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"Your time at the riad will leave you with a ' hikaya ' ( story ) to tell"

Berber TentHammamJacuzziDining RoomSmall courtyard at nightCourtyard detail

Seven En-suite Guest Rooms

Riad Hikaya -'hikaya' meaning 'story' in Arabic - is a luxury boutique hotel located in the royal Kasbah district of the medina, only a short walk from the main square, Jemaa al Fnaa, and the city's other famous landmarks.

This brilliant riad is the product of three years of meticulous restoration by local craftsmen and artisans, who employed both traditional techniques and materials in order to transform the riad into an authentic, yet high-class structure. The harmonious blend of ancient tradition and contemporary comforts, coupled with our emphasis on quality and personal service, will create for guests an unforgettable and unique experience for all guests.

Hikaya’s seven double bedrooms all feature an en-suite bathroom and are all decorated and designed to the highest possible standards of comfort and elegance in handcrafted, artisanal decor.

The Riad’s pool is heated all year round and the roof top jacuzzi, cloaked in a bedouin tent for added intimacy, soothes aching limbs after a day discovering the wonders of Marrakech. Alternatively, guests can pamper themselves in our traditional hammam – a popular Moroccan steam bath - and let Laila, our in-house masseuse, give them a traditional Moroccan massage using natural products.

The two roof terraces, planted with orange, lemon, grapefruit and pomegranate trees, offer superb, open views onto the snow-capped Atlas mountains. Guests can enjoy a leisurely, sun lit breakfast; sunbathe under a clear blue African sky; or relax in the cool shade of the caidale pergolas. As evening falls, prepare to dine as the sun sets to the accompaniment of the evening call for prayer. The choice is all yours.

Our friendly staff - Maryame, Lubna, Fatima, Laila and Lahsen - will do all they can to ensure that any stay with us is unforgettable. We hope that your time at the Riad will leave you with a 'hikaya' (story) to tell and memories to share for a lifetime.

Base prices are in €Euro.: Sterling, USD and Moroccan dirham rates will vary by exchange rate.

Hubb Room

Double room.

Hubb, the Arabic word for love, is located on the ground floor and opens onto the pool. The beautifully upholstered canopy with traditional hanging 'shwissiyaat' - tassels - that adorn the bed enhances the romantic feel of the room.

Vintage berber carpets and Moroccan wedding tent fabric that hangs on the walls
complete the rich feel. The spacious bathroom includes a large monsoon shower and a hand crafted copper bath for the most luxurious of bathing experiences.

Max occupancy: 2 guests
Room features: En-suite bathroom, WiFi.

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Hanan Room

Double room.

Hanan, the Arabic word for sympathy, is located on the first floor of the Riad offering a view over the courtyard and pool. It features a hand sculpted wooden bed in the berber tradition which is framed by a sumptuously upholstered canopy with hanging 'shwissiyaat ', or tassels.

Hand painted ceilings and mood lighting add to the romantic feel. the room is tastefully furnished with soft kelim armchairs, handmade silver mirrors and antique carpets. The spacious bathroom, finished in tadelakt and zelij with zowaqq motifs adorning the walls, is the perfect place to soothe mind and body after a busy day in the souks.

Max occupancy: 2 guests
Room features: En-suite bathroom, WiFi.

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Ikhlas Room

Double room.

Ikhlas, the Arabic word for sincerity, is located on the first floor of the riad overlooking one of the central courtyards and pool. An elegant, textured canopy of handmade fabric, muslin and traditional 'shwissiyaat' - tassels - frames the bed bringing warmth and romance to this wonderfully light and spacious room.

The room, with tadelakt walls throughout, is furnished with antique berber carpets, copper mirrors, zelij tables and a copper sofa upholstered in a fabric derived from the cactus plant known locally in Marrakech as 'desert silk'. The stylish bathroom, with its hand painted zowwaq walls, red zelij floor and beautifully sculpted tadelakt and zelij shower, offers a relaxing space to soothe body and mind after a busy day in the souks.

Max occupancy: 2 guests
Room features: En-suite bathroom, WiFi.

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Sharaf Room

Double room.

