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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)
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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.

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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.

Tigmi

Tigmi

in Marrakech

Delightful, unusual rural setting outside the city. Spectacular views. 21 rooms. 2 Pools, gardens, spa

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Villa Des Orangers

Villa Des Orangers

(Relais et Chateau) in Marrakech

Relais et Chateaux riad in old city. Very high standards. 27 rooms/suites. 3 pools, hammam

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Riad Al Moussika

Riad Al Moussika

in Marrakech

Superbly managed riad in old city. 5 rooms. Pool. Hammam.

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Les Deux Tours

Les Deux Tours

in Marrakech

Well established Palmeraie setting. 35 rooms/suites. Gardens, hammam, pool

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Riad Fes

Riad Fes

in Fez

A luxury riad with pool and spa

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Heure Bleue

Heure Bleue

(Relais et Chateau) in Essaouira

A 'Relais et Chateaux' riad in the style of a colonial residence

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Kasbah Angour

Kasbah Angour

in Asni

A gorgeous Berber castle in a spectacular location in the mountains

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Les Jardins De Skoura

Les Jardins De Skoura

in Skoura

A charming little hotel set in the palm groves near Skoura

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Riad Dar Justo

Riad Dar Justo

in Marrakech

A 15th century traditional guest house.

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Riad Les Yeux Bleues

Riad Les Yeux Bleues

in Marrakech

Delightful riad in old city. 8 Rooms. Pool, hammam

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Riad Souika

Riad Souika

in Marrakech

A 3-room cosy riad in old city with housekeeper, availabile as an entire property or by the room

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Villa Maroc

Villa Maroc

in Essaouira

Staying at the Villa Maroc is more like staying in a private house.

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La Maison Arabe

La Maison Arabe

in Marrakech

Chic riad in old city. High quality. 26 rooms/suites. Pool, hammam, cookery school

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Jardins De La Koutoubia

Jardins De La Koutoubia

in Marrakech

Centrally located riad style. 75 rooms/suites. Pool, hammam

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La Sultana Marrakech

La Sultana Marrakech

in Marrakech

A sophisticated establishment where no detail has been overlooked

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Les Jardins De La Medina

Les Jardins De La Medina

in Marrakech

36 Room riad combining comfort and tradition with restaurant

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Bab Ourika

Bab Ourika

in Ourika Valley

A 15 room kasbah perched majestically upon a hilltop, 35 minutes from Marrakech

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Dar Loulema

Dar Loulema

in Essaouira

Light and Brilliance characterise this riad

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Riad Fleur D'Oranger

Riad Fleur D'Oranger

in Marrakech

Lovely riad in old city

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Riad Laora

Riad Laora

in Marrakech

Lovely riad in old city. 7 rooms. small pool

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Les Borjs De La Kasbah

Les Borjs De La Kasbah

in Marrakech

A boutique hotel of six houses and a riad near the royal palace

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Riyad Edward

Riyad Edward

in Marrakech

Traditionally decorated 9 room riad

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Tichka Hotel

Tichka Hotel

in Marrakech

Probably the best 4-star hotel in Marrakech.

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Es Saadi

Es Saadi

in Marrakech

A genteel hotel with spectacular views of the High Atlas peaks

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Sofitel Marrakech

Sofitel Marrakech

in Marrakech

A 5 Star luxury hotel withing walking distance of the Jemaa El Fna

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Palmeraie Palace

Palmeraie Palace

in Marrakech

Uniquely set in the palmeraie with landscaped gardens and it's own championship 18 hole golf course.

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Atta Saharan Camp

Atta Saharan Camp

in Merzouga

Berber culture in the stunning landscapes of the Saharan Desert

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Belere Hotel

Belere Hotel

in Ouarzazate

Overlooks the Ouarzazate valley towards the Atlas Mountains

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Berbere Palace

Berbere Palace

in Ouarzazate

The only 5-star hotel in the south of Morocco

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Caravanserai

Caravanserai

in Marrakech

Very special boutique hotel just outside the city. 17 rooms/suites. Pool, spa, gardens.

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Casa Hassan

Casa Hassan

in Chefchaouen

Two town houses with 20 rooms, restaurant, hammam and roof terraces run by the restorer/owner

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Chez Momo

Chez Momo

in Ouirgane

An charming 5 room auberge in the High Atlas mountains

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Dar Anebar

Dar Anebar

in Fes

Traditionally decorated riad with 4 suites and restaurant

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Dar Azawad

Dar Azawad

in M Hamid

A Kasbah hotel and varity of dune camps to spend a few days in the silence of the desert

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Dar Darma

Dar Darma

in Marrakech

A six suite 18th century riad with hammam and pool

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Dar El Ghalia

Dar El Ghalia

in Fes

A converted C17th riad with all the comforts of modern living

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Dar Liqama

Dar Liqama

in Marrakech

2 well equipped houses set in 4 acres of gardens offering a cookery course

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Dar Zitoune

Dar Zitoune

in Taroudant

A berber style hotel with 12 bungalows and 8 suites in 4 acres of grounds

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Hippocampe

Hippocampe

in Oualidia

Situated right next to the beach with breathtaking views of a lagoon

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Ibis Moussafir Agadir

Ibis Moussafir Agadir

in Agadir

104 room hotel 10 minutes from Agadir centre and port, free shuttle to the beach

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Kasbah Du Toubkal

Kasbah Du Toubkal

in Imlil

A summer retreat overlooking three valleys and overlooked by the peaks of the High Atlas.

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Kasbah Mohayut

Kasbah Mohayut

in Merzouga

At the foot of the Merzouga dunes, a base for camel treks and overnight stays in the dunes

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Kasbah Tabelkoukt

Kasbah Tabelkoukt

in Mirleft

A 7 room kasbah on the cliffs south of Tiznit

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Kasbah Tamadot

Kasbah Tamadot

in Asni

An extensive complex of courtyards and gardens 45 minutes from Marrakech

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Ksar Massa

Ksar Massa

in Massa

Ideal for those seeking relaxation, sea-bathing, walks through the National Park and fishing excursions.

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La Fibule Du Draa

La Fibule Du Draa

in Zagora

A small family run hotel of great charm and character

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La Gazelle Dor

La Gazelle Dor

in Taroudant

A country club set amongst 30ha of parkland just outside Taroudant

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La Maison Bleue

La Maison Bleue

in Fes

An authentic Moorish riad in the centre of Fes

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La Sultana Oualidia

La Sultana Oualidia

in Oualidia

A sophisticated establishment where no detail has been overlooked

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La Tour Hassan

La Tour Hassan

in Rabat

Quite probably the best address for visiting tourists in Rabat.

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Le Diwan

Le Diwan

in Rabat

A luxury hotel conveniently located in the heart of downtown

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Les Tourmalines

Les Tourmalines

in Ouarzazate

Stunning views overlooking Lake El Mansour

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Palais Jamai

Palais Jamai

in Fes

Positioned around a magnificent Andalusian garden of orange, lemon and palm trees

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Pullman Mazagan Royal Golf

Pullman Mazagan Royal Golf

in El Jadida

Only 300 metres from the beach, and on one of Morocco's most impressive golf courses.

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Riad Charai

Riad Charai

in Marrakech

A spacious and airy nine-roomed riad with pool and spa

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Riad El Zohar

Riad El Zohar

in Marrakech

A lovely riad with pool and spa

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Riad Le Calife

Riad Le Calife

in Fes

Charming riad in the middle of the Medina of Fes

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Riad Maison Bleue

Riad Maison Bleue

in Fes

Perched on a hill overlooking the medina

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Riad Shama

Riad Shama

in Marrakech

A seven room 18th century house with pool

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Sawadi

Sawadi

in Skoura

A group of 5 small houses in the local berber architecture

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Selman

Selman

in Marrakech

New luxurious hotel just 5 mins from the centre of Marrakech

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Sofitel Agadir Royalbay Resort

Sofitel Agadir Royalbay Resort

in Agadir

273 room hotel on the beachfront of Agadir

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Sofitel Thalassa

Sofitel Thalassa

in Essaouira

Offering a superb thalassotherapy center

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Ocean Vagabond

Ocean Vagabond

in Essaouira

14 rooms set over 2 floors decorated in a pluri-ethnic original style

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