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Riad Mur Akush
Derb Zaouia 2 | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #46 of 460 hotels in Marrakech
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“Fantastic- cannot fault it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

On arrival at the Riad, our family of 5 were warmly welcomed by the lovely members of staff who were helpful and kind throughout our stay and accommodated our every request.

A quick guide to the main sites Marrakech has to offer not long after arrival helped in planning our stay and eased worries about arranging excursions to popular sites located some distance from the Medina as they are offered by the Riad at a fair rate. The Riad itself has a perfect central location in the middle of the Old and New City and is within walking distance of the souks, Jamaa al Fna and other tourist sites.

We shared two rooms between us and both were clean, spacious and delicately decorated with great attention to detail. We cannot exaggerate the tranquility felt in the Riad, whether on the Rooftop Terrace, in the bedrooms or the seating area on the ground floor.

Our decision to choose the Riad was partly swayed by the excellent and prompt communication we had from the owner, Maria, who responded within hours to initial enquiries about services offered such as airport transfer on arrival, which was arranged by the Riad itself free of charge.

Our stay was completely enjoyable and made even more so by the hospitality shown by all the staff. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Riad Mur Akush and would definitely choose it as the place to stay should we visit the lovely city of Marrakech again!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I stayed at the Riad Mur Akush for 5 nights in August. We throughly enjoyed our stay. The staff were very friendly (Rachid, Leyla and Mohammed) and helped us every way they could, they made us feel comfortable, just like being at home. We travelled to marrakech with 3 other friends who stayed in a 5 star resort in palmarie, when they visiting our riad they were blown away. The location is perfect, virtually in the middle of the old town and new. Overall we really enjoyed our stay, and would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed at the Riad Mur Akush for 4 nights and we had a great time. We originally reserved the Suite D’olive (on the ground floor), however due to an error this was not available the night we arrived and they offered us a free upgrade to the Grand Suite Amel. The suite is very big and cozy, there are two separate rooms (bedroom and living room) along with a spacious bathroom with two sinks. Right on top of the suite there is the common terrace where we chilled before dinner and where you have a great view of the Medina.
The riad is very clean and there is a fresh patio where they serve you a generous breakfast and - upon request - dinner. The members of the staff are extremely nice and always ready to give you nice tips and recommendations.
I would definitely recommend the Riad Mur Akush, in particular to couples who want to spend a romantic time together in the wonderful city of Marrakech.

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  • Stayed June 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My husband and I were traveling to Morocco for the first time and we were lucky to find this peaceful Riad located inside the Medina. We received an email from its owner, Maria a few hours after we made our booking. She not only made us feel welcome but sent us important information regarding travel to the riad from the station, options for further travel in Morocco and basically detailed answers to all our questions. The staff there- Rashid, Leyla and Mohammad are very helpful. We stayed in the Olive Room and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Most other guests at the riad were couples or traveling alone or in pairs.

Room Tip: The Olive Room - We couldn't hear the cry for prayer from our room but some other guests said th...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My wife booked Riad Mur Akush for my surprise 50th birthday after my daughter’s recommendation as she had been last year. From the initial airport transfer right through to the return transfer, the service from Rachid and the small friendly team; Layla the cook and Zohra the cleaner, was absolutely faultless and nothing was ever too much trouble. My wife also assures me that secretly organising the whole holiday with Maria the owner who lives in the UK, including the beautifully cooked, traditional tagine birthday dinner for 14 of us including the vegetarians, was a breeze.
With 3 generations of the family and several friends, the accommodation provided enough to keep everyone happy. Sun loungers and a roof terrace for the youngsters, beautiful traditionally finished rooms and bathrooms for us oldies as well as a comfortable lounge area for chilling in the afternoon. There is also plenty of local sight-seeing not too far away, including Jemaa el-Fnaa, the historic square which is home to the world famous Souks; an experience worth waiting for, but don’t get carried away with your haggling, start low!! For the uninitiated, Marrakech is certainly an experience. The people are really friendly and very welcoming and there is good variety of restaurants to suit all budgets and styles. There is an interesting variety of architecture and sights to see, but watch out for the donkeys and the mopeds, its madness.
Note; there are no shops in the Medina (old town) to buy alcohol, so if you are desperate for a beer you have to go to the new town. Try the Acima Supermarket, near Jardin Marjorelle (Yves St Laurent Gardens; also worth a visit), but be warned, alcohol’s not typically cheap like most Moroccan shopping though! If you want a drink in the Medina the bar at Hotel La Maison Arabe, which is down the next lane from the Riad, welcomes non residential guests for a beer or two and their Rachid the barman makes great birthday cocktails.
All in all definitely a 10 out of 10 holiday, so well done and thank you to everyone at Riad Mur Akush and the wife for organising a great holiday.

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

After three years away, it was a delight to return to Riad Mur Akush. The excellent staff was the same, welcoming me warmly, like I was part of their family. The rooms were spacious, cool, and delightfully decorated, while the riad itself offered many spaces to enjoy mint tea or read a book. While I found the stay great, the part that was most memorable was the food. I had been travelling throughout the country, but I had the very best tangines in Morocco at Riad Mur Akush. It is worth going there just for the food. Overall, an outstanding experience. I couldn't recommend this riad more highly.

  • Stayed July 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 July 12, 2013

This riad is a great place to relax and spend the evening after a long day wondering around town. Great location, close to Jamal Al Fna, great room, clean, great breakfast and unlimited mint tea!
But the staff really make it a special place. Big thanks to Mohamed , Rachid and all the lovely ladies who prepared breakfast and dinner. My partner and I spent 5 nights at this Riad that felt like home. Evenings at the terrace were amazing. Great sunset! We also enjoyed catching up with Rachid and immersing ourselves more in the culture. Def recommend it and also a tip, make sure you have dinner at the riad. The food is beautiful and much better than at 5 star hotels we had while in Marrakesh. Great job guys!

  • Stayed June 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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Also Known As:
Riad Mur Akush Hotel
Riad Mur Akush Marrakech
Riad Mur Akush Hotel Marrakech
Address: Derb Zaouia 2 | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#76 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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