Anyone who has visited Marrakech will probably tell stories of the cats and kittens that inhabit the streets of the ancient medina. Every derb (street) you walk down you see family of cats resting in the shade, a cute kitten lapping up some water or a lone cat sneaking around the corner. Even some of Marrakech’s main tourist attractions – such as El Badi Palace, Saadian Tombs or the Menara Gardens – are inhabited by lots of furry felines.

However, unlike our household friends, the cats of Marrakech are street cats. Although they are fed, watered and cared for by the locals, yet don’t entirely exist as pets in the way we consider cats. (Indeed, our riad staff often give the street cats water and leftovers!!) In this way the Marrakech cats are a lot more independent and more carefree than the cats we know and love.

Just as everywhere in the world, the cats and kittens of Marrakech divide opinion. Some love the cats and find them cute and adorable, while others aren’t so interested and would rather keep their distance. This rule applied for both tourists and locals alike. Yet, due to the independent nature of the cats of Marrakech are not used to attention and will probably shy away from a loving hand. Similarly, if cats aren’t your cup of tea – or rather, your cup of mint tea – then it is quite easy to avoid them.

Ultimately, whatever you think about them, the cats and kittens of the medina are genuine Marrakchi locals and are just one of the many things which makes the red city such a unique and interesting place to visit. Why not book at stay at our luxury riads today?

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Set off the famous Jemaa el Fna Square, Passage Prince Moulay Rachid – or Le Prince Street as it is known to the locals – is one of the most popular streets in the Marrakech Medina. The street connects the main square to the south of the Medina including the long distance taxi rank, the El Badi Palace and the Saadian Tombs and is a vital passageway for those exploring Marrakech on foot both during the day and after nightfall.

The atmosphere of ‘Le Prince Street’ is not dissimilar from Las Ramblas in Barcelona: the wide pedestrian is lined with affordable roof terrace restaurants, coffee shops and small trading stalls selling a variety of the less traditional Marrakech souvenirs.

At night, the street comes alive with locals and tourists flocking to the main Jemaa el Fnaa Square. Marrakchi Del Boys set up small stalls selling children’s toys, cheap clothes and yet more souvenirs. Indeed, although Passage Prince Moulay Rachid is more commonly functions as a passage rather than a destination in itself, it is still an interesting addition to the ever-evolving cultural history of Marrakech.

Our luxury Riads, set in the heart of the Marrakech Medina, act as the perfect base from which to explore the red city and uncover the secrets of Marrakech. So why not see what we have to offer here.

There are a lot of things to do in Marrakech, but sometimes the hot Moroccan sun can take its toll. It is in these moments that even the most hardened traveller requires a café to relax, drink a refreshing drink and maybe even grab something to eat. Situated in Kasbah district, close to the entrance of the Saadian Tombs and the Bab Agnaou and Bab er Robb Medina gates, lies the Kasbak Café. The central location of this café, just a few minutes walk from Dar Habiba, makes it the perfect place to grab a cool beverage or something to drink whilst ticking off that tourist checklist.

Spread across 3 floors including an ample terrace, Kasbah café has a large menu of hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals and, our particular favorite, a wide range of delicious milkshakes made form real ice cream and milk. Delicious.

All around the world Morocco is famous for it’s carpets and many travellers land in Marrakech in search of a quality piece of authentic craftwork. But it is rare to find a carpet seller who sells quality products, at fixed prices, without the tourist-spiel. However, the El Wifak Carpet Cooperative, located in the Ensemble Artisanal in Marrakech’s Medina, is one such place.

Located just a five minute walk from the Koutoubia Mosque and Jemaa el-Fna, the Ensemble Artisanal is the antithesis of the Souks: the atmosphere is relaxed and the prices are fixed, so no haggling!! Whilst looking through the many shops at the Ensemble Artisanal, we stumbled across the El Wifak Carpet Cooperative and were welcomed by Mustapha Alaoui; who happily spent over half an hour with us talking about carpets, the cooperative and his life.


