Welcome to our Riad, the heart and soul of Marrakech, an English owned and English speaking Riad hotel.
You will love the secluded location of the Riad, just a short straightforward walk from the tumultuous Jemma Al Fnaa square. You will appreciate the comfortable en suite rooms, spacious patio with dipping pool and stunning roof terraces. But most of all you will not forget the warmth of the welcome from our dedicated staff.
In Moroccan arabic the name of the Riad means close friend or sister. At our Riad we truly hope you will arrive as a guest and leave as a friend. We specialise in helping English speaking guests and first time visitors to Marrakech make the most of their experience in the Red City.
Comfortable accommodation at the Riad:
Koutoubia Suite | Habiba Room | Nomade Room | Berber Room
Please contact us if you have any questions.
What Makes us different?
What really makes us special, and fantastic value for money, is the small team of dedicated staff in each of our Riads who will be on hand to help, reassure and advise throughout your stay. These perfect little boutique hotels each have just four or five guest rooms so we can provide a truly personal service.
It is the small things that count: complimentary toiletries; breakfast served at the time of your choice; delicious evening meals individually prepared to your taste and dietary requirements; Wifi; a complimentary map of the old town; help booking restaurants and excursions; nothing seems to be too much trouble. We are pleased offer the loan of a local pay-as-you-go mobile to stay in touch with your English speaking hosts while you are out exploring.
Whole Riad rental, perfect for groups.
Whether it’s a special occasion, a relaxed family holiday or a last minute get-away with friends exclusive use of a whole Riad is a fantastic way to enjoy Marrakech. Our accommodation is so flexible we can offer any combination of romantic doubles, fun and practical family rooms or luxurious twins and triples. When required we can equip a whole Riad with single beds (11 at Dar Habiba, 11 at Riad Papillon, 16 at Riad Cinnamon or 18 at Riad Star) providing ideal accommodation for yoga groups, dance holidays, or a girls weekend. The highlight of any group booking will be a banquet in the Riad, delicious food in a friendly relaxed atmosphere whether you dine by the pool or in a Berber tent on the roof terrace. We can even arrange a musician or dancer for your entertainment!
Marrakech or Marrakesh? Riads, Riad, Ryad, Riyad , Riyadh, or Dar?
Written in Arabic مراكش foreigners use the French ‘Marrakech‘ and English ‘Marrakesh‘ interchangeably. Riad sometimes written Ryad Riyad or Riyadh literally means garden, and describes traditional and wonderfully atmospheric Medina houses that open inward to a garden courtyard lending themselves to sensitive conversion to intimate and individual guest house or hotel accommodation. Dar simply means house or home in arabic, but don’t be fooled, the magnificent Dar Habiba is anything but humble!
English speaking Riads.
Marrakech Riad is owned by English couple Mike and Lucie Wood. Riad Papillon, Riad Cinnamon and Dar Habiba have been painstakingly restored working with traditional materials and craftsmen while incorporating conveniences like ipod docking stations and Wifi. The dedicated Moroccan staff at our Riads speak fluent English as well as French and Arabic.Our new Riad Star has been opened since September 2013, ad we hope to be able to welcome you to one of our wonderful Riads soon. Reserve accommodation today!
Our group of 8 people have just returned from Marrakech and rented the entire Riad. It has a good location but at the same time is just far enough from the crowds in and around the main square. The rooms were comfortable and had a relaxing homely feel. The assistant manager (Mustafa) who looks after the Riad and guests on a day to day basis spoke was a young guy who spoke excellent English and was always at hand to give local advice and helped us to arrange taxis and tours. The owner and manager were also very accommodating and communication throughout the booking process was efficient.
Overall, we would definitely recommend this Riad.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.