Top 10 best riads in Marrakech
The experience of living in a riad – which means a traditional Moroccan house or small palace with an interior garden or courtyard- is indeed one of a kind that should an item to check in your bucket list.
Once inside the regular doors, you will find an oasis in the midst of a busy, traditional and sometimes cramped area of shoppers, tourists, and locals since most of the riads are located in the old medina. Marrakech offers many scented riads to help you get the most out of your stay, and here we put a list of 10 of the most beautiful riads for your memorable stay in:
- Dar Hanan:
Escape the busy streets of the city’s souks to this quiet and relaxing home located near the Marrakesh Museum, as well as the city’s most important Islamic school, Madrasa Ben Youssef, and just minutes away from those bustling markets. Dar Hanan provides a choice of their four double bedrooms and two suites, as well as patios and a gorgeous rooftop terrace offering 360-degree views of the Atlas Mountains, there is enough space for guests to relax and enjoy. You can enjoy delicious home-cooked cuisine from the in-house chef, and maybe sign in for a cooking class and prepare your own meal.
- Riad Madani:
This residential palace from the nineteenth century has been described as one of the most beautiful palaces in Marrakech. From the patio to the decor and architecture, this combo gives you the experience of a royalty stay in. It provides separate courtyards, along with three salons to relax. The terraces with panoramic views of the city is a whole other story. This is the perfect place to rest after a busy day in the crowded Moroccan souks.
- Riad Kniza:
This one is a luxurious Riad from the 18th century located in the warm heart of the old Medina. The traditional mosaics and the handcrafted decorations gives the riad a sense of Moroccan authenticity.
The riad also provides a swimming pool and a bar lounge. You can also relax even more in the massage services with the friendliest staff.
- Riad La Sultana:
LA Sultana is a 5-star luxury riad. An extravagant and luxurious mansion, unique in its architecture and appearance. Located in the old Medina, 10 minutes from the famous Jamaâ El Fna Square.
This riad offers its guests an oasis in the city center, with a heated pool and terraces with panoramic views of the entire city. Not only that, La Sultana Marrakech boasts a bar, gazebo and outdoor massage rooms, as well as a boutique and gym. You will be sure to enjoy the luxurious and traditional Moroccan dishes, and you can even learn to cook it yourself.
- Riad Bayti:
Riad Biti definitely has a history. Before it was a guest house, it belonged to the many prominent families of the neighborhood, and even was a post office during the years of the French Protectorate. Located in the Mellah neighborhood (the old Jewish quarter), guests can enjoy the view of the famous Jamaâ El Fna Square and other hidden treasures in the city by exploring its deepest alleys. With a small pool, massage facilities and friendly staff, guests can enjoy the very relaxing atmosphere Riad Bayti offers.
- Riad Enija:
Dates 280 years ago and historically belonging to a wealthy Moroccan silk merchant, this is now a perfect traditional Arabic style Riad. Riad Enija is a grand riad that it describes as “a thousand and one nights” kind of luxury, mixing world-class furnishings with antique Berber rugs to create a unique authentic vibe. Guests can enjoy the candles lighting the garden and the open rooftop terraces. Its size makes it stand out from the rest, and it is often called the mother of all riads.
- Dar Massai:
Dar Massai is located a 15-minute walk from the Saadian Tombs, and one mile from the famous Djemaa El-Fna. It offers guests a restaurant, an indoor pool and a full breakfast in a modern riad with 5 individually decorated rooms built around an interior courtyard. Dar Massai is one of the few riads that is not located in the middle of the souks, and offers a more open and less crowded experience, yet still far from the hustle and bustle of the souks that guests can explore at their leisure.
- Riad Mille Et Une Nuits:
Riad Mille Et Une Nuits is located in one of the most exclusive areas of Marrakech. It offers a modern, modern setting with modern additions. This 4-star riad hosts its own restaurant, as well as a barbecue area and 24-hour room service. Providing all guests with the opportunity to use the massage / treatment rooms.
Riad Mille Et Une Nuits is an ideal place to relax. Not only that, there is even a traditional Turkish bath on site, offering guests a true Moroccan Hammam experience.
- La Mamounia:
Set in royal gardens, La Mamounia is a very large riad compared to the small traditional riads in the souks. Boasting more than 100 rooms and a marble spa, this is definitely a luxury option. Surrounded by decorative ceilings and arched columns, guests can enjoy the hotel grounds or take a trip to one of the three baths.
- Dar Delcom:
Which means in Moroccan Darija “your home”, this 19th century Dar Delcom house is a safe haven, located in the Bab Doukkala area, a little further from the main attractions of the city. This hotel contains only 4 rooms and 3 suites, and it has a homely atmosphere, especially as each room is decorated in individual styles. Guests can relax outside on the two patios that feature fountains, the heated pool and terraces that provide a Berber tent and lounge to complete the Arabian experience.