I thoroughly recommend Riad Miski having just enjoyed a stay of five days there. The riad is situated in the Medina, about a 10 minute walk from the main square, so you have ample opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of Marrakech. Even the short walk to the square provides sights and sounds to enthrall.
The riad itself is full of character and is an oasis of calm in the chaos of the Medina. It's clean, quiet, comfortable and ticks all the boxes in terms of Moroccan interior design. Christine and Francis, the owners, are two of the nicest people you could hope to meet and go to great pains to make you feel at ease in a sometimes bewildering city. They sat with us on our first night and talked us through a map of the city, suggesting things to do and places to eat. They booked tables at restaurants, ordered taxis and even walked us to restaurants that were difficult to find. The rest of the staff are equally wonderful, with a special mention for Youssef who always had a smile and a wealth of information about Marrakech, a city he clearly loves.
I would also recommend one of the day trips with their guide, Ali, who is an experience in himself. He took us to the Atlas Mountains and I learned more about Moroccan culture in half a day with Ali than I have from countless books.
The other thing that is a must do at Riad Miski is the massage. This is a bespoke massage developed by Francis over the course of his 20 plus years of experience. My partner and I had a massage mid way through the stay and it was truly special, not to mention deeply relaxing. A word of warning though, do not attempt to do anything after the massage! We went to Pepe Nero straight after to eat and were completely out of it.
If you want an authentic experience Marrakech then Riad Miski is the place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The riad Miski is an authentic morrocan riad decorated in a sober and traditional way. Ideally situated in a typical district, you will discover a not tourist face of Marrakesh by being next to storekeepers and to inhabitants of the Medina, while being close to the famous Jemmaa-el-Fnaa square and of the old Koranic school (10 minutes on foot). Our team mobilizes every day to make of your stay an enchanted episode. Be allowed try ! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Miski Hotel Marrakech