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Riad Ilayka is a beautiful riad, located within walking distance from the Djema el Fna. Each of the rooms has been lovingly decorated in its own unique style. As well as the bright courtyard, there is a charming first-floor terrace where you are welcome to enjoy breakfast. On the roof terrace, you can soak in the relaxing hot tub. Alternatively, enjoy a refreshing mint tea in the cushioned turret area, whilst taking in the Marrakesh skyline

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Each of the guest rooms are uniquely decorated and feature deep, rich tones. All the rooms are beautiful, but the upper level rooms offer a little more privacy and quiet. All rooms have  an en suite bathroom, and a few of the rooms have a seating or lounge area as well. A few of the rooms are also accessible via private staircase, creating a sense of exclusivity and privacy.


Riad Ilayka is situated in an ideal location, just a 10 minute walk from the main square. It is in the medina, but the property will send a guide to walk guests from the car park to the riad.

Food and Drink

Riad Ilayka offers full complimentary breakfast featuring Moroccan breads, pastries, fruits, and jams. Lunch and dinner are also served, and can be taken either in the courtyard or on the rooftop terrace. The food is traditional Moroccan cuisine, and always receives rave reviews from guests.


The property has two rooms on the first floor ideal for anybody with accessibility issues, as the upper level rooms can only be accessed by stairs.

Our opinion

Whilst the surrounding alleys which lead to this riad are busy and popular with the locals, the riad itself provides a quiet haven away from the hustle and bustle. Its location is ideal for gaining your bearings in relation to the main square.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

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    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.