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“Definitely take a cooking class!” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Mur Akush
Derb Zaouia 2 | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Definitely take a cooking class!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Very pleasant stay. Had a very spacious and well-appointed room. The rooftop is lovely and provides for nice views of Marrakesh. It's about a 10 minute walk to the Djemaa el-Fnaa and the souks, but we were actually very happy we weren't located amid all those crowds. The call to prayer did wake us up, but it was not overly bothersome. A highlight was the cooking class we took with Zakia. After selecting a menu (harira and a traditional berber tagine), we went to the nearby market to select the meat/vegetables, and then prepared the dishes under Zakia's guidance (and of course, got to eat the dishes for lunch). Would highly recommend staying at this riad!

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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MurAkush, Owner at Riad Mur Akush, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Such a lovely review for our generous guests, thank you!
It was a pleasure taking care of you and I am so glad that you have a good stay with us. Zakia is a great cook and loves talking to our guests about food and she send you her best wishes, along with mine.
I hope you will visit us again in the future.
All the best from all of us, Maria
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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Ain el Aouda, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It was like being at home. Complete comfort with the people, tea and coffee whenever we wanted (for free!), and we even got to watch the world cup on one of the staff member's tablet! Oh, and it was a beautiful, quiet place (except when the call to prayer sounded from the nearby mosque). And cheap. I'm recommending it to everyone.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MurAkush, Owner at Riad Mur Akush, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you for your kind review, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with, made some good friends and it would be lovely to have you back.
My best wishes, Maria
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Bergeijk, The Netherlands
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Vacation begins already with the reservation and communicating with the friendly and helpful owner Maria. Her manager at the hotel ensures a perfect execution of the promised services. He speaks excellent English (and French, of course), picks us up right on time as agreed at the airport and also does his utmost to provide us a bottle of wine at the table when all the shops are already all closed. Dinner on the roof terrace with the best tagine we had in Morocco for 3 weeks. I can really recommend this Riad to anyone.

Room Tip: Grand Suite Amel that we had, offered great stay and sleep facilities.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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MurAkush, Manager at Riad Mur Akush, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you for your great review. I am so glad that you had a good stay with us and ended your 3 week holiday in Marrakech in Riad Mur Akush! I hope that you will visit us again in the future.
I send you my best wishes,
Maria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

This Riad is a little sanctuary in Marrakech that surpassed my expectations. Myself and two friends stayed in the Amel suite on the top floor. Very comfortable, great taste in decoration and a spacious bathroom. The Riad itself is beautiful and a great deal of thought and care has gone in to every mirror, painting and rug! The staff looked after us wonderfully (Rashid even brought breakfast up to the balcony for us!). Impossible to fault. Fantastic job to the Riad Mur Akush team!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 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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MurAkush, Owner at Riad Mur Akush, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
What a lovely review! Thank you so much for taking that time to leave your review for us, it much appreciated.
We really enjoyed taking care of you and your friends and I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Riad Mur Akush and all the little things that make us what we are.
Take care and all the best for the future. Maria
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from an amazing stay at this fabulous Riad. It is a credit to the owners Maria and Evan. They offered some fantastic tips on the local area about places to visit, places to eat and what to expect from this amazing place. They employ a fantastic team who they should be very proud of, including Rachid who went out of his way to ensure everything went to plan and nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend having a meal by the amazing cook who serves up a stunning Moroccan feast. We cannot wait to return to Marrakech and will definitely stay here again. It is spotlessly clean, ideally located with amazing staff and excellent communication via email from Maria right from the start. A perfect place to chill out after a hectic day in the chaos of the media and haggling in the endless souks. Thanks to you all for an amazing holiday and look forward to seeing you again. Anyone who chooses to stay here is in for an absolute treat - don't hesitate, you don't need to look anywhere else.
Thanks again to all the team.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 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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MurAkush, Owner at Riad Mur Akush, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Hello! Thank you for your wonderful review, it was such a pleasure to meet you and I am so pleased that you had a good stay with us! I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed our cook's delicious meals (she is a great cook!) and the riad so much. We have a great team that love taking care of our guests, thank you for your kind words. We hope that you will return to see us again and I wish you all the best for the future! Maria (And Evan)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I have just returned from a 3-night stay at Riad Mur Akush and were delighted with our choice of accommodation. The Riad is incredibly well-located and is a beautiful haven from the heat and the hustle and bustle of the Medina. Only a short walk to the main square but once you've stepped through the front door of the Riad its like a different world. We loved the traditional Moroccan decor and furnishings, the warm welcome from our hosts, the clean and comfortable surroundings, the well air-conditioned room, the lovely food and mint tea, being able to chill on the terrace and chatting to the very helpful Rachid, whose recommendations for places to visit helped us enormously. We had a wonderful trip and a huge factor in this was an excellent choice of Riad. Thanks also to Maria for the excellent communication from the point of booking onwards - very helpful and reassuring.

We will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 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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MurAkush, Owner at Riad Mur Akush, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
What a lovely review you have left us, thank you so very much! It is great to hear that you had a good stay in Riad Mur Akush and I am so pleased that your choice to stay with us made a difference to your trip! We all send you our best wishes and when you would like to return to us again, send me a note and I will sort everything out for you. All the best, Maria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This hotel is tucked away down a back street, which is lovely once you know how to find it. We were glad we took the option of having someone from the hotel pick us up from the airport. It is a short walk from the centre of the Old Town and not too far from the New Town. The rooms were clean and well-furnished. The hotel's breakfast, served on one of the two lush rooftop terraces, were particularly good. We also recommend staying in one evening to try the home-cooked dinner, which is very reasonably priced. The staff were very helpful and spoke good English. As one would expect when staying in the Old Town, there are regular calls to prayer from nearby mosques during night but this would certainly not stop us recommending this riad.

  • Stayed September 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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MurAkush, Owner at Riad Mur Akush, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave your 5* review for us, it is much appreciated! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Riad Mur Akush and you likes the rooms, the terraces and the food! I am very happy to hear that you find it great value, we try to offer the best ingredients with homemade food and a great environment and our cook is indeed wonderful!
Thank you once again and I wish you all the best for the future.
Maria
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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:
#46 Best Value Hotel in Marrakech
#46 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#59 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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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