About This Listing
Riad Linda is a lovingly restored old house, peacefully situated in the heart of the Marrakech Medina yet only 5 minutes walk from the souks & Jemaa el Fna Square.
We are proud to have been awarded Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence 2014.
As featured in the 2014 Time Out Guide to Marrakech.
This large first floor open plan suite has a spacious layout with an open tadlakt fireplace and a comfortable seating area. The bedroom has a beautiful king size bed with hanging Moroccan lamps and drapes. The suite has a large bathroom with a walk in tadelakt shower. There is also a steam room available for the exclusive use of the Douria Suite.
British owned and managed. The Riad is a lovingly restored traditional house peacefully situated in a very welcoming neighbourhood in the heart of the Marrakech Medina yet only five minutes walk from the souks and Jemaa el Fna Square.
Riad Linda is proud to have been awarded Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence 2013.
The Riad has been completely renovated to a high standard by local craftsmen yet retains many distinct & characterful features as well as modern comforts. - including a beautiful plant filled courtyard garden. Traditional finishes such as tadelakt and zillege have been used throughout.
There are also original art works throughout the riad by my husband, the artist, Gordon Davidson.
We rent out individual rooms as well as whole riad bookings.
Please also see my other listings for:
Riad Linda Exclusive Use
Riad Linda Orange Twin Room,
Riad Linda Green Double Room
Riad Linda Blue Double / Twin Room
Riad Linda Red Double / Twin Room
Riad Linda Pink Double Room
All our rates are fully inclusive of breakfast, housekeeper, concierge service, mint tea on arrival, complimentary water & free wi - fi. All our bedrooms have individual air conditioning / heating units to ensure your comfort and are en suite.
Our location is ideal for women travelers & lone travelers as well as couples, friends and families who want to get together.
The Riad has a beautiful courtyard dining area, bhou (salon) with fountain, 6 bedrooms en-suite with 'European' style bathrooms & power showers with lots of hot water! The Douira Suite also has it's own private steam room. There is a large, sunny, roof terrace ideal for breakfast or relaxing on sun loungers or in our traditional Bedouin tent. From our terrace there are views towards the Koutoubia Mosque which looks even more spectacular when lit up in the evening. There are also views across the Medina to one of the royal palaces, local mosques & the High Atlas Mountains.
Our friendly English and French speaking staff at the Riad will provide a warm welcome with mint tea, and will help to organise trips and excursions further a field, and can arrange for reputable guides help you to navigate your way through the Medina.
We have our own Moroccan cook available to prepare fabulous traditional 3-course evening meals in-house such as lemon chicken with olives, lamb tajine or vegetarian couscous.
Our beds all have pure cotton sheets. All towels are supplied & there are hairdryers in all the rooms.
We can also organise private parties with dancers, singers & musicians. We even have our own henna artist!
We also offer cookery lessons with Fadlia our cook. Fadila will show you how to prepare a variety of Moroccan delicacies such as different Tajines, Moroccan cooked salads, and mint tea. You will then be served the meal that you prepared! We will also take you to the nearby spice shops to buy all the spices needed to prepare the dishes at home.
Massages and beauty treatments are also available.
We can also arrange for train & airport transfers. The riad is situated 5km from the train station & airport (about a 15min drive).
Secure car parking is available nearby.
We can arrange a visit to a hammam (highly recommended!) & excursions to the Atlas Mountains to make your stay even more memorable. Camel rides, quad bikes, trips to the desert, white water rafting, canyoning & river tubes can also be organised if you are feeling adventurous!
We can also organise overnight trips to the desert which include a camel ride & an overnight stay in a Bedouin tent
These activities can all be arranged by our manager Rachid when you are in Marrakech.
Please do contact me if you would like further information.
Guests have access to our lovely sunny roof terrace with sun loungers & our beautiful Bedouin Tent. Our comfortable ground floor salon is ideal for relaxing with a good book from our library or watching TV or DVDs. Our courtyard garden is perfect for catching up with e mails with our free wi fi. Our manager Rachid is also available to help plan & organise, shopping trips,visits to a local hammam, excursions, cookery lessons & give advice on haggling!
Interaction with Guests
I divide my time between Edinburgh and Marrakesh and when I am at the riad, I enjoy sharing my experiences of Marrakech as well as being available to give advice & tips to make guests' stay as enjoyable & memorable as possible.
Our riad is situated in a peaceful residential neighbourhood in a quiet derb ( street). I really like that are Moroccan families also living here. We are members of the local Community Association which supports local community projects. Our neighbourhood bakery is nearby as are the markets where local people shop. This all gives guests a wonderful to observe local life a world away from the tourist attractions. However in a few minutes you can also be in the heart of the souks where all the action is!
The Marrakech medina is best explored on foot. For journeys to the New town & the Marjorelle gardens it is easy to get a 'petit' taxi on the Main square. Taxis are plentiful & cheap.
The horse drawn calaches are also a lovely way of seeing the sights.
Other Things to Note
Free wi - fi is available throughout the riad. Electrical appliances work on 2 pin European plugs.
Rooms available from 2pm.
Room checkout 12pm but arrangements can be made for luggage storage.
Please note that we do not allow any additional guests not checked in, illegal drug use or smoking on our premises due to the risk this may cause to our business.
Any guests caught in such circumstances will have their reservation ended immediately.
Linda gave a quick response and assistance on arranging accomodation. Location was good, room was nice, but no lock on the room which didn't make us feel secure about leaving our things there when we went out. Site staff did not give us a very welcome feeling, did not offer us tea, etc. The room we booked was only available one night, and we were going to move to a different room the second night, but the room they showed us had a sewer smell coming from the bathroom. We chose to move on to another accommodation after the one night.
thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I'm so pleased that you were happy with our response & I'm always happy to be of assistance. Just to clarify, there is 24 hour security in the riad which is always staffed so all our guests are always safe & secure. We are a centuries old house in a medieval medina so unfortunately cannot provide western standards of plumbing!. Most of our guests do understand this & enjoy the culture & ambience that Marrakech provides. We would love for you to come & stay with us again & share our lovely riad with you.
We had a great time in Marrakech. My hats go off to Linda and Rachid. It was my girlfriend's birthday when we arrived. I had made some special requests to be ready when we arrived. The requests were met to the detail. I was very grateful and my girlfriend very happy. The riad was very clean, the pictures matched. We were not disappointed at all. The riad was very well located although did require a little walk. We never felt in any danger. The locals would say hello as we arrived & left. I would recommend this place and would probably stay here once again if we returned.
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About the Host, Linda
Hi, I'm Linda & I live between Edinburgh in Scotland & Marrakech, Morocco. My husband & I found our gorgeous Marrakesh house in 2008 & spent a lot of time restoring this lovely old building using traditional materials and local craftsmen. We love Marrakech for the sunshine and the warmth and charm of its people.We now host out individual rooms in Riad Linda as well as welcoming groups of up to 14 people. Marrakesh is an exotic & fascinating city & perfect for a very memorable holiday in an unusual destination.
I always aim to respond to enquiries very quickly. My usual response time is about 2 hours ( allowing for time differences!)