Riyad Al Moussika
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A magnificent 5* rated hotel. Look within. Be still. Free from fear and attachment, Know the sweet joy of the way."
Flight was bog-standard Ryanair. I bagged a window seat and thought I'd settle down for a nice sit down and chill chill with a bit of music. When two northern whales, tatted up to max and smelling like something died plops themselves next to me.....I swear the amount of rings and bangles between them would fetch a house where we were headed. Ugh. Typical brit on ...
... encapsulated the city.
After a few drinks, our tired bodies started to feel alive and we were finally in the mood for our dinner plans. Jane had pre-booked a degustation dinner at MAISON MK. It had been written up as Marrakech's best restaurant and very difficult to get into as reserves most of its dinner tables for it's inhouse guests. When we entered the Riad you could tell straight away we were in for something special. Although very ...
... We went up several floors to the roof top terrace to watch the sun go down and we had a seat right at the edge so could people watch on the busy street below all evening. I ordered a lamb, prune and almond tagine and it was the most delicious thing I’ve eaten here yet! The lamb just melted in the mouth and sauce was divine!
On Friday morning we left the Riad a bit earlier and headed over to the Dar Si Said Museum. ...
... hanging out with a girl from the US (that we met at the airport) and a dude from Canada who arrived in the hostel like 2 hours before us. We didn't do that much that day...first we went to the main square - Jemaa el Fna (one of the most famous squares in all of Africa and is the center of city activity and trade. It has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage site since 1985), then to one of the most important landmarks in Marrakech - Kotoubia Mosque - with the 70m-tall minaret ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Riyad Al Moussika Marrakech
Très bien situé - Un riad extraordinaire
J'y ai passé deux nuits entre Noël et le Jour de l'An. J'avais réservé la dernière chambre disponible et Giovanni m'avait prévenu qu'elle était plus petite. Ce n'était pas grave car il y a plusieurs pièces à notre disposition, comme la bibliothèque sur le palier. Le service était très attentionné et le tarif comprenait le petit déjeuner et le déjeuner, préparés par un très bon cuisinier. C'est absolument une très bonne adresse et j'y retournerai.
The only place to stay in Marrakech
The photo's and descriptions do not do it justice. They cannot describe the ambiance!
We stayed for our 20th wedding anniversary and it was made very special by the attentivness of the owner and his staff.
The food was superb and the recommended restuarants really impressive.
Our suite was amazing. Although there was much we wanted to see and do in Marrakech it was difficult to leave the serenity of the Riyad each morning after breakfast.
My husband and I stayed at Riyad Al Moussika in January 2006. Yesterday I referred this riyad to a friend and said that it is worth it to fly to Marrakech just to meet Giovanni (the owner/host). In sharing with her our very special experience at Riyad Al Moussika I was able to re-live our stay and felt compelled to post this review. Seven months later, the memory of our incredible visit is still vivid. From the minute we walked in the door and were greeted by Giovanni himself, we knew this was no ordinary stay. His touch can be felt in every detail from the decor to the service. What can one say about wonderful Khalid but that one has to simply taste the magic he concocts? I loved the sense that we were visting Giovanni and his son and were guests in their authentic home with all its fine luxuries. From the lovely study where one can curl up with a book to lazing upstairs on the terrace while sipping mint tea to watching a film from Giovanni's enviable collection of timeless and tasteful movies, we loved every minute of our stay. Moreover, the staff is incredibly helpful, polite and amiable. I promised my friend my friend a meal she and her family will remember and I know she will not be disappointed. I would recommend anyone looking for a memorable time to come stay at the Riyad Al Moussika.
"...High standards of his ow"
With our four children with inlaws back in Blighty, this was a very rare break away, so it had to be good. I am delighted to say, it was better. Perhaps the most luxuriant, and almost certainly the most beautiful place either of us have stayed. The pictures available on the web are, amazingly, a reflection of the real thing. This could only emphasis the contrast with the dusty, narrow and crowded streets of the Medina.
Riyad Al Moussika; Shame about the owner!
A beautifully restored and maintained Riad within walking distance of Jemaa el Fna that offers excellent food. However, to take advantage of this, you have to run the gauntlet of the Italian owner, who has a serious sense of humour failure and whose welcome was to ask us for payment of the bill within 10 minutes of our arrival. The room was comfortable and well furnished, but not sound proof enough to withstand the 4.00am call to prayer nor the loud and ignored knocks of a taxi driver at the outer door at 5.00am.
My husband and I booked a last minute holiday to Morocco last May after a long and stressful period with both our jobs. It was our first time to Morocco and we planned to stay 3 nights in Marrakesh and 4 nights nearer the Atlas Mountain to get a feel for the place. We wanted to stay all the 3 nights in the heart of the Medina, at Riad Moussika, but it was fully booked so settled for a night in a smaller riad and then moved to Moussika.
We stayed for the week over new year 05/06, Giovanni the host is fantastically knowledgable, and will urge you to see the true morrocco.
Great location, amazing riad
Stayed for two nights between Christmas and New Years. Reserved last available room, and were warned by Giovanni that it was smaller. Didn't matter as there are several common rooms to choose from, such as the Library right next door.
Service was amazingly attentive and rate includes breakfast and lunch prepared by a real chef.
Definitely, a great place to stay and will return.