Riad Hikaya, Boutique Hotel Marrakech Medina, Morocco - MMH004

Riad Hikaya is a wonderful boutique guesthouse in the medina of Marrakech. It has 8 bedrooms,a heated pool and a rooftop terrace with jacuzzi.

8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18

Two stunning roof terraces
Hammam and treatment room
Heated pool in courtyard
Roof top jacuzzi
Royal quarter of the Medina
Free wi-fi internet access throughout the riad
Satellite TV (worldwide channels inc UK terrestrial and Sky) in each bedroom
i Pod docking station in each bedroom
Hair dryer and complimentary toiletries in each bathroom
Personal safe in each bedroom
Air conditioning/heating in every room
Credit Cards accepted (extra fee might apply)

Whist many of the riads in Marrakech are foreign-owned Riad Hikaya is rare in that the owner is actually hosting your stay. He therefore puts as much effort into ensuring that you have a good time as he has done into the renovation of his riad over the last 5 years. He is English,but is a fluent Arab speaker and this has enabled him to find all the best shops, guides and craftsmen in Marrakech, knowledge he is very happy to pass on to his guests.

The riad itself is built over two courtyards, which makes it a 'proper' riad in the eyes of purists (one courtyard for the family and one for doing business). There are 5 bedrooms on two levels around the larger patio, which also has a good sized pool by riad standards - heated in the winter. A dining room connects to the smaller courtyard. This courtyard has 3 bedrooms leading from it - ideal for a family or group of friends.

There is a staircase for each courtyard which connects the two levels and then goes up to the roof terrace where there is an open air dining area and two covered "caidal tents" for relaxing with a drink or curling up with a book. In one corner is the heated Jacuzzi (big enough for 4) to soak away the aches after a hard days shopping in the souks or trekking in the Atlas mountains. Also on the roof is a traditional hammam for relaxing scrubs and a treatment room for massages.

As with all our riads, breakfast is included and there is an on demand dinner service (needs to be confirmed in advance each day). The owners will also arrange cooking demonstrations, guides and trips around Marrakech.

All the bedrooms are individually styled and have double beds (many of which can be split into twins) and each room has a beautiful bathroom with shower. Some also have stunning baths in Tadelakt (polished plaster) or beaten copper. Each room comes with a bathrobe to use during the stay and "babouche" slippers.

The location is in the southern "Kasbah" part of the medina which has its own village atmosphere and you are around 15 minutes walk from the main square. Many of the famous restaurants and historic sights are closer still. It also has the advantage that our drivers can get almost to the front door so saving the problem of carting luggage through the alleyways.

"Hikaya" means story in Arabic and staying here will make you feel like you are a character from a romantic novel - and you should return home with plenty of tales to tell

Additional Information:

- Lunch dishes range from £5 to £10
- Light suppers from £15pp and a three course feast menu (including vegetarian options) is around £25.
- Cookery demonstrations on request
- The riad can arrange an official guide for souks and the medina of Marrakech - English, French, Spanish or German speaking
- Tours around Marrakech can be arranged in a "caleche" or traditional horse and carriage

Other Suggestions

Riad El Zohar, Boutique Hotel
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Amirat al Jamal Boutique Hotel
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Rebali Riads Boutique Hotel
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Kasbah Bab Ourika Luxury Hotel
Bab Ourika is a 15 room Kasbah perched majestically on a hilltop at the side of the Ourika Valley, guarding the gateway to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains
Kasbah Azul Boutique Guesthouse
The Kasbah Azul is a wonderful place, it is newly built in the village of Aslim just a short drive from from the centre of Agdz.

Other Useful Pages

Morocco Holidays Homepage
Listing of all Marrakech Riads
Morocco Desert Tours