Mustapha told us that he used to work in the government’s department for Artisanal craftwork, checking the quality of carpets and grading them based on various criteria. It quickly became clear that this man had a strong passion for and a large knowledge of traditional Moroccan carpets; a passion and knowledge he was enthusiastic to share. He explained that, the historic isolation of rural communities meant that peoples of different areas developed very individual styles. He continued to explain that El Wifak sold three kinds of carpet: Berber ‘Kilim’ carpets, used for throws, rugs or hung on walls, Tapestry carpets, made from wool and Arabic carpets, also made from wool, which tended to be bigger in size. Where the ‘Kilim’ carpets were made in the Atlas Mountains in Berber villages, both the Tapestry and Arabic carpets are made by the El Wifak Cooperative.


El Wifak, Arabic for sharing equally or a group of people in agreement, consists of around 70 women who make the carpets sold in the shop. (Traditionally, in Morocco, women make carpets and pottery whilst Men make jewelry and metal utensils.) The most important this about the cooperative is that everyone profits from all these sales are shared equally and everyone benefits. So, if you are looking for a quality product from a reputable source, if you are looking for an ethically sourced souvenir, or even if you are just put off by haggling in the Souks then this is the place for you.

The Ensemble Artisanal and the El Wifak Cooperative is located at the start (or the end, depending which way round you walk) of the ‘Needle and Thread’ Medina Walk available for free MarrakechRiad app. If you would like to find out more about the free MarrakechRiad app, the ‘Woodworking’ walk or any of our other Medina walks then our Riad staff would be happy to help.



Once you have followed the small sign off Rue Mouassine, worked your way through the alleyways and knocked on the almost anonymous door to be let in, you are greeted with a warm welcome and an amazing interior.

Dar Cherifa can be found in one of the oldest Riads in Marrakech, dating back to the Saadian times. It has recently been lovingly restored by Abdelatif Ben Abdellah, one of the key figures behind the rejuvenation of the Medina. One thing that firsts strikes you about Dar Cherifa is the incredible use of space: there is a mix of bare untouched walls and original craftsmanship, with a unique centerpiece that hangs above the Riad before the blue Moroccan sky. Alongside some of the best Arabic architecture in Marrakech, the art itself is equally unique and is of a very high standard. Yet, unlike the larger contemporary galleries around the world, the fact that Dar Cherifa focuses on local talent makes it all the more unique.

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Although the price of the artwork on display cost a fair bit more than your average postcard and probably won’t make it onto your souvenir list, the food and drink is very reasonably priced and we were given space, time and freedom to look round the gallery at our own leisure. Dar Cherifa is a space of culture that is accessible for everyone, well worth a visit.

Thousands of worshippers rose early today, Tuesday 29th of July, for the first day of Eid-el-Fitr to attend morning prayers. Eid, to use the shortened more common name, is a three-day festival that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. In Marrakech, the morning prayers on Eid happen all over the city in Mosques, communal spaces and, less frequently, at home. We were encouraged by local Marrakchis to come to watch the prayers that occurred in an area that runs alongside the Agdal garden, just beyond the Medina Ramparts, a short walk from Bab Agnaou and Bab er Rob. This required an early 6am start, but the experience was undoubtedly worth it. The Route d’Ourika – a wide, usually deserted road that leads to the expanse of land used for the morning prayers – was full of local Muslims, of all ages and backgrounds, a whole community coming together in celebration. The sight was truly heartwarming.

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Watching the morning prayers was a truly spectacular moment; the mid-prayer silence combined with the fresh morning air and low-lying sun to create an unforgettable sublime moment. Although all the locals warmly welcomed us, we decided to keep our distance from the actual event and observed the event from afar. Yet the whole event was truly magnificent, if you are luck enough to be in Marrakech during the next Eid celebrations, we strongly advise you to take this unique opportunity to observe Islam at such a significant time in the year. However, although we were told that everyone would be more than happy to take photos, it is important to be respectful and remember that this is a religious event.

Eid Mubarak everyone, hope you have a great few days!

Located just west of the Medina lies the Menara Gardens: a 12th Cent garden consisting of rows of olive groves, tall palm tree and beautiful flowers.  These tall trees are occasionally accompanied by a modern addition to the park: the planes flying into the nearby Marrakech Menara Airport. However, far from being a disruptive distraction, these planes fly high above the gardens, merely acting as a reminder of the busy, bustling streets outside this oasis of peaceful serenity.

