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Riad Akka
65, derb Lahbib Magni, | Riad Zitoune Jdid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #256 of 1,041 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Chicago, IL
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“Beautiful B&B in the heart of Marrakesh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

I traveled with two others and stayed 3 nites at Riad Akka, and we couldnt be happier about our decision. Only a 5 minute walk to the medina/square. Finding any Riad through all the turns can be challenging, but Aziz at Riad Akka arranged a taxi to pick us up from the train station, which drove us close as he could, and then walked us there the rest of the way. It's quietly tucked away in the labrynthe of passageways, away from any noise. Aziz greeted us at the door and made us feel welcomed and at home. Gave us a map, directed us to all the sites and even made dinner reservations for us elsewhere. He also arranged taxis when we needed them. The riad's decor was contemporary moroccan and tasteful and beautiful! There is a calming, peaceful ambiance here. The lobby/atrium pool was serene and the shared dining room area were we had a home cooked dinner by the fireplace was relaxing and felt like home. The staff are all very accomodating and flexible. The room was spacious with an open bathroom layout (no doors). Beautiful rainfall shower, great shower pressure! No TV or phones in room, but there is a TV in the shared living room area. Free wifi is in the lobby/living/dining room areas only - FYI. We also had a private hammam in their steam room, which was clean and relaxing. I think for 300 durhams it was comparable to other private spa facilities, but well worth it. Had mint tea and dessert on the terrace which was nice. The food here is truly home-cooked and amazing. We even met the cook and thanked her personally for wonderful meals. All and all, I would highly recommend this Riad for its extremely high level of service, warm hospitality and location in proximity to the medina for your stay in Marrakesh!

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Wonderful staff, beautiful rooms (they all have a great touch: the owner , Aurelie, was kind enough to show us all the rooms so we had the privilege to pick our fav' room with a huge bath tub), the best location because very central but also very quite (next to the Bahia Palace). They have a wonderful terrace where you can chill out whenever you wish (we were lucky to have beautiful sunny and warm days in early November!), a pool which is larger than other Riads', and the best and cleanest Hammam (steam room). Last but not least: the food is amazing and all freshly baked and prepared with love. you basically feel at home, and everyone takes care of you and gives you best advice for places to visit, and restaurants or clubs to try. Best stay ever!

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  • Stayed November 2011, 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 17, 2011

Great place to stay, glad the taxi drive showed us where it was, but once we found our bearing the location was really handy, and away from the noisey streets.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

We stayed at Riad Akka for 3 nights in September.

After negotiating the alleyways leading up to the Riad, we were warmly welcomed by the manager into this lovely Riad. The Riad has been tastefully refurbed in a contemporary style. Our room was comfortable, clean, stylish and thankfully air conditioned!

I think what particularly made our stay here so positive was the friendly and helpful service from the staff. We chose not to dine at the Riad as we were only staying a few nights in Marrakech and wanted to get out and about, but we heard nothing from good things from those who did. Though we chose not to dine there, this was not held against us and the manager was actually really helpful in recommending places for us to eat.

The Riad only has four guest rooms but it has a real family feel about it. Thankfully it is slightly away from the hustle and bustle of the souks; we would recommend getting hold of a good map before negotiating the maze that is the medina.

Recommended to all

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

The place is charming: beautiful rooms; relaxiing haman and amazing roof top garden. Breakfast was delicious.The manager, Abdel, is so helpful. He walked with us to the taxi stand and helped us buy a large lantern. He really made our stay so much easier!

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

We arrived at Riad Akka in Marrakesh early in the morning after travelling on the overnight train from Tangier. Although we were much earlier than the stated check in time the staff there made us very welcome and served us a gorgeous breakfast which became one of the things we most looked forward to at Riad Akka. Its fair to say finding Riad Akka was the only difficulty we had, and winding through the narrow lanes of the medina was an eye-opener for a couple of kiwi's who'd never travelled in that part of the world. Once through the gorgeous big doors this was like a little piece of paradise. The decor was modern and tasteful, the room stunning. The little touches such as gorgeous glass bottles for shampoo's and body lotions made us feel pampered and the staff were lovely and extremely helpful. Riad Akka was on the higher side for us as far as average price went, but the rate was very good value for the standard of the accommodation and it was so worth splashing out and treating ourselves as it made our stay such a memorable one in Marrakesh. The hotel staff helped organise day tours for us, arranged taxi pick ups and booked restaurants on our behalf. The only problem that actually turned out in our favour was when there was a massive downpour of rain our room sprung a slight leak. This was rectified immediately by upgrading us to one of the more expensive rooms which was even more lovely than the original one. I cannot recommend this Riad highly enough if you are going to Marrakesh. The location is a little hard to find but once you're there its only a 10 minute walk to the square.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 October 20, 2010

We stayed at Riad Akka on your last night in Marrakech and we chose it because of the great reviews here and as a splurge for our last night in Morocco. The Riad was hard to find (but then again, anything is hard to find in Marrakech) - I would have expected some signs for a Riad of this quality, but alas, we found none. Finally, after asking around, we found it. Riad is located a bit away from Jemma el Fna, but still very central, and close to the El Bahia and El Badi Palaces. It's also in the centre of the many souks, that have better prices than most places in the Medina. The Riad was by far the newest, cleanest and nicely upkept Riad we were in so far. It has been newly renovated, decorated in style and pristine. The rooms were magnificently decorated, very warm, clean and well upkept. The shower was my favourite part as it had a huge showerhead, and after a long day of travel, it came as a Godsend. The Riad has a pool inside its central courtyard, which is small, but nice, however, the water is freezing cold. I was hoping that it was outside on the roof terrace, but it turned out it was inside. The only thing I wasn't impressed by and was surprised by was the condition of the terrace on the roof. It didn't seem to match the cleanliness and perfection of the rest of the Riad - the tables and chairs were a bit run down and it didn't look like the terrace was given much attention. It's really too bad because the rest of the Riad was so immaculate. Either way, it didn't bother us too much, as we spent our last evening lounging on the chairs up there, eating watermelon we bought at the market. The kitchen staff was nice enough to provide us with a knife and plate. In the morning, we had a nice breakfast, and had eggs for the first time :) The Riad doesn't have internet but I'm not sure if they have wi-fi. This riad has an online reservation system, so we paid our room before coming. The airport taxi rates they offer on their website are about 200 times what the taxi to the airport should cost, so I would strongly suggest against it.
Overall, Riad Akka was wonderful and we would definitely come back.

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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Address: 65, derb Lahbib Magni, | Riad Zitoune Jdid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #256 of 1,041 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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