“Live like a pasha in this ultra-stylish riad with lush gardens, secret courtyards and an impressive restaurant, hidden amidst the souks of Marrakech”
After an exhausting day seeking out curio shops and snake charmers (or avoiding them), you need to be cosseted. Riad Enija will cosset you, and in style.
All bedrooms are spacious and airy, many of them with windows or terraces overlooking one of the courtyards; most have a dressing or sitting area. They are all unashamedly romantic, and many have antique four-poster beds.
For those who want to splash out, the Lezard suite is the largest, while at the other end of the scale the Patio room is cosy and warm but, being right on the courtyard, less private. One of the most exotic rooms is Lion, with its ornate wall tiling and carved doors onto the courtyard.
All have their own bathroom, but not all are ensuite - you may have to cross a corridor. Some bathrooms are long and thin, others more compact; expect vivid-coloured walls, an old roll-top tub or a shower.
For full descriptions of each room, see our Rates page.
The assault on your senses continues at dinnertime, with the heady aromas of cumin, coriander and saffron drifting out into the moonlit evening. Trace them back into the kitchen and you can freely watch the riad’s cook at work.
The menu consists of a choice between 2 starters, followed by a main and desert. If there's anything you don't like, or would love to try, just let staff know and they'll pick something up specially from the market. Dine inside at a mosaic, candle-lit table, or outside in the garden courtyard to the sound of twittering birdsong and distant muezzin.
Either way, leave enough space for a healthy and delightfully presented breakfast the following morning: homemade bread, delicious herby omelettes, pancakes, fresh fruit and orange juice.
There are numerous salads, sandwiches and soups available for lunch; there's a menu left in each room.
If you prefer to dine in town, there is no shortage of options and staff can advise.
Children should be safe (and endlessly entertained) in Marrakech, but crowded alleys are tricky for buggies, and it is easy to get lost. Extra beds are free for children under 8 years, and discounted for older children.
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Most rooms can fit an extra bed or baby cot
Babysitting is available by arrangement