Sharaf, the Arabic word for honour, is situated on the ground floor of the riad opening on to the smaller, mirror lined courtyard. This room, the largest of all in the riad, features an antique berber door that complements the handcrafted, wooden bed styled in the berber tradition. Hand painted plaster motifs decorate the walls. Cactus silk curtains adorn the tadelakt walls and traditional shutters. Zowaqq hand decoration features on the carved ceiling. An oversized, kelim armchair and sofa complete the opulent feel.

The hand-painted and zelij tiled bathroom includes a silver, monsoon shower and a sunken tadelakt bath for the most luxuriant of bathing experiences.

Max occupancy: 2 guests
Room features: En-suite bathroom, WiFi.

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Amal Room

Double room.

Amal, the Arabic word meaning hope, is situated on the first floor of the riad overlooking the smaller, mirror lined courtyard. A traditional canopy made from cactus silk and muslin along with 'shwissiyaat' - hanging tassels - adorns the king size bed. Soft, kelim armchairs, vintage carpets and an antique silver writing desk creates a comfortable ambience. This feeling is enhanced by the large teardrop shaped, tadelakt fireplace. Let our staff, during the cooler months, light you a log fire to add an extra touch of warmth and romance.

The spacious bathroom is finished in tadelakt and zelij tiles. Take a soak in the wonderfully deep copper bath or have a luxurious, monsoon shower.

Max occupancy: 2 guests

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Karama Room

Double room.

Karama, meaning dignity in Arabic, is one of our smaller double room. Yet thisbeautifully proportioned room nevertheless offers a spacious, handcrafted and highly decorative bathroom. A zowwaq painted and hand sculpted 'muqarbas' - a traditional, geometric patterned headboard - along with a canopy fashioned from desert silk, muslin and 'shwisiyyaat' - hanging tassels - brings a touch of romance and theatre to this charming room. Antique carpets and velvet chairs complete the luxurious feel.

With hand-painted details, a mirrored feature wall and the zelij, domed shower, the Karama room creates the perfect environment in which to cleanse and revitalise.

Max occupancy: 2 guests
Room features: En-suite bathroom, WiFi.

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Rahma Room

Double room.

Rahma, the Arabic word for compassion, is situated on the first floor of the riad overlooking the smaller, mirrored courtyard. The traditional bed, fashioned from tadelakt and zelij, is framed by a hand carved 'muqarbas', or headboard, with an ornate zowwaq finish. Cactus silk curtains line the tadelakt walls and frame the artisanal, wooden shutters. Hand painted plaster motifs, soft kelim armchairs and vintage berber carpets complete the luxurious feel.

The bathroom offers for your relaxation a sunken, hand painted tadelakt bath and a monsoon shower crafted from zelij and maillechort, a metal favoured by Marrakshi artisans which in English is known as nickel silver.

Max occupancy: 2 guests
Room features: En-suite bathroom, WiFi.

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Please note:

  • The base rate price at Riad Hikaya is in pounds, euros, or Moroccan dirhams and exchange rates are approximate.
  • All prices are based on two people sharing and include breakfast and tva (VAT).
  • Most riads add local taxes which are generally about £2 per day per person, but vary from house to house

Email enquiries are also dealt with during the weekend

  • Remote controlled air conditioning/heating unit
  • Front desk open and staffed 24/7
  • Fresh fruit & mineral water
  • Fresh flowers
  • ''Sens de Marrakesh '' toiletries
  • Babouche - his and hers
  • Flat screen tv / satellite channels
  • Nightly turn down service with rose petals
  • Ipod docking station
  • Free WiFi internet access
  • Heated pool all year round
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Hammam
  • Location on Hip Marrakech App
Berber Tent
Berber Tent
Riad Hikaya
Riad Hikaya
Patio
Patio
Salon
Salon
Loungers on roof terrace
Loungers on roof terrace
Pool detail
Pool detail
Hammam
Hammam
Jacuzzi
Jacuzzi
Dining Room
Dining Room
Dining Room
Dining Room
Small courtyard at night
Small courtyard at night
Reception
Reception
Courtyard detail
Courtyard detail
Karama Bathroom
Karama Bathroom
Ikhkas bathroom
Ikhkas bathroom

Breakfast: Your morning meal is included in the price of the room.