The centre-point of the Menera Gardens is a green tiled pavilion beside a large pool basin. This large expanse of water, supplied with water directly from the mountains, generates a microclimate that is noticeably cooler than the surrounding streets. We talked to some locals who told us that you can swim in the basin, but no-one ever does. This knowledge perhaps answers the mystery of the rows of benches that face the pool on the opposite side of the pavilion.

On a very clear day, if you are lucky, you can see the Atlas Mountains rising above the gardens. This, however, is not as common as the postcards would have you believe; but that is not to say that the Menara gardens still holds one of the city’s prettiest sights and, as it is just a short distance from the Medina, it is easy to see why the gardens are a popular local spot for picnics or romantic afternoons.

The Menara Gardens are open every day form 8.30am until nightfall and is perhaps best reached via a short taxi ride or a celeche trip. Entrance to the garden themselves is free, but there is a small 10dhs charge for access to the pavilion.

Lying at the northern point of the world famous Souks, hidden down a small alleyway off the main Souk passageways, it is possible to find a row of Iron workshops inhabited by local Marrakchis. Although this spot remains uncharted on the majority of tourist maps and guides, if you download our MarrakechRiad app and follow the ‘Iron and Clay’ Medina walk it is easy to navigate towards this secret corner of Marrakech.

Whilst exploring this area we spoke to Hakim, a local iron worker who invited us into his small workshop to show us the beautiful iron gate he was making. Hakim was reluctant to have his photograph taken (a common occurrence in Marrakech). Indeed, at this point in the Iron and Clay walk, it is important to remember that you are venturing into someone’s place of work; but it is this rare intimacy that makes this small section of the Souk so special: it is possible to glimpse the wonders of Marrakech beyond the tourist gaze as the iron designs that so popular across all of Marrakech and a remain a prominent feature in all of our Riads, are constructed in front of your eyes.


This area of the Souks are just a 5 minutes walk from Riad Cinnamon and Riad Star at the heart of the Medina. If you would like to find out more about the free MarrakechRiad app, the ‘Iron and Clay’ walk or any of our other Medina walks then our Riad staff would be happy to help.



Bab Er-Robb, which translates as ‘Lord’s Gate’, was used for controlling spirits; nowadays it functions as the main entrance into the Medina. Whereas Bab Er-Robb is perhaps not as visually stunning as it’s close neighbor, Bab Agnaou, it is possible to find a beautiful rose garden and comfortable shady benches less than 10 metres from the gate, along the ramparts.

As the most southern of Marrakech’s 19 gates, the Bab Er-Robb often functions as passageway to the roads that lead out of Marrakech; indeed, less than 200m away from the gate itself you can find the Grand Taxis who offer affordable travel to the Atlas Mountains or to the coastal town of Essaouira. If you are looking to take a Grand Taxi on a day trip or on a long excursion, our Riad staff will be able to give you guidance.

While it’s nearby neighbor Bab er-Robb acts as the official entrance to the city, Bab Agnaou functions as the main entrance to the Kasbah which is the site of the El Badi Palace, the Saadian Tombs and the El Mansouria (the kasbah mosque). Bab Aganou is perhaps the most unique of Marrakech’s nineteen gates and it’s original function, as a royal entrance, is perhaps the reason for this. The corner-pieces are decorated with floral decorations extending around a shell is simply exquisite and this ornamentation is framed by three panels and on these panels is an inscription from the Quran.

Built in the 12th century in the time of the Almohad dynasty, Bab Aganou was originally built in blue-grey stone from Gueliz. Nowadays it has become nearly as red as the ramparts that surround it, thanks to the desert sand brought by the wind.

The Bab Agnaou also marks the finishing point of our ‘Woodworking’ Medina walk available for free on our Marrakech Riad app. If you would like to find out more about the Woodworking walk or any of other Medina walks then our Riad staff would be more than happy to help.

The Koutoubia Mosque is the most visited monument in Marrakech. Standing at an impressive 77 meters tall, the mosque’s magnificent minaret tower dominates the city’s skyline providing a useful landmark to tourists and locals alike. However, perhaps one of the best perspectives of the minaret is from the Koutobia Gardens. As you enter the garden through the main gate, your eye is guided across a large fountain and along a wide path towards the minaret as it extends into the rich Moroccan sky. The effect is truly enchanting.

