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One Of Most Beautiful/Authentic Riads In Marrakech-Safe For Female Travellers

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Riad Laksiba, Kasbah, Medina, Marrakech - Accommodation With Splash Pool, Maid, 24/7 Guardian, The Easiest Riad To Find In The Medina

Recognised as one of the most beautiful and authentic little Riad’s in the Medina. Great and willing Staff to serve and assist you. An unbeatable location inside the Medina Walls within easy distance to all main attractions without the noise and hustle-bustle keeping you awake all night! Riad Laksiba is located just inside the Medina Walls at Bab Ksiba. Walk through Bab Ksiba, take the 1st turn right (Derb Kadi) and you have arrived: simple. No fear of getting lost in the Medina labyrinth. Quiet cul-de-sac has no-through traffic and is a very safe neighbourhood for children and female travellers. 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. Breakfast / Towels / Bedding included. Overnight Car Parking (opposite. Bab Ksiba). Sun Terrace. Splash Pool. All rooms are air-conditioned. Fully serviced with and staffed 24 hours.


Owner
Simon Hawkesley
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Simon Hawkesley

Simon Hawkesley is a designer and an author. Educated in England in Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, Motor Vehicle and Domestic Engineering & Photographic Design, a natural talent for art, architecture and extensive experience in real estate, finance, historic property restoration/renovation. Simon has drawn and presented conceptual solutions on almost every inhabitable continent. Has also appeared on odd slots in property based Television programs across the world, writes occasional articles for Times Warner International Publishing on the same subject. Simon restored Riad Laksiba,  his own pet project situated within a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Kasbah district of the Medina Marrakech.

Simon Hawkesley purchased this house in 2007

Why Simon Hawkesley chose Kasbah

For years my wife and I have been trawling the narrow streets (derbs) in the Medina, the old walled-in city of Marrakech, looking for a suitable location for a Riad to purchase. It dawned on me that I always chose hotels in the Kasbah district of the Medina, to set up Base Camp, whilst exploring. The answer, for "Where to Buy"?, had been staring me in the face from outset. The Imperial Kasbah. First Citadel of the Sultans of Morocco! The Kasbah is rich in community spirit, alive at night, has Royal Palaces, historic attractions and, moreover, feels safe. the thing we "bang on about" in the UK. It made sense to add some criteria. Quiet, easy to access and MOST to find.

What makes this house unique

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 felt the Marrakech climate was right 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

One thing that you won’t see quantified anywhere, and it does slightly defy description, is the sense of community that has been created by – by what? the architecture? the care of the owners and staff? I don’t know, but it’s sort of like living in a family but without any of the annoying necessity of having to communicate with anyone if you don’t want to. There are five rooms, all with their own en suite facilities, a roof terrace with sun loungers that are brought out on request, four seating areas for between two and four people around, or overlooking, the splash pool and a kitchen/office on the ground floor. Plenty of opportunity to keep yourself to yourself. But if you do want to interact with your fellow guests, it’s somehow possible to be close at a distance – I’m not entirely sure that makes sense, but it will if you’ve been there. Quite honestly, we could have just stayed in the four walls of the Riad and had a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable time.... RedBBlack June 2011.
Aug 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Marrakech Menara
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Cafe Clock
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Royal Marrakech Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Marrakech
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Cafe Clock
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Oukaimeden
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Essaouira
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

We also organise:

Yoga Courses, Moroccan Cookery introduction.

Excursions available to the Countryside, Mountains, Coast.

Overnight trips to the Desert and Essaouira (the seaside) can also be arranged.

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

Coast/Beach:

We also have an exclusive association with a wonderful Riad in a great location in Essaouira (the seaside). Three and half hour interesting journey to the coast. As the Riad is built into the ancient ramparts, the Riad has the most amazing views of the Ocean from the roof terrace. A suggestion is to set off after breakfast, arrive for lunch, enjoy the beach and old medina and visit the fish market in the centre. Choose from catch-of-the-day and consume in-situ. Overnight, return after lunch.

Travel:

We can collect guests at Marrakech airport which is just a ten minute drive from the old town Medina via private chauffeur service.

Distances:

Riad Laksiba is located just inside the Medina Walls at Bab Ksiba. Walk through Bab Ksiba, take the 1st turn right (Derb Kadi) and you have arrived: simple. No fear of getting lost in the Medina labyrinth. Rue de la Kasbah is next to us, an arterial route to the Saadien Tombs, Kasbah Mosque, Royal Palaces, Agdal Gardens and, of course, the Jemaa el fna, main square and souks.

Amenities

Kasbah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Free Wifi
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Quiet cul-de-sac has no-through traffic and is a very safe neighbourhood for children and female travellers. 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. Breakfast / Towels / Bedding included. Overnight Car Parking (opposite. Bab Ksiba). Sun Terrace. Splash Pool. Outside: Ground floor patio and splash pool. Private roof terrace for sunbathing (cold shower and separate H/C Shower and Toilet on the Terrace). Distinctive Moroccan Chill-out mattress & cushions style zone, for evening Shisha-Pipe if inclined.

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner (Simon). DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR EXCLUSIVE USE OF WHOLE RIAD

Changeover Day:
The Riad is fully staffed 24 hours and any arrival time/date is possible by arrangement.

We will forbid you to bring any "Guests, friends, acquaintances" back day or night. It is illegal to entertain "locals" in a Riad. Riad Laksiba is designed for family holidays and is staffed 24/7. If you want to come, on these terms, then please submit to the Bookings process. If, however, you are looking for a Riad or Apartment that is not supervised then Riad Laksiba is possibly not suitable for you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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