Celebrated my wife's birthday with friends on a short stay trip. The staff couldn't have been more friendly or accommodating. The riad itself provided a great setting and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
What an experience! What a blast! I booked the Riad Laksiba as an escape from my 50th birthday. Everything was as good as it can possibly get. The Riad is absolutely lovely, really comfortable and welcoming. It is situated in a quiet neighbourhood which is full of character and very easy to find. The staff went above and beyond, arranging everything for us and generally looking after our every need. I can thoroughly recommend a stay in this Riad. We fell in love with the house, with Marrakech and its people while we were there.
We packed in as much as we could in the three nights/days we spent there. We spent a bit of time shopping/browsing the souks, we visited the Jardin Majorelle (beautiful and a very nice lunch can be had in the cafe there), we had a ride in horse and carriages, ate at the street food stalls (what a bun fight they have for your custom but great fun and the food is good and very, very cheap!).
On my birthday, the Riad had a cake brought in which was a nice touch. We went to Les Comptoir for dinner, well worth a visit, great ambience, nice food and the floor show was fabulous. Not too shabby for a special meal!
The Riad arranged for our party of eight to have a camel ride through the Berber villages up to the Kasbah bab Ourika. Two didn’t want to ride but walked up with us and really enjoyed the stroll. First time on a camel for all of us, we were a bit nervous but it was surprisingly relaxing. The local children smiled and waved as we came through with our camel train, we were a bit noisy and I think they could hear us coming for miles around.
We had a long, lazy lunch in the sun on a terrace at the Kasbah. The views were spectacular and it is so peaceful, it felt very healing and I would definitely spend time there in the future. The three course lunch was lovely, unhurried and they have really nice wine. We spent the rest of the afternoon laying in the sun and walking in the gardens. We all loved the day and can thoroughly recommend the trip.
All in all, the trip to Marrakech and to the Riad Laksiba in particular was a fantastic experience, one we will definitely be repeating in the future.
I will write more later but just wanted to say now: Riad fantastic; owner and staff lovely; neighbourhood endearing and life-changing in showing us what it really means to be a civiled community; Marrakech dazzling, friendly and safe; Morocco, a capturer of hearts. Debbie, Orpington
I will try to keep this really simple. Laksiba and it's amazing staff are the only sensible location to start your adventure in this incredible city.
The riad itself is ideally located ten minutes walk from the main square. This short distance is perfect to walk off a good dinner and takes you far enough from the pulse of the square which could impact on sleep if you were closer.
The decor and functionality of the riad are top class and the breakfast hearty and tasty. It is the staff however which really made the difference. Adil, Abdelhamid, Nadia and Raja form a formidable team headed up by owner Simon. I knew I had made the right choice within a couple of e-mail conversations with Simon, so refreshing to find someone who 'gets it"
The boys both speak superb English and nothing is too much trouble or too difficult. They are courteous and sensitive with an uncanny knack of knowing when to offer company and when to stay in the background. Personally I could not ask for better company or service from two of the finest young men I have had the priviledge to meet.
In summary then, for a little haven from the wonderful sensory bombardment of Marrakech with every need already considered at a great price Laksiba is THE choice.
I cannot wait to return later this year..
Booked the riad exclusively. From enquiry with the owner to being placed in a taxi home the whole process and stay was spot on. Comparing prices and reviews from other riads we truely struck gold! Food was delicious the guys who look after you were friendly, informative and eager to to make your stay perfect. We would all return to this riad and wish it continued success in the future.