My wife and I stayed here for five wonderful nights. It was our first trip to Marrakech. The riad's central location in the Medina, was perfect for walking to all of the major sites. When we arrived the riad arranged for our transport from the airport and the staff walked us directly to the riad. We would recommend doing this for arrival to any riad within the Medina, as it can be a maze, and overwhelming when you first arrive!
The staff were always pleasent and extremely helpful. We can not sing their praises enough! One morning during breakfast they asked what we were planning for the day and after we told them where we were going and expresssed a bit of concern about getting lost in the Medina, they then walked us to our destination to ensure we did not get lost! From the moment you arrive they make you feel right at home and like a part of their family.
Moutaa made all of the arrangements for a day trip into the Atlas Mountains, which was a fantastic day. When we said that we also wanted to take a cooking class, she took us into the Median to shop for fresh veg in the morning. Then with her wonderful direction we cooked a small feast, and eventually enjoyed it for dinner. Both were fantasitic experiences and tons of fun.
The riad was a perfect oasis within the Medina. Quiet and relaxing, the rooms were all wonderfully decorated and beautiful. The breakfast was great and always left us full, and they are happy to serve you anywhere, on the roof, balcony, or garden.
This is by far the most wonderful place we have ever stayed and would recommend it to anyone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Ilayka is ideally situated for a perfect holiday in tranquil surroundings. You will be given a very warm welcome in this lovely, calm, spacious house. It is very close to the Djem Al Fnaa square and all the shopping souks. Experience Marrakech from the inside by staying with us. Riad I layka offers very good value for money and large open spaces. Staying at Riad Ilayka you will experience Marrakech from the inside. ... more less
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