The Best Riads And Hotels In Marrakech

by Oliver Boyers

First off, “riad” means traditional Moroccan house.

During our stay in Marrakech, we learned a lot about what makes a successful visit to this historically rich city. During your stay in Marrakech, you are going to want to be close or in the Medina in order to maximize the authenticity of your stay.

Being close to the sounds and smells of the medina is something that will for sure give you a bit of a culture shock and will remain in your memory forever.

This part of the city is the historical center, and as you can expect, it has the infrastructure design of a city that is hundreds of years old. Check out our blog about Surviving your first 24 hours in Marrakech, Morocco here.

Hot tip: A swimming pool is essential if it’s in your budget!

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Budget Accommodation

Rated 8.3 – 885 reviews

  • Price $
  • Airport shuttle
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Very good breakfast
  • Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Hostel Riad Bik offers accommodation in Marrakech.
  • The rooms include a shared bathroom. Private parking is also available at this hostel.
  • You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.
  • Bahia Palace is 700 m from Hostel Riad Bik, while Medersa Ben Youssef is 800 m from the property. Marrakech-Menara Airport is 5 km away.
  • Medina is a great choice for travellers interested in marketsstreet markets and souks.

Rated 9.4 – 336 reviews

  • Price $
  • Airport shuttle
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Family rooms
  • Very good breakfast
  • Riad L’Arabesque is located in the Medina, just a 5-minute walk to Jemaa El Fna and a 10-minute walk to Koutoubia. Its patio has a fountain and basin and its terrace has a seating area.
  • All of the air-conditioned rooms are of traditional Moroccan style with tiled flooring. They offer a view on the patio, and have a private bathroom with a shower and amenities.
  • Traditional and local specialties can be enjoyed in the dining room or on the outdoor terrace. A traditional Moroccan breakfast is prepared every morning and guests are also invited to relax in the Moroccan lounge are with a TV. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the residence.
  • This renovated former palace sits just 7.5 km from Marrakech airport. Transfers, tours and excursions can be organised on site, as well as car rentals.

Rated 8.7 – 431 reviews

  • Price $
  • Airport shuttle
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Very good breakfast
  • Situated within a 3-minute walk of Marrakech Museum and a 4-minute walk of Medersa Ben Youssef, Earth Hostel features rooms in Marrakech. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. Attractions in the area include Souk of the Medina, 400 m away, or Djemaa El Fna, set a 5-minute walk from the property.
  • With a shared bathroom, rooms at Earth Hostel also offer free WiFi, while some rooms have a balcony.
  • A buffet breakfast is served each morning at the property.
  • The area is popular for sand skiing in the desert, and bike hire and car hire are available at the accommodation.

Mid-range priced accommodation

Rated 8.8 – 997 reviews

  • Price $$
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Bar
  • Good breakfast
  • Offering a sun terrace and views of the pool, Riad Challa is situated in Marrakech. The riad has a spa centre and hammam, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.
  • Each room has a TV with satellite channels. A terrace or patio are featured in certain rooms. The rooms have a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. Riad Challa features free WiFi throughout the property.
  • You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.
  • The riad also offers bike hire. Djemaa El Fna is 300 m from Riad Challa, while Souk of the Medina is 500 m away. Marrakech-Menara Airport is 4 km from the property.

Rated 8.8 – 500 reviews

  • Price $$
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Very good breakfast
  • Well set in the Medina of Marrakech, Riad Jemaa El Fna & Spa provides air-conditioned rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. Guests can have a drink at the bar.
  • At the riad, rooms are fitted with a patio. The private bathroom is equipped with a shower, a hair dryer and free toiletries. At Riad Jemaa El Fna & Spa, every room comes with a seating area.
  • A continental breakfast is available daily at the accommodation.
  • Popular points of interest near Riad Jemaa El Fna & Spa include Bahia Palace, The Orientalist Museum of Marrakech and Boucharouite Museum. The nearest airport is Marrakech-Menara, 8 km from the riad, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
  • Medina is a great choice for travellers interested in marketsstreet marketsand souks.
  • This is our guests’ favourite part of Marrakech, according to independent reviews.

Rated 9.2 – 1145 reviews

  • Price $$
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Very good breakfast
  • Riad Khol is located in the heart of Marrakech’s old Medina, a 10-minute walk from Jamaâ el Fna Square and has a panoramic terrace overlooking the Medina and Atlas Mountains. It offers a hammam, sun terrace and a private swimming pool. Free Wi-Fi is available.
  • The air-conditioned rooms and suites at Riad Khol surround the interior patio. They feature Moroccan details and furnishings and are equipped with a private bathroom.
  • Guests have access to 2 salons and Riad Khol serves traditional Moroccan cuisine that guests can enjoy in the dining room or on the patio.
  • Medina is a great choice for travellers interested in marketsstreet marketsand souks.

Rated 9.7 – 929 reviews

  • Price $$
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Fabulous breakfast
  • Riad Kasbah is located in the heart of Marrakech’s medina, a 7-minute walk from Jamaa el Fna square near the Saadien tombs. It offers suites, outdoor pool, and an interior patio.
  • Riad Kasbah’s suites are individually decorated and air-conditioned. They surround the interior patio and are equipped with an internet access and private bathroom.
  • Restored in a authentic Moroccan style, Riad Kasbah offers a breakfast each morning, which is served on the terrace with views of the Atlas Mountains. Guests can relax in Kasbah’s lounge or on the sun terrace.
  • Riad Kasbah is 2 km from Marrakech’s train station and 7 km from Marrakech-Menara Airport. The property offers clear views of the illuminated Koutoubia Mosque at night.

Luxury accommodation

Rated 9.2 – 250 reviews

  • Price $$$
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
  • Wifi
  • A luxury outdoor swimming pool and a spa with massages are offered at La Sultana Marrakech. It is a 10-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square and features a rooftop terrace.
  • A Moorish décor and Moroccan furnishings feature in all of the rooms and suites at Sultana. Each has a luxury marble bathroom and some have a private balcony or terrace.
  • Mint tea and traditional pastries feature at the hotel breakfast. In the evening, guests can admire the Atlas Mountains from the terrace and savor a traditional tagine.

Rated 9.5 – 221 reviews

  • Price $$$
  • Swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Bar
  • Set in an 18th-century traditional, Moroccan building, this luxurious B&B is located in Marrakech. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, the sauna and the steam bath, just a 25-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square.
  • Decorated in traditional, Moroccan style, all the rooms at Riad Kniza feature carved wooden furniture and a fireplace. Each also includes a private bathroom with a hairdryer.
  • At Riad Kniza, breakfast is included and served either on the terrace or in one of the communal lounges, by the fireplace. Dinners with traditional dishes from the region are also available upon prior reservation.

Rated 9.4 – 71 reviews

  • Price $$$
  • Swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Bar
  • Villa des Orangers offers luxurious accommodation in a former palace located in the centre of Marrakech, just a 5-minute walk from Jemaa el Fna Square. It features 3 patios with orange trees and swimming pools and includes a wellness centre.
  • Each air-conditioned room is equipped with a minibar, free Wi-Fi access and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Every room has a private bathroom with twin washbasins, a bathtub and a separate shower. Some include a private terrace.
  • Breakfast is served daily and a bar is open 24 hours a day serving free, non-alcoholic drinks. You can also enjoy Mediterranean style cuisine at the restaurant. Lunch can be served by the pool, on the terraces or on the shaded patio.

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1 comment

Henry Carvel
Henry Carvel 25 June 2019 - 2:46 pm

These look like awesome places to stay!

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