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“Enchanting Little Gem” 5 of 5 stars
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27 Derb Bouderba | Riad Zitoun Jdid, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #60 of 464 Hotels in Marrakech
London, United Kingdom
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“Enchanting Little Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This is truly an oasis of tranquility in a city that suffers a tourist invasion. The location is perfect,close to everything but very quiet and private. You really feel at peace within these beautiful walls. The service is exceptionally and consistently faultless. We got the warmest welcome from Ron and his staff, Mina and Abdel. Mina's delicious cooking is something to remember. Everything is market-fresh, served by candlelight and cosy fireplace with soft Morrocan music making it all dreamy. Try her Poulet aux citrons tajine and that killer fudge choclate cake.for desert.

One other thing I should mention if the absolute comfort of the place. The bedrooms are designed for sound sleep and the salons are simply devine, one is a cosy little Ottoman treasure the other a vertable scene stealer large enough for a banquet and dancing.

I can't say enough about this enchanting place except that we were thrilled to find it and have already planned to return.

Room Tip: We had the four poster bedroom which has a very sexy bath with a huge tub and fireplace. Our friends...
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Elegant surroundings, great location & exceptional service make this Riad perfect for a short stay in Marrakech. We loved everything about it & our private day trips to the Atlas Mountains (go on a Monday if you can - wonderful Berber market en route) & Essouira (lovely lunch at Chalet de la Plage)were excellent. Ron has all the answers to your queries, Abdel cannot do enough to ensure you feel truly at home & Mina's cooking was delightful. Thankyou for a memorable few days.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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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
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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
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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
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    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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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:
#46 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#51 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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