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“The best of Moroccan style”
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Riad Imik Imik
Ranked #30 of 176 Essaouira B&B and Inns
Tisvildeleje, Frederiksborg, Denmark
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6 reviews
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“The best of Moroccan style”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

The riad has it all, great taste where very detail was attended attending to in color and form. It was clean and beautifully taken care of. Britta was a wonderful hostess and owner and she, and we where treated in the best manner, like long time friends. We felt like home and was lucky to enjoy her company much of the time. The 3 rooms where beautifully decorated and different in colors and size. The place is spacious and relaxed with different places to sit and enjoy the the architecture and the artistic decor. We had breakfast at the sunny terrace at the roof top enjoying the seagulls waiting for a bite, and nice long talks in the living room at nights. The location is central in the Medina, but still peacefully tucked away from noise. This is a place I would love to come back to and highly recommend to others. You will not be disappointed, but happily surprised.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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frederiksberg, denmark
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Riad Imik Imik is incredibly beautifully decorated by gracious German owner Britta. An exquisite blend of the best of Moroccan style and nordic style. If you don't mind staying in the Medina this is the perfect place to stay. 3 totally different rooms. Lovely living room. Two terraces.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Morocco is a wonderful and colourful country, but sometimes you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the whole experience, with the heat and the dust and the noise, and you really feel the need of a calm, clean haven of quiet and silence to go back after your walks in the medinas or your haggling in the souks.. My stay at Riad Imik Imik was by far the best part of my last Moroccan journey, and I definitely plan to visit again in the future. The house is beautiful and carefully renovated, with love, taste and attention to every detail. The rooms are cozy and comfortable, you immediately feel at home. Breakfasts in the morning sun on the wonderful terrace, with the seagulls waiting for their share, are unique moments, to look forward too. And Britta, the landlady (and the brave author of the home makeover) was just the perfect host, always present as a friend with her good advice and company, but never in the way.. What more can one ask for?

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

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!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

The owner is a charming German lady who speaks perfect English. We stayed here with another couple who found this splendid riad after much research. Britta could not have been more helpful - this also applies to her staff, who welcomed us warmly at the supra tours bus stop as Britta was away that day. Beautiful restored riad with lovely roof terrace where we breakfasted in sunshine, even in January! Excellent fruit salad each morning with variety of pancakes or omelettes with plenty of coffee. We dined in excellent restaurants recommended by Britta.
The harbour with its fishing fleet was a real highlight of the town which is a lot quieter than Marrakech. Riad Imik Imik is Berber for slowly slowly, so Britta explained. The perfect way to approach life in this delightful place

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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London
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

This Riad was designed by the owner, an enterprising and charming German woman, Britta, who has clearly put a lot of love into making it a superb and restful place to stay. She is very much a "people person" and has a wealth of information to share with her guests so you have a fantastic stay in Morocco. She also welcomes independent travellers .There was a mix of both during my stay, so the company was great.
Britta is well established and respected by the local community, so she really does know some of the best places to go! The riad has lots of traditonal Moroccan crafted design features, with a modern and calm ambience. Each room has a colour theme. I stayed in the blue room, with lovely turquoise decorations on the walls, carpets and bedspreads The room was large , with a comfy double bed, built in wardrobe and well decorated en suite bathroom - lots of hot water!
Downstairs, the kitchen and dining area is large, open and spacious , with staricases up to the terraces. In early November, it was great to have enough sun to start the day with breakfast on the terrace. Breakfast was always superb with freshly squeezed juices, coffee or tea - including English breakfast tea- fresh breads and pastries,yoghurts and a good selection of home made preserves. We had fresh fruit salad - with pomenegranites- that Britta made daily.
The staff are pleasant and the riad is very clean, which is welcome after the dusty streets.
Its a great location near to the beach, shops and just near the Supra tours bus station if you want cheap and efficient transport.
I felt welcome, safe and very well looked after in this fabulous place - I will return again!

Room Tip: All the rooms are good, talk to Britta about which room you want , maybe you can get your favourite...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Larvik
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

After 14 days on dusty roads,mountain clibmbing, desert safari and overnights in primitiv locations, it was like heaven checkining in on Riad Imik Imik. The house inside was like comeing to 1001 night. Rooms and interior is exelen and almost unlimeted with hot water in the shower:))).
The breakfast on the roof in the warm mornings was fantastic. Britta is a perfect host with a big and careing heart. Her knowledge of the town and it`s surroundings helped us to get around with ease. Walking distance(7 min) to the beach. Exelent for couples and honey moon.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Riad Imik Imik
Address: 25 Rue Zalaka | 44000 Essaouira, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 176 B&Bs / Inns in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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 

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