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“Stylish retreat in the heart of Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
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27 Derb Bouderba | Riad Zitoun Jdid, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #48 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Stylish retreat in the heart of Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I have just returned from a weekend in Marrakech and stayed at Riad Hayati with two friends. On arrival, the first thing that I noticed was how peaceful it was despite the buzz on the roads nearby! The Riad is beautifully decorated and maintained and the bedrooms were luxuriously appointed with excellent amenities. Abdel and Mina were always helpful and attentive and Mina's food was of an excellent standard. I would have to agree with other reviews in saying that Riad Hayati is a home away from home and I would have no hesitation in returning there myself in the near future or recommending it to others wanting a secluded, luxury stay in Marrakech.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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 March 18, 2013

Riad Hayati is like fine wine. It just keeps getting better. We've stayed here several times and each time we love it more. Yes, it is beautiful and has that quiet comfortable elegance, but it is probably that "at home" that we appreciate so much.

Ron always welcomes us as a friend and then we are totally cossetted by Mina and Abdel who are as charming as they are efficient. The house is immaculate with an attention to detail that is amazing. Staying here is always a special treat.

Room Tip: The little suite is a personalo favorite with its private terrace and beautiful palm garden.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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 March 2, 2013

If you can escape the throng you feel as though you have entered another world at Riad Hayati. It is truly an oasis of calm, simplicity and refinement. Four of us spent a week here and were totally charmed by the spot-on service and welcoming atmosphere. This is really the place to relax and be spoiled after the buzz buzz of the medina and late nights around town. Perfect location with taxis and markets literally a minute's walk yet the Riad is hidden away in a quiet little street away from the din

Mina and Abdel are a brother and sister team who keep things ticking flawlessly with super efficient service and charm. Mina's cooking certainly lived up to its reputation. Everything fresh,delicious and beautifully served. Her French and Moroccan repetoire seems limitless. Abdel is the perfect major domo who can book and rebook reservations at a moments notice. He's always ready to assist but totally discreet and never overbearing.

Ron and his staff treated us to a perfectly memorable week. This place is a real find.

Room Tip: We had the suite with private terrace. Our friends had the large four poster bedroom on the gallery...
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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 February 23, 2013

Riad Hayati is charming. We stayed in the suite with the private terrace and pool, perfect for relaxing.
The service at the riad is first class; discreet, but Abdel would always miraculously appear when we wanted something, and Mina's food is of the highest quality.
Abdel asked each day if we were dining in the riad, and we very soon decided we were ! Whatever we asked for Mina cooked, and it was all delicious.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Booking Riad Hayati was without a doubt the best choice we could have made for for our honeymoon. New new (wonderful!) wife and I sighed a dual "wow" as we entered that stunning courtyard. Abdel had met us at the airport with a bouquet of roses and a big grin. I guess it was really from that moment we knew we would be happy there.

Arriving at the medina was lijke a minute's walk through the bible, Very ancient beauty that is both mysterious and sensual. Strange sounds and smells, vendors hawking, It really assaults the senses. Then you reach the Riad and all is quiet, tranquil, the air perfumed with insense and the most charming staff to spoil us.

Ron booked us the little suite which seemed as though it was made for a honeymoon. A spacious room with fireplace, super comfortable large bed. It is up a flight of stairs from the main house with its own terrace and tiny pool. Perfect.

We were completely private. We slept as late as we wanted and rang a little call bell when we wanted breakfast. It was beautifully laid out on our terrace and within a minute orange juice, berber crepes and even "le cornflakes" arrived with rich,dark French coffee. what a way to start the day!

And so it went for a super week. Even the sight-seeing was easy as the Riad's location is so close to major sights. There are even charming restaurants and cafes within a couple of minutes from the Riad.

The folks at Riad Hayati received us with warm hearts and flawless service. Many,many thanks to all.

Room Tip: The little suite was perfect for our honeymoon.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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 February 2, 2013

Simply put, Riad Hayati is a classy little oasis with a perfect location and absolutely superb staff. Once through that simple door you enter a magical courtyard and the frenetic medina is shut away.

I can't say enough about the relaxed elegance and hospitality of the place. They took such wonderful care of us, there was simply nothing more we could have asked for. Ah, and lest I forget, the food was truly exceptional.

We write this to say thank you to all for our memorable stay. We are already talking about a return visit.

Room Tip: We had the four poster bedroom. It's very romantic with a fireplace in the bathroom and a bathtu...
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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 January 26, 2013

Our family travelled to Morocco over Christmas and New Years with another family. There were in total four adults and five children, ranging from 20 to 9. The accomodations suited us perfectly with the boys and girls closest in ages sharing rooms and the oldest child with her own room. I woud recommend taking the whole Riad if possible as it makes it feel like you are in your own home - only nicer!

Riad Hayati offered us the perfect first experience of Morocco. Unbelievably beautiful without being fussy, great location in the Medina but very protected.

And then there was the service from the kind Abdel and the excellent chef Mina who could not have been nicer. Breakfasts were great as was dinner the night we arrived.

Overall, not a single negative word to say -- this place was exactly as advertised -- an absolute jewel. I hope that you are lucky enough to have the experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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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:
#29 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#41 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#152 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Riad Hayati Marrakech
Riad Hayati Hotel Marrakech

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