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Riad Miski
Ranked #15 of 511 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Top notch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

My friend and I had a really excellent stay at Riad Miski; from the moment we arrived Christine and the team were friendly and accommodating and the relaxed atmosphere was a perfect compliment to the bustling streets of the Medina. Beautiful rooms, great cooking lesson and would wholly recommend the hammam and massage. Also don't miss the breakfast - a different choice of bread/pancake every day and fresh peach/orange/melon/banana juice.

Its a 10 minute walk to the main square through a slightly less touristy bit of the Medina - Christine will give you a map with directions. She also booked our airport transfers and helped us organise a trip to the Cascades D'Ouzoud. All in all we felt very well looked after and would definitely recommend it - an oasis of calm in Marrakech!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed for 5 days at the Riad Miski in Marrakech in April. It was a particularly hot April with temperatures reaching 38C but there was air conditioning in the room, which worked. The staff and the owner, Christine of the Riad are extremely helpful and friendly. They organised airport pickup and delivery, the also booked a trip for us to see one small valley within the Atlas mountains. After we arrived we were given a map of Marrakech and Christine explained how to find our way around and recommended a few restaurants. The food in the Riad was amazing. We only had one dinner there but it was miles better than what we were served out in the restaurants of the city. Another couple in the small riad ate in every day (maybe it was not their first time there?). The Riad is beautifully presented and very close to the souks and the central square. The only slight downside is that the bed is the hardest thing I have ever tried to sleep on. I slept on the sofa instead (which was slightly softer). Around 5.30 am every morning the muezzin wakes the resident bird (similar to a sparrow) which lives in the riad and it started chirping, which echoes through the centre of the riad and will wake you up. So the holiday was not as restful as we had hoped but it is nevertheless a nice, central and decent location to stay in Marrakech.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

Our stay at Riad Miski was perfect. We live in a developing place, and were really just looking for a comfortable place to relax, forget about work. Riad Miski so far exceeded these demands that it is it more than other aspects of our trip that we have talked about since (and we loved Marrakech itself!). The rooms are really tastefully furnished and comfortable, but the stand out feature of this Riad is the rooftop terrace, which has an amazing view of the Atlas Mountains and is the perfect place to have breakfast each morning or a glass of wine or mint tea at sunset (or a chat with Yousaf, the ever-friendly and interesting

From the first day the staff at Riad Miski were incredibly accommodating. We had pre-arranged for a pick up at the train station (which i would recommend no matter where you stay in Marrakech - it is very easy to get lost! though that is half the fun of being there...). However, we managed to catch an earlier train and thus arrived four hours early. I called the Riad and Christine immediately directed us to an easy-to-find cafe where we could have a coffee and wait for her - she must have dropped everything and come straight to us because she was there by the time we got our cafe au lait! She took us back to the riad - a very short and easy walk from the main square, though far enough off the beaten track to feel peaceful and authentic - and our room was all ready for us. She then got out a map and made copious notes of all the best places to eat and drink, sights to see, shops, etc. In the next four days, we tried many of her recommendations, all of which were fantastic! I would especially recommend, La Fondouk, where we had a really delicious french-moroccan meal, and the Photography museum, which was unexpectedly delightful - i think it was our favorite site - and there is also a lovely terrace cafe upstairs.

Though we spent plenty of time wandering around the souks and pursuing recommended sights, there were so many things to enjoy at the Riad itself, that it was often a wrench to leave! We had dinner there on our first night, had a massage, and took a day trip to Atlas Mountains, each of which were excellent, and provided with huge smiles - characteristic of all their staff.

I really can't say enough good things about Riad Miski - I've been encouraging everyone I know to visit, and soon.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Riad Miski is just lovely. Christine and her team are incredibly helpful - nothing is too much trouble. Christine provided us with all the information we needed to get around the Medina without getting too lost. We did the cookery lesson, day trip and the Hamman - all of which were great experiences. We loved the hustle and bustle of the Medina but it was always a pleasure to return to the peace and calm of Riad Miski.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We stayed here in March 2013 for 5 nights and were first welcomed with beers, olives, and instantly upgraded to a more expensive first floor room as the previous guests had left.

Yousaf, the porter, seemed to be on duty constantly and was there to help us whenever we needed - he also booked a restaurant for us and walked us to the door so that we didn't get lost!

Our friend who came to visit us was also welcomed into the Riad for drinks, even though he was staying elsewhere.

My partner enjoyed the cooking class very much, and I enjoyed eating the result - although pricing structures are a little confusing if you plan to cook then eat.

Overall we had a fantastic time and would most definitely return given the opportunity. I would recommend this Riad to anyone!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Riad Miski recently. Christine, Fancis and the rest of the team could not have made us more welcome. We had never stayed in a riad before so we were not entirely sure what to expect but when we got there it was like stepping into a private home with all of the benefits of a hotel. Our room was lovely, the atmosphere relaxing and quite, good food and the central location made for an excellent experience. I will definitely recommend this riad to our friends and family.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

I've just realised we've not left a review of our wonderful stay last year at the Riad. It was our first time in Marrakech and let me say: it won't be the last.

The riad is lovely, our room was stunning. Christine is amazing and even though I managed to mess up our return date, she was gracious and I'm utterly grateful to her for that.

The staff on hand were great and really, I don't think we could have had a better time. In fact, I'm looking at dates again for this year.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Baia Rose and I became addicted to dozing on the small couch in the late afternoon...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Riad Miski
Address: 6 derb Abdelouassaa | Close to the Sidi Ayoub square, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#16 Best Value Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Miski 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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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