As a grown-up family of 5, we rented out Riad Imik Imik over a few days in the Christmas holidays while Britta was overseas, and had this incredible property in the heart of the medina all to ourselves. Britta and Souad arranged for a car to pick us up in Marrakech, and we were met by Souad right where the car dropped us off. From this time on, Souad was our host and charming guide whenever we needed her. The equally friendly and charming Ghislane set out breakfast every morning on the rooftop terrace.
The riad itself is quite big, with four double bedrooms all including en suite bathrooms and each featuring a different color scheme. The design across the entire riad is unique, warm and welcoming, renovated beautifully with a local and bohemian flavour. With four and a half floors, there is tons of space to relax including a split level terrace overlooking the medina out to the sea. The kitchen is fully stocked and easy to use - we cooked fresh fish in it a couple of nights, enjoyed one of Souad's tagines another night, and had a fantastic meal out at a restaurant recommended by Britta and owned by a French expat serving fusion, locally sourced food. Any hammam, guided trip, camel trek, surf rental etc. can be arranged by the Riad staff, all the local knowledge you need is covered.
Finally, the value was unbeatable - couldn't believe how affordable this palace of a property is. Thanks Britta for setting it all up, and Souad & Ghislane for making our stay super comfortable. Hope to be back sometime soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Imik Imik is in the heart of the medina, and yet offers peace and tranquility, with a fabulous terrace to relax on. This riad has many authentic Moroccan features, combined with high European standards creating a spacious and comfortable atmosphere. ... more less