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Marrakech, Morocco

Maison MK

  • An authentic yet contemporary luxury home feel with 5* service
  • Home to gastro mk - rated the best restaurant in Marrakech by TripAdvisor
  • Largest riad roof terrace in medina with panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains

Facilities include

WIFI Air conditioning/heating/in room fans Plunge pool Massage/beauty treatment room

Activities include

  • Spa
  • Golf
  • Guided Tours
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About

About Maison MK

This amazing, cutting edge designer riad is situated in the heart of Marrakech and is home to one of the best restaurants in the country. The luxury bit and bobs are only the starting point for this riad - the friendly staff and the family feel is what the experience is all about.

Maison MK is the creation of professional fashion and portrait photographers Paul & Aoibheann Hopkins that opened in opened on 1st March 2008. The historical riad features six extravagant bedrooms and can be rented out individually or as a whole. Being located in the affluent heart of Marrakech means that it is only a two-minute walk from the medina vibrant central square.

The whole house is curved, organic and tactile with the walls curving into floors and ceilings, even the round pool seamlessly merges into circular banquette seating areas. A huge roof is divided into three levels: the lower deck used for sunbathing during the day, and in the evening is transformed into a sexy lounge area with vibrant orange silk canopies overhead.

The upper level of Maison MK has banquette style seating for dinner and a stylish copper fire pit where olive-wood logs are lit every evening and guests can snuggle up by the glowing fire.

The six mk bedrooms are decorated with flowing silk organza voiles which drape from the windows and doors. Handmade mattresses (made by the Kings bedmaker) sit on a polished plaster plinth lit from below and behind by long rope lights giving the impression that the bed is literally floating on air. Dramatic silk chiffon artwork of sultry and exotic Moroccan faces forms the graphic design element of the huge polished plaster headboards.

All but one of the bedrooms have deep roll-top baths, encased in a rounded pod to cocoon guests into complete relaxation. The final bedroom has a spacious power shower &, unusually in Moroccan houses, small windows that look down onto the side street below.

The contemporary design of Maison MK is complemented by modern and functional fixtures with a pre-loaded iPod and pre-programmed mobile phone with credit in every bedroom. Guests can have fun learning to cook Moroccan style with the chef, energise themselves in the plunge pool, or self-indulge at the spa. The two spa treatment rooms offer a range of Western and authentic Moroccan treatments including the MK signature massage carried out in complete darkness.

For those who like their gadgets, the state-of-the-art screening room with its 2.5 metre wide screen, DVD, satellite TV, surround sound and Xbox360 will ensure the ultimate in viewing and gaming potential.

Gastro MK is the in-house restaurant at Maison MK which opens every evening to guests and to the public. It serves up a fusion of Moroccan and modern European 5-course tasting menu to 12 guests an evening. The head chef Omar joined Maison MK from one of the top restaurants in Marrakech he is young, keen, and really talented. He takes great pride in his work & cares passionately about what he puts on the plates. There is no surprise that Gastro MK is voted No. 1 place to eat in Marrakech on TripAdvisor.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

The cool, romantic house is situated right in the middle of the Marrakech medina, just a two minute stroll from the main square with its fire eaters, jugglers, snake charmers, and ancient story tellers. Plenty of little shops in the neighbourhood, a neighbouring public hammam and bread oven, and the popular Mouassine shopping area just next to it. Being just 180m from the medina gate you’ll see its easy to find and near the outside gate are street taxis, a fixed price covered souk, cashpoint, pharmacy, a car park and a the lovely cyber park.

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When to go

Open all year except they usually close for 3 weeks in the summer / Ramadan – for renovations and its just too hot and like living in a hairdryer! The French also tend to disappear in August for holidays so its quiet then. Gets busier end of August onward.

It’s a good location all year round for the sun but as its in a desert the temperature drops significantly before 10am and after 4pm in the winter. TipTop months: September, October, April, May

Important Information

Full Exclusivity. 12,000 dirhams per day to have the riad (house), spa and restaurant to yourselves i.e. All closed to external guests.
Included in this exclusive rate is:
-a private morning cooking course for two
-use of the spa therapist and hammamist all day (10am-5pm excluding a 1 hour lunch off for the staff of course)
-evening 5 course tasting menu on the patio or dining room, or, Moroccan sharing feast for up to 12 people on the roof terrace.

No refund if any of these are not used.

Please note that if you do not want to purchase the full exclusivity offer, you can still, as maison mk guests, take over the lower roof terrace for pre dinner drinks for our group, and the dining room for the normal gastro tasting menu. Other non-residents coming for gastro mk can be seated on the patio for dinner.

A minimum stay is 2 nights if booking from a Monday to Thursday, and 3 nights if you are booking a weekend stay between Thursday and Monday.

For the Christmas / New Year period its 4 night minimum stay and 25% increase in prices (from 27th December – 3 January inclusive).

Children

Travelling with children

All children are welcome with exclusive riad bookings
Children over the age of 12 are welcome for individual room bookings
There is one extra bed available for children/teenagers which can fit into rooms 1, 3 and 6.

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