Riad Kaiss

Marrakech, Morocco

Riad Kaiss one of the finest and most elegant riads in the city. Mere steps away from the famous Place Djemaa el Fna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in the heart of magical Marrakech, Riad Kaiss is truly an oasis in the midst of a desert. Designed and built by acclaimed French hotel architect, Christian Ferre, Riad Kaiss has been featured abundantly in design magazines and books around the world. Having just 9 rooms and suites, it offers a traditional hammam, spa, his boutique, his pool, and a stunning garden and patio with opulent terraces for sunbathing. Due to the riad's multitude of services (cooking classes, a top class restaurant, private chauffeur, personal tour guide and nearby parking), Riad Kaiss is the perfect vantage point to experience the wonders of Marrakech.
City

Hotel guide

Facilities

  • 9 rooms and suites, all with en-suite bathrooms and air con
  • High thread count egyptian cotton linen
  • Two gorgeous courtyards with gardens and fountains
  • Traditional moroccan hammam with first class swimming pool
  • Full spa offering a full range of massages, waxing and beauty treatments

Our favourite

  • Room 9 on the second floor boasts a queen bed,  ante-room with single bed and an enormous private terrace with views to the courtyard garden and across the night rooftops of the medina.

Wine & Dine

  • Enjoy dinner in the romantic dining room, several cozy corners, the majestic courtyard or request a private dining experience.
  • The Riad's restaurant makes everything from scratch, delicious jams, breads, pastries, yoghurts, and even source  their honey from Berber mountain villages.

Dresscode

  • Laid-back resort wear

Budget

  • Double rooms from € 183 / day including all taxes and arrival transfer from the airport can be arranged

Local guide

Lovely Restaurants

  • Le fondouk roof terrace and a good and varied menu, 55 souk hal fassi, kat bennahïd (+212 (0)524 378190; foundouk.com)
  • Le marrakchi perfect spot for a cocktail and moroccan-inspired meal, 52 rue des banques (+212 524443377; lemarrakchi.com)
  • Kosy bar trendy bar/restaurant, international cuisine, 47 place des ferblantiers, kzadria (+212 (0)524 380324)

When to go

  • Winter is high season, temperatures averaging 22°C

What to see

  • Impeccably located, there are several major sites all within a 10 minute walk of the hotel: Badii Palace,  Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, Dar Si Said Museum,  Maison Tiskiwin Museum, historic Mellah neighborhood

Don't miss

  • The Djemaa el Fna market square in the heart of Marrakesh.  Feast at the food stalls, watch snake charmers at work,  and pick up a couple of remedies from the herb doctors,  with their bizarre concoctions spread out before them.

How to get there

  • Fly to Marrakech’s Menara Airport, taxi will take about 20 minutes and cost around € 12
  • Hotel offers arrival transfer from the airport

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