The Koutoubia Gardens, also known as Lalla Hassna Park, can be found right next to Jemaa el-Fna, at the heart of the Medina and within a short walking distance from all of our Riads. The park itself spreads across two hectares and provides a pleasant green paradise of immaculately trimmed rose bushes, perfectly symmetrical walkways and plenty of shade-covered benches; it is easy to see why it is a favourite resting spot for many local Marrakchi people. At the centre of the park is a Koubba (a white dome) which is the tomb of Lalla Zohra, a daughter of a liberated slave. Legend tells that she was a women during the day, but transformed into a dove at night to escape from the unwanted affections of her old master. From this, she knew all the secrets of Marrakech. Yassine, a local resting in the Koutoubia Gardens, told us that many Moroccan’s still believe this story to be true and some even name their children after her in dedication.


The park is free and open to the public at all times, even during the evening and night when the gardens and the mosque are spectacularly transformed using subtle and effective lighting. We suggest you try to visit the Koutoubia Gardens both during the day and after nightfall so that you can truly understand the magic of such a wonderful place.

On the south side of the main square there is a concentration of banks most of which have ATM machines.  One of the best known is the French owned Societe Generale on the main Bab Agnou shopping street.  Alternatively  walk  in the direction of the Koutoubia mosque to the adjacent Rue Moulay Ismail

Enjoy one of the best tasting menus in Marrakech in a relaxed atmosphere either in the spacious dining room or at a table by the pool.

Try the cous cous which is among the best in Morocco.

Among the traders in central medina district near the Sidi Abdelaziz shrine you will find English expat Jo from Essex and her wonderful boutique Rock the Casbah.

Bags scarves bracelets postcards and a variety of distinctive souvenirs. Look out for the donkey!

Some of the most amusing and remarkable characters in the Medina are the Taureg traders who offer tinkets and jewelry as well as art and antiquities.

One of our favourites is the charming Abdou (to the right) who will always offer a mint tea and smile, whether or not you buy from the shop on Riad Zitoun street.

Undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Marrakech. Located inside English owned Riad mk in the L’Ksour district of the Medina.  A fusion of Moroccan and modern french cuisine, five course tasting menu at 650 Dirhams.   Chef Omar visits each table at the end of the evening which is a nice touch.

Il lomoni, or to give its full title, il giardino dei limoni,  the lemon garden was newly opened in 2013.  Classic Italian with the attentive owners usually on the premises.  The bohemian atmosphere is set with a Bob Dylan poster in the lobby and continues throughout.

Simple high quality food well presented and reasonably priced.  Try the ravioli limoni with a light lemon sauce. Desserts are also a speciality

Fabulous, Italian owned and run and without doubt one of the top restaurants in Marrakech.  Set in a spacious and beautifully designed Riad courtyard, perfect for any special occasion.

Gourmet food and outstanding service are the hallmarks of this restaurant.  Not surprisingly classic Italian dishes feature heavily on the menu, there are also Moroccan favourites and seasonal specials.


Kui zin is a simple and delightful cafe restaurant established in 2013 and currently not licensed for alcohol.  Located near the the Sidi Abdelaiz shrine in the centre of Marakech. The name is a play on words.  TheFrench cuisine meaning kitchen and the Moroccan arabic zin meaning attractive or good.

Chef Kenza produces mainly traditional Moroccan food to a high standard at reasonable prices.  Excellent bread is baked daily on the premises.  The menu is more extensive than most medina cafes extending to pizza lasagna and European style salads.

The staff are friendly and welcoming with the owners, a charming Moroccan couple, normally on the premises.

If you’re looking for a more historical perspective on Marrakech and Morocco or indeed just looking for a tranquil and interesting place to visit between the hustle and bustle of the markets and the souks then Marrakech Museum is what you’re looking for.  The museum itself is a classic example of the local architecture meaning that is a pleasure simply to look at, never mind being inside,  however once you do enter you can see why the museum is such a well known cultural spot within the city. The museum contains a number of historical items from Moroccan history, such as ancient swords or embroidery. These are all well presented and accompanied by informative descriptions which are all in clear and concise language. The collection of Moroccan cultural items  is indeed impressive, with items ranging from the 14th to the 20th century all collated together for the culture hungry visitor to observe. The museum itself presents an excellent setting within which to situate these items, the central room with is three fountains and Islamic tiles particularly being a sight to behold, the tranquil tinkling of the fountains certainly adding to the already excellent atmosphere which is to be found within the museum.


