10 Best Riads In Marrakech

10 Best Riads In Marrakech


Marrakech is the top tourist attraction in the kingdom of Morocco. It is a home to many old houses that are refurbished into the luxurious hotels and are known as riads. They make great accommodations for the intrepid and curious travelers who love to enjoy a place by plunging themselves in their values, culture, and tradition.

The real question is how to discover the finest luxury riads around you in the city.

This is what you are going to discover in this article, our guide to best ten riads in Marrakech, the Red City.

What is the best part about this article?

The best part is that we have visited, tried, and reviewed all the riads across the city more than just once before coming up with this list of top ten.

The countdown begins…


  1. Riad Farnatchi

Apart from the soothing spa, spacious rooms, electric lounge bar, comfort-oriented furniture and themes, high-speed internet, and adventurous outings and tours, the riad offers cultural experiences, an aerial trip in private jet, hot-air ballooning, and lots more.

You can make your stay in their one of ten luxury suites and enjoy the amenities like Egyptian cotton sheets, air conditioning, central heating, satellite tv, Bose iPod docks, on-demand movies, stereo CD players, direct-dial phones, and Wi-Fi.

It houses two candlelit dining rooms with comfortable seating to enjoy the delicious delicacies of the riad’s kitchen.

  1. Riad Joya

Located in a quiet alley of Mouassin Quarter, this elegant 7-suite luxury riad acts as a calming getaway from the bustling city. The riad bills itself as the “perfect choice for discerning travelers who choose to experience the real Marrakech”.

It offers multiple outdoor activities and tours including the shopping tour, botanical tour, excursion into the Atlas Mountains, sport and leisure tour, and much more. Upon request, the riad will organize personalized tours onsite.

This luxury retreat pampers its guests with bright and airy rooms, traditional hammams and massage rooms, and spacious bathrooms with vessel sinks and claw-footed tubs. The riad offers butler service that attends to all your needs.

Riad welcomes you with a refreshing mint tea and tiers of Moroccan sweets. The same will be delivered again once you are back from a stroll or golden hour on the rooftop terrace.

  • L’Hôtel Marrakech

This historic 19th century riad has all the modern amenities to offer to its guests. Situated at a close distance from Jemaa El Fna square, the riad is a convenient place to make your temporary abode.

Owned by Jasper Conran, the riad comprises of five spacious suites surrounded by a verdant courtyard and a huge swimming pool. This charming riad combines tantalizing menu, tranquilizing spa, attentive staff, optimum comfort, and roof terraces.

Guests can enjoy their meals under the pergola and drinks amongst orange blossom and fig trees. The terrace offers a splendid view of Atlas Mountains that couples can enjoy together.

The suits are named after Moroccan cities – Casablanca, Fes, Asilah, Tangier, and Zagora. L’Hôtel is also available for private hire where you can spend holidays with friends or family.

  • El Fenn

El Fenn is famous for its trio of swimming pools in each of its three adjacent palaces. Two pools are lined in carrara marble while one is roof plunge-pool. The riad has 8 different types of room:

Plunge pool rooms

Medium rooms

Large rooms

Extra-large rooms

Two-bedroom set

Three-bedroom set

Small annex rooms

Medium annex rooms

All the rooms have warm and comfortable atmosphere flourished in scented candles.

Room number 11 is the most sought-for chamber in the riad. Its marbled fireplace and private veranda make it a suite that is exotic, more private, and luxurious.

There are other activities that you can try at the riad such as read in library, enjoy a glass of wine by one of the open log fires or watch a DVD in the private cinema room.

  • Riad Noir D’Ivoire

Each room at the Riad Noir D’Ivoire is designed individually so you can choose the best suited room according to your preference. Every room is named after wildlife of Africa. Its grand suites feature stunning architecture and offer a range of services including lounge area, high-speed Wi-Fi, private balcony, Bang & Olufsen speaker, and traditional Moroccan tadelakt bathroom.

There is a swimming pool surrounded by fully-grown banana trees to offer a calming oasis inside the riad. A Coco’s Spa along with hammam offers multiple therapies and treatments to regain freshness and detox your body.

The riad acknowledges the need of those traveling with kids and keep nanny/babysitters on site. Bibliophiles and fitness junkies will find their spot in library and gym of the riad.

  • Riad Kniza

Riad Kniza is a product of meticulous restoration of an 18th century building that is nestled in the heart of the ancient medina of Marrakech.

This luxurious abode has shown the best of the Red City to many famous celebrities around the world. It has hosted quite a line of movie stars including Brad Pit, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Aniston. Former US Presidents have made the riad their abode while sojourning in Morocco.

It has a rejuvenating spa, elegant dining area, indoor swimming pool, onsite restaurant, sauna/steam room, library, café, and terrace area.

  • Palais Khum

Located in the antique area of Marrakech, Palais Khum is a luxurious riad restored in perfect harmony with the local tradition. It houses 11 rooms, each designed in a unique theme. There are three types of rooms that are available in different sizes – Room Grand Visir, Room Mir I Arabe, and Room Des Sultans. If you want more space and privacy, you can opt for junior suite or suite.

The welcoming environment of this riad includes huge indoor heated pool, several terraces with sun loungers, a retro coffee house, bakery, two hammams, two massage rooms, rest areas, and a Deco taproom.

  • La Sultana Marrakech

Characterized by its grandeur and luxury, La Sultana lives up to its name and fame. It is located at a walking distance from Marrakech’s popular attractions – the Jemaa El Fna square, the Saadian Tombs, the Royal Palaces and the Bahia Palace.

Its 28 bedrooms or suites has all designed uniquely to offers a different experience to each guest. These pavilions are soundproof to ensure complete privacy. They come with reversible air-conditioning, TV, phone, Wi-Fi access, bathroom with bathtub and shower, king-sized bed, and comfortable seating.

Do try the signature argan oil massage at the royal hammam and mint tea at the poolside to detox your mind. The riad offers Urban Safari and Private Guided Experiences in the Red City. If you are an enthusiastic cook, book a cookery course and learn how to make some of the exotic Marrakchi dishes including ‘Tajine’.

La Sultana has a seasonal menu for lunch that is served on the rooftop with the stunning view of the monuments and Atlas Mountains.

  • Riad Kheirredine

This 5-star riad has pre-arranged custom-like offers that will feel like they are tailor-made specifically for you. Be it ‘Romantic Getaway’, ‘Inside the Red City’, ‘Moroccan Dining Experience’, or ‘Imperial Dreams’, Riad Kheirredine caters to the expectations of all its guests.

  1. La Maison Arabe

Comfortable and decorative rooms, sumptuous cuisine, sedative spa, exciting lounges? You ask for it and La Maison Arabe has it. This luxury riad is a 10-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square.

Housing 26 spacious rooms with fireplaces, air-conditioners, Wi-Fi, LCD TV, and private terraces, the riad offers a private pavilion away from the noisy city. It has a verdant garden with a heated pool to swim your way to relaxation. There are some rooms that have garden view, there are some with spa bath.

Almost every staff member in the riad is fluent in English, eliminating communication gap and ensuring your every need is met.

The riad has intimate atmosphere away from the bustling city, in the heart of the ancient medina. From spacious, cozy rooms and an elegant restaurant, the hotel houses a calming spa to wash away all your fatigue after touring the city.

Inside this riad is a lounge where you can enjoy the traditional Moroccan tea with a book while relaxing on a soft sofa by the pool.