Riad de l'Orientale: Real Morocco
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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We're a traditional, family-owned and run riad situated in the heart of the Medina in Marrakech. It is a perfect example of a a two hundred and fifty year old Moroccan courtyard house. We are a true Moroccan home-from-home.

The space

Just a minute’s stroll from the bustling Jemaa El Fna, l’Orientale is a haven of peace and tranquillity, where we aim to delight all your senses. We place great importance on good traditional Moroccan cooking, comfortable beds and the warmest of welcomes, all within a traditional and elegant environment.

This listing is for a private room with a double bed and the option of adding a single bed if needed. There is an en-suite bathroom with a shower and towels are included.

Whether your stay is just overnight or for a week or longer, we hope you will feel, as many of our guests do, that you have found a new home in Marrakech to which you will want to return.

Guest access

Other than the room itself, we have a good selection of areas throughout the riad where you can relax, slumber with a book and sip mint tea. Downstairs we have two traditional salons, one with a large fireplace which we use for cold winter evenings. The courtyard itself is available for using at all times of the day.

On the top floor, we have a glorious sun terrace which is broken into separate areas and levels to maximise privacy. There is a sunshade for those who chose not to sit directly in the sun as well as four sunbeds on the very top terrace where you can spend an afternoon gently tanning!

Interaction with guests

Our manager Latifa will be present daily to welcome guests and to ensure you have everything you need. We also have a night man who looks after the house and guests from early evening through to the morning, in addition to our excellent team of cooks and cleaners.

Other things to note

Our authentic Moroccan breakfasts are included in the cost of your stay. In addition lunch and dinner can be provided on request. Aziz will serve your dinner by candle-light in the courtyard, or in winter, beside a cedar log fire in the Salon.

Our food is all home cooked, with a great emphasis on quality local ingredients which are all freshly bought daily.

In addition to keeping your room clean and tidy, our staff are happy to take care of your personal laundry on request.

There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the Riad, for those who just cannot bear to be out of touch with the world!

Latifa will be happy to suggest interesting trips and help you to make any necessary arrangements.


Extra people $18 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We're really not a place that has a "set of rules" - we aim to be a home from home, not a strict hotel. However, we obviously expect our guests to be considerate of others and to not make too much noise if leaving for a 5am flight from the airport!

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Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

101 Reviews

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Heather User Profile
May 2017
This riad is amazing! It's tucked away along some side streets in Marrakech, which allows it to remain a little oasis just five minutes from the main square. My two friends and I were the only guests staying at the riad during our trip, so we were able to take advantage of the common areas in the first floor courtyard and the rooftop terrace. Amin and Latifa were amazing hosts. Amin provided the best breakfast during our time in Morocco, complete with homemade yogurt. Latifa was also super responsive over text when our arrival time changed, and she provided helpful advice and recommendations for places to go in Marrakech. My friends and I stayed in quite a few riads throughout Morocco during our trip and this was by far the best.

Sara User Profile
May 2017
We had fantastic four days at the riad. Latifa and Amir really did make our stay complete, we couldn't fault them. They were attentive, helpful and gave us loads of great tips. The riad is well located in the medina and provides a peaceful haven. We paid extra for the two room suite on the top floor and were not disappointed! We loved having breakfast on the roof terrace each morning.

Lucas User Profile
May 2017
My wife and I stayed three nights and have to say that we could not have chosen a better place. The location is about a three minute walk to the main square and is in the heart of the souks and all the many wonderful places Marrakesh has to offer. The riad is beautifully decorated and is ran by the most pleasant of staff. My wife and I decided that this is overall the best Airbnb that we have ever stayed in. We can not recommend this location enough and, when we visit Marrakesh again, will make every effort to stay here!

Gemma User Profile
April 2017
We enjoyed our stay! Latifa was lovely and the Riad was in a great location.

Kimberly User Profile
April 2017
We found this riad on airbnb and booked it based on the many wonderful reviews. Our time there was no different. We were treated with such kindness. We were picked up at the airport and were guided to our riad by Latifah. Upon arrival, Latifah served us "Morricon whiskey" (mint tea) and answered all the questions we had and gave awesome suggestions for lunch/dinner and activities. The room was cleaned everyday with fresh sheets and towels. Breakfast was complimentary and delicious! If and when we come back to Marrakech, we would totally stay here again!

Guy User Profile
April 2017
Our stay in Marrakech was truly wonderful, thanks to Hugo and his fantastic staff. Latifa and Ahmin made us feel at home immediately, and we were happy to try out at least some of their recommendations. We were lucky to have stayed a whole week in the room at the top of the terrace, where breakfast is served daily. The location is very good as the main square is very close, yet inside the riad there is total calm and serenity. Can't wait to come back to Marrakech soon and stay at Hugo's place again!

Fletcher User Profile
March 2017
The riad was really beautiful. We stayed in the suite on the terrace level which was spacious with great views. The riad felt very secure as there was always a caretaker there. Youssef and Latifah (who were managing it during our stay) couldn't have been more friendly or helpful! We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends!

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London, United KingdomJoined in March 2011
Hugo User ProfileHugo is a superhost.

I (unfortunately!) live full-time in London, so Latifa will host you in Marrakech. Her and I have been running this little haven of peace in this ancient city for over 12 years now...

If you need anything or have any questions prior to booking, don't hesitate to ask me via Airbnb. Once you've arrived, Latifa will be able to assist you with the best tips regarding the city. She is a born and bred in "Marrakech" and knows it very well indeed - she's also the best host you'll ever meet!

Send through any questions and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 88%
Response time: within a day

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