Riad Laksiba : Beautiful hand carved arches and columns

























Beautiful hand carved arches and columns, in sable-de-la-mer and tadelakt, influenced by the Kasbah Mosque and the Saadian Tombs. Solid Cedarwood doors and windows with hand carved Berber motifs. Quiet salon areas outside four of the five en-suite bedrooms to give guests quite individual space to enjoy sumptuous breakfasts, mint tea, discuss the world, keep in touch through the Riad’s free wifi or relax and read one of the many books and novels scattered around.
Well-appointed, un-fussy, bedrooms with polished cream plaster walls, terracotta floors, and ethnic rugs; all enjoying the modern comfort of Air-conditioning and en-suite wet-room, good pressure, showers. All beds have been hand carved specifically for Riad Laksiba, twin beds in each room – pushed together to make doubles when required, with firm mattresses and hand weaved stripy covers in cream, beige and chocolate.
The Splash Pool on the ground floor courtyard offers a respite from the heat of the day and acts as a natural acclimatization to the common areas.
The south facing roof terrace has sun lounger’s and also an essential, summertime, cold water shower and great “chill out” furnishings for shisha-pipe star gazing in the evenings. During the winter the terrace boasts excellent views of the Mighty snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

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Contacts of Riad Laksiba

Address 16 Derb Kadi, Kasbah
Marrakech Medina – Morocco
Phone
+212 524 38 37 04
+44 7850 39 01 07
Website / Bookings
www.laksiba.com
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E-mail
simon@laksiba.com

El Badi Palace was built in the 16th century by king Ahmad al-Mansur

























El Badi Palace was built in the 16th century by king Ahmad al-Mansur. Today much of the palace is under ruins but you still can appreciate several well preserved towers from where you can enjoy a gorgeous Sun Set where dozens of storks nest full-time. This is 31 BEST’s Marrakech favorite place to watch the Sun set.




Bahia Palace : 19th century extravagant palace built to be the best of Marrakech






























19th century extravagant palace built to be the best of Marrakech. This Palace has a huge garden and central courtyard, and several amazingly decorated rooms with work of craftsmen that came all the way from Fez to produce it.

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Majorelle Garden : The only botanical garden in Marrakech

























This is the only botanical garden in Marrakech. It was designed by the artist Jacques Majorelle and owned by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé since 1980. You can enjoy a marvelous garden with exotic flowers from many places in the world. The garden also included the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech.

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Riad Vanilla’sma : The riad formerly a traditional Moroccan home

























Riad Vanilla’sma a haven of peaceful and tranquil elegance, romantic, and exquisitely decorated. Situated at the heart of the old Medina of Marrakech, Riad Vanilla’sma is located in one of the most charming districts of the medina, less than five minutes’ walk from the famous square and market place, Jamaa el Fnaa.
The riad formerly a traditional Moroccan home, has been renovated with passion and verve into a haven of peaceful and tranquil elegance.
All of the rooms and suites are exquisitely decorated and furnished. Careful attention has been paid to the smallest detail, from the romantic and sophisticated décor to the luxurious bedding fit for a king.
Riad Vanilla’sma discreet staff are always available to ensure your comfort and satisfaction from the beginning of your stay to the end. Your host, a globe-trotting soul, has learned from her travels all over the world how to provide the finest personal service, and so will ensure that your stay is unforgettable riad in Marrakech.

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Contacts of Riad Vanilla’sma

Address 66 Derb Jdid, Dabachi
Marrakech Medina – Morocco
Phone
+212 05.24.38.42.76

Ben Youssef Madrassa : This 12th century Islamic college in Marrakech


























This 12th century Islamic college in Marrakech was named after the sultan Ali ibn Yusuf. Its nowadays a museum that can be visited. You can get a 3 pass ticket to 2 other monuments near the madrassa.

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Riad Karmela is located in the heart of Marrakech old Medina

























Riad Karmela is located in the heart of Marrakech old Medina, 2 minutes walk from the entrance of the Souk, Marrakech Museum and Ben Youssef’s Medersa. The famous and magic Place Djemma el Fnaa is only 8 minutes walk. Back in August 2006, the property was fully refurnished and redecorated respecting Traditional Moroccan style.
The Riad now has added two riads to the main Karmela and around the three patios, you will find eight bedrooms (air conditioning + suite bathroom) with a double bed or 2 single beds, NINE Junior suites very nicely decorated having a private balcony where you can oversee the Patio pool and the orange trees.
On the side of the Riad there are also two large apartments to rent. One has 1 double bed and 2 single beds. The second one has 2 double beds in separate rooms, and, a lobby area giving access to a private terrace. They can both accommodate up to 5 people.

Contacts of Riad Karmela

Address 10, Derb El Farrane Azbezt
Marrakech Medina – Morocco
Phone
+212 (0) 524 387 937
E-mail info@riadkarmela.com
Website / Bookings
www.riadkarmela.com
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Riad Merstane : Marrakech is the most exotic city in Morocco

























Marrakech is the most exotic city in Morocco, a fascinating urban theater situated within easy reach of the majestic High Atlas Mountains and the wild Atlantic coast.
Riad Merstane is an old house, situated in one of the most ancient districts of Marrakech Medina, near the historic mosque of Sidi Bel Abbes, the patron saint of Marrakech. It is in a tranquil location at the end of a typical Medina alley and stands on the site of an old lunatic asylum once attached to the mosque. The area retains a local feel, with a flour mill, a local hammam and a small market near the riad. The riad is accessible by taxi and is an easy 15 minutes stroll to nearby monuments then through the chaotic souks to the vibrant heart of the city, Jemma el-Fnaa square.
Riad Merstane was renovated to retain as many original features as possible and is decorated throughout with an interesting mix of local fabrics and handmade furniture, mostly sourced from the souks and local antiques markets. Many traditional finishes have been used throughout the riad, from carved woodwork and intricate metal work to hand made tiles and the five bedrooms are individually decorated, all with en suite shower rooms finished in polished taderlakt. Most have air conditioning/ heating and all bedding is smooth Egyptian cotton. There is a well stocked library, a good selection of board games and a CD player with an eclectic collection of CD’s.
Relax with a mint tea in the cosy salon in front of the olive wood fire or on the pretty roof terrace at sunset as the call to prayer echoes over the rooftops. There are panoramic views over the Medina to the snow covered High Atlas Mountains and a plant covered pergola with seating. Meals can be served on the candle lit terrace, in the pretty dining room or in the shady courtyard, filled with plants and birdsong.

Contacts of Riad Merstane

Address Derb El Merstane 13, Zaouia el Abbassia
Marrakech Medina – Morocco
Phone
+212 (0) 524 38 25 50
+212 (0) 667 75 57 21
+44 (0) 7939026249
E-mail info@riadmerstane.com
Website / Bookings
www.riadmerstane.com
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Riad Mur Akush : Unique bathrooms in lively Moroccan colors


























Riad Mur Akush is located in one of the oldest and most authentic quarters in the Marrakech medina,the Bab Doukkala quarter. Within 10 minutes walk of the famous Djemaa el Fna, 2 minutes from the souks, and with road access in 30 meters this is one of the best and safest locations in the medina.
Riad Mur Akush has 5 large and comfortable rooms, all en-suite and air-conditioned and in a combination of double and twin rooms. All Riad Mur Akush’s rooms have a sitting area and our grand Suite Amel a separate sitting room with a working fireplace, perfect for the cool winter nights. The bathrooms are also unique, in lively Moroccan colors or tadelack and each with a different character. The building, an old merchant’s residence, has been revitalized, using traditional Moroccan arts (zellizes, tadelact, besmat), with unique furniture and old Berber pieces sourced in remote Atlas villages.
The Riad offers a plethora of common areas to its guests. Riad Mur Akush’s 2 living-rooms, one traditionally Moroccan and the other one influenced by the Berber style (with a fireplace), the dining area, the 2 terraces offering magnificent views of the breathtaking Atlas Mountains and a large patio with its exquisite fountain, mean that the riad’s guests can chose their favorite corner of paradise to have their breakfast, a evening meal or read a book.
Our in-house cook will prepare wonderful feasts for you and our riad manager will give you advise and suggestions on any trips or excursions you wish to take. Both English and French are spoke at the riad and children under the age of 13 can stay for free.

Contacts of Riad Mur Akush

Address Derb Zaouia 2, Bab Doukkala
Marrakech Medina – Morocco
Phone
+212 (0) 52437 6381
E-mail info@riadmurakush.com
Website / Bookings
www.riadmurakush.com
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Riad Papillon : Showcasing Zellige work in the tradition of Fes

























Riad Papillon is a newly renovated Riad in the fashionable Dar el Bashah district just ten minutes from the Square.
The Riad has five tastefully decorated en suite rooms each equipped with modern comforts including air conditioning, satellite television and mini-fridge.
The heart of the Riad is beautiful patio with dipping pool and fountain. Guests can also enjoy a traditional Moroccan open Bhou sitting room and a wonderfully atmospheric roof terrace.
The painstaking restoration of Riad Papillon employed the talents of an army of craftsmen showcasing Zellige work in the tradition of Fes, fine plaster work, traditional tadelakt, intricate blacksmithing and superb metalwork.

Contacts of Riad Papillon

Address 15 Derb Tizougarine, Dar El Bashah
Marrakech Medina – Morocco
Phone
+212 (0) 524.42.73.49

Riad Porte Royale : Stylish Riad Porte Royale is set in the spiritual heart of the medina


























Stylish Riad Porte Royale is set in the spiritual heart of the medina, west of the beautiful shrine of Sidi-bel-Abbas. Near the ramparts, it is easily accessible by car, but only a few minutes stroll from fine restaurants and the hurly-burly of the tourist trail that leads to nearby monuments and the colorful souks on the way to Djemma el Fna square.
Dating back to around 1750, Riad Porte Royale has five bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Restored by master craftsmen, traditional finishes enhance the clean lines, and features such as the thick walls have been retained. In the luminous courtyard, the plunge pool mirrors the dramatic portico and the ancient ‘porte royale.’
Textiles, rugs, and objects d’art from the old caravan routes of Asia and Africa accent the white bedrooms. Elsewhere, there are several corners to relax in, from the b’hou off the courtyard, to the upstairs loggia with its fireplace and pretty window arches, or the tent on the roof terrace with a view of nearby palms.
Where possible Riad Porte Royale endeavors to be eco-friendly and provide sustainable services and accommodation in Marrakech.

Contacts of Riad Porte Royale

Address 84 Derb el Maada, Diour Jdad, Zaouia
Marrakech Medina – Morocco
Phone
+212 (0) 524 37 61 09

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Riyad el Cadi : Authentic oriental atmosphere combined with the facilities of modern tourism















 Marrakech, one of the last paradises on earth, offers all one may desire: authentic oriental atmosphere combined with the facilities of modern tourism. It boasts of three superb Golf Clubs. The old city invites to shopping products of traditional crafts. It takes less than two hours of driving through a country side of great scenic beauty to reach the snow capped High Atlas Mountains or the beaches of Essaouira on the Atlantic Ocean.
Riyad el Cadi, right in the heart of Marrakech’s hustling and bustling Medina, is a perfect oasis of rest and unexpected tranquility. Comprising six interconnected houses, Riyad el Cadi is a rambling maze of various patios, salons and passages. Rare and early Moroccan artifacts, an important collection of Berber costumes, many other objects of Islamic art and classical Asian furniture create an exceptional atmosphere.
Riyad el Cadi’s 14 individually decorated suites and rooms are spread out over six interconnected patios. Three salons and several alcoves are the ideal setting for reading, playing bridge, dozing or having a sun-downer before, if you so wished, being served dinner in the riad dining room.
Extensive terraces, equipped with tents and deck chairs, invite you to rest or sunbathe. The small pool with its Jacuzzi, the riad library with a fine assortment of books on Morocco, a large collection of classical CDs, a television set in the Palm House sitting room and the Hammam (massage possible) are at the disposal of all guests.
Riyad el Cadi is always happy to organize large dinners and parties. In Riyad El Cadi, a permanent exhibition of textile art permits insights into the age-old civilization of Morocco’s Berbers.

Contacts of Riyad el Cadi

Address 87 Derb Moulay Abdelkader, Dabachi
Marrakech Medina – Morocco
Phone
+212 (0) 524 378 655
E-mail info@riyadelcadi.com
Website / Bookings
www.riyadelcadi.com
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Riad Zina, The original architecture of Morocco




































For more than 350 years, serenity, elegance and well-being have been the hallmarks of this delightful house in the heart of the medina of Marrakech. Entirely renovated in 1998, respecting the original architecture, Riad Zina welcomes you to stay in a traditional home, but with all the modern comforts.
As a first-class guest house, Riad Zina invites you to relax in the leisurely and original atmosphere of this house, beautifully created by Beate Prinz. The inspirational fusion of several worlds will allow you to discover the traditional Arabian comforts of life, combined with a resolutely contemporary touch.
With its devoted and attentive team, Riad Zina will take you on a timeless journey as you discover the mysteries of Morocco.
Located at the gateway to the souks, Riad Zina is easily accessible and close to the main attractions of Marrakech. Ideally tucked away in a small lane in the Riad Laarouss quarter, Riad Zina is strategically located in the north of the medina to allow you to discover all the different marvels of this historic centre of Marrakech.
Riad Zina has carefully preserved the architecture intended by its founders, with numerous original features. After passing through a small entry hall, you will find yourself in the courtyard that is the Islamic garden (a central fountain adorned by 4 verdant areas), surrounded by comfortable areas to lounge in. The roof-top terraces are also equipped to allow you to relax in the sun, or in the shaded terrace lounge.

Contacts of Riad Zina

Address 38 derb Assabane, Riad Laarouss
Marrakech Medina – Morocco
Phone
+212 (0) 524 38 52 42
E-mail beate.prinz@gmail.com
Website / Bookings
www.riadzina-marrakech.com
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Riad Dar More : charming and elegant hideaway in Marrakech

























The Riad Dar More is a charming and elegant hideaway in Marrakech, moderately contemporary, skillfully composed in eastern decor.
In the riad, furnitures and objects made by Dominique, hostess of this place, or Moroccan craftsmen, are now up for sale, prolonging your visit at Dar More. The east and west balance each other in a refined fashion between grey, ivory, string, and moleskin.
The terrace has a breathtaking view on the Atlas Mountains chain and the ramparts of the Badi Palace and nests of storks.

Contacts of Riad Dar More

Address 44 Derb Jdid, Riad Zitoun Lakdim
Marrakech Medina – Morocco
Phone
+212 (0) 661.39.86.20
E-mail riad.darmore@gmail.com
Website / Bookings
www.riad-dar-more.com
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Dar Najat Marrakech Medina – Morocco





















Located just 5 minutes from the hustle and bustle of the world famous Jemaâ el Fna square, the riad, Dar Najat, is an oasis of peace, quiet, comfort and serenity in outstanding surroundings. Deep inside the Old City, to step through the doors of this riad in Marrakech is to be transported to a timeless, stress-free world far from the concerns of everyday urban life.
Riad Dar Najat is a traditional house and a former family home in the historic center of the ‘Red City’ that has been totally refurbished throughout to bring back to life all its inherent romance and elegance while creating a luxury guest house in Marrakesh. The genial ambiance, the friendly, hospitable staff will bewitch your senses and make sure you fall in love with Riad Dar Najat.
Inspired by various ethnically African tendencies, the different guest rooms at Riad Marrakech – Dar Najat will take you away from resolutely oriental corner of the Arab World to the purest of pure Black African naïf styles. All the guest rooms at our riad in Marrakech are comfortable and each one has its own private bathroom and toilet.

Contacts of Dar Najat

Address 18 Derb Lalla Chacha, Douar Graoua Kennaria
Marrakech Medina – Morocco
Phone
+212 (0) 524.375.085
+212 (0) 661.439.221
E-mail contact@dar-najat.com
Website / Bookings
www.dar-najat.com

Click here: Dar Najat

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Riad Aguerzame Marrakech Morocco




























Riad Aguerzame Marrakech Morocco

Riad Aguerzame, Riad Marrakech Morocco Maroc Marruecos Marrocos Marokko

www.riad-aguerzame.com

Located in the medina of Marrakesh, close to Moulay Idriss’s Palace, the Riad Aguerzame, entirely restored keeping pure Moroccan traditions, welcomes you to change marrakchi for a night or more.

Very easy to arrive and near Marrakesh’s main square Djemaa el Fna, the Riad is just a step away from several palaces and museums in Marrakesh.




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