16 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Riad Al Moussika : THE place to stay in Marrakech!
"One of the best hotel experiences I have ever had and certainly tops for Marrakech. House is beautiful, built around three lovely courtyards, staff attentive, friendly, and charming, but the standout thing here is the food-- we lingered over breakfast and kept hurrying back for lunch (both included). One night had dinner in with friends-- best meal in Morocco. Their homemade marmalade may be the best I've had. Now that the re-designed La Mamounia looks like a movie theater lobby, the Hotel Riad Al Moussika is The place to stay in Marrakech. http://www.riyad-al-moussika.com "
- Travel date: 1st February 2010
The best location, finest foods and all with the highest level of service from a dedicated team in the magical Marrakech
"You can see a short film I posted on you tube which shows the Riyad and a look at Marrakech at www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUJWpAsmbLc I read the reviews about the Riyad Al Moussika on tripadvisor and agree with many of the reviewers when they say that this is the place to stay whilst in Marrakech. I needed a relaxing break and all the stress of cancelled and delayed flights were soon forgotten. What is even more special is the history and exquisite quality and design of the Riyad together with friendly atmosphere especialy for those with families. You really do feel like you are staying at a former Mansion of the Pasha of Marrakech. Upon arriving at the Riyad we were greeted by Hassan the manager and other staff with a splendid array of Moroccan snacks and mint tea. We were made to feel at home right from the very start and my children simple loved every second of their experience at the Riyad. Hassan is an intelligent and lovely gentleman who went out of his way to ensure we were comfortable on our trip including personally accompanying us in showing us the famous Jemma Al Fna sqaure and Al Badi and El Bahi palace which were ideally located nearby. The stay at Riyad included breakfast and lunch fit for a King or Queen. The quality of the food was simple amazing (Gordon Ramsey & Jamie Oliver eat your heart out) in short and the freshly squeezed orange juice is out of this world. You can still eat evening dinner at the Riyad at an additional cost or they will happily assist in organising a booking elswhere. We particularly appreciated the tour of the Ourika Valley and other sight seeing tours organised by the Riyad. We had the same driver Khalid for most of our journeys and he really looked after us and I recommend you ask for him to add value to your stay. Simple things like arranging the horse carriage to take us from the Riyad to save us haggling in the square to helping us pack our Tagine to take back gave us the 'home from home' feeling. Overall the Riyad caters flexibly to your needs whilst offering the best experience of Marrakech. For value for money, 100%, you will live and feel like the Pasha. I have stayed in many places all over the world and some are things are just priceless, the Riyad Al Moussika is one of the. I left a few shirts at the Riyad by mistake but Hassan sent them without delay back to me. I will definitely return one day and congratulate everyone from the chefs, staff, receptionists and management for making this an experience of a lifetime for guests from around the world. [--]"
- Travel date: 14th January 2010
Riad Al Moussika Hotel Marrakech : A great staff, outstanding rooms, the perfect location and very good food too.
"We, (a group of 6 friends from UK), stayed in Marrakech at Riad Al Moussika Hotel, ( http://www.riyad-al-moussika.com/ ) in June and had a wonderful experience! The staff was great from the moment we arrived. Everyone was friendly, we received incredible rooms with terrace and/or windows overlooking the beautiful swimming pool and garden and the Moorish court. The rooms were immaculate and were beautifully furnished with authentic paintings and antique Moroccan furniture. My huge bathtub was great after walking all day. Very nice library, with a large selection as well of English books about Morocco and Moroccan culture. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone. A great staff, outstanding rooms, the perfect location and very good food too."
- Travel date: 2nd August 2009
Riad Al Moussika : Amazing place !
"We just returned from a 5 day holiday in Marrakech. Riad Al Moussika was our base to explore the medina and for trips to the coast and to the Atlas mountains. The riad is a carefully and tastefully restored historical building which offers a quiet retreat after a busy day in the pulsating city. There are only 6 bedrooms and many additional sitting rooms including a well stocked library and a room with a grand piano. The weather in january was too cold to use the pool in the beautiful courtyard but we thoroughly enjoyed to relax in the hamam. Breakfast is of very good quality and the lunches were among the best meals we had in Marrakech. The personel is competent and very helpful and offers a friendly, personalized service. Restaurants and Transportation are suggested on request and promtly organized. We highly recommend this riyad! www.riyad-al-moussika.com - Angientom "
- Travel date: 20th February 2009
The service was impeccable and the food served by the Chef Cordon bleu, to die for
"My wife and I stayed at Riad Al Moussika hotel for four nights in early January, and it was definitely one of the highlights of our journey to Morocco! Our choice of the hotel was made completely on the suggestion of Daniel Jacobs on The Observer, Sunday December 21 2008, and on Trip Advisor reviews: Before arriving, we were wondering if we have made the good choice, but the minute we walked in, we realized that Riyad Al Moussika was beyond all our expectations. We got an amazing room (the green one) with a private terrace and a beautiful loggia in front that overlooked the mature trees garden and the nice swimming pool, and all the Riad was done in very capturing style. The service of the boys was impeccable and the food served by the Chef Cordon bleu, to die for. The Riad itself is very beautiful and authentically Moroccan and we felt very much like home. www.riyad-al-moussika.com [email protected] "
- Travel date: 6th February 2009
Riyad Al Moussika a place that has stopped time
"The Riyad Al Moussika, ( www.riyad-al-moussika.com ), where I spent with friends a long weekend at the beginning of our journey to the south of Morocco in early January, is a place that has stopped time, where the magical atmosphere, relives Morocco of Pasha of 1800, but with all the comfort of our century. Everything is perfect, authentic, calm, serene... I recommend strongly this hotel for its central location, even for the excellent and very professional service provided by the young boys of the staff, always smiling and present without being intrusive. The chef and owner, Khalid, a nice and helpful big boy, who speaks I do not know how many languages, but among them an excellent Italian that has enabled me to know a world of things about authentic Marrakech, thing impossible otherwise, due to my language limitations, and, most important, who cooks in divine way. I conclude that the value for money is very good considering that the copious breakfast and the courses haute cuisine lunch, (by far the best of all restaurants in Marrakech and Morocco, where we ate), are included in rate. Only one regret: Having been there for 4 nights only! - Wanda "
- Travel date: 5th February 2009
A dream holiday and a dream Riyad.
