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Riad Laksiba - B&B, Guest house, Hotel, Rooms or Exclusive Use, Kasbah, Medina, Marrakech, Moroc

Riad | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Car not necessary

· FREE Wi-Fi

· 5 en-suite Double/Twin Bedrooms (but Riad Laksiba seems to work better with 8 Guests although it can accommodate 10)

· Daily Maid service / English speaking Guardian / Butler

· Breakfast / Towels / Bed Linen included

· Overnight Car Parking (opposite. Bab Ksiba)

· Sun Terrace

· Splash Pool

We also organise:

· Yoga Courses, Photography Courses, Moroccan Cookery introduction

· Excursions available to the Countryside, Mountains, Coast

· Overnight trips to Essaouira (the seaside) can also be arranged

· Camel Rides, Quad Bikes, Rafting, Tubing, Canyoning, Mountain Biking.

· Airport/Railway Transfers: Our Chauffer service can take up to 8 Guests. We charge 150 dirhams (approx £11.50) for Airport/Railway collection. This is the same as the Government set tariff for a Regular Taxi.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Marrakech Menera International 6 km, Nearest railway: Marrakech Gare 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, Staffed property
Pool Children's pool
General Air conditioning, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle
Utilities Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (10), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Englishman Simon Hawkesley (Maverick Global) has done an utterly successful restoration of his Marrakech Medina Riad, his architectural concepts, design & build subtly resonate throughout Riad Laksiba. Blending creams and beige, terracotta, cedar wood, plaster effects (tadelakt) all of which sympathetically harmonise without attempting a bold-statement. “Old Palace”, style, is a tall order for any designer and very hard to achieve, or at least, pass-off as authentic.

Riad Laksiba feels centuries old.

Riad Laksiba looks, feels and is... totally authentic…

Beautiful hand carved arches and columns, in sable-de-la-mer and tadelakt, influenced by the Kasbah Mosque and the Saadian Tombs. Solid Cedarwood doors and windows with hand carved Berber motifs. Quiet salon areas outside four of the five en-suite bedrooms to give guests quite individual space to enjoy sumptuous breakfasts, mint tea, discuss the world, keep in touch through the Riad's free wifi or relax and read one of the many books and novels scattered around.

Well appointed, un-fussy, bedrooms with polished cream plaster walls, terracotta floors, ethnic rugs; all enjoying the modern comfort of Air-conditioning and en-suite wet-room, good pressure, showers. All beds have been hand carved specifically for Riad Laksiba, twin beds in each room – pushed together to make doubles when required, with firm mattresses and hand weaved stripy covers in cream, beige and chocolate.

The Splash Pool on the ground floor courtyard offers a respite from the heat of the day and acts as a natural climatisation to the common areas.

Further details outdoors

The south facing roof terrace has sun lounger’s and also an essential, summertime, cold water shower and great “chill out” furnishings for shisha-pipe star gazing in the evenings. During the winter the terrace boasts excellent views of the Mighty snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

Nadia prepares her freshly made breakfast; served, by Mohamed Mellak, our Riad Manager, at a time that suits the guest; Freshly squeezed orange juice, pancakes, crepes, strawberry preserve, wild honey, fresh baked bread, natural yogurt, fresh fruit, English tea, coffee or mint tea if you prefer.

Riad Laksiba sits in a small cul-de-sac, Derb Kadi; with a stable opposite housing six beautifully kept horses and two Caleche’s (horse drawn carriages) to serve tourists. Street life in Derb Kadi consists of children playing and locals going about their day to day lives. The street, in itself, offers a fascinating insight into Moroccan life; all neighbours are very welcoming and enjoy interaction with Riad Laksiba and its guests.

Located in the Royal Kasbah district of the Medina (the first Citadel of the Sultans of Morocco) and very easy to find; one would struggle to rival its location. Simon explains: “A Marrakech location choice is always going to be a compromise. If you locate close to the main square (Jemaa el Fna) then it’s constant pulse, especially at night, may well become tiresome. A location within the Souks then you may struggle to find your way within the labyrinth, find it somewhat intimidating after dark and taxis may not be able to drop you to the door. I took all of these considerations on-board when house hunting and buying my house in Marrakesh. The Kasbah quartier was the most expensive, per square meter, but did offer wide streets, good street lighting, easy parking & vehicle access. Moreover as we are surrounded by Royal Palaces, including the current monarchs, Mohammed VI, and Royal Gardens; the level of security in the Kasbah is better than the rest of the Medina and the state investment in the Kasbah’s continual renovation initiatives, currently: Kasbah Mosque & Saadian Tombs area & the public gardens opposite Riad Laksiba’s medina entrance Bab Ksiba totally justified this extra spend. If it gives me confidence then it will do the same for my family, friends and guests”.

Location:

The Kasbah district is the Royal Quartier; the 1st Citadel of the Sultans of Morocco: Behind us the "Royal Agdal Gardens and the Ourika Valley beyond", to the front "The Saadian Tombs" where past Sultans are buried, the Kasbah Mosque then the Jemaa el Fna and world famous Souks; to the side the Palace of Hassan II and the other side the Palace of Mohamed VI (the current King) with the Koutoubia Mosque beyond (the centre of Marrakesh). Thus the streets are cleaner, well illuminated, people politer and the whole area better policed; all of which adds to the great enjoyment of the wandering traveller. The street food in the Kasbah is excellent and the fruit and veg Berber Market in the Kasbah receives troops of Guided visitors and locals alike, from across the Medina of Marrakech, on a daily basis. Indeed we buy our Bread and Oranges from the Berber Market each day.

Further details

Our Background:

In 2010 Riad Laksiba enjoyed an entire restoration, in "Old Palace" style; (in keeping with the UNESCO World Heritage status) whilst being filmed for House Hunters International; an American TV Show dedicated to owners buying abroad.

September 2010 the TV show was rolled out to a Global Network of some 97 Million homes. Now; regular repeats!

October 2010 we elected to "open the doors" of our special Riad home for guests to enjoy and sample the immediate community that has given so much pleasure. Amazingly our first guests came from as far away as Canada and Azerbaijan. The TV show "struck a chord" to many travellers visiting Europe who felt a budget trip to Marrakech could be squeezed in.

Today: We have hosted guests from all over the Globe.... but mainly British. Some booked onto Yoga Retreats, some renting Riad Laksiba Exclusively for family and friends, others just a room for a night whilst passing through.

A little Riad; Just 5 en-suited bedrooms, ideal for Exclusive Use or Individual Rooms, a ground floor patio with Splash Pool, a Roof Terrace for sunbathing and plenty of nooks and crannies for a little quiet space in the shade. Free wi-fi for keeping contact back home and a maid, manager and guardian to look after you during your stay.

Come and visit us and discover the community, culture and mystique that is Marrakech. Don't just be a tourist.... come and experience Morocco whilst at Riad Laksiba.

Property type

Traditional Moroccan Riad - (house with Atrium Courtyard in center) appointed in "Old Palace" Style.

Beautiful English owned Riad / Hotel in the Marrakesh Medina . 10 min lazy stroll to main square /souks (Jemaa el Fna) 5 en-suite Twin/Double bedrooms, daily Maid, day/night Guardians, Breakfast inc.

Air–conditioning

Air–conditioning

Kitchen

Cooker

Fridge

Freezer

Kettle

Cutlery

Crockery

Glassware

Cooking utensils

Living room

Room for 10 in the living room

Room for 10 in the dining room

Open fire

Bathrooms (Shower Rooms)

5 bathrooms + Extra Shower Room on the roof terrace + An External "Cold Shower" on the roof terrace also.

5 WC's + Extra Toilet on the roof terrace.

Bedrooms

1 cot

5 en-suite Bedrooms, each bed bespoke and able to split to make Twin Beds.

Bed linen and towels provided.

Room for up to 10 people, although Groups of 8 seem to work better, thus preffered.

Entertainment & facilities

Splash Pool

Shisha-Pipe

Computer

CD

Radio

Internet FREE wi-fi

Outgoing Calls

Outside

Quiet area.

Patio area

Balcony

Panoramic views

Barbeque

Private parking

External lighting

Suitability

Bedrooms

1 cot

5 en-suite Bedrooms, each bed bespoke and able to split to make Twin Beds.

Bed linen and towels provided.

Room for up to 10 people, although Groups of 8 seem to work better, thus preffered.

Entertainment & facilities

Splash Pool

Shisha-Pipe

Computer

CD

Radio

Internet FREE wi-fi

Outgoing Calls

Outside

Quiet area.

Patio area

Balcony

Panoramic views

Barbeque

Private parking

External lighting

Suitability

A RIAD is a Moroccan house with an internal patio/courtyard or garden. Riad Laksiba has an internal patio with a SPLASH POOL. Riad's have roof terraces. Riad Laksiba has superb views of the snow capped Mighty Atlas Mountains (in the winter season). You also look across the treetops of the Royal Agdal gardens, the Kasbah Mosque, Mohamed VI (the current King) Palace, Hassan II's Place, the Badi Palace. Riad Laksiba is located in the Royal quarter (the Kasbah) a short stroll from the Saadian Tombs, Royal Palaces and Gardens and the Main Square (d'Jemaa el fna).

The Marrakech/Essaouira region

For many travellers, Morocco might just be a short hop away by one of the myriad budget airlines from UK, but it’s a much further distance to travel culturally. The regular certainties of Europe are suddenly swept away by the arrival in full technicolour of Africa and Islam. It’s a complete sensory overload.

The great imperial city of Marrakesh attracts visitors in droves and has done so for centuries. The winding streets of the ancient Medina has enough surprises around each corner to fill a dozen repeat trips. Away from the urban beat, you’ll find Palaces, ruins, Museums, Galleries and dramatically craggy valleys to distract you.

If you really want to escape from everything, Morocco still has a couple of trump cards. The High Atlas mountains seem custom-made for hiking boots, with endless trails between Berber villages, and North Africa’s highest peak (Jebel Toubkal) to conquer. Or if you prefer someone else to do the walking, simply saddle up your camel and ride it straight into the Sahara, to watch the sun setting over an ocean of sand.

Marrakech City

Riad Laksiba sits in a small cul-de-sac, Derb Kadi; with a stable opposite housing six beautifully kept horses and two Caleche’s (horse drawn carriages) to serve tourists. Street life in Derb Kadi consists of children playing and locals going about their day to day lives. The street, in itself, offers a fascinating insight into Moroccan life; all neighbours are very welcoming and enjoy interaction with Riad Laksiba and its guests.

Located in the Royal Kasbah district of the Medina (the first Citadel of the Sultans of Morocco) and very easy to find; one would struggle to rival its location. Simon explains: “A Marrakech location choice is always going to be a compromise. If you locate close to the main square (Jemaa el Fna) then it’s constant pulse, especially at night, may well become tiresome. A location within the Souks then you may struggle to find your way within the labyrinth, find it somewhat intimidating after dark and taxis may not be able to drop you to the door. I took all of these considerations on-board when house hunting and buying my house in Marrakesh. The Kasbah quartier was the most expensive, per square meter, but did offer wide streets, good street lighting, easy parking & vehicle access. Moreover as we are surrounded by Royal Palaces, including the current monarchs, Mohammed VI, and Royal Gardens; the level of security in the Kasbah is better than the rest of the Medina and the state investment in the Kasbah’s continual renovation initiatives, currently: Kasbah Mosque & Saadian Tombs area & the public gardens opposite Riad Laksiba’s medina entrance Bab Ksiba totally justified this extra spend. If it gives me confidence then it will do the same for my family, friends and guests”.

Location:

The Kasbah district is the Royal Quartier; the 1st Citadel of the Sultans of Morocco: Behind us the "Royal Agdal Gardens and the Ourika Valley beyond", to the front "The Saadian Tombs" where past Sultans are buried, the Kasbah Mosque then the Jemaa el Fna and world famous Souks; to the side the Palace of Hassan II and the other side the Palace of Mohamed VI (the current King) with the Koutoubia Mosque beyond (the centre of Marrakesh). Thus the streets are cleaner, well illuminated, people politer and the whole area better policed; all of which adds to the great enjoyment of the wandering traveller. The street food in the Kasbah is excellent and the fruit and veg Berber Market in the Kasbah receives troops of Guided visitors and locals alike, from across the Medina of Marrakech, on a daily basis. Indeed we buy our Bread and Oranges from the Berber Market each day.

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Review 1-10 of 33

22 Mar 2014

5/5

"Perfection"

I had the most wonderful stay at Riad Laksiba. It's a beautiful place to escape the madness of Marrakech and the guys looking after us couldn't have been lovelier or better hosts. Clean and… More

21 Mar 2014

5/5

"AN OASIS IN THE MEDINA"

Riad Laksiba exceeded all expectations in terms of decor, atmosphere and facilities. The staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful, the central courtyard is beautiful and peaceful, the breakfasts wer… More

21 Mar 2014

5/5

"Brilliant Riad, lovely people"

Had a fantastic stay at Riad Laksiba - loved the Riad especially the rooftop tortoises and beautiful decor but it's the people who really made it special - the team who look after you are lovely … More

20 Mar 2014

5/5

"Amazing and fabulous stay at Riad Laksiba! ❤️"

I stayed here with a group of friends for 5 nights, earlier this month... We hired exclusive use of the riad and all had a fantastic and memorable time, it really was a home away from home. We had bo… More

9 Mar 2014

5/5

"The friendliest riad in Marrakech?"

Actually, I haven't been to any other riads, so I can't be sure, but it is hard to imagine more friendly and helpful owners and staff than those at Riad Laksiba. The owner, Simon, is very kn… More

13 Jan 2014

5/5

"Friendly, helpful and Fabulous"

We made a reservation for Riad Laksiba with 8 persons and it was fabulous!I would like to thank Simon and thestaff for the fabulous time in the Riad in Marrakech. Abelhamid was great by organizing o… More

6 Nov 2013

5/5

"Just as we had hoped, a home from home in the Medina"

We explored the Medina quite extensively during our stay and the Kasbah area of the Medina, where Riad Laksiba is located seemed an oasis of calm in the otherwise hectic and busy streets, but with no … More

11 Jul 2013

5/5

"Hidden Jewel In The Medina"

My 4 day adventure in Marrakesh was an unforgettable experience made all the better by staying at Riad Laksiba. From the moment we touched down at Marrakesh Menara Airport the incredible service began… More

22 May 2013

5/5

"Fab Place, Fab People"

I arranged this for my hen party in March 2013. We hired out the whole of the Riad.There were 9 excited but slightly worried girls going to a country which was unlike anywhere we'd been before. S… More

18 Mar 2013

5/5

"Fantastic Stay"

I'd just like to say what a wonderful stay I had at Riad Laksiba. The riad is simply beautiful and in a great location. There is a family atmosphere among the staff who are exceptionally helpful,… More

Review 1-10 of 33

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