We stayed at Riad Akka on your last night in Marrakech and we chose it because of the great reviews here and as a splurge for our last night in Morocco. The Riad was hard to find (but then again, anything is hard to find in Marrakech) - I would have expected some signs for a Riad of this quality, but alas, we found none. Finally, after asking around, we found it. Riad is located a bit away from Jemma el Fna, but still very central, and close to the El Bahia and El Badi Palaces. It's also in the centre of the many souks, that have better prices than most places in the Medina. The Riad was by far the newest, cleanest and nicely upkept Riad we were in so far. It has been newly renovated, decorated in style and pristine. The rooms were magnificently decorated, very warm, clean and well upkept. The shower was my favourite part as it had a huge showerhead, and after a long day of travel, it came as a Godsend. The Riad has a pool inside its central courtyard, which is small, but nice, however, the water is freezing cold. I was hoping that it was outside on the roof terrace, but it turned out it was inside. The only thing I wasn't impressed by and was surprised by was the condition of the terrace on the roof. It didn't seem to match the cleanliness and perfection of the rest of the Riad - the tables and chairs were a bit run down and it didn't look like the terrace was given much attention. It's really too bad because the rest of the Riad was so immaculate. Either way, it didn't bother us too much, as we spent our last evening lounging on the chairs up there, eating watermelon we bought at the market. The kitchen staff was nice enough to provide us with a knife and plate. In the morning, we had a nice breakfast, and had eggs for the first time :) The Riad doesn't have internet but I'm not sure if they have wi-fi. This riad has an online reservation system, so we paid our room before coming. The airport taxi rates they offer on their website are about 200 times what the taxi to the airport should cost, so I would strongly suggest against it.
Overall, Riad Akka was wonderful and we would definitely come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a small alleyway close to the Bahia Palace, only 5 minutes walk from Jamaa El Fna Square - Riad Akka keeps a warm welcome for guests in a stylish, peaceful ambiance. A showcase for all the cultural richness and diversity of Marrakesh, luxury riad in Marrakesh - Riad Akka is a unique building that has been reinterpreted in a contemporary style. It has been refurbished with all due respect to traditional architectural features and reflects the determination of the owners, to recreate the authentic Marrakshi way of life in a contemporary minimalist setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Akka Hotel Marrakech