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.
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!
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.
We had a very warm welcome to the Riad where he spent one night. The hotel manager kindly helped us to find a secure parking spot not too far from the Medina. The riad is conveniently located in a quiet street, yet close to Jamaa El-Fna. The breakfast was great. We also very much enjoyed the sunny roof terrasse !
we arrived in an unfinished, impersonal place, with carpenters working inside the pseudo-riad. the room was wide and basic, with ugly fake lamps and souvenirs and most noisy squeaky creaky bed. when back around midnight we thought to enjoy the fresh air on the terrace, relaxing on the nice couch smoking a Shisha, flavoured apple. but we left quiete soon cause the noise of the air conditioning devise was so annoying just on our heads. -BREAKFAST was a total disaster: -1 cup of tea or coffee only. -50 cents for more hot water...hehehe!! -a fake Fanta pretending to be orange juice (Marrakesh is the city of oranges!) -4 pieces of stinking fried bread -2 local greasy pastilla -bread butter and jam from the discount while I was trying to buy at least some more tea, Linda came to have her breakfast just next to us and while eating a large tray of fresh peeled fruits and pouring from a big tea pot, started to tell us that they found our shisha on the terrace and that smoking is illegal. In fact we left the shisha there without any problem because there was nothing to hide. Shisha is a water pipe that burns fruit flavoured tobacco. it's pretty popular especially in North Africa and totally legal. we couldn't annoy anyone because the terrace was desert when smoking. Linda was accusing us and without any prove, probably because she ignores what shisha is and associates with hashish. I understand that Linda can be afraid, I can't understand her manners. she didnìt want to listen, treating us as liars and offending,as she did in what she wrote here. you'd ask sorry for that, cause it's defamation.
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.
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.
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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.
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