"Well what can we say more: We had an absolutely amazing time in Marrakech and what made it so fabulous was Riyad Al Moussika. We will certainly mention it to our friends and family as it really is worth a visit. We were extremely impressed with the way the owner, Giovanni, made time to meet and greet his guests with his expertise and wealth of knowledge. It made us feel so welcome that he took time out to speak to everyone which was very helpful as we know he was extremely busy. We were most impressed with the fact that one moment we were in a hot and dusty street with the noise of snake charmers, acrobats and story tellers, a cacophony of loud noises from the beating of the drums and many instruments of the musicians, and immediately before you lies a huge wooden door with 17 emblazoned on the top and the door is opened to what can only be described as a perfect world of tranquillity, a sight to behold. The luscious blue water of the swimming pool, the beautifully hand decorated decor, the luxurious fabrics used for curtains and upholstery and if that wasn't enough, the wonderful fragrance surrounding the courtyard and the garden. The delicious lunches were obviously conjured up by a man passionate with his love of cooking and thankfully it was gratefully received from two people with a love of excellent food. The staff were superb at his job and nothing was too much for them. A dream holiday and a dream Riyad. Carole and Lynne Simons"
- Travel date: 22nd August 2007
"We had agreat stay here, the lads really looked after us and the food was amazing. The suites are out of this world and you get what you pay for. Giovanni's advice was great on places to go etc and arranging cabs, guides but i must say i found him hard to take at times - I had a few issues with him and his manner. He has turned this riad into a paradise and know's it - if you can get past this then you'll really enjoy your stay here."
- Travel date: 22nd August 2007
A lovely stay
"We had a lovely stay at Riyad Al Moussika. It was a very good finish to the end of our week in Morocco. The property is lovely (we still can't get over our splendid and enormous bath) and the staff were most helpful and welcoming. Breakfast and lunch were quite delicious and so generous that we returned home feeling that we didn't really need to eat for a week! Giovanni's advices about what to see, where to eat and how to get around in Marrakech was most welcome, particularly as we had little real idea of what to expect. Thanks to his pointers we found our way around really very easily and wandered around to our hearts' content discovering as much as we could. We enjoyed our first visit to Morocco so much that we are keen to return soon. Charlotte & Nicholas"
- Travel date: 18th August 2007
The level of personalized service was exemplary
"We had a wonderful stay that recently at Riad Al Moussika. Marrakech was in itself a memorable experience, enhanced further by the knowledge imparted and recommendations made by the team of Riad Al Moussika, allowing us to experience the finest that the region has to offer. The level of personalized service was exemplary and no problem (even a cancelled flight!) was insurmountable â thank to Mr Robazza's efforts. I hope that many other South Africans get to experience his hospitality! Patrick Barrett"
- Travel date: 10th August 2007
"This is a lovely Riad that is only 5 minutes walk from Djemma-al-Fna (the centre of the Medina). Very high quality property with highly attentive and personalised service. I would recommend this without reservation to anyone who is visiting Marrakech. Positives: 1. Lovely property. The internal decoration and design is easily as impressive as the finest palaces and hotels in Morocco. The two central courtyards (one with pool, one the dining room) are delightful. Room decoration is personalised in traditional Moroccan palace style. 2. Great location. Just 5 minutes from the centre of the Medina, but taxis can get to within 30 seconds walk of the front door, and its no more than 15 minutes to the airport. Hard to beat this. 3. Great service. Very personalised service, and highly attentive. Good recommendations on everything from eating out to zouvenirs from the owner Giovanni Robazza and his excellent team. Negatives: 1. The roof terrace is underutilised. It is a lovely roof terrace, and we felt it could be used for breakfast and evening drinks. As it stands, you can use it, but there is not much up there. 2. No seating around the pool. It is not really possible to sit and sunbathe around the pool. If that is what you want, then you will be better served at one of the big hotels. Overall this is a great place to stay in Marrakech. The attention to detail, personalised service, local knowledge, location and quality of the property are all excellent."
- Travel date: 17th July 2007
Riyad Al Moussika : A dreamlike sanctuary
"Riyad Al Moussika gave us a wonderful, memorable break in Marrakech: It is the most beautiful place we have ever stayed in. It is a dreamlike sanctuary from the hustle bustle of Medina, but located very conveniently to all attractions too. We loved sitting in the courtyard listening to the flowing water of fountains. Very relaxing. Our room was simply magnificent - beautifully decorated walls and ceilings, luxurious curtains, and what an impressive bathroom! The fresh roses added some personal touch too. The service of staff was impeccable. Food really was top classâ¦faultless. We will certainly come back some time in the future and will recommend Riyad Al Moussika to our friends around. Tamae"
- Travel date: 9th July 2007
Top traveller tips for Riyad Al Moussika
"Very sensual city !!!"
"Madrasa, restaurant Dar Zellij"
"Medersa ben Youssef, the square Jemaa El Fna, the souks, restaurant Al Fassia"
"Incredible city...to be visited absolutely "
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