Riyad El Cadi

Marrakech, Morocco

The northern African city of Marrakech attracts a fashionable crowd of winter sun seekers from all over the world. The lovely old-town, so-called Medina, boasts a greater density of chic boutique lodgings than possibly anywhere else in the world. Even non-shoppers will be amazed by the diversity, colour and vibrancy surrounding the souks. Riyad El Cadi, right in the heart of Marrakech’s hustling and bustling Medina, is a perfect oasis of rest and unexpected tranquillity. Comprising seven interconnected houses, Riyad El Cadi is a rambling maze of various patios, salons and passages. Rare and early Moroccan artefacts, an important collection of Berber costumes, many other objects of Islamic art and classical Asian furniture create an exceptional atmosphere. The 15 individually decorated suites and rooms are spread out over seven interconnected patios. Three salons and several alcoves are the ideal setting for reading, playing bridge, dozing or having a sun-downer before, if you so wished, being served dinner in the dining room. Extensive terraces, equipped with tents and deckchairs, invite you to rest or sunbath.
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Hotel guide

Facilities

  • 15 rooms and suites, all differ in size, décor and layout. Equipped with: En suite bathrooms. Some with writing desk. All suites have air conditioning. Some of the suites boasts a fireplace, Private balcony or roof terraces
  • Wifi in the main courtyard available
  • Pool (approx. 5 * 3 m) with Jacuzzi
  • Massage on demand, Hammam (for max. 2 persons)
  • Library with a fine assortment of Moroccan books, a large collection of classical CDs and a television set

Our favourite

  • The entire riad can be rented as exclusive use for up to 35 people

Wine & Dine

  • The excellent cooks a large variety of traditional Moroccan and international dishes
  • Breakfast: French, breakfast menu available. Dinner and lunch on demand
  • The riyad organizes large dinners, parties & cooking classes
  • Great selection of moroccan wines

Dresscode

  • Make yourself at home. Dress to impress each other

Budget

  • Rooms from € 120 / day continental breakfast, welcome drink

Local guide

Worth getting out of bed for

  • It takes less than two hours of driving through the countryside to reach the snow topped high atlas mountains or the beaches of Essaouira on the Atlantic Ocean

Lovely Restaurants

  • Le fondouk roof terrace and a good and varied menu, 55 souk hal fassi, kat bennahïd (+212 (0)524 378190; foundouk.com)
  • Dar zellij perfect spot for morrocan cuisine, No1 kaa sour, sidi ben slimane, medina
  • I limoni beautiful italian restaurant, set in a wonderful courtyard, 40, dyour saboun, bab taghzout

When to go

  • Winter is high season, temperatures averaging 22°c, spring and autumn are also great times to visit

Good to know

  • The hotel concierges are on hand to offer recommendations for the best sightseeing tours in Marrakech
  • There are five superb Golf Clubs only 20 min driving from the riad
  • The Riyad offers permanent exhibition of textile art permits insights into the age-old civilization of Morocco‘s Berbers

How to get there

  • Fly to Marrakech’s Menara Airport which is served by Ryanair and Easy jet
  • Transfer from Marrakech airport costs € 20 per ride

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