This was our first visit to Marrakech, and I'm so glad I chose this Riad. Reading the reviews gave me assurance we were about to visit somewhere very special and we were delighted with our stay?
After navigating the busy streets and maze of corridors with the porters who assisted us with our bags we arrived at Riad Ilayka. We were warmly greeted by Abdul who provided us with a refreshing welcome drink during the check in process. We were then shown our room, which was opulent and gave us a real feel of Moroccan style. We were then given a tour of the upper terrace and tower, where we enjoyed a bottle of wine in our new surroundings. A great start to our stay.
We then enjoyed our breakfast to set us up for the day ahead. Mohammed was really helpful in helping us get to grips with the city map. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, who really made our stay special. Adeel kindly carried our picnic bag to the taxi when we went to the mountains and then to our airport transfer home. And during a very special dinner served by Abdul, I asked about the fruit trees overhead, which he explained were mandarins and then picked one for me. I work in the service industry, but these gentlemen completely exceeded our expectations. In fact all the staff gave such first class service. No wonder they have won the award for luxury boutique accommodation in Marrakech for 2017.
Marrakech was exciting, vibrant and at times slightly overwhelming for the senses for a first time visitor to this city. The Riad is literally within the Medina area in the heart of the city. Returning to the Riad was like being in a sanctuary. It smelt delightful and we enjoyed relaxing in the roof top spa pool.
If you're looking for somewhere to stay, I wholeheartedly recommend Riad Ilayka. Luxury accommodation here the guests are provided with first class service at all times.
- 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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