The museum is not however only home to items from Morocco’s past it also has a modern art exhibition, which at time of writing plays host to work from distinguished French artist Yvan Gervais. His collection of impressionist-esque sceneries are truly a joy to behold and certainly add a modern twist to what otherwise would be a fairly traditional museum. The museum is also fairly cheap as one can buy a combined ticket for the museum, the local religious school and majorelle gardens for only 60 dirhams. This coupled with the museums location in the heart of the old town medina make it a must for any discerning visitor to Marrakech.

Opening Times: Every day from 9h to 18h
Entrance fee: 40dh
You can purchase a joint ticket to visit both the Musee De Marrakech and the Ben Youssef Medersa

Our Riads are situated less than 3 minutes walk from this essential site in the Marrakech Medina. There has never been a better time to book a stay, so reserve your room at one of our Riads now to avoid disappointment.

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The old town of Marrakech is known as the Medina, set inside an ancient city wall and in many ways little changed since the middle ages. The perfect place for your Marrakech medina stay is a restored Riad hotel, constructed around a courtyard garden.

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Fresh vegetables are a staple food in Marrakech.  It is common to see farmers selling produce in the narrow streets of the medina, there are also specialist greengrocers like this one on the Rue Mouassine on the way to the Jemma al Fnaa Square from our Marrakech Riads.

There is nothing to compare to a Riad boutique hotel to experience the charm of old Marrakech and the genuine warmth of a Moroccan welcome. Reserve accommodation today and you can order a delicious meal to be waiting for you on arrival.

Traditional Hammans in Marrakech are heated by traditional ovens known as Farnatchi, throughout the day the Farnatchi burns at a ferocious temperature heating pipes transporting hot water and steam to the Hamman.

In  charge of the Farnatchi at the Hamman local to Riad Cinnamon is Gnawa who is also a talented musician

Stay in one of our Marrakech Riads in the heart of the Medina and the old town is on your doorstep. Reserve accommodation today!

You are guaranteed one of the warmest welcomes in Marrakech at our luxury riads. Browse our website and consider the accommodation on offer which we hope you will agree offers fantastic value for money.

Individual suites at Riad Cinnamon:
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Riad Bab Janna, 17 Derb El Kouri Sidi Ben Slimane

