Marrakech Riad Linda fab location

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Derb Jamma, Marrakesh, Tensift El Haouz 4000, Morocco

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.

The Space

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.

Guest Access

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

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.

The Neighborhood

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!

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 14
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 6
Beds: 9
Extra people: $43 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $571 /week
Monthly Price: $1593 /month
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  • Th Riad LINDA is a perfect place to discover Marrakech. Really well located in the heart of the medina, only two minutes from Jeammaa place.The Riad is very charming authentical and also very clean. The terrasse is perfect for breakfeast or to get sun in the afternoon. The people where really helpful with us. It was a perfect stay
    I definetly recommand this place.

    March 2014
    Linda
    Response from Linda:

    Thank you for the wonderful review & for choosing to come & stay with us. We're delighted to hear that you would recommend us & we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon

    March 2014
  • 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!

    December 2013
    Linda
    Response from Linda:

    Thank you very much for the lovely review. So glad to hear that you had a great time. we look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Marrakech!

    December 2013
  • 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 :)

    November 2013
    Linda
    Response from Linda:

    Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire très gentil. Nous avons hâte de vous accueillir à nouveau très bientôt.

    November 2013
  • 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!

    October 2013
    Linda
    Response from Linda:

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. it was a pleasure to have you to stay with us. Please do come back & stay with us again very soon.

    October 2013
  • 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.

    August 2013
    Linda
    Response from Linda:

    Thank you so much for your review. I'm so g;ad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

    August 2013
  • 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.

    June 2013
    Linda
    Response from Linda:

    Thank you so much for the lovely review & very kind comments. We 're4 so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.

    June 2013
  • 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.

    March 2013
    Linda
    Response from Linda:

    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.

    March 2013
  • 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.

    July 2012
  • Good Points:
    Great location.
    Straightforward to find.
    Rooms were small but clean.
    Comfortable bed

    Bad points:
    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)

    May 2012
  • 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.

    April 2012
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Hi, I'm Linda & I live between Edinburgh in Scotland & Marrakech, Morocco. My husband & I found our beautiful 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!)
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