Riad Ilayka is simply fantastic. Nadia, Mustafa and all the team are supremely good hosts. From a fantastic welcome (where we were met from the taxi), with a selection of divine moroccan patisseries and fresh pineapple juice we knew this would be good. Brilliantly located 5 mins walk from the Jemaa el Fna main square, this hotel hidden behind a door down a network of alleys is like a mini oasis in the middle of the evocative pleasure of marrakech. Set around a stunning central courtyard with palm trees all the rooms have character, beautiful decor and are comfortable with nice bathrooms and air con. The roof terrace affords a lovely view of the city and the atlas mountains, along with taking in the great sounds of the city such as a beautifully haunting call to prayer in the evening. Breakfast is a wonderful mixture of french and moroccan with freshly made bread, pastries and crepes, along with freshly squeezed orange juice. Dinner is bespokely made and was wonderful in every way. Ironing was done without asking. Directions were shown without wanting. And great advice given naturally. A proactive and brilliant experience from start to finish. If you are first time to Marrakech and want a great way to stay in the heart of the city, look no further!