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“Absolutely amazing hotel and service.” 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
San Francisco, California
1 review
“Absolutely amazing hotel and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I am not one to write reviews but I had to complete one for the Riad. The owner and staff were so welcoming and helpful. It was our small oasis - my husband and I basically had the entire place to ourselves and were able to come and go easily as it is centrally located. A driver was always available if we needed help getting to a far away restaurant. It is like a very large home with many beautiful rooms and multiple decks. At night you can sit on the open air roof and watch the sky turn orange against the sunset while listening to the sounds if this exotic place. I would stay there again no questions. Thanks Ron!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We spent five magical memorable nights in this wonderful place. The perfect choice to celebrate my 30th with a group of friends. The Riad has such a fine ambience of quiet elegance and romance. The service was, personal, thoughtful and absolutely flawless. It's the little things that make you feel so special: Masses of roses in our room, birthday breakfast on our private terrace, a surprise birthday cake at the end of Mina's gala dinner.

When we finally tore ourselves away from the Riad to dine at Tobsil, Ron had phoned ahead to tell them it was my birthday. Another cake and "Happy Birthday" sung in French and Arabic.

It was quite chilly in Marrakech but our room was warm and cosy and every evening we returned to find a log fire waiting for us.

I could go on with the superlatives of comfort and charm and service, but suffice it to say that our stay was about as perfect as we could have hoped for.

Nothing was ever contrived. These are simply wonderful people who know the art of hospitality and do it effortlessly. Many, many thanks from all of us

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We had the most perfect week at Riad Hayati. It's like staying at an lovely private residence with perfect service. It is elegant, spacious but not ostentatious. The courtyard garden is just so beautiful with climbing jasmine and bougainvillea and the terraces are lush with palms and lemon trees. You really enjoy the quiet and tranquility after spending the day sightseeing or shopping the bustling medina.
Ron's suggestions for restaurants and places of interest were spot on and his trusty staff totally spoiled us. Mina's cooking was a constant treat and Abdel was amazing in providing super fast,efficient service.
This was the most perfect choice we could have made.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Riad was truly an extraordinarily wonderful experience. The location was perfect in a very quiet neigbourhood within easy walking distance to the main square. Our suite was perfect with access to the roof terrace. The riad is a very cosy place with only a few rooms and plenty of space. We had a wonderful time. The staff (Abdel and Mina) took great care of us. We loved the "home-away-from-home" feeling. We have stayed at many different hotels and this was certainly one the most charming!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Riad Hayati was the perfect choice for our 10th anniversary celebration. Sort of a second honeymoon,too.
The riad is simply stunning and made for romance. By day we could relax on our private terrace which is set in a palm garden with a lovely plunge pool. It was just the ticket for those hot afternoons.
At night the riad is a candlelit vision with exotic insense wafting throughout the house and soft music playing in the background, there was even a full moon while we there there. Beyond perfect for romance.
I want to thank Ron who was so helpful in organising our trip. And,of course, Mina and Abdel who absolutely spoiled us. Sightseeing and shopping in the markets can be very tiring so it was such a pleasure to get back to the cool,freshness of the riad in the evenings. Our bedroom was beautiful and very comfortable. The bath was enormous and even had a dressing room. We had robes,slippers, fruit and a "butler's pantry" stocked with wines and snacks.
Thank you all most sincerely for making our celebration so perfect

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Given the hustle and bustle of a city oozing with life and culture, you could be forgiven for wishing for your very own garden of Eden; somewhere you can recharge your batteries, readying yourself for another assault on the relentless souk sellers.

Well, look no further; Riad Hayati is that haven!

Set amongst the intimate streets of Marrakech, a secret breathtaking open air courtyard awaits any weary traveller. The rest of the riad doesn't disappoint either. The courteous owner, Ron, has a fantastic eye for interior design and has created an unbelievably relaxing ambience, in which you can enjoy your Moroccan jaunt. Fresh flowers are scattered in the many fountains and candles are lit around the building in the evening to set the perfect mood. The rooms are tastefully adorned with artifacts collected from all over the world, complimenting the traditional Moroccan pieces on show. Every detail has been thought about, even down to the lion head spout on one bathroom tap, and it shows. The place is full of hidden gems if you're willing to look for them. One being the roof terrace, which we found the ideal place to lay out and track the sun on it's orbit; it's a far cry from the hurly-burly of the streets below.

Ron, the attentive owner, is lucky to have a loyal brother and sister team, in Abdel and MIna, who willingly tend to your every need. Abdel's service is incredible, he is polite, charming and, well, he's simply a wonderful man. Mina is a fantastic cook and I can honestly say that some of the best food we had in Marrakech was cooked by her fair hands! I should also mention the security guard who silently patrols. He spotted us returning to the riad most nights and was on hand to let us in. It's the little things like this that make this place stand out in a city crowded with accommodation.

The location of the riad is perfect. You're a 6-8 minute walk from the main square, meaning you are surrounded by many decent eateries and souks/hammams/spas for all budgets. There is also a taxi rank about a minute away, so it's easy to get everywhere else - just don't forget to haggle for your fare; it's all part of the fun!

We cannot talk highly enough about the magical Riad Hayati and would urge you to go there...right now...even if you haven't booked a trip to Marrakech! You'll love it, trust us!!!

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  • Stayed October 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 October 23, 2013

We have stayed at the Riad Hayati before and loved it. More than that it was such a memorable experience. So this trip the choice was easy. We called Ron and booked an October visit.

Goodness the Riad is even more delightful than we remembered. It is just so beautiful in that understated elegant manner. Abdel and Mina still provide impeccable utterly charming service and Ron is as helpful and gracious as ever.

The courtyard and terrace gardens have grown even more lush and are beautifully maintained. We had the suite with a private terrace and tiny dipping pool. And the bedroom was cool and deeply comfortable, with fresh flowers, fruit and a 'mini bar' (a butler's pantry) was stocked with wine, juices and snacks. In the morning, at the push of a button, breakfast was served on the sunny terrace.

We were so happy to be back.

Maggie and Roger

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 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
#153 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Riad Hayati Marrakech
Riad Hayati Hotel Marrakech

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