3 nights from £435 per person
Riad Assakina is a dream come true for its owners, Grant and Michele, once a dilapidated old riad in the Mellah, the ancient Jewish quarter of the Medina, Grant and Michele have now transformed it into a exquisite guesthouse, perfectly combining traditional Moroccan design and detail with modern comforts you would expect these days.
With only seven rooms and suites, all designed and furnished with impeccable attention to detail, Riad Assakina is a wonderful haven to retreat to after an exciting day exploring the Medina.
Surrounding the cool, spacious courtyard and pretty plunge pool area is the salon, dining room, two bedrooms and a ‘b’hous’ – a traditional Moroccan seating area. Upstairs are four more rooms, whilst the owners occupy the suite on the pretty roof terrace; the perfect place to lounge with a cool drink watching the sun set over the minarets of the ancient Medina.
Riad Assakina has excellent wifi coverage throughout the riad, and they also have a laptop for guests’ use which can be borrowed free of charge.
Riad Assakina offers complimentary mint tea and Moroccan pastries every afternoon.
There is a private dining room which is perfect for a romantic meal, this needs to be pre-booked in advance as is only available for one couple or group at a time.
Riad Assakina does not offer meals on guests’ 1st night (in case of flight delay), however, if you would like to pre-book something to eat on the evening of your arrival, a simple tapas menu is available. The team at Discerning Collection have all menu’s for pre-booked meals.
Boutique – there is a lovely little boutique on the 1st floor, where individually designed pieces of Moroccan Jewellery are for sale, all hand-crafted by Michele. There are also beautiful made-to-measure caftans and embroidered scrarves and shawls on sale.
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