11 Best Riads In Chefchaouen, Morocco - Updated 2024

Sumit
Sumit 
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Chefchaouen is popularly known as “The Pearl of the North” and is characterized by blue and white-washed buildings and picturesque mosques. Decorated with Moroccan motifs, houses with red-tiled roofs and ancient winding lanes at Plaza Uta El Hammam, Chefchaouen offers the ultimate experience for the adventurous traveler. This place has various things to do where adrenalin junkies will enjoy hiking in the Rif Mountains, which are 6500 feet (1981 feet) above the Mediterranean and offers panoramic views of the surroundings. Kasbah Museum is another popular hotspot amidst the Andalusian Gardens, where tourists can come across an unrivaled collection of artifacts from the Chefchaouen region. Tourists who are interested in shopping and would like to gather gifts and souvenirs for friends and family back home can explore the Old City and Medina, which are bustling with shops selling local leather products. Families with children visiting Chefchaouen often prefer staying in a riad or a traditional Moroccan home, as their kids can play in the interior garden area. Read this list of the best riads in Chefchaouen, Morocco.

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1. RIAD LA SANTA (from USD 83)

This riad with a sun terrace is in a charming historic building that exudes the essence of Moroccan architecture. The property offers a lovely breakfast experience that caters to various dietary requirements, including vegan, Muslim-friendly, and kosher options.

The units at this riad are equipped with outdoor furniture, providing a comfortable space to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. You can also stay connected with free Wi-Fi available. For a taste of authentic Moroccan cuisine, head to the onsite restaurant, where you can indulge in various dishes.

If you’re in the mood for adventure, the riad offers hiking excursions that will take you on a journey through some of the spectacular landscapes in the region. It also features temporary art galleries that immerse you in the city’s vibrant arts. Private parking is available nearby for an extra charge, giving you peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is safe and secure.

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RIAD LA SANTA

Wifi Available

Address: Rue Benjelloun Rue Bendiban, 35.167480, -5.263338
11.18 km (7.0 mi) from Waterfalls Akchour

Parking Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning

2. Riad El Palacio Chaouen (from USD 64)

Riad El Palacio Chaouen is an enchanting retreat with a rooftop terrace offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Start your day with a delicious breakfast, with options including continental and vegetarian dishes to energize you for the day ahead.

The air-conditioned units are equipped with all the modern amenities you need for a comfortable stay, including a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi for some entertainment while getting a good rest. Some rooms also feature a terrace with stunning scenery, providing an unforgettable backdrop for your stay.

If you’re traveling with family, the riad’s family rooms are a perfect choice, offering ample space and privacy for you and your loved ones. Outdoor parking is available just a three-minute walk from the property, giving you convenient access to your vehicle while ensuring its safety and security.

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Riad El Palacio & Spa Chaouen

Wifi Available

Address: Rue gharnati, quartier Andalous
10.79 km (6.7 mi) from Waterfalls Akchour

Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Hammam WiFi Available Free WiFi

3. Dar Sababa (from USD 51)

Enjoy your stay at one of the best-rated locations in Chefchaouen, which offers express check-in and check-out to its guests for their comfort. Guests can prepare their meals in the shared kitchen and can relish them in the common lounge area while interacting with other visitors. Continental breakfast is served to guests every morning and they can enjoy them in the comfort of their own air-conditioned rooms. Head to the terrace if you are in the mood to spend some quality time with your loved ones, or enjoy cycling and hiking in the neighborhood at an additional charge. If you are bored with the in-house cuisine, hop out to try some Moroccan cuisine at Lalla Messouda restaurant, which is only a few blocks away from here.

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Dar Sababa

Wifi Available

Address: Rue Kaiklana N4 Quartier Souk
11.0 km (6.9 mi) from Waterfalls Akchour

Parking Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

4. Dar Yakout (from USD 57)

Located in the Tanger-Tetouan region, this property is an ideal holiday retreat for couples and one of the best areas to stay in Chefchaouen. Guests can choose among various room options, each featuring a private bathroom with free toiletries. Halal breakfast is offered here, and guests can enjoy them in the shared lounge or in the terrace area. Families with children need not worry as the availability of kid’s television network will keep them entertained during the entire trip. Secured parking is available on the premises for guests traveling by car, and a lack of space will allow them to go for street parking. Unwind at Khandak Semmar with your family, which is only 1.4 km (0.87 miles) away from here.

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Dar Yakout

8.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: onsar rue tounsi
10.58 km (6.6 mi) from Waterfalls Akchour

Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Family rooms

5. Ryad A&B Chaouen (from USD 149)

If you’re wondering where to stay in Chefchaouen, Ryad A&B Chaouen is the perfect holiday accommodation for guests looking for a mountain and city view from the room. Continental, halal, and kosher breakfast can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own balcony or patio while admiring the picturesque landscape. Guests can also get tanned while lying down on the sun loungers or beach chairs, or they can take a relaxing dip in the swimming pool. Families with kids need not worry, as the availability of children television networks, board games and puzzles will keep them occupied. Multiple activities like cooking classes, tours or classes about the local culture, and walking tours take place in the neighborhood for tourists at an extra charge. Sania Ramel Airport is only 46.3 km (28.71 miles) away from this property, and airport shuttle service can also be arranged at an additional charge.

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Ryad A&B Chaouen

8.6 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Quartier Administratif, Rue 16 Novembre
11.4 km (7.1 mi) from Waterfalls Akchour

Parking Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

6. Dar Gabriel (from USD 62)

Located in the Old Town district of Chefchaouene, this property offers a sun terrace, where you can relax while admiring the surrounding beauty. It is one of the best places to stay in Chefchaouen, with the availability of a concierge service, a tour desk, and currency exchange to ensure guests have a comfortable stay. If you are not in the mood to hop out, enjoy Mediterranean, Moroccan, Spanish, and local cuisines at the on-site restaurant, or guests can also opt for room service. Guests are also allowed to bring their pets with them but on prior notice and at an additional charge. Walking and hiking activities can be arranged in the neighborhood at an extra cost. Ras Elma Water Source is only 700 meters (2296 feet) away from here, where you can pay a visit to click stunning pictures.

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Dar Gabriel

Wifi Available

Address: Bab Souk
11.03 km (6.9 mi) from Waterfalls Akchour

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

7. Lina Ryad & Spa (from USD 195)

Situated in one of the best-rated areas of Chefchaouen, this amazing accommodation offers mountain views as the backdrop and elegantly decorated private suites to its guests. Head to the rooftop terrace in order to capture the mesmerizing views on the Medina, or just sit back and relax on the patio or in the three lounge areas, while interacting with other guests. If you are too tired after a long day in the city, hit the on-site spa featuring an indoor pool, a hammam, and a hot tub. Guests can also try traditional Moroccan cuisine at the in-house restaurant and daily continental breakfast in the mornings. Go for a long drive to the Akchour river, which is 30 km (18.6 miles) away from here.

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Lina Ryad & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: Rue Moulay Hassan I, Mdaqa, Quartier Andalous, Ancienne medina
10.86 km (6.8 mi) from Waterfalls Akchour

Parking Restaurant Room service Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Breakfast in the room

8. Riad Gharnata (from USD 60)

This boutique-style property is located in a nice neighborhood in Chefchaouen, and it offers a friendly staff always at your service. Guests can enjoy the minibar facility available in the rooms and can admire the mountain views from the room over a glass of wine. Head to the shared lounge area to interact with other guests, or you can also avail the barbecue facilities to enjoy grilled platters on the terrace. An array of activities like cycling and hiking take place in the neighborhood, and adrenaline junkies can enjoy them during their stay over here. Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport is 86 km (53.32 miles) away from this rental.

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Riad Gharnata

Wifi Available

Address: Quartier Andalous, Rue Gharnati
10.8 km (6.8 mi) from Waterfalls Akchour

Parking Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning

9. Dar Dadicilef (from USD 12)

Guests interested in a great atmosphere, walking and exploring the old town, can enjoy a relaxing holiday at this beautiful riad. Located close to the J. Tissouka mountain, this property features non-smoking rooms and free Wi-Fi connection. Kids can keep themselves entertained with the board games and puzzles available here, and adults can head to the interior garden region for a barbecue night. Airport shuttle service is also provided at an additional charge. This property is easily accessible from the famous hotspots of Outa El Hammam Square, Khandak Semmar and Mohammed V Square.

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Dar Dadicilef

9.3 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Derb Hadri, Quartier Souika
11.15 km (7.0 mi) from Waterfalls Akchour

Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Family rooms Internet services Hiking

10. Riad Hicham (from USD 89)

This non-smoking property is located only a few blocks away from Kasba, and it offers air-conditioned rooms and a 24-hour front desk for your comfort. Enjoy a halal breakfast every morning over here. Guests can head to the sun terrace, if they are in the mood to bask in the sun, or they can relax in the steam room after a hectic day in the city. Availability of free Wi-Fi connection will keep you updated and will help you locate nearby hotspots for local sightseeing. Mohammed V Square is less than 500 meters (1640 feet) from here, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll in the evening.

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Riad Hicham

Wifi Available

Address: Place Outa Hammam
11.01 km (6.9 mi) from Waterfalls Akchour

Parking Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Fax/photocopying

11. Riad Rifandalus (from USD 87)

Nestled amidst the historical downtown of Old Medina, this boutique-style property offers a magnificent view of the city and the mountains, and helpful staff. If you are having a problem planning local sightseeing, the on-site tour desk will come to your aid. Head to the rooftop terrace to enjoy some barbecue facilities at an extra charge, or just sit back and relax with a glass of drink from the bar. Pets are also allowed here on request and at an additional charge. Families with children need not worry, as children television networks, books, DVDs, board games and puzzles are available here. If you are planning a wedding in the neighborhood, a bridal suite can also be arranged on special request and prior notice. Outa El Hammam Square is only a few meters away from here, where you can find shops, cafes, and restaurants.

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Riad Rifandalus

Wifi Available

Address: Avenue Hassan 1 N°151
10.9 km (6.8 mi) from Waterfalls Akchour

Parking Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

Enjoy your stay in traditional riads of Chefchaouen

Rich in both history and beauty, Morocco’s blue city offers a range of quality accommodation and good food. Chefchaouen is a great place to relax and unwind. This mountain village offers a homey feeling and a stay in a traditional riad is the best way to experience Morocco. There are also top Airbnbs where you can enjoy an excellent accommodation experience.

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Sumit lived in the UK for 10 years and experienced the hustle and bustle of the urban life. However, the serene Scottish country side is where his heart lies. He is still unable to understand Welsh...Read more

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