It’s only when you start looking for accommodation in Marrakech that you realise just how much choice there is. It’s simply overwhelming. What doesn’t help is that, in whatever area and price bracket you search, comparisons throw up a lot of properties that look just fine. So how do you choose between them?
Well for us, the decision was made as soon as we made contact with Mur Akush owner Maria. Unlike some of the other riads on our shortlist, Maria responded very quickly to our initial enquiry, and to subsequent emails containing complex questions and really quite particular requests with good answers, good humour and due haste. A complimentary evening meal was the icing on the cake.
If you want to be close to the “action” in Marrakech, Mur Akush is superbly well positioned. You’ll find you’re a short walk from all the hotspots in the Medina, with taxis and the smaller and cheaper ‘petits taxis’ always easy to find for longer journeys (but always negotiate the price BEFORE setting off if you can, and it’s worth haggling!)
As you will see from other reviews here, Mur Akush is quite near to a mosque, but in the ten days our party spent here, it was never an intrusion. Most notable of all “noises off” was the trader who touted his wares along the street at around 11am each day. Listen out for repeated cries of what sounds like “Phillipe!, Phillipe!” (we never discovered what he really was shouting!). Noisy it is not – this riad is an oasis of calm in a crazy world.
The rooms are comfortable and spacious, and the roof terrace is a perfect place to while away the hours, with great views over the rooftops of the medina and to the Atlas Mountains.
Mur Akush is a riad where you can truly feel at home. We came and went as we pleased (at all hours of the day and night – there is plenty to keep you occupied in the city 24 hours a day if you want!). The staff are friendly and attentive, and as in other reviews the person we single out for particular praise is Rashid. He is an absolute gem. Nothing was too much trouble – restaurant bookings, airport transfers, breakfast served with a smile any time you like, drinks, snacks, keeping the wi-fi working…you name it, he does it. He is brilliant, and great fun to talk to as well!
Highly recommended as a base in this amazing place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidden in one of the most historic areas of the Marrakesh Medina, Riad Mur Akush offers a magical experience (with road access in 30m). The relaxed and comfortable environment ensures a perfect stay and with 6 rooms the riad feels very private. With a large sitting and dining room, large patio and terraces, one is spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where to have a meal or read a book. Our hospitality is legendary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Mur Akush Marrakech
- Riad Mur Akush Hotel Marrakech