Marrakech Riads: Guide and Reviews of Riads in Marrakech
Marrakech is where the riad craze started, and there are hundreds of riads here. The official count is 600 stylish riads in Marrakech, mostly in the Medina, with the number growing all the time as more and more homeowners jump on the bandwagon.
Staying in a Riad is one of the great joys of Marrakech: soaking up the atmosphere of the Medina and being at the thick of the party atmosphere while relaxing in an oasis of tranquillity and great personal service.
Marrakech has riads in all price categories, with those at the top-end of the price bracket tending to provide better value for money. Some riads are seriously overpriced, so it pays to be choosy and shop around.
It’s also worth noting that some riads are hidden away in some unmarked alleyways in the Medina. Ask for directions when booking or get someone to meet you and walk you there on arrival.
A charming riad near the Koutoubia, with a mixed African / Asian ambience. Six guestrooms and three suites, individually themed and elegantly decorated to reflect the intimacy and harmony of the place. Popular with travellers for its warm, friendly and helpful owner and staff.
A resplendent residence at the edge of the palm groves in the Palmeraie district. Twelve art-filled rooms decorated in a blend of Moroccan and art-deco styles and six sumptuous Arabic-tented suites complete with a fireplace and a terrace. Traditional hammam, fitness centre, tennis court and sunken swimming pool.
A riad-style hotel in the district of Amssafah in the Medina. Guestrooms and suites, all superbly decorated and well equipped with modern amenities and a private terrace. Dining area with Moroccan cuisine and occasional entertainment nights.
A small, inexpensive and delightful 19th century riad in the Medina. Rooms exquisitely decorated and furnished, with polished walls, carved plaster and cedar wood and woven fabrics and carpets. Roof-top terrace with fine views over the Koutoubia.
A beautiful riad blending traditional design with luxury facilities, located next to the Saadian tombs. Two pretty courtyards with hand laid taracotta tiled floors and Arabianstyle open fireplaces, seven stylishly decorated rooms and a divine roof-top terrace. Fine dining and helpful English live-in owners.
A luxury boutique Moroccan palace close to Bab Doukkala, with an emphasis on style, considerable comfort and efficient service. Seven rooms and suites showcasing the best of oriental charm, fascinating antiques and high-end luxury amenities. Roof-top terrace, indoor swimming pool and traditional hammam.
A recently-built property in riad style next to the Bahia Palace. Sixteen nicely decorated and well-equipped rooms and an India Jones style terrace with panoramic views over the Medina. Bar, ultramodern show television and a traditional hammam.
A small, but stunning riad at the heart of the Medina. Four bedrooms beautifully decorated in traditional style and warm tones, with tadelakt bathrooms, air-conditioning and heating. Original oriental bathroom and rooftop terrace with fireplace and fine views over the city. Affable owners organise trekking in the High Atlas and desert excursions with experienced guides.
A charming and well-managed small riad at the heart of the Medina, right by the souks. Five neat and homely double rooms in fine Moroccan décor done by local artisans. Large appointed salon and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views over the Medina. Owners on hand for High Atlas trekking and desert excursions with experienced local guides.