Morocco is bustling, noisy and full of salesmen, donkey-carts, horsedrawn carriages and mopeds. Without such a tranquil base to return to, we would soon have become exhausted. We enjoyed a picnic lunch on the roof-top terrace in warm sunshine (in February), with food we had purchased and brought back, having been provided with plates and cutlery when we asked.
Tucked away in a secluded side-street, Mur Akush is in a perfect spot, because, as well as being within the historic Medina, where there are many sites of interest to visit, it is also near to the new part of the city - a short walk takes you to the wall of the Medina and into the modern city-streets, where it is not much further to the famous Majorelle Garden, which is full of strange cactuses and trees - well worth a visit. With the city map, presented to us on our arrival at Mur Askush, we were able to navigate to and from the Riad without assistance from the many willing local guides who offered us their services.
The only glitch we experienced was with the plumbing. In our bathroom, the basin had hot and cold taps marked 'C' for chaud (hot) and 'F' for froid (cold) - fine, because we expected French labels. But the shower/bath taps were labelled 'Cold' and 'Hot' - which would have been fine, except that the one which started with a 'C' was chaud (hot) and a certain amount of water was sadly wasted trying to get hot water out of the tap marked 'Hot'! Not a problem once you know how it is.
We would definitely love to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidden in one of the most historic areas of the Marrakesh Medina, Riad Mur Akush offers a magical experience (with road access in 30m). The relaxed and comfortable environment ensures a perfect stay and with 6 rooms the riad feels very private. With a large sitting and dining room, large patio and terraces, one is spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where to have a meal or read a book. Our hospitality is legendary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Mur Akush Marrakech
- Riad Mur Akush Hotel Marrakech