Marrakech, the red city, is recognized as one of the best tourist destinations in the world.
When people visit Marrakech, they usually want to dive deep down into the Moroccan tradition, cuisine, culture, and history. Staying in a riad while in Marrakech is certainly the first activity on every tourist’s wishlist. In this article, we are going to show you 5 of the most charming riads of Marrakech.
Riad & Spa Al Jazira
Riad Al Jazira Hotel & Spa is a beautiful traditional hotel located 2 km from the Majorelle Garden and the Jamaâ El Fna Square in Marrakech.
It is located within the very popular district of Sidi Ben Sliman. Once guests step into Riad & Spa Al Jazira, they’re directly submerged in a real oasis in the middle of the Medina.
Riad Al Jazira is basically three houses in one! In other words, three patios, the first decorated with a huge banana tree, the second with a fountain dominated by a majestic gallery and the third with a pool and an open living room.
With plenty of living space, the facility offers 18 rooms as well as several lounges including one with a fireplace. The decoration is quite elegant. The rooms are very cozy, and the bedding is perfect. A very large terrace allows you to enjoy the sun. The staff is of exemplary kindness and makes every effort to respond to all requests.
Serenity, beauty of the place, typical Moroccan decoration down to the smallest details, gigantic plants in the different patios make this place exceptional!
Riad & Spa Dar Sara
Established within the historic walls of the Medina, this elegant riad is located in the popular Bab Doukkala neighborhood. The riad is close to the Secret Garden, a botanical garden dating from the 19th century. It is also 14 minutes away from the Marrakech Museum, which features art and history exhibits.
The Riad & Spa Dar Sara has two patios as well: one traditional with its four flowerbeds punctuated by a central fountain, the other with a small pool.
Dar Sara is cozy and welcoming, very pleasant, and well decorated. The riad can also be combined with the neighboring riad Dar Sara Srira (The Small), which gives a third patio! On its own, the Dar Sara riad has 18 rooms that are spread around the two patios. This riad also has different common spaces that are available to customers to chill around: shaded couches, pool, and huge terraces …
Riad & Spa Dar Baraka & Karam
Riad & Spa Dar Baraka & Karam, as its name suggests in Arabic, is the riad of generosity. Some areas of this exceptional riad date back to the 17th century, so it is distinguished by its remarkable architectural details.
The Riad has 14 rooms, all overlooking a patio refreshed by a fountain. On the roof, the two-story terrace offers beautiful views of the Dar El Bacha Garden, the old Glaoui palace and the Koutoubia sub-tower. For a perfectly relaxed stay, guests have access to the hammam and massage room, and if the house is not enough, Dar Karam can also be combined, and guests can have access to three different patios, among those the latest with a perfectly designed pool. The Riad, restored in the total respect of the traditional Moroccan architecture, is also characterized by its calm and its elegance.
In addition, it has a large and beautiful terrace on the roof where customers can rest with a beautiful view of the Koutoubia.
An unpretentious riad which is indeed known for its authenticity, its tranquility and its charm. All of these features make this riad the perfect place for a cozy stay! Located in a popular area in the heart of the medina, it is only 15 minutes away from the Jemaa el fna square. The location is excellent for those who want to walk in the Medina. With a splendid view from the terrace, the rooms are also decorated in a traditional Moroccan style with great taste and equipped with handmade decorations from local craftsmen. The rooms offer a view on the patio and have a private bathroom decorated with Moroccan tiles. In addition, the terrace is very pleasant, and the three living rooms of the house are useful and comfortable.
In an ideal location, Terra Ababila is a pavilion located in Marrakech, less than 15 minutes drive from the airport and shops. It is the perfect location for guests who want to be isolated from the city’s fervor and noise.
Terra Ababila is located 8 km away from the city center, so the Medina of Marrakech can be reached within 10 minutes by car. The neighboring Beldi Country Club is 600 meters away.
The pavilion has a large outdoor swimming pool, a veranda for sunbathing, huge gardens perfect for long walks, an unobstructed view of the Atlas Mountains and the beautiful landscape. In addition to that, the pavilion also consists of two beautiful and spacious suites with bathrooms, a large common room, a dining room, a hammam and a massage room. During their stay, guests can also enjoy the delicious dishes from the kitchen at Terra, which are purely organic from the local vegetable garden.