Ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from potland, maine
Extra night in MarrakechPosted Mar 19, 2017 on Orbitz
Spent an extra night in Marrakech and booked Riad Alaka when our original riad didn't have an available room. Alaka is not in the touristy part of the Medina just inside the city walls on the northwest side at Ave Hassan II gate but it's quiet and safe. With a 20-30 minute walk you can be at the palace, the souks, and other sights with the train station about 30 minutes away. The riad is located on an alley off a main commercial lane, think butchers, fish markets, scooter repair shops, bodegas, etc. Akala's manager, Azzis, was very cordial and friendly during our short stay making us feel very welcome. The riad seems to follow a typical floor plan with an open courtyard, a pool, and upstairs rooms overlooking the courtyard with well chosen appointments and nice architectural features plus a terrific rooftop deck with a working hot tub. A great place a little off the beaten path but well worth a visit. Breakfast follows a typical menu, bread in two or three forms with various condiments, juice, and coffee or tea.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Souther California
A little sanctuary in MarrakechPosted Jan 5, 2017
Pros: Stylish interior decor, very clean, nice staff, good wifi, clean bottled water, peaceful and pleasant courtyard setting.
Cons: larger in room safe for valuables
Location: 15 minute walk to Jmaa el Fna. 20 minute walk to Yves Saint Laurent's Jardin Majorelle
The boutique Riad Alaka is very stylish with classical Moorish architectural details. It is very clean and the staff is friendly. The hectic pace of Marrakech can be overwhelming and this riad's location is just 15 minutes walk from the main Jmaa el Fna market plaza, yet provides travelers peace and quiet in a charming and colorful courtyard setting.
by A verified traveler
Posted Nov 15, 2016 on Hotels
Aziz and the entire team were extremely attentive and helpful. Shukran!
by Jock from New Zealand
Neat place to stay, quiet locationPosted Jun 2, 2016 on Hotels
Very friendly hosts. Just a little to far from the main square for our liking. About 20minutes walk. Other than that, nice breakfast cooked every morning for us. We were only ones in the Riad so maybe that is why we weren't given keys to our room and the Riad. Had a small safe to store our valuables. Not a problem as the host/s was always there to open the door, even when coming home late at night.
by Brendan from Sydney
Amazing place to stayPosted Apr 9, 2016 on Hotels
Great communication from Francoise and asiz from the moment we booked. ArrNged seamless airport pick up despite hour delay for flight. Felt very welcome and as if the place was our own from the moment of arrival. Amazing that suach a peaceful oasis could be located close to such atmosphere and action.
by Shere from London
Excellent RiadPosted Apr 8, 2016 on Hotels
Marrakech was the first city on our Moroccan agenda and set the tone for an excellent trip. Aziz and the other gentleman that work at Riad Alaka are welcoming, kind, professional and extremely helpful. Two days in a row we had day trips and Aziz walked us out to find our bus to ensure we got on the correct bus and weren't left stranded. It was such a kind gesture and one that we appreciated immensely. I started to get sick the last day we were there and they were quick to get me a cup of hot water for my medicine which was much appreciated as well! I would stay here again and would recommend for others to stay here also. As far as location, it's in a part of the medina we may not have seen had we not stayed there so was really neat to see what everyday life is like there. It is a long walk to Jemaa al Fna, but it's an interesting journey through the winding streets of the Medina!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from New York City
Highly RecommendedPosted Mar 21, 2016
Pros: Host Food Location overall Facility
Cons: The place is great
Location: Not the richest part of Marrakesh but the people are just ordinary working folks try to sell their goods. Take time to interact and buy stuff
Stayed at Riad Alaka for only one night but which I stayed there my entire trip. If you want to get a taste of the old Morocco this is the place for you. It is located right next to the Medina where people are selling all types of wares and food in the streets, but once you enter the riad it is a different world. The place beautiful and clean. Small pool right in the middle on the ground floor and hot tub on the roof. Eight friends and I rented the entire space. Our host was very humble and gracious and he is also a great chef. I suggest you ask him to prepare breakfast and dinner.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from oxford
very nice Riad with very nice staff!Posted Mar 19, 2016
a very nice Riad close to all the main attractions, 10 mins from Jemaa al fna square, the staff are wonderful and made the stay that much better. Highly recommended.
by Steve from Utah, USA
Nice riad at edge of medinaPosted Jan 3, 2016 on Hotels
Very charming riad at the edge of the Marrakech medina. The proprietors were very friendly and helpful: they met our cab when we arrived, in order to find the riad; provided maps of the area; set up a cab ride for the train station and accompanied us to the pickup point; and even did a couple of small loads of laundry for us at no charge. The reasons we did not give it a full 5 stars were the lack of cleanliness in the bathroom (the tile around the sink was clearly not really cleaned), and mold found in the bread one morning at breakfast. We would definitely stay there again.
by Roger from Rochester
Don't look furtherPosted Feb 7, 2015 on Hotels
It is hard to imagine a better welcome and degree of hospitality. I haven't visited any other riads in Marrakesh so I can't make comparisons but for the manager here, Aziz, nothing was too much trouble. He is happy to cook in the evenings and uses a lot of imagination to produce dishes that are traditional but a bit different. When we wanted to invite some friends he was happy to cater for them too and did a different menu. You can also watch him preparing the food in his nice clean kitchen. We were very happy with our choice and thoroughly recommend Riad Alaka.