Imagine walking through a street straight out of The Arabian Nights. In one corner, the women are busy painting temporary henna tattoos on their hands while the snake charmers are playing the specialized flute to charm the venomous snakes. The shops selling spices are lined in a corner, whereas the colorful rugs are looking like they will take off into flight if only given the opportunity. Well, luckily there are still some places like this that exist in this world that will bring the dreamworld into reality. The country of Morocco is one of them. The golden architectures of Moorish style, the marketplace selling spices, colorful dresses, and glittering jewelry are the specialty of the famous towns of this country, including Marrakech. To feel the real vibe of this city, a visit to the old quarter called Medina is a must. Now, if you intend to feel the world of Arabian fantasy a bit more closely, you can try staying in a riad. They are the traditional houses of Morroco with a courtyard in the center. There are several riads in and around Medina where you can stay to live your dream. Check out this list of best riads in Marrakech’s Medina, Morocco.
The true vibe of Marrakech can be felt in the charming Riad & Spa le Secret de Zoraida. The architecture of this guesthouse is inspired by Bahia Palace, which is located nearby. It offers altogether seven suites, each portraying a specific color theme. The hotel is a perfect balance of Marrakech’ past combining with modern luxury. The rooftop terrace is one of the best parts of the hotel, equipped with deck chairs, hot tub, and pergola. It offers excellent views of the Atlas mountain. There is a charming outdoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a spa with marble-clad hammam.
Riad & Spa le Secret de Zoraida
Address: 32 Jnane Ben Chagra Toualat el Bibat N° 32 Medina
Outdoor furniture Plastic cutlery and tableware (bowls, plates, knives, forks, and spoons) Physical distancing in dining areas Concierge service Airport shuttle Restaurant Hand massage Sauna
The charming hotel is located just 3 km (1.86 miles) from Bahia Palace. The interior of the hotel is impressive, featuring the typical charm of Marrakech. A garden and a terrace are also parts of this hotel. The lavish suites are equipped with separate seating area with facilities like air conditioning and private bath. The outdoor seating and dining areas are the best parts of the place, surrounded by beautiful flowers. The hotel has an on-site restaurant and free parking facility is also available near the hotel.
The luxurious riad is located close to the Museum Dar Si Said and Djemaa El Fna Square. The best part of this hotel is most definitely the Moroccan-style heated pond, surrounded by bougainvillea, papyrus, orange, and banana trees. The cozy haven of the pool and sun terrace pretty much resembles the elusive garden of Eden. The six rooms and suites of this riad are based around this pond. There are seating areas in some of the rooms, as well as the balcony or patio. An enchanting common room has a sculpted plaster chimney, where you can spend romantic evenings by the fire. The large bay windows of the living room offer views of the pond and the patio.
Riad Jardin Des Sens
Address: 151 et 151 bis derb Jdid, Dabachi Médina
Kid meals Neck massage Terrace Golf course (within 3 km) Concierge service Chocolate or cookies Couples massage Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
This riad is located very close to Jamaâ El Fna Square and Koutoubia, which used to be a 17th-century house. The luxurious house has altogether five suites which are designed in a traditional way, yet equipped with all modern luxuries. The suites have a seating area and a flat-screen television for your entertainment. In the center of the house, there is a charming pool with hot tub. The living areas are located around this pool. The rooftop terrace is also charming with lounges and seating areas. You can enjoy a meal under the sun in the terrace.
Riad Les Nuits de Marrakech
Address: 134, Derb Gach Gach, Derb Dabachi
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Breakfast options Physical distancing in dining areas Special diet menus (on request) CCTV outside property Free WiFi Restaurant Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
Just a few paces from the Place Jemma El Fna, this charming riad is one of the best places to enjoy the Medina. It offers a panoramic view of the Atlas Mountains from its famous rooftop with seating facilities. The comfortable guest rooms overlook the courtyard or patio. There is an internal pool and a hammam which are offered for the use of the guests. The on-site restaurant serves excellent Moroccan meals to make your experience complete.
The riad is a perfect combination of traditional Marrakech and modern luxuries. There is an entire range of facilities of the massage room, steam room, swimming pool, spa, and solarium. There are altogether seven suites, each with their unique features. The rooms have seating arrangements and some of them also have balconies or terraces. There is a shared lounge where guests can chill and relax. The swimming pool is located outdoors, surrounded by the living quarters. Traditional Moroccan meals are served in this restaurant, prepared with the local, fresh ingredients. There are two spacious terrace gardens which offer an excellent view of the Atlas Mountains, Medina.
In the heart of the Medina, this riad is a part of the locality of Ben Salah. The famous Jeema El Fna Square is also around the corner. The rooms feature traditional decor, seating area, and private bathroom. The hotel has altogether six rooms which can accommodate two to four people in each. A swimming pool is located on the patio, in the center of the building. The terrace is also the best place to enjoy the bliss of outdoors with the seating arrangements. The restaurant serves traditional homemade food with a continental breakfast in the morning.
The riad is located very close to the Souk of the Medina, around 1.6 km (0.99 miles) away. The riad is also close to Bahia Palace and Koutoubia Mosque. The three-star property altogether has seven guest rooms. The on-site restaurant offers traditional Moroccan meals whereas you can also get a continental breakfast every morning. The property also features a solarium and a golf course.
In the heart of Medina, the elusive Riad la Parenthèse is designed in modern Moroccan décor. In the center of the Riad, there is a small pool, with some dining tables around. You can enjoy your meal poolside or on the terrace, where there are deckchairs to sit and relax. A continental breakfast is offered every morning while you can also try Moroccan meals upon request. The rooms are bright and charming, with a living area and a private bathroom.
The charming Riad Melhoun & Spa is based very close to the El Bahia Palaces and El Badi. The beautifully designed architecture has a swimming pool in the center. The terrace of this riad is a most attractive part which offers an excellent view of the Medina. Each room is designed in traditional Moroccan style, with a private bath. You can also opt for massages and hammam in this very property.
The dream of Arabian Nights
Bring your dream of being in Arabian Nights along with you in the Medina of Marrakech. A stay in these riads is sure to fulfill your dream in every aspect. Every corner of these riads is to offer you excellent photographic opportunities and memories of a lifetime. So, what are you waiting for? Book one of these riads to feel the Arabian Nights in reality.
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