The best way to experience Marrakech is to rent your own riad. The traditional Moroccan riad is an oasis of calm from the busy city with its open-air courtyard. The most stunning riads in Marrakech are rich in both history and design aesthetics, and come in styles that can range from the classically Moroccan style with glazed ceramic tiles, painted wooden ceilings, brightly colored everything to the muted and ultra-modern.
Renting a riad is a simple and intimate experience and you can explore Marrakech and the Moroccan culture at your own pace and with complete privacy. Your riad hosts can recommend guides, drivers and hidden spots that are undiscovered allowing you to spend all your time experiencing the true magic of Marrakech while staying in one of the best Marrakech riads.
Here are five of the prettiest under-the-radar riads in Marrakech.
Luxury riad for rent in the Medina with 10 bedrooms
This luxury Marrakech riad for rent is situated in the Marrakech Medina. It has a chic and relaxing feel. There are 10 bedrooms and a large swimming pool. A concierge service and staff are available.
Since 2007, the luxury riad has been renovated and has opened as a stunning private guesthouse in Moroccan style. It is situated in the heart of the old Medina in Marrakech, close to the famous square, Jemaa el Fna, the antique dealers of the souk and the Dar el Bacha king palace.
INDOORS: Its traditional Arab-Andalusian architecture is built around a central courtyard surrounded by orange trees and a fountain that adds to the overall romantic feel of the traditional colonial riad. It combines a delightful blend of elegance and tranquillity.
With lovingly selected objects from a variety of places, each of the traditionally decorated rooms has its own identity. Old pictures and mirrors, large paintings and old photographs give each room a sense of nostalgia, of travel, of meeting people from faraway places, and we can imagine cultures blending effortlessly and comfortably.
OUTDOORS: The large roof terrace is the perfect place for sunbathing during the day and in the evening it is the ideal place to enjoy your dinner under the stars. There is also a large swimming pool in the garden.
STAFF & SERVICES: The luxury riad is fully staffed.
Rent this authentic Moroccan riad with rooftop terrace in the Medina
This authentic riad to rent in Marrakech has 10 bedrooms, a rooftop terrace, a heated swimming pool, and is fully staffed
Combining three traditional courtyard houses, this is an exceptional boutique riad. There’s something striking about the first courtyard because of its size and authenticity, the second courtyard is more intimate and has a huge jacaranda tree. Lastly, there’s a pool in the third courtyard.
Over the past 20 years, its owner rebuilt, refurbished, and decorated the riad in a very personal way, giving it a unique charm that will appeal to people who like authentic places to live. In the riad, you’ll find many old pieces of art and antiques, Moroccan furnishings, rugs, cushions, and fabrics.
The riad is fully staffed and they will make sure you are well taken care of during your stay: they will lit the fireplaces as the night draws in, light candles and lanterns as well as prepare delicious Moroccan meals and appetizers.
INDOORS: A spacious living room with a mezzanine library, a lounge area on the main courtyard gallery, a roof terrace, and courtyard dining areas are some of the beautiful living spaces the riad offers.
LOCATION: This Riad lies within the Bab Aylan area of the historic Medina.
It takes 8 to 12 minutes to walk from the Jemaa el-Fna square to tourist sites and from the front door of the house, there is a 100-meter taxi drop-off zone.
Traditional Marrakech riad for rent with a beautiful courtyard and outdoor pool
This traditional riad for rent in Marrakech has a gorgeous interior courtyard with garden and arooftop terrace with pool as well as a hammam, fully staffed.
It is a beautiful and elegant house that has retained its oriental charm and traditional Moroccan decor. It has been carefully decorated in authentic Moroccan style by the owners, who have added objects found during their travels and carefully chosen paintings. The city’s souks are just a short walk away, and the house is a beautiful example of Moroccan architecture with spacious volumes.
It can accommodate 15 to 21 people. Twin beds are available upon request in the rooms.
INDOORS: There are four suites (one of which has two extra bedrooms), two bedrooms and seven bathrooms in the Marrakech riad.
One bedroom and one of the suites opens are located on the first floor and opens out to the patio, and the gallery on the second floor connects to the other bedroom and the one of the suites.
Located on the newer wing of the house, the two remaining suites open out onto banana trees-planted gardens.
OUTDOORS: The gorgeous courtyard offers plenty of space for relaxation.
The rooftop terrace offers 650 square meters of outdoor sophistication and luxury, with a small outdoor pool for cooling off, and with views of the medina of Marrakech and beyond towards the Atlas Mountains.
STAFF & SERVICES: Whether you want traditional Moroccan dishes or Western cuisine, you will be well catered for.
As part of your stay, you will also enjoy candied oranges, pastries and handmade bread made by our cook who, if you wish, will welcome you into her space to let you in on some of her secrets, keeping, nevertheless, the most precious ones to surprise you every day!
And you will have the opportunity to experience Moroccan relaxation in the hammam and the massage room.
Rent an authentic Moorish palace in the Marrakech Medina with nine guest rooms
This authentic small palace for rent in Marrakech is a rare find. The exclusive riad was built in the 18th century and is located in the heart of the Medina of Marrakech. With nine beautifully decorated bedrooms and suites, the Marrakech riad can accommodate up to 20 people. Among its amenities are a charming patio, rooftop terrace, heated pool, and hammam.
INDOORS: Nine bedrooms are air-conditioned in the Marrakech palace (including two suites measuring 60 m2 and 75 m2). Moroccan styles combine harmoniously with modern contemporary designs in each bedroom.
OUTDOORS: There is a lovely heated outdoor pool in the courtyard of this riad, surrounded by orange trees. In addition, there is a roof terrace with dining areas and amazing views of the Ben Youssef Mosque and the Atlas Mountains, dining areas.
LOCATION: The riad is ideally located in the heart of the bustling Medina near Rahba Lakdima, the Spice Square, the Secret Garden and the souks of Marrakech.
Enchantingly elegant 4-bedroom riad for rent in the Medina of Marrakech.
Ideally located in the bustling Medina, a stay in this elegant riad for rent will make your holiday in Marrakesh an unforgettable experience. With its four suites, it can accommodate up to 8 people.
INDOORS: The moment you enter this boutique riad, you will be captivated by the peaceful atmosphere reminiscent of a palace from the Thousand and One Nights. Every detail has been carefully considered to give you an experience that captures the true magic of Marrakech. A combination of traditional Moroccan colours and a contemporary touch is reflected in the riad’s design.
The house offers four comfortable and individually decorated suites. They all have their own unique atmosphere and design that combines modernity with traditional Moorish architecture.
OUTDOORS: You will find a lounge and dining area on the roof terrace and the courtyard features an outdoor swimming pool.
STAFF & SERVICES: Staff at the riad include waiters, cooks, chambermaids, and a manager.
LOCATION: The stylish riad is close to all historical and cultural sites in Marrakech such as the Jemaa El Fna Square, the Medina Souk, the Koutoubia Mosque the famous Bahia Palace, the Boucharouite Museum and the Orientalist Museum.