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The riads in Marrakech are historic, elegant and atmospheric – which with its harmonious proportions and impeccable details – provide the best of Moroccan experience in the heart of this magical city. Marrakech has over 200 authentic riads, more than any other city in North Africa, with all the sensual details and intimacy you could get along the grandeur inside.
1. Dar Hanane
This modest six-room riad near the city’s most popular Islamic School Ben Youssef madrasa is probably one of the oldest houses in the medina with a serene atmosphere and a sense of tranquillity. Restored by the renowned architect, Christophe Siméon, this riad wows its guests with its wonderful tree-filled patio, the gorgeous roof terrace, the elegant bedrooms and the warm hospitality of the friendly staff.
- Name: Dar Hanane
- Address: Derb Lalla Azzouna n°9, Marrakesh, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5243-77737
- Website: http://www.dar-hanane.com/
2. Riad Tizwa
Tizwa is just the kind of place that makes you fall in love with it, the moment you whoosh through the door. Experience the best of Morocco in this beautifully restored riad in the heart of the medina, which ensures you a pleasing atmosphere and an unmatched comfort level in the very best surroundings and luxury at its best. The rooms are so beautifully ornamented and with all the lavish details and the thoughtful touches, it couldn’t get any better.
- Name: Riad Tizwa
- Address: 26 Derb Gueraba, Dar el Bacha، Marrakesh, Morocco
- Phone: +212 668-190872
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12:00 to 00:00
- Website: http://www.riadtizwa.com/
3. Riad AL Jazira
A short walk from the medina, the Riad AL Jazira is one of the very few hotels in the region to have a courtyard swimming pool, which is, in fact, the focal point of this amazing riad. This sprawling 17th-century establishment with an unusually minimalist decor completed with plain white furnishings is a perfect bang for your bucks.
- Name: Riad AL Jazira
- Address: Ben Slimane, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5244-26463
- Opening Hours: Mon-Fri open 24 hours, Sat-Sun 12:00 till midnight
- Website: http://riad-aljazira.com/
4. La Sultana
This Moroccan maximalist-style establishment is a luxury at its best – a perfect hideout for a romantic break within the walled Medina. The painted, carved and polished finishes create and exotic atmosphere and the panoramic terraces offer superb views over the city, and not to mention, the mouth-watering Moroccan cuisine.
- Name: La Sultana
- Address: Rue de La Kasbah, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5243-88008
- Open 24 hours
- Website: http://www.lasultanahotels.com/
5. Riad Mena & Beyond
Situated in the very heart of the Medina, this elegant riad, with its tiered terraces, elegant rooms, along with six spacious bedroom suites around a gorgeous garden, redefines luxury. The personal touches throughout and the Mediterranean vibe make for a memorable stay and equally luxurious. Simple yet beautiful accommodation, a gorgeous pool to take a swim whilst surrounded by splendid views of the Atlas Mountains, and yoga on the terraces – you’d find all the amenities in this fine riad.
- Name: Riad Mena & Beyond
- Address: 70 Derb Jdid, Marrakesh, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5243-81828
- Website: http://riadmenaandbeyond.com/
6. Villa des Orangers
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Set in a Moorish-style villa, this posh establishment displays the best of Moroccan craftsmanship. It features three patios with beautiful orange trees and a swimming pool at the center, lined by immaculate white-cushioned loungers. It also has a hammam, a beauty salon, and a wellness center.
- Name: Villa des Orangers
- Address: 6 Rue Sidi Mimoun، Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5243-84638
- Website: http://www.villadesorangers.com/
7. Riad Honey
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Nestled as a haven of peace and tranquility in the hustle and bustle of the Medina, in a relatively untouched neighborhood, is the Riad Honey. For something little dramatic, you’d find the rooms more sedate. The shady roof terrace is a nice little spot for breakfast and there’s a private courtyard plus lounge.
- Name: Riad Honey
- Address: Derb Khalifa Boutouil 88, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5243-86981
- Website: http://www.riad-honey.com/
8. Riad Kniza
Riad Kniza redefines luxury in the heart of the old Medina with its eleven lavish rooms and suites, three open-air courtyards, a gorgeous pool, and a stunning rooftop terrace with splendid views. Dates back to the 18th century, this luxury hotel has been completely restored by Morocco’s highly skilled craftsmen using traditional materials and artisans to create a gem of Moorish architecture.
- Name: Riad Kniza
- Address: Luxury Riad Marrakech, 34 Derb l’Hotel, Bab Doukala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5243-76942
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 09:00 to 17:00
- Website: http://www.riadkniza.com/
9. Riad Joya
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This elegant 7-suite boutique hotel of timeless beauty and alluring atmosphere impresses against its grand yet subtle architecture where the luxury flaunts from its every fine detail. The luxurious private houses are an understated fusion of eclectic style architecture and bespoke services and amenities.
- Name: Riad Joya
- Address: Derb El Hammam, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5243-91624
- Website: http://www.riadjoya.com/
10. Riad Samarkand
An intricately decorated 19th-century riad located in the heart of Medina, the Riad Samarkand provides all the sensuous delights of the Orient along with a contemporary touch. You can discover the sensuality of the East through its five elegant suites: Damas, Ispahan, Pondicherry, Mazagran, and Samarkand.
- Name: Riad Samarkand
- Address: Derb Sidi Lahcen O Ali, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5243-87880
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 06:00 to 05:30
- Website: http://www.riadsamarkand.com/
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