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Staying in a Moroccan riad for authentic feel


Marrakesh is the main point of entry for tourists who come to Morocco. This is the place that can offer culturally enriching travel options so they come to the city with rich cultural and historical heritage. The tourists are treated as VIP guests as in average every visitor spends about three hundred dollars a day, while the local has to work several months to earn such salary. The royal treatment can be received by guests in traditional hamams or bathhouses.

It is necessary to stay at one of the riads, which are renovated old houses with a patio in the center. It is an excellent retreat from the outside world. It will help you to feel the spirit of Morocco. Here you can find the list of several luxury riads in Marrakesh.

Riad Dar Anika offers home for you away from home. This is a philosophy of a luxury boutique riad near famous old souk Djemma el Fna. It is small, with just 12 rooms that are styled individually. Though it is located in the medina amid the hustle of the city, nothing will disturb you in this oasis of calm. You can relax on the roof terrace in total privacy and enjoy the views of the Atlas mountains surrounding the city.

img_2806_1_bigYou can also find a retreat in stylish Riad Noir d’Ivoire. You will have an absolutely wonderful stay there. As in other Marrakesh riads, it has all: exotic interior, excellent food, spa and cozy atmosphere. The riad features animalistic theme. You can choose from the Gazelle Double Room, Cameleon Junior Suite, Elephant Suite, Zebre Master Suite and etc. Different animalistic motifs are reflected in the design of the room. Luxury interior features the Moroccan traditional elements and look exception. Every detail is well-thought.

Riad Kheirredine offers eleven rooms, four deluxe, two Junior Suites and five Suites. The Berber carpets, natural cottons, locally crafted furniture used in the design create unique atmosphere. Riad Kheirredine offers family coziness. The staff welcomes you with a smile and helps you in everything throughout your stay. Wonderful unobtrusive hospitality of staff and luxury design made this riad very popular.

1140078_78_bRiad Kniza is located in Medina and is just 10-minutes away from Dar el Bacha Palace on foot. Majorelle Garden maintained by Yves Saint-Laurent is also close. Riad Kniza offers 11 rooms for guests and has a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge.

If you look for zen-like atmosphere you can stay at Riad Farnatchi with its exquisite interior.

It is great to stay in utterly authentic oasis and such riads are very popular in Marrakesh. Most of them have fewer than 10 rooms such as Riad Dixneuf La Ksour designed in classic Arabian style. There are only 6 rooms in it.

There are about 1000 riads of this kind in Marrakesh and they are good as hideaways. They do not provide full entertainment cycle. Each of them has unique features. For instance, Dar Zemora has a garden of olive, palm and citrus trees, while Riad El Fenn is surrounded with fragrant rose garden. Riad Madani is eccentric with its eclectic mix of furniture and Dar Fakir offers elegant rooms in Berber style. The choice is great and you can find the best option for you. In case you need more and want to stay in a luxury big hotel, you can book a room in one of the following luxury hotels:

  • Hotel La Mamounia,
  • Sofitel Marrakech Lounge and Spa,
  • Taj Palace Marrakech,
  • Palais Namaskar,
  • Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech,
  • Palmeraie Golf Palace and Resort.