Riyad Al Moussika, Marrakech
|62 Derb Boutouil, Medina, 40000, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, MOROCCO.|
Description: Riyad Al MoussikaRiyad Al Moussika, situated in the ancient medina of Marrakech, five minutes walk from Jemâa El Fna, once one of the residences of the former Pasha of Marrakech, Thami El Glaoui, has been refurbished to an extremely high standard with rigorous respect for the Andalusian style, whilst paying great attention to modern accessories in order to obtain the highest levels of comfort.
One of the three entrances is for cars with a parking area. One of the gates opens on to a garden with, among other trees, two centenary old cypresses soaring to the sky, a huge bougainvillea climbing across the pergolas, a swimming pool, in the centre or, more precisely, an Andalusia basin thirteen meters long, tiled with a mosaic carpet design. Here water falls from a white Carrara marble fountain to the songs of numerous small birds creating an idyllic scenario, in spite of being in the heart of central medina.
Type of rooms: Riyad Al MoussikaSix double bed rooms are on the first floor, all with a bath/shower in suite.
Special care has been taken to select all the materials employed; mattresses are made to measure using only natural fibres (pure wool, cotton, jute), and with very comfortable orthopaedic springs. The pillows and duvets are of white goose-breast feathers, the covers are of pure lamb's wool in winter and pure cotton in summer, the sheets are of pure satin Egyptian cotton and the towels and the bath cape are of ticker cotton sponge.
Additional information: Riyad Al Moussika
Dining: A large selection of vegetarian dishes is served on request.
Riyad Al Moussika has a large, well equipped kitchen and offers the possibility of having food prepared according to Moroccan, Italian and French recipes by a resident Grand Diploma Cordon Bleu Chef, who has the natural gift to make superb healthy dishes and who will try his very best to please the guests palate.
At the side of the garden there is a traditional Moroccan large court, with an amazing wall fountain in traditional zelliges mosaic, the floor tiled in black and white marble, another white Carrara fountain standing on a carpet of Moroccan mosaics is surrounded by four orange trees, it is encircled on one side, by a loggia in front of a dining room with a fire place, a white marble floor, painted cedar ceiling, a selection of modern paintings and a long parade table in cedar with twelve places, on the other side by a Moroccan styled dining-reception room with the typical sofas, cushions, carpets, small oriental tables and chairs.
Activities: A fireplace gives the winter evenings a cosier atmosphere, as do the impressive modern paintings, carpets, sofas and armchairs. There is a hi-fi system and an art deco Pleyel grand piano perfectly tuned for the pleasure of the guests. The Turkish bath or hammam in white marble with a relax room where, on request, a professional masseur can take care of the guests, completes the ground floor.
All rooms are with air conditioning / heating system, telephone with external line, television with the major satellite channels (BBC, CNN etc.) and DVD is available in the music room.
All costs, prices, and policies, including exchange rates, package deals, and cancellation policy may change and should be confirmed with the hotel upon booking.
Number of rooms: 6
Official category: First Category.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1850/1992/2000.
Period of closure: July.
Languages spoken: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.Smoking policy: Smoking outdoors only.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.
Restaurant closed: July.
Nearest airport: Marrakech Menara - 5 km.