The Kilim Room with rare textiles.  It can be made up as a double or a twin.The romantic Douriya, reached by a 'secret' staircase.
Riad Porte Royale
Hosted by Philip
Philip is the host.Philip is a superhost.
10 guests
1 bedroom
8 beds
5.5 baths
10 guests
1 bedroom
8 beds
5.5 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
10 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Please note the price of 60 euros is PER ROOM PER NIGHT with breakfast, and the weekly rate is for exclusive use of the Riad Porte Royale (all five bedrooms). Because of this the calendar can often be blocked by one room, so feel free to message to check if rooms are still available for your dates.

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Please note the price of 60 euros is PER ROOM PER NIGHT with breakfast, and the weekly rate is for exclusive use of the Riad Porte Royale (all five bedrooms).

Riad Porte Royale is a classic courtyard house in the historic medina of Marrakech, renovated in the purest style by its British owner, and famous for its relaxing and elegant atmosphere.

With its white walls and rooms, Riad Porte Royale is a welcome contrast after an overdose of sensory Marrakech, with plenty of corners to talk in or read or take it easy, a plunge pool in the traditional courtyard for the hotter months. The exotic pink roof terrace has sun-beds, a large and airy white canopy, and views of nearby palms, and is a perfect place on sunny mornings to have breakfast, which is included.

Although our staff can provide in-house catering, with excellent Moroccan cuisine, we are close to a variety of famous and popular restaurants, such as Dar Yacout, Dar Zellij and I Limoni.

Our manager, who speaks English, French and Spanish, can arrange reservations, as well as any trips you may have in mind, such as to the Atlas Mountains, the Ourika Valley, and desert quad bikes, white water rafting and canyoning for the more adventurous. We can recommend spas and cookery courses, and also a henna artist.

Guest access

The roof terrace, first floor loggia, the courtyard and the Moroccan salon are open to all guests.

Interaction with guests

As often or as little as the guest wishes. In general the staff are polite and keep a discrete distance until required.

Other things to note

For couples travelling with a baby/toddler we can provide a cot for a small extra charge, but otherwise our policy is no more than two people to a room. Please ask for a quote for other time frames or smaller groups. We can liaise with other riads for larger groups and organise celebration dinners with musicians. Transport on arrival is easily arranged.


House Rules
Not suitable for pets

Be respectful to the neighbours and staff as well as to other guests of the Riad.
Please bear in mind that Morocco is a Muslim country and although alcohol is sold in shops and supermarkets, consumption is only allowed indoors and it is strictly forbidden by law to drink it on the streets. We can order wine in on your behalf.
Smoking is allowed in the courtyard or on the roof terrace, but not in the rooms.
There is no charge for water from the filter machine in the kitchen.


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Betsy User Profile
October 2017
Our stay at Riad Porte Royale was superb starting with an excellent welcome from Lahcen. The simple decor and beautiful architecture and artefacts creates a lovely calm atmosphere which is just what you need after walking around the Medina. I celebrated a big birthday with family and friends and we hired the entire Riad. It felt like home from home with the added benefit of great hospitality from all the staff at the Riad. Philip the owner always provided a quick response to all of my questions and organised a superb birthday meal at the Riad which included a Tangia cooked at the local Hammam and Gnawa music. Youssef worked hard to make our stay comfortable and memorable and is a real asset to the Riad. This was my first experience with Airbnb and it exceeded my expectations. If I do return to Marrakech I would definitely stay at Riad Porte Royale again. Just wonderful.

Michele User Profile
September 2017
The best. That's all. If Airbnb were a contest? This place wins.

Haley User Profile
September 2017
Our stay at Riad Porte Royale was wonderful. The photos are a very accurate description of the riad. What made our trip was Lachen and Youssef. They truly are an asset to the riad. I cannot speak more highly about them. They were so unbelievably helpful when it came to communication with outside hotels/excursions /transportation. They were always just a phone call or text away if we had any questions. We rented out the entire riad for our group and the only negative was that the two downstairs bedrooms do not have air conditioning. However, after bringing a fan in the room it cooled down a little. Overall it was a really wonderful experience staying in the riad. The food was great and we loved having freshly brewed tea all throughout the day! It truly immerses you into the culture by staying in the medina. You get to be in the thick of it all and the riad is pretty centrally located. We never drove longer than 10 minutes to any of our meals/gardens/souks etc. We would stay here again!

Antonio User Profile
July 2017
We had a wonderful stay in Riad Porte Royale. Philip was easy to communicate with before our stay and was very accommodating when helping us arrange transport from the airport. Lahcen, the property manager, met us at the taxi stop and was welcoming and helpful from the moment we met him. He even woke up at 2am to make us breakfast and arrange a taxi to the airport for our very early flight. The riad is beautifully designed, peaceful, and a short walk from the souks and medina center. The room was clean and comfortable, with AC and spacious bathroom. We would highly recommend staying here.

Debbielee User Profile
June 2017
Tranquility at the edge of the bustling medina of Marrakech is how I describe Riad Porte Royale. Considering what a maze it could be just outside this riad's main door, we found utter peace & quiet once inside Porte Royale. We were fortunate to meet Philip before he left. He made us feel very welcome, gave us insight to the points of interest we had on our checklist, and he has an impressive crew of innkeepers who make all the difference to us who pretty much have no clue where to begin the journey in Marrakech! Lahcen and Youssef are equally enthusiastic to guide us or to cater whilst still giving us space & feeling of welcome. It is also such a relief to be able to communicate with both of them in English as our Arabic has still a lot to be desired. Nor do we speak French. What adds superb value to our stay is breakfast every morning! The terrace above serves very well for welcoming the new day & the North African summer heat is tempered by the deep coral hues of the terrace walls. Lizzy & Roger (the house pet turtles) always made their morning appearance without being obtrusive at all. This riad is by far the most architecturally impressive AIRBNB property I have stayed at. I used the spacious upper lounge to do my yoga in the mornings. What peacefulness! Their slogan "the art of zenplicity" is right on point. This stay gave me more appetite to use airbnb more while exploring Morocco and parts of Europe this summer. I don't know if I will find other places to be any CLEANER & give me better sleep than here! Our stay here returned the hope and faith for the rest of our future airbnb hopping that I lost using airbnb properties in America.

Georgina User Profile
June 2017
Our stay at Riad Porte Royal was an incredible and memorable experience. We enjoyed every minute of our time in Marrakesh and the staff at the riad added a special touch to our time there. Lahcen, Yousef, and Najat were so kind to us and they made us feel very welcome. The riad itself is clean, private, and very comfortable! My boyfriend and I loved the mint tea every evening and the amazing breakfasts prepared for us every morning. The staff was always there to give us recommendations or directions and they engaged with us as if we were old friends. We will definitely be back and highly recommend this riad to all travelers to this beautiful city!
Philip User ProfilePhilip is a superhost.
Response from Philip:
On behalf Lahcen, Najat and Youssef, thank you! It was a pleasure to have both you and your boyfriend stay with us, and we hope you will be back one day!
June 2017

Taylor User Profile
June 2017
Had the best stay here! Youssef and Lahcen (the property managers onsite) were FABULOUS! Lovely, super informative and accommodating! Would definitely recommend staying here and we will definitely be coming back to stay here next time we are in Marrakesh.
Philip User ProfilePhilip is a superhost.
Response from Philip:
Thank you for staying with us Taylor! It is always great to hear how Lahcen and Youssef help make the Riad and Marrakech memorable! We have had several returning guests in the past and always happy to give them a small discount on our usual rate! Best regards Philip
June 2017

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Philip User ProfilePhilip is a superhost.
I was born in London but spent part of my childhood in Washington DC. I studied planning and architecture in Scotland, and later taught in the Middle East and Portugal, where I now live most of the year. I have also been published as an author, and my novels, all with North Afr…
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