We stayed at the Riad Kheirredine for 3 nights for the bank holiday weekend in 2013.
I booked this Riad because I read a lot of good things about the staff and people definitely don't lie, the members of staff are pure stars !
We got upgraded for 2 nights to a bigger room, which is a lot bigger than the standard and absolutely amazing so I would say go for superior if you have a choice ! We stayed in the Rose room for 2 nights then the Sandal room for 1 night. The standard room was still lovely but because it is smaller it does get a bit hot at night (although there is AC so this should help if you use it, I just don't like AC so didn't use it!)
The breakfast is absolutely amazing !!! Go for full! The pastries and cakes are all fresh. The eggs are lovely and they give you traditionnal bread and kind of pancakes and crepes which are yummy ! You can have breakfast upstairs in the roof terrasse or wherever you like (middle terrasse, in the patio downstairs, inside if it's too hot...). The fruit salad is freshly made and you can ask for specific fruits if you want and they have them.
The Riad is a bit far from the main square and therefore a bit difficult to find on arrival but they give you a number to call so that they can pick you up. We actually like doing stuff on our own so we just asked and a local brought us there. The Riad will give you a phone to call them if you ever get lost and the first time you go out they have lovely staff to teach you the way. Ismail was a great teacher and we didn't have to use the phone a single time !
We quite like to get lost and find our way ourselves so we actually changed the way we got to the Riad on a few occasions just for the pleasure of trying to find it in the street maze !
Tea coffee water orange juice is included so you can have as much as you like at anytime which is nice. The roof terrasse is amazing to relax at the end of the day. They serve wine and beer as well, not incredibly cheap (4 euros) but considering that it is not very common in the city and they give you olives and dried apricots to nibble on it's ok !
If you want to go anywhere they will book everything for you. If you want to eat inside and avoid the perpetual harassment in the street, the other people in the hotel said the dinner was great (but very large, make sure you are hungry!)
We decided to do everything on our own so didn't get dinner there and went to a few of the nearby restaurants which are very nice. We prefer quiet and non touristy places so we tried to avoid the tourist restaurants but they do look nice. We also booked our own retrun trip to Essaouira with local buses even though the staff were not really convinced that it was a good idea ! It was a lot cheaper as the bus station is only 10 min walk from the Riad but I would certainly not recommend the local buses if you have kids! They can book everything for you with nice buses and cab if you can't be bothered or you want comfort !
Overall a lovely experience and I would recommend this Riad to anyone who doesn't mind the 15-20 min walk back to reach it. The place and the staff are definitely worth it !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The heart of Marrakech As when reading a book, Marrakech is ready to be leafed through. It will welcome and pamper you with that unique sense of warmth that only Morocco can offer. You will feel exhilarated by the smell of its perfumes and its light, it will be an encounter that your traveller's soul should not miss. The Riad Kheirredine has 14 unique rooms and draws its energy and originality from its capacity to function as a bridge, a connection, between the past and the present. Thanks to the refined use of silk and the art of the "thadelakt"and the "zellij", you will be able to discover the true soul of this country. The Riad can be defined like a boutique hotel as we have a personalized service. All our Rooms are equipped with: Telephone, Safety Deposit Box, Air Conditioning, Heating, Soundproofing, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Bathtub(depend on room categories) or Shower, Wake-up service, Towels/Sheets, Towels and linen. In our Rates include: A full Moroccan breakfast with a touch of Italian style. Water, fresh juices, fruit, tea, coffee, cappuccino and Moroccan pastries included in the room rates. Mobile phone to communicate with our Riad 24 hours, Wi-Fi, multilingual reception 24/24 and a night watchman. Our Fusion restaurant propose an international and Moroccan cuisine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Kheirredine Hotel Marrakech