Lunch: We also offer a relatively informal lunch menu and a full three course dinner menu. We ask our guests who are dining with us to choose their preferred dishes in the morning in order that our kitchen staff can source all ingredients fresh from the market that day. In this way, the excellence of your dining experience is assured.

Dietary requirements: Should our guests have any particular dietary requirements or prefer a pared down version of our full dinner menu, our cook will be only too happy to prepare whatever is required. We offer a tailored bespoke service and are always happy to adapt our offering to suit our guests.

Rooftop Dining: Of course, all food is available on the roof terrace which in addition has its own tagine oven and grill. Enjoy the delights of Moroccan cuisine whilst soaking up the exotic and unique atmosphere of the Kasbah.


If you want a change of scene, there are plenty of great restaurants nearby. Even if not booking through HipMarrakech, we suggest you download the Hip Marrakech App since it will give you 10% discount on meals at selected restaurants and will show you their location. Download the Hip Marrakech App for restaurant and excursion guide as well as a map of Marrakech.


Café Clock - (5 minutes walk)
Tel: (0) 524 37 83 67
224 Derb Chtouka – Marrakesh - Morocco
www.cafeclock.com/
Cuisine: Western dishes inspired by Moroccan cuisine.


Reasonably priced food in relaxed surroundings. One of the highlights of the fashionable Kasbah district.


Le Tanjia - (15 minutes walk)
Tel: +212 5243 83836
14 Derb J'did - Hay Essalam - Mellah
Cuisine: Authentic Moroccan dishes cooked to a high standard.


Named after an authentic Moroccan lamb dish, La Tanjia serves traditional Moroccan food accompanied by beautiful sunsets, wonderful interiors and, on most evenings, belly dancers for entertainment.


Kozy Bar - (10 minutes walk)
Tel: +212 5243-80324
Place des Ferblantiers - Rue de Berrima - Marrakech
Cuisine: Moroccan classics as well as international dishes including Sushi.


Perhaps the best place in Marrakech to watched the sun set whilst enjoying a classy meal and a glass of wine.


La Salama - (20 minutes walk)
Tel: 00 212 52 43 913 00
40 rue des banques – Lennaria – Médina
Cuisine: Moroccan


Iconic restaurant founded in 1952, expect an authentic Moroccan fine-dining experience.


Le Jemaa El Fna
A large eaterie at night offering authentic Moroccan street food. Popular to locals and tourists alike; very cheap, fresh food, avoid the salads. Not to everyone’s taste, but a great experience nonetheless.

  • Breakfast included
  • Lunch on request
  • Dinner on request
Dining Room
Dining Room
Dining Room
Dining Room

From the world famous Souks to the ever-lively Jemaa el Fna square, and from the cultural heritage sites to world class museums, there is so much things to do and things to see in Marrakech.

Here at Hip Marrakech we also offer a variety of excursion and tours in and around Marrakech from day trips to the Atlas Mountains to day trips to the desert. Here are a few examples of the trips and excursions we offer:


Ouzoud waterfalls
For the more adventurous a three hour drive will take you to the mid Atlas and the majestic Ouzoud waterfalls, the highest in North Africa, with three spectacular tiers. This is also the home of the famous Barbary apes, the naturally tail-less monkeys that you find performing in the main square in Marrakech. It is delightful to see them roaming free in their native habitat.

Price: £92 for 1 to 4 people
Duration: A day trip of approximately 10 to 11 hours


Imlil, High Atlas
Also highly recommended is a trip to the high Atlas village of Imlil, gateway to the magnificent Jbel Toubkal crowning wonder of the Atlas range and the tallest mountain in North Africa.

Price: £62 for 1 to 4 people
Duration: A day trip of approximately 7 hours


A night in the Desert
The desert is not so close to Marrakech, more than a hundred and fifty miles, and of course the Atlas mountain range sits in the way so the route to the Sahara at Zagara is seven hours drive. That makes a one-night excursion to the dessert a packed itinerary. Leave Marrakech at 8.00 am, drive down via Ait Ben Haddou stopping at its famous Kasbah then Ourzazate and on to Zagora.

Price: £248 for 2 people
Duration: A one night and two days excursion.


Even if you are not booking your accommodation through Hip Marrakech, you can book your trip an excursion with us here.

You can also book trips and excursions via the free Hipmarrakech App. The Hipmarrakech App also gives 10% discount at selected restaurants and shops and provides a map of Marrakech which does not require data roaming so you can navigate the Medina without getting lost and always being able to find your Hipmarrakech Riad or Hipmarrakech Hotel.

  • Day Trips
  • Longer Excursions
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Horse Riding
  • Golf Courses
  • Child Friendly Activities
  • Cooking Classes
  • Spa and Hammam
  • Historical Sites
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Private Guided Tours
  • Shopping/Markets
Berber Tent
Berber Tent
Loungers on roof terrace
Loungers on roof terrace
Hammam
Hammam
Jacuzzi
Jacuzzi

"This Riad, which oozes with atmosphere and charm, is tucked inside the medina walls but within walking distance of the main square, and offers peace and tranquility, combined with the warmest of welcomes. The days started with wonderful breakfasts up on the roof terrace with great views over to the Atlas Mountains, followed by hours filled with exploration and discovery - John's knowledge of the city is excellent and he was keen to share this expertise either on a personalised tour or with recommendations of places to see, shop and eat, places which we simply would not have found left to our own devices. Returning to the Riad, a quick and refreshing dip in the courtyard pool was inevitably followed by relaxing on the roof terrace followed by simply delicious home made evening meals under a starry sky. Going to bed was a another treat - the rooms are sumptuous and traditional, giving a feeling of being somewhere very special."

Jo, Tisbury, UK

"We loved this Riad! Why? First, because the quality of the decor is exquisite both in terms of style and attention to detail. Secondly Riad Hikaya is the most peaceful and relaxing place to stay even though it is at the heart of the old city Medina. Thirdly John's hospitality is warm, considerate, and his knowledge of the city and culture is exceptional and fourthly the roof terrace is magical both in the morning for breakfast and in the evening for supper! The food is delicious home made and traditional and so fresh. The pool in the middle of the Riad is the perfect place to be after a day in the markets and streets of Marrakech and John, as well as being a superb host, was the perfect guide in the city the day he accompanied us. All in all the Riad is a real jewel in the bustling Medina, not to be missed!"

Nicola, London, UK

"Top quality accommodation and splendid furnishings with warm and friendly service, dinner under the stars, and real attention to detail from John, it is difficult to overpraise this boutique hotel. The surroundings are ideal for a peaceful stay and yet with the exciting hustle and bustle of Marrakech only a few yards away. We look forward greatly to our next visit."

Andrew, Birmingham, Uk

"We spent 4 nights here and I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences we have ever had. It was like being in a family home - well, a very luxurious and comfortable family home."

Brian, Liverpool, UK

"We stayed here for a weekend break, and everything was simply fantastic. A wonderful warm welcome from John, and he and the staff could not have been more helpful with arrangements and advice. The location in the Kasbah is perfect in my view, within easy walking distance of the square and the souks, but not in the main hectic bustle. If you want to feel like a house guest in a home from home this is definitely the place."

Lain, UK

"The free Hipmarrakech App has proved amazing for our clients. It gives them confidence to navigate the medina knowing they can always find their way back our house, even with NO data roaming switched on. Further it locates many restaurants in Marrakech that our guests like (some of which give discounts to those with the App), and then helps them find their way back to the riad easily. Further, they can also book excursions in or around Marrakech at short notice."

The Owner of Hip Marrakech

Riad Hikaya is a luxury boutique hotel located in the royal quarter of the medina, called the 'Kasbah', and only an easy walk from the main square, Jemaa al Fnaa, and the city's other famous landmarks.

Location on Hip Marrakech App with data free roaming Map. Download the Hip Marrakech App for restaurant and excursion guide as well as a map of Marrakech.

Address
Dar Hikaya
252 Rue Sidi Mansour
Kasbah
Medina
Marrakesh
Morocco

Riad Hikaya
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