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We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of riads in Marrakech. Bon voyage!
Updated Jan 17, 2020
“An oasis in the middle of the city. Amazing riad, every centimetre of this hotel is well thought and the attention to details is the best I've seen. Staff members are helpful, friendly and professional.”
A luxury outdoor swimming pool and a spa with massages are offered at La Sultana Marrakech. It is a 10-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square and features a rooftop terrace.
A Moorish décor and Moroccan furnishings feature in all of the rooms and suites at Sultana. Each has a luxury marble bathroom and some have a private balcony or terrace.
Mint tea and traditional pastries feature at the hotel breakfast. In the evening, guests can admire the Atlas Mountains from the terrace and savor a traditional tagine.
Additional hotel facilities include a gift shop, a tour desk and free Wi-Fi access. An airport shuttle service can also be arranged at the 24-hour reception to Marrakech-Menara Airport.
“The riad is a magical serene place. An oasis of lush beauty and calm in the heart of Marrakech. Everything was perfect and the staff was so gentle and friendly.”
This boutique Riad in a traditional former palace features a furnished rooftop terrace with a pool and views of the Kotoubia Mosque, 5 minutes’ walk away. It has a collection of art, a piano bar and a spa.
Free Wi-Fi is available in each air-conditioned room and suite, which features a floor tiled with Moroccan Zellige tiles. All offer a view of the patio with a fountain or the terrace featuring a tent.
A continental breakfast is provided and you can try local specialities in the restaurant, which puts on shows on its stage or projections on its drop-down screen. Afternoon tea and cakes are offered on the terrace.
You can swim in one of 3 pools, have a body treatment or relax by the fireplace in the lounge. For a supplement Riad El Fenn organises transfers, tours and workshops including photography and calligraphy.
At 7 km from Marrakech Menara Airport, this Riad is a 5-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square and a 5-minute drive from the Majorelle Garden.
“Magic in Marrakech! Set in a beautifully restored building you upon arrival feel transported back to an earlier time. The detail of the building was beyond amazing.”
Situated a 5-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square and Koutoubia Mosque, this stylish riad dates from the 19th century and combines Moroccan and Andalusian architecture. It offers a swimming pool and a rooftop terrace with panoramic city views.
The air-conditioned rooms are elegantly decorated and offer a minibar and seating area. Decorated with colourful tiles, the en suite bathrooms provide guests with a bathrobe and complimentary toiletries upon arrival.
A buffet breakfast is served each morning and for other meals, guests can enjoy Moroccan or international dishes. In the evening, guests are invited to relax in the lounge with a drink and use the free Wi-Fi provided.
Relaxation activities at the riad include hammam and massage treatments. Staff cater to guests’ needs 24 hours a day and can help organise excursions, airport transfers and cooking lessons for a supplement.
A 30-minute massage is offered by reservation.
“Amazing newly renovated Riad in the middle of the Medina. From the moment we walked through the door we were under its spell. Stunningly beautiful at every turn. A pool with hundreds of sparkling tiny lights, a roof terrace so peaceful with panoramic views and so many hidden corners to sit and relax.”
Boasting an outdoor swimming pool, shared lounge, garden and free WiFi, Riad Spice by Marrakech Riad is set in Marrakech, 400 m from The Orientalist Museum of Marrakech and 400 m from Le Jardin Secret. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and luggage storage for guests.
At the riad all rooms include a private bathroom.
Riad Spice by Marrakech Riad offers a continental or halal breakfast.
Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Mouassine Museum, Boucharouite Museum and Djemaa El Fna. The nearest airport is Marrakech-Menara Airport, 8 km from Riad Spice by Marrakech Riad.
“Fantastic Riad in an amazing location. This riad is perfectly located between different neighbourhoods, easy to get to everything yet felt secluded and quiet. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful.”
Offering an outdoor pool, Riad Les Yeux Bleus is located in the old Medina of Marrakech, just a 10-minute walk from Djemaa El Fna square. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas.
Rooms at Riad Les Yeux Bleus will provide guests with air conditioning. Some units features a fireplace. Private bathrooms also come with a bath or shower.
At Riad Les Yeux Bleus guests will find Turkish bath, a 24-hour front desk, living rooms and a terrace with a city view. Other facilities offered include a tour desk. Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.
The riad is 1 km from Bahia Palace, 3 km from Conference Palace and 2 km from Majorelle Gardens. Menara Airport is a 20-minute drive from Riad Les Yeux Bleus. An airport shuttle is available upon request.
“This beautiful riad is located just in the heart of Medina with every point of interest only few minutes away. The rooms are super comfortable and tidy clean with fresh roses and fruits everyday. An unforgettable vacation!”
In the heart of Marrakech, Riad Azzar features rooms with free WiFi. The property is set 400 metres from Marrakech Museum and 600 metres from Medersa Ben Youssef. The accommodation offers a shared lounge and a concierge service for guests.
All guest rooms at the riad come with a seating area. Every room comes with a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, while certain rooms will provide you with a terrace. The rooms include a wardrobe.
A continental, halal or vegetarian breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.
Riad Azzar offers a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Marrakech, like cycling.
Bahia Palace is 1.6 km from Riad Azzar, while Djemaa El Fna is 1.9 km away. The nearest airport is Marrakech-Menara Airport, 8 km from the property.
“Live and get treated like a royal. If you can afford the price, this is the best way to spend your money. This place is run like a palace and the riads are simply stunning.”
Offering an outdoor and indoor pool, Royal Mansour Marrakech is located in Marrakech. The property is 2 km from Bahia Palace and a 5-minute walk from the famous Djemaa El Fna square.
Featuring free Wi-Fi access in all areas, units will provide you with a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. There is a kitchen equipped with kitchenware, a microwave and an electric kettle. Private bathrooms also come with a bath or shower.
Guests can also enjoy local and international dishes at one of the 4 onsite restaurants. A range of drinks is provided at the 3 bars.
At Royal Mansour Marrakech you will find a spa and wellness centre. Other facilities offered include meeting facilities and luggage storage. The property offers free parking on site.
The hotel is 2 km from Conference Palace and from Majorelle Gardens. Marrakech-Menara Airport is a 15-minute drive away.
“An oasis of peace in the center of Marrakech. The property is beautiful, nicely decorated and ideally located in a quiet area, very close to to the center of the Medina. Warmly recommended!”
Located a 2-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna square, this riad features a swimming pool heated during winter, several sun terraces with views of the Medina the Koutoubia Mosq, and Atlas Mountains, sunbeds and seating areas. Rooms offers views of the Atlas Mountains and the Medina. Massage and hammam can be organised at a location nearby.
The air-conditioned rooms and suites at Riad Itrane include a safe and LCD TV. They all include private bathrooms with shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the public areas.
The breakfast is served in the 3 patios, one of which features a fireplace. Moroccan specialties are proposed daily at the property and dietary meal plans can be arranged upon request.
A laundry and 24-hour reception are available on site. A game room and 3 patios with trees and flowers are at your disposal.
Guided tours, excursions and airport shuttle can be arranged upon request at Riad Itrane.
“Wonderful and authentic riad with truly exceptional service. The riad is majestic in its old world charming way. Incredibly friendly, helpful staff who went out of their way to provide whatever we needed.”
Set in an 18th-century traditional, Moroccan building, this luxurious B&B is located in Marrakech. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, the sauna and the steam bath, just a 25-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square.
Decorated in traditional, Moroccan style, all the rooms at Riad Kniza feature carved wooden furniture and a fireplace. Each also includes a private bathroom with a hairdryer.
At Riad Kniza, breakfast is included and served either on the terrace or in one of the communal lounges, by the fireplace. Dinners with traditional dishes from the region are also available upon prior reservation.
Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. Car rental and free private parking are also possible on site and Marrakech Airport is a 25-minute drive away.
“Stunning elegant Riad, an oasis of calm in the city. From the outside you could not imagine the luxury you'll find behind these doors. A beautiful riad with the comfort of a 5-star hotel.”
Villa des Orangers offers luxurious accommodation in a former palace located in the centre of Marrakech, just a 5-minute walk from Jemaa el Fna Square. It features 3 patios with orange trees and swimming pools and includes a wellness centre.
Each air-conditioned room is equipped with a minibar, free Wi-Fi access and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Every room has a private bathroom with twin washbasins, a bathtub and a separate shower. Some include a private terrace.
Breakfast is served daily and a bar is open 24 hours a day serving free, non-alcoholic drinks. You can also enjoy Mediterranean style cuisine at the restaurant. Lunch can be served by the pool, on the terraces or on the shaded patio.
Villa des Orangers has a hammam, a beauty salon, massage booths and a fitness room. A variety of traditional beauty treatments are on offer.
“Like a movie set from the 20's. All around an amazing stay. The staff and the atmosphere of the riad made us feel like we were very special and part of the Marrakech scene. I would go back or recommend in a second.”
In the centre of the Medina, a 10-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square, this Riad offers luxurious, air-conditioned suites and apartments. The terrace has panoramic Medina views and the hamman offers steam baths.
The suites and apartments are spacious, and include free Wi-Fi and a TV with satellite channels. The individually decorated rooms with private bathrooms feature traditional Moroccan design mixed with modern decor.
Breakfast is provided daily. You can request traditional Morroccan dishes on the shaded, central patio, terrace or in guest rooms. You can relax by the fireplace in the lounge featuring Moroccan arches.
The tanner's quarter of Medrassa Benyoussef is an 8-minute walk from Dar Darma and Marrakech Menara Airport is a 16-minute drive. For a supplement cooking courses and beauty treatments are available.
“This Riad is dreamlike. The property is somehow more beautiful than the photos – every room is stunning. The manager Luca and the rest of the staff, including the incredible chef, all felt close fast friends.”
Offering a terrace and an outdoor pool with sunbeds, Riad L'Hôtel Marrakech is located in Marrakech, a 5-minute drive from Majorelle Garden and a 15-minute walk from Djemaa El Fna square. Free Wi-Fi access is available in public areas.
All large suites provide guests with air conditioning. They are furnished with a desk, dining table, a seating area and sofa. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer.
Guest can enjoy local and international dishes at the shared lounge upon request.
The riad is 2 km from Bahia Palace. The property can organize guided tours and excursions.
Marrakech-Menara Airport is located a 15-minute from the property. A shuttle to the airport can be arranged upon request.
“Truly stunning riad, with warm, attentive staff. Great location in the heart of Medina, but unbelievably quiet inside the riad, despite the hustle and bustle outside.”
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Riad Adore offers accommodation in Marrakech. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.
A TV with satellite channels and DVD player, as well as an iPod docking station are available. Certain rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Rooms come with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bath robes and free toiletries.
Marrakech Museum is 400 metres from Riad Adore, while Medersa Ben Youssef is 500 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Marrakech-Menara Airport, 5 km from the property.
“Amazing little riad at the edge of the Medina. Nothing is too much trouble, delicious fresh juice and Moroccan tea brought to you whenever. Glorious, huge breakfast served whenever suits you. Could not recommend highly enough – a real five-star experience!”
Located a 10-minute walk from Jemaâ El Fna Square, this riad features a plunge pool, hammam and a terrace with panoramic views of the Medina and Atlas Mountains. Transfers, guided tours and excursions are proposed by the staff.
Individually decorated with a traditional style, each air-conditioned room includes a private bathroom with shower. Some of them are bigger and also features a seating area or a terrace.
Moroccan and continental breakfast is served every day at the Riad Kheirredine. Both Moroccan and Italian specialties are proposed in the dining area.
You can request massages, have a drink on one of the several lounges or simply relax on the sunbeds. Provided with free Wi-Fi internet access, the property is 1.5 km from the Majorelle Gardens and 8 km from Marrakech Airport.
“Exceptional stay from beginning to end. More beautiful than the pictures. Also, you must have dinner here. Probably one of the best meals we had in Morocco during our three week visit.”
Located in the Medina of Marrakech, Dar Assiya is a 10-minute walk from Jemaâ El Fna Square and a 10-minute drive from Marjorelle Garden. It offers a central patio, a furnished terrace and a plunge pool.
All of the rooms at Dar Assiya are heated, air-conditioned and traditionally decorated. Each room features a private bathroom with shower and some of the rooms have a seating area.
A typical, Moroccan breakfast is served each morning in the dining room.
Free Wi-Fi is provided in common areas. Transfers, excursions and tours in the area can be organised, upon prior reservation. Public parking is possible near the Riad, with an additional cost, and Marrakech Menara Airport is 9 km away.
“Very tasty and nice decor. Amazing service. Overall a great experience. I will be back!”
Boasting an outdoor swimming pool, Indian Palace is set in Marrakech, 1.3 km from Majorelle Gardens. With a terrace, the property also has a shared lounge. The in-house restaurant serves Moroccan cuisine.
At the riad, all rooms come with a patio. The private bathroom is equipped with a bath. Guest rooms at Indian Palace feature air conditioning and a wardrobe.
A continental breakfast is served daily at the property.
Speaking Arabic and English, staff will be happy to provide guests with practical advice on the area at the reception.
Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Marrakech Plaza, Djemaa El Fna and Souk of the Medina. The nearest airport is Marrakech-Menara Airport, 8 km from the property.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Jan 17, 2020