Riad Al Moussika
A luxury riyad hotel in the medina
|No of rooms: 5|
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This veritable haven is built around a series of courtyards, a sensory overload of mosaic tiles, carved and painted wood, beautiful paintings and luxuriant rugs and furnishings. Although the riyad has only five guest rooms, there are a multiplicity of places to relax- by the long decorative 'Andaluz' pool, in the white marble hammam (similar to a Turkish bath), in the music room with its grand piano and doors out to the patio garden, or on the rooftop terrace with its views of the medina and the Atlas mountains.
Each of the six rooms (including two suites), all beautifully furnished, have decorative ceilings and en-suite facilities with either bath or shower or both. Special care has been taken over the beds which have Egyptian cotton sheets, English lambswool blankets in winter, pure cotton covers in summer, goosedown or non-allergenic pillows and top quality mattresses in natural fibres with comfortable orthopaedic springs. A few days here will make every guest fall in love with the soothingly hedonistic luxuries of this magnificent style of living.
There's something else though that steals the show - perhaps it's better considered an integral part of the whole experience, but the stand-out reason to stay here is the exceptional quality of the food and the extraordinarily good prices of it. Khalid is a has a Grand Diploma in Cordon Bleu cooking and he and his team make exceptional meals. There is both an Italian menu and a Moroccan one, and at 10-12 euros per main course, it is both divine and similarly priced to other meals in the medina and divine. There are many riads to choose from with lower room rates, but Riyad Al Moussika has such well-priced meals, you may want to eat in again and again! And if "eat in" sounds like a term for home, as opposed to the normal "eating out" in a restaurant, well, it's because the experience of Riyad Al Moussika is exquisite. This is what you're paying for.
Manager Houssine and his team are there to welcome you back to the palace each time you return from the outside hub of activitity. His knowledge of Marrakech, the places to see, the places to eat, the places to shop, is the icing on the cake for a wonderful North African experience.
Restaurant:Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are all available. The beautiful dining room is a delightful location for an intimate dinner. Chef Khalid (Grand Diploma Cordon Bleu) offers a delicious selection of Italian and Moroccan dishes, including plenty of options for vegetarians. Breakfast is magnificent with fantastic Moroccan yoghurt with honey, fruit salad, toast with marmalade and butter, pancakes, eggs, morning pastries, coffee and fresh orange juice.
A Word From the Owner:"At Riyad Al Moussika, we look forward to welcoming guests who are looking for a warm-hearted and sincere hospitality and a high-quality, authentic experience of Moroccan life and culture".
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Place Djemaa el Fna (5 minute walk)
Camel or horse riding
All types of excursions available
What We Say:The little streets that lead to Riyad Al Moussika simply cannot prepare you for the amazing little hotel that you will find within the walls. They do not skimp on anything.
From the Guestbook:
"From the moment we arrived until the moment we left the kindness and level of service we received was nothing short of excellent. We would also wish to give our compliments to the chef. Each day was culinary delight. Thank you so much for making Marrakech a truly amazing experience." A.L.
"The ambiance of the Riyad was amazing and the attention to detail nothing short of superb. The pictures and descriptions on the internet do not do it justice." R.S.
"When we arrived at your Riyad, we knew we had found something very special. The decor, the food and all the staff were exceptional and our stay passed all too briefly. Truly you have created paradise on earth and for that we thank you." B.T.
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|Room Rates in Euros (2012)|
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|1 - 15 Apr|
Al Akhdar Double deluxe suite with private loggia and private terrace, both overlooking the garden and the Andalusian pool, with double bed in a splendid alcove, tadelakt pastel green walls, beautiful old Moroccan carpets, cedar wood painted ceiling, bathroom en-suite with huge marble octagonal shower. (Photo)
Al Azrak Double deluxe suite overlooking the splendid Moorish court, with double baldachin bed, tadelakt pastel bleu walls, beautiful old Moroccan carpets, cedar wood painted ceiling, bathroom en-suite with bath and shower. (Photo)Close
|€ 330||€ 350|
|Comfort Double room
Al Bourtokali Comfort double room overlooking the garden and the Andalusian pool, with double bed, tadelakt orange walls, beautiful old Moroccan carpets, cedar wood painted ceiling, bathroom en-suite with shower. (Photo)
Al Wardi Comfort double room with private loggia overlooking the Douirya Moorish court, with double bed, plaster carved ceiling, tadelakt pastel pink walls, beautiful old Moroccan carpets, bathroom en-suite with bath and shower. (Photo)Close
|€ 230||€ 250|
|Single room||€ 150||€ 170|
|Minimum stay: 4 nights (7 nights at Christmas, New Year and Easter)|