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“5 Star is not high enough”
Review of Riad Ilayka

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Riad Ilayka
Ranked #92 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We recently hired this Riad for a wedding. Nadia and her team run one of the friendliest, professional and beautiful riads you could hope for. The whole team go above and beyond at every opportunity.
The riad itself is very traditional in style but with all the modern amenities you could want for. Located in the heart of the medina and within minutes of all the sights you would want to see.
The Riad organised a number of events for my guest which they loved.
I would, have and will continue to recommend this riad to anyone who will listen.

Thanks so much

Room Tip: All the rooms are amazing. The private terrace with the suit is a big plus
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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ILAYKA I, Propriétaire at Riad Ilayka, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Dear Aiden
thank you so much
for the trust you have placed us, by letting us organize your wedding
the whole team of Riad Ilayka to watch
that you keep magical memories of Marrakech.
we are waiting for your 1 year anniversary
friendships

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Right up front, "almost perfect" because the rooms are not air conditioned and the beds re extremely hard for our comfort. But, aside from those two criticisms, Riad Ilayka is a perfect place to stay while in Marrakech. Once you pass through the heavy iron gate, you're experience totally luxury. The rooms are gorgeous, well appointed (except for the beds but, hey, some may like them), and thoroughly comfortable. The staff are amazing. Extremely helpful. They'll even walk you through the Medina to restaurants and attractions.

To top everything off, after a long day exploring Marrakech or the surrounds, retreat to the roof top spa pool and soak for an hour or so.

Breakfast is wonderful.

I should be able to give the Riad 10 stars, we hooked two rooms.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Wineaux FromAlexandria
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ILAYKA I, Directeur général at Riad Ilayka, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear Sir
We are very touched by your comments and thank you praise for us.
Regarding air conditioning, all rooms have air conditioners
Except the standard rooms which has a very powerful ceiling fan Which normally works very well
But, with the very high temperatures we had this month August 50 °it's a bit much.
All the air conditioners in Marrakech had a hard time cooling the air.
I invite you to visit us in winter, the outside temperature is 25 ° with a view on the mountains Snowy makes Marrakech sublime and magical.
We were honored by your visit
And wish you all the happiness

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We used the airport shuttle service for 20 EUR and so glad we did as it would've been a nightmare to navigate with our luggages! Taxi's will only take you to the main square where you will need to navigate the maze like alleyways yourself - so definitely recommend the shuttle service - they also can only take you to the square but there a lovely hotel representative escorts you to the Riad.

The staff here were so friendly & inviting! The views from the rooftop are incredible and it is really in the heart of the Medina so it's a great location only a 5 min walk through the souks to get to the main square. So I definitely recommend this Riad.

The one downside is that the hotel does not have air conditioning - only a fan. I imagine this is fine if you come during the cooler months however we visited in Early August and the fan did not suffice in 43 degree heat!

Stayed: August 2017
Thank melain L
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ILAYKA I, Directeur général at Riad Ilayka, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

dear guest,
We thank you for your comment that encourages us and hope to see you again among us
  Greeting from riad ilayka

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

This Riad is quite hard to find, so you better arrange something with the hotel. Once you entered the Riad you will feel at ease, it truly is an oasis. We loved the combination of french, indian and morrocan influences for the interior. The breakfast is very good and served in the courtyard, so the best way to start your day.

The owner, as well as her employees were very helpful and approachable. We really enjoyed our time in this Riad. The gazebo (with the best view over Marrakech) and the Jacuzzy are nice extras!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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ILAYKA I, Directeur général at Riad Ilayka, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Dear host,

Thank you for your comments on your stay at RIAD ILAYKA.

We are delighted to have welcomed you for this experience, happy to know that you have enjoyed the hotel and the professionalism of our team and are already looking forward to welcoming you again for a longer stay.

cordially

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

It is a gorgeous Riad. We stayed in the 2 rooms on the first floor. We didn't expect them not to have A/C but it was not bad overall. Though it was very warm, 90s and 100s, it didn't feel overly hot. We passed by the souk every day so expect a walk to try and catch a taxi or get to any other location. The staff was extremely helpful in helping us navigate through the souk. Helpful Hint: though during the day taxis can't go through the souks to pick you up after a certain time they are able to drop you off closer to the Riad.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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ILAYKA I, Directeur général at Riad Ilayka, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Dear Host,
We are extremely pleased that your stay with us has gone well! Thank you for sharing your impressions on our TripAdvisor page. Do not hesitate to come and stay with us, we would be delighted!
best regards

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Additional Information about Riad Ilayka

Address: 78 Derb El Hammam | Mouassine, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #92 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range: ₹ 7,699 - ₹ 12,680 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Ilayka 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Ilayka is ideally situated for a perfect holiday in tranquil surroundings. You will be given a very warm welcome in this lovely, calm, spacious house. It is very close to the Djem Al Fnaa square and all the shopping souks. Experience Marrakech from the inside by staying with us. Riad I layka offers very good value for money and large open spaces. Staying at Riad Ilayka you will experience Marrakech from the inside. ... more   less 
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