Riads and Hotels in Morocco
These are the hotels and riads in Morocco that we work with. To see the list of accommodation by resort, along with descriptions of the resorts, go to Accommodation In Morocco
"The first thing one should own is a home; and it is the last thing one should sell; for a home is ones tomb this side of heaven" (Moroccan proverb)... about_riads...
What is a Riad?
A riad (ryad/riyad) is an urban house situated in the medina (old city). Moroccan architecture is more inward looking and given to isolation and intimacy rather than showing off. It is, above all, an enclosure, a place of contemplation and escape for its cloistered inhabitants, an engaging interior away from the outside world. A mysterious enchantment awaits the guest who is invited to cross the threshold. The typical home is organised around a central square courtyard, often decorated with zelige, painted wood (zouak), sculptured plaster or marble and generally with a fountain and orange or lemon trees giving a profusion of scents and the rippling of running water. The central courtyard is usually surrounded by an arched colonnade giving access to the living rooms and kitchen. The sleeping areas are constructed on the upper floors, thus creating a covered arcade around the patio with balustrades running around each storey. The roof top terrace may have an awning to protect against the sun where guests will have breakfast or dinner.
Riads have thick walls thus protecting the inhabitants from the sun or the cold and most of the outside noise. Being urban dwellings, they are often situated along a narrow alleyway (derb) with no access by car. For those seeking an authentic Moroccan style of accommodation, the riad offers its guests a haven of tranquillity, an architectural treasure, an insight into tradition, culture and craftsmanship and an opportunity to melt into an anonymous location.
What is a Maison d'hôtes?
Quite simply, this means a guest house. Usually these are private houses that have been converted into small and very charming hotels. As you will see, they vary from riad-style to converted villas, and most recently the Caravanserai and Tigmi which are renovated adjoining traditional rural village homes made of reinforced mud.
The majority of maisons d'hôtes rent individual rooms but for larger parties or families who may perhaps like to celebrate a special occasion, you can take over an entire property for your Marrakech holiday.
Delightful, unusual rural setting outside the city. Spectacular views. 21 rooms. 2 Pools, gardens, spa
Villa Des Orangers(Relais et Chateau) in Marrakech
Relais et Chateaux riad in old city. Very high standards. 27 rooms/suites. 3 pools, hammam
Riad Al Moussikain Marrakech
Superbly managed riad in old city. 5 rooms. Pool. Hammam.
Les Deux Toursin Marrakech
Well established Palmeraie setting. 35 rooms/suites. Gardens, hammam, pool
Riad Fesin Fez
A luxury riad with pool and spa
Heure Bleue(Relais et Chateau) in Essaouira
A 'Relais et Chateaux' riad in the style of a colonial residence
Kasbah Angourin Asni
A gorgeous Berber castle in a spectacular location in the mountains
Les Jardins De Skourain Skoura
A charming little hotel set in the palm groves near Skoura
Riad Dar Justoin Marrakech
A 15th century traditional guest house.
Riad Les Yeux Bleuesin Marrakech
Delightful riad in old city. 8 Rooms. Pool, hammam
Riad Souikain Marrakech
A 3-room cosy riad in old city with housekeeper, availabile as an entire property or by the room
Villa Marocin Essaouira
Staying at the Villa Maroc is more like staying in a private house.
La Maison Arabein Marrakech
Chic riad in old city. High quality. 26 rooms/suites. Pool, hammam, cookery school
Jardins De La Koutoubiain Marrakech
Centrally located riad style. 75 rooms/suites. Pool, hammam
La Sultana Marrakechin Marrakech
A sophisticated establishment where no detail has been overlooked
Les Jardins De La Medinain Marrakech
36 Room riad combining comfort and tradition with restaurant
Bab Ourikain Ourika Valley
A 15 room kasbah perched majestically upon a hilltop, 35 minutes from Marrakech
Dar Loulemain Essaouira
Light and Brilliance characterise this riad
Riad Fleur D'Orangerin Marrakech
Lovely riad in old city
Riad Laorain Marrakech
Lovely riad in old city. 7 rooms. small pool
Les Borjs De La Kasbahin Marrakech
A boutique hotel of six houses and a riad near the royal palace
Riyad Edwardin Marrakech
Traditionally decorated 9 room riad
Tichka Hotelin Marrakech
Probably the best 4-star hotel in Marrakech.
Es Saadiin Marrakech
A genteel hotel with spectacular views of the High Atlas peaks
Sofitel Marrakechin Marrakech
A 5 Star luxury hotel withing walking distance of the Jemaa El Fna
Palmeraie Palacein Marrakech
Uniquely set in the palmeraie with landscaped gardens and it's own championship 18 hole golf course.
Atta Saharan Campin Merzouga
Berber culture in the stunning landscapes of the Saharan Desert
Belere Hotelin Ouarzazate
Overlooks the Ouarzazate valley towards the Atlas Mountains
Berbere Palacein Ouarzazate
The only 5-star hotel in the south of Morocco
Very special boutique hotel just outside the city. 17 rooms/suites. Pool, spa, gardens.
Casa Hassanin Chefchaouen
Two town houses with 20 rooms, restaurant, hammam and roof terraces run by the restorer/owner
Chez Momoin Ouirgane
An charming 5 room auberge in the High Atlas mountains
Dar Anebarin Fes
Traditionally decorated riad with 4 suites and restaurant
Dar Azawadin M Hamid
A Kasbah hotel and varity of dune camps to spend a few days in the silence of the desert
Dar Darmain Marrakech
A six suite 18th century riad with hammam and pool
Dar El Ghaliain Fes
A converted C17th riad with all the comforts of modern living
Dar Liqamain Marrakech
2 well equipped houses set in 4 acres of gardens offering a cookery course
Dar Zitounein Taroudant
A berber style hotel with 12 bungalows and 8 suites in 4 acres of grounds
Situated right next to the beach with breathtaking views of a lagoon
Ibis Moussafir Agadirin Agadir
104 room hotel 10 minutes from Agadir centre and port, free shuttle to the beach
Kasbah Du Toubkalin Imlil
A summer retreat overlooking three valleys and overlooked by the peaks of the High Atlas.
Kasbah Mohayutin Merzouga
At the foot of the Merzouga dunes, a base for camel treks and overnight stays in the dunes
Kasbah Tabelkouktin Mirleft
A 7 room kasbah on the cliffs south of Tiznit
Kasbah Tamadotin Asni
An extensive complex of courtyards and gardens 45 minutes from Marrakech
Ksar Massain Massa
Ideal for those seeking relaxation, sea-bathing, walks through the National Park and fishing excursions.
La Fibule Du Draain Zagora
A small family run hotel of great charm and character
La Gazelle Dorin Taroudant
A country club set amongst 30ha of parkland just outside Taroudant
La Maison Bleuein Fes
An authentic Moorish riad in the centre of Fes
La Sultana Oualidiain Oualidia
A sophisticated establishment where no detail has been overlooked
La Tour Hassanin Rabat
Quite probably the best address for visiting tourists in Rabat.
Le Diwanin Rabat
A luxury hotel conveniently located in the heart of downtown
Les Tourmalinesin Ouarzazate
Stunning views overlooking Lake El Mansour
Palais Jamaiin Fes
Positioned around a magnificent Andalusian garden of orange, lemon and palm trees
Pullman Mazagan Royal Golfin El Jadida
Only 300 metres from the beach, and on one of Morocco's most impressive golf courses.
Riad Charaiin Marrakech
A spacious and airy nine-roomed riad with pool and spa
Riad El Zoharin Marrakech
A lovely riad with pool and spa
Riad Le Califein Fes
Charming riad in the middle of the Medina of Fes
Riad Maison Bleuein Fes
Perched on a hill overlooking the medina
Riad Shamain Marrakech
A seven room 18th century house with pool
A group of 5 small houses in the local berber architecture
New luxurious hotel just 5 mins from the centre of Marrakech
Sofitel Agadir Royalbay Resortin Agadir
273 room hotel on the beachfront of Agadir
Sofitel Thalassain Essaouira
Offering a superb thalassotherapy center
Ocean Vagabondin Essaouira
14 rooms set over 2 floors decorated in a pluri-ethnic original style
Free nights, upgrades, hammam & massage and honeymoon special offers.
Fes, Desert, Kasbahs, Todra Gorge & Marrakech
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