Riad Les Lauriers Blancs, 156 derb Sidi Messaoud, Bab Doukkala

Riad Koubba, 27 derb Belbekar, Zaouhet Lahdar

Riad El Bacha, 35, Derb Tizougarine, Dar El Bacha

Dar Coram, 91 Derb Skaya, Quartier Isserbtinne

Riad Zara, 294 Derb Ben Salek, Boutouil, Bab Aylen

Riad Dar Massai, 31 Derb Sbaia Kasbah Medina

Riad Argan, 33, derb Zenka Dika, Médina

Riad Aguaviva, Sidi Ghanem, Derb Derraz 3

Riad Miski, 6, derb Abdelouassaa, Ben Saleh

Kasbah Al Mendili, Douar Laamrine, BP 27 Sidi Ghiat

Riad de L’Orangeraie, 61 rue Sidi Yamani, Medina

Riad Andalla, 15 Derb Zaari, Medina

Riad Tibibt, Alla Azzaouna no39, Moukef Medina

Riad Adore, 97 Derb Tizougarine, Dar El Bacha

Riad Azoulay, 3, Derb Jemaa El Kebir

Riad Magellan, 62 derb el Hammam, Mouassine

Riad Chergui, 53-54 Derb El Halfaoui,  Médina

Casa Taos, Route de Souihla, Km 8

Terra Mia Marrakech, Km 12 Route de Fes

Riad Safa, 64 Derb Lalla Azzouna, Kaat Benahid

Dar Habiba, Rue Riad Zituon LkDim, Derb Jdid No. 18

Riad les Inseparables, 2, Derb bounouala, zaouia abassia

Riad Jona, Riad zitoune el kedim, 34, Derb jdid

Riad Ain Dabachi, 151 Derb Jdid Dabachi, Medina

Riad El Zohar, 56 Derb El Hammam

Dar Lalla F’dila, 17 Derb allilich, Kaat ben nahid

Riad Bamaga, 86  Derb Sidi Bouamar, Riad Lâarouss

Riad Clementine, Derb Sidi Messaoud 38, Bab Doukkala

Riad Dar Zaman, 29 Derb Boualilou, Sidi Ben Slimane

Riad Djebel, 190 Derb Skaya, Issebtiynne

Dar Vedra, 3, Derb Sidi Ahmed Ou Moussa, Bab Doukkala

Riad Zahr, Derb El Baroudi, Sidi Ben Slimane

Riad Boussa, 192 Derb Jdid, Dabachi, Medina

Riad Malika, 29 Arsat Aouzal, Bab Doukkala

Riad Khabia, Houmate Berrima, Derb Chtoka

Riad Dixneuf La Ksour, Derb Sania No. 16 | Bab Ksour

Dar Taliwint, 26, rue de La Bahia, Riad Zitoun Jdid

Riad Dar-K, Derb Boucetta lekbir No23

Villas Fawakay, 8km Route de Fez

Riad Samarkand, 41, Derb Sidi Lahcen, Bab Doukkala

Dar Hanane, 9 Derb Lalla Azzouna

Riad 72, 72 Arset Awzel, Bab Doukkala, Medina

Maison Mnabha, 32 – 33 Derb Mnabha, Kasbah

Riad Alaka, 35 Derb Alaka

Riad Honey Sarl, Derb el Khalifa Boutouil 88, Bab Ayelal

Riad Dar Alfarah, 58, derb Touareg, Ksibat N’Hass, Kasbah – Médina

Riad Akka, 65, derb Lahbib Magni, Riad Zitoune Jdid

Riad Princesse Jamila, 19 Derb Zenka Dayka

Riad Saba, 2 derb Cherkaoui,Douar Graoua

Riad Jaglia, Kaat Benahid, 33 rue Tachanbacht

Riad Sable Chaud, 135 Derb Ejdid, Bab Doukkala

Dar Ma Ward, 5, Derb El Khettara, Kaa Al Machra

Riad Alegria, 62 Derb Touareg

Riad Aubrac, 29 Derb Ben Allal, Ben Salah

Riad Libitibito, 6 Derb Ouaihah Sidi Abdelaziz

Riad Zayane, 36, derb Ennakhla, Bab Doukkala

Riad Shemsi, 194 Derb Chtouka, Medina-Kasbah

Riyad El Mezouar, 28, derb el Hammam, Issebtinne

Riad Almoulouk, Dabachi, derb My Abdelkader 51

Riad Anabel, 8 Derb Jdid

Dar Malak, 20 derb Assabane, Riad Laarouss

Riad Les Ammonites, Derb el Cadi 51, Azbezt

Riad Alboraq, 49, Derb Taht Sour Lakbir, Zaouia Al Abbassia

Riad Davia, Derb Aarab No 43 Boutouil

Riad Ker Saada, 28 derb el Arsa, Quartier Kennaria

Riad Dar Dallah,107, Derb El Cadi, Azbest, Médina

Riad Dar Saad, Rue Dar el Bacha 3 derb Ben Chekroune

Riad Dar Lea, Place Riad Laarouss Sidi Bouamar, Derb El Mezgour 41

Ryad Dar Ganou, 3, derb Fahl Ezzafriti,Laksour – Médina

Riad Abracadabra, Derb Jamaa, 125, Medina

Riad Dar More, 44 derb Jdid, Riad Zitoun Lakdim

Riad Baboune, Bab Aylen 271, Derd Lamrabet

Riad Carina, 76 Rue Berrima, Derb Touareg

Riad Bel Haj, 60 Derb Moulay Abdellah Ben Hssaine, Ksour

Dar Kantzaro, Route de Fes

Riad et Dar Maison Do, 1 et 21 derb Hajjama, Ben Salah Médina

Riad Marrabahia, 6 rue Bahia

Riad Eden, 25, Derb Jdid, Riad Zitoune Lakdim

Peