Riad Hikaya, 'hikaya' meaning 'story', is a new luxury boutique hotel or luxury riad, located in the royal quarter of the medina, called the 'Kasbah', Marrakech. Riad Hikaya has 7 rooms with a restaurant and spa, and is an easy walk from the main square, Jemaa al Fnaa, and the city's other famous landmarks. It took the owners three years of meticulous restoration and handcrafted interiors by local craftsmen and artisans, using both traditional techniques and materials, to transform this Chic Retreat into what it is today. The harmonious blend of ancient tradition and contemporary comforts, coupled with the emphasis on quality and personal service, has created an unforgettable and unique experience for every guest that has the privilege of staying at Riad Hikaya. The friendly and professional team of staff - Maryame, Lubna, Fatima, Laila and Lahsen - will do all they can to ensure that your stay is a memorable one leaving you with a 'hikaya' to take home with you. Riad Hikaya is one of the few European-owned riads where the owner studied Arabic at University and now also speaks Darija.
Riad Hikaya offers all year round swimming with its heated pool and the roof top jacuzzi, shaded in a bedouin tent for added privacy. Guests are encouraged to pamper themselves in the hammam - steam bath - and let Laila, Riad Hikaya's in-house masseuse, give you a traditional Moroccan massage using natural products. Facials, pedicures and manicures are also available to complement the relaxing effect of your hammam and massage.
The two roof terraces, planted with orange, lemon, grapefruit and pomegranate trees have far-reaching views across the city roof tops onto the snow-capped Atlas mountains and there is no better place to enjoy a drink as the sun goes down and a traditional Moroccan breakfast as the sun rises. Further afield skiing (an hour away) can be arranged as can lunch at another Chic Retreats, Kasbah Tamadot which is in the Atlas Mountains. Several visits to the souks are part of the Marrakech experience and are not to be missed. Trips and overnight stays in the Sahara desert, notably Merzouga and Erg Chigaga can be arranged as can quad biking, horse riding and golf.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be served either in the restaurant, Café des Epices, by the pool or on one of the roof terraces. In the evening a three course meal is served and guests are asked to advise the staff of their choice of dishes in the morning of the same day in order that all ingredients can be bought fresh that day from the local market.
spa treatment room
252 Rue Sidi Mansour,, Kasbah, Medina, Marrakech Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Nearest airport: Marrakech Distance from nearest airport: 15 minutes
Riad Hikaya has 7 en-suite bathrooms and all are furnished to the highest standard possible. Each and every piece of furniture has been handcrafted specifically for Riad Hikaya by local Marrakshi artisans. The ambience is one of tradition, elegance and timelessness, complemented by 21st-century comforts. For romance and luxury we recommend Hubb, the Arabic word meaning love, which is located on the ground floor and opens onto the pool. The beautifully upholstered canopy with traditional hanging 'shwissiyaat' - tassels - enhances the romantic feel of the room and vintage berber carpets and Moroccan wedding tent fabric that hangs on the walls complete the opulent feel.
10% deposit to be paid at the time of booking. The balance will be due at check out.
Any requests to change or cancel the booking must be made in writing by email. Deposits will be refunded for cancellations made more than 30 days before arrival. For cancellations made less than 30 days before arrival, the deposit will be retained.
If guests need an early check in and their room is available then we will be pleased to let them have early access to their room without additional charge. If their room is not available then they are welcome to leave their cases with Reception and make use of the Riad’s facilities until their room is ready. Our approach is similar for late check outs. If guests need a late check out and their room is available then we will be pleased to let them keep their room without additional charge until they leave. If their room is not available then they are welcome to leave their cases with Reception and make use of the Riad’s facilities until they leave. If another room is available we will be pleased to make it available to them for a small charge.
Check-in time: 15:11
Check-out time: 10:11
Early check-in: no
Late check-out: no
Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.
Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.
If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.
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