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 2013.
British owned and managed, Riad Linda 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.
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.
We are a great place for a special occasion venue & can organise everything for you.
Please also see my listings for
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
Riad Linda - Douria Suite - Double or Twin
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.
Riad has a beautiful courtyard dining area, bhou (salon) with fountain, 6 bedrooms all en-suite with 'European' style bathrooms & power showers with lots of hot water! The Douria Suite also has its 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 & experienced, 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!
When I am at the riad, I love meeting my guests & sharing my experiences of Marrakech as well as being available to give advice & tips to make their 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.
Free wi - fi is available throughout the riad. Electrical appliances work on 2 pin European plugs.
Riad Linda was in a fantastic central location, the family working there was really sweet and ready to help us, but they especially served us hearty breakfast in the morning.
Rooms were clean, quiet and cosy.
I'd definitely recommend to stay in this Riad, we had a great time!
Accueil formidable et logement de grand qualité. Un vrai havre de paix après les journées de folie passé au sein de la médina :)
Nos hôtes ont juste été parfait et je remercie encore Linda, Rachid et toute l'équipe pour leur disponibilité, leur accueil et leur recommandation.
Ah oui ... et le petit déjeuner et les repas en terrasse étaient juste parfait. Superbement bien cuisiné !
Si nous revenons à Marrakech, je retournerai ici :)
We were very happy with Linda's Riad. Her Manager, Rashid was extremely helpful and so was Wadeer. The breakfast was excellent and Rashid found us a very sweet driver to take us to Fes for a reasonable cost. Thanks Linda!
This riad is located in a dead-end street in the centre of the Marrakech, really close to Djemaa el Fna. The place was quite clean and the room was spacious. The personnel, from what we had to do with them (not much actually), was kind. The breakfast was not bad. It included an omelette, bread (different type every morning), butter, marmalade and tea or coffee.
My friend and me had a very nice stay at Riad Linda. The photos can tell the beauty of the place itself, but cannot tell how welcoming, helping and extremely friendly are the people working there.
The riad is situated in the center of medina, very close to all the Zouks and nearby the Jemma el Fna. You have to walk through little streets to get to the riad. We weren't feeling comfortable walking back to the riad (2 girls) at night as there were young boys standing around in the corners and shouting nasty things at us.
We enjoyed staying in the riad, the concierge was very helpful when we ask for anything. We were surprised though that when we arrived instead of getting a room with 2 single beds we had one double bed in our room. This was solved very quickly by giving one of us another room for free. Also, the concierge didn't know that we were leaving the next day which you would expect.
The rooms definitely looked better on the pictures, certainly they seemed bigger. All the basics are there but when you take a closer look, you will notice that some of the things for example lamb shades are awry, the pole for the towels isnt properly attached etc. Just little things but they do add up.
All in all the riad is fine/ok to stay in particular because of its location, but the pictures and description do promise something different then what it really is.
On top of that, we were surprised when we found out that Linda wasn't going to be in the riad at all which is one of the reasons why airbnb guestshouses are chosen over hotels. Most of us choose to stay in a airbnb because we get insights and suggestions from someone who knows the city which in a city like Marrakech is very much needed and appreciated by tourists.
We always welcome comments from all our guests & work hard to ensure that everyone enjoys a great stay with us. I would just like to point out that I did inform this guest beforehand that unfortunately I was not going to be in Marrakech at the time of her visit. Prior to thi,s I did provide her with a lot of advice & information & even arranged a last minute request for an airport transfer to ensure that she arrived at our riad safely. Our English speaking manager was also on hand to offer advice and to make sure that she was well looked after.
The Riad is a lovely location in the middle of the Souk. We especially enjoyed the roof terrace at nights. The staff is really nice, friendly and always happy to help with anything.
The staff could provide more fresh fruit or breakfast and try to prepare earlier so that you don't have to ask for every single bit separately - which takes time. The only downturn was that we had problems with remaining payment as the staff miscalculated the number of nights and the taxidriver back to the airport charged us more than what was agreed upon.
Straightforward to find.
Rooms were small but clean.
The shower in the toilet was very awkward to use. It left the whole of the bathroom soaked.
Breakfast wasn't as good or extensive as other places I've stayed (similar price)
Riad Linda was beautifully decorated and well looked after. The terrace at the top is a beautiful retreat from the hectic market place. It is located very close to the main square but far enough away to escape it. The street that leads you from the square to the Riad is very chaotic, crowded and overwhelming at times. This Riad did not feel as homely as other riads have made us feel. It was more like a hotel. No one was there to welcome us or help us during the day. The maid was lovely but could not speak English to help us.
My friends and I all had amazing times at Linda's riad. Linda was always prompt with her responses, her advices were helpful, and she dealt with our requests and changes throughout. Thank you Linda!
The only thing would be that when Rachid at the riad organized us a desert trip, we weren't aware that the price we paid at the riad did not include the price to stay for the first night. Clarity would definitely have been helpful there as negotiation with drivers who didn't speak English was stressful.
A part from that, our holiday in Morroco was great. The riat had central location very close from the markets but was also quiet and cozy. Pictures were accurate and the rooftop terrace was lovely. Rooms were clean and Douria suite was exceptionally great!