“Tranquil and stunningly decorated riad in the heart of Marrakech’s bustling medina (15 rooms)”
The 15 stylish and peaceful rooms and suites all differ in size, décor and layout, with some having the welcome addition of air-conditioning, plus a bath instead of shower. Larger suites also feature a separate child’s room, fireplace, sitting area and kitchenette. The Senior and Master Suites also have TV's. Unlike some traditional riads, the bathrooms are fitted to a high standard and the beds are comfortable, though those in the Blue House are quite narrow (140cm). Don't be surprised to find your double bed made up with 2 single duvets, German style - the owners are German.
Aesthetes will delight in the historic objets d’art that grace each room. Lie in bed staring up at the 18th-century painted ceiling in the Douiriya Suite, or step into the Chaouen Suite through an intricately patterned door, carved in the homonymous town in northern Morocco. With this kind of decor in your bedroom, you need hardly venture out to the museums!
A simple Moroccan-style breakfast is included and served on the tented roof terrace (weather permitting) or in the courtyard under the orange trees. Expect breads, pastries, honey and jam, teas and coffee, fruit salad, homemade yoghurt, cheese and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Lunch and dinner are available daily, and Hassan and his team will prepare whatever takes your fancy - a traditional tagine or couscous, or something less exotic (but no less delicious) like a lamb burger or leek and potato soup! Vegetarians and other diets can be catered for, given advance warning. There is a good selection of local wine and some nice German wines as well. Meals are served wherever you wish - in your room, at a private table in one of the courtyards, or more communally in the dining room. All rooms have complimentary water and some also have basic cooking facilities: fridge, small hob, saucepan, crockery etc.
If you want to explore the city’s culinary delights, see our restaurant recommendations.
Chic, tranquil and a maze of staircases and corridors, the riad may not be the ideal environment for young children, although they are welcomed and the riad's staff is well accustomed to children. All ages are welcomed; we think it's best for older children and teens.
Under 12's stay free, and cots are supplied for babies without charge.
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Two of the Junior Suites (Chaouen and Douiriya) have a second bedroom and can accommodate extra beds (on request), while the Blue House, rented as a 2-bedroom whole, will suit family groups. Some bathrooms have baths; others have showers. Ask on booking if it is important.
French-speaking babysitting available by arrangement; English-speaking babysitting might also be possible. See rates.
Baby monitors available that work from the restaurant to bedrooms.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
Food is available all day, with special early dinners for children, half portions of adult mains and a kids menu. You can also self-cater in some suites - again, request self-catering when booking. There are cafés in walking distance.
The pool and stairs inside the riad are unfenced. While the riad is accustomed to babies and children, its rather fine artwork and interior design does need to be respected - tiny tearaways won't be appreciated.