks for daydreaming and a grand salon for entertainment. The terraces are well tended gardens with fountains and a sweet little plunge pool.

Mina and Abdel are absolute treasures and we were sad to leave them at the end of our stay.
They really looked after us so well. And Mina's cooking totally deserves all the raves.

We generally don't write reviews but this time we just wanted to say thank you for our superb holiday.

Room Tip: We had the four poster bedroom on the gallery which is absolutely charming and extremely comfortable...
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I think what impressed us so much about Riad Hayati was the ambience of a private home. It's like being invited to someone's dream house with the perfect staff and extremely comfortable accomodations, made even more comfortable by an extremely thoughtful host. A marvelous cook and staff of three keep things ticking beautifully. It's all done with low-key efficiency that looks so easy, but these folks clearly know about hospitality.

The house is an 18th century merchant's home that has been renovated with all modern comforts but keeps its tradtional elegance. All white backrounds with slashes of color coming from antique carpets and Islamic textiles. Bedrooms are light and airy and especially comfortable with bathrooms that are stocked with local herbal soaps and shampoos.

We've been to Marrakech before so we knew our way around. Nevertheless it was the Riad that provided soothing comfort and relaxation after a long day or night out.

Ron said he believes people will enjoy the delights this bustling city more if they are well-rested and well looked-after. We agree totally and hats off to Ron and staff for their wonderful treatment.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riad Hayati

Address: 27 Derb Bouderba | Riad Zitoun Jdid, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#34 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#52 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Riad Hayati Marrakech
Riad Hayati Hotel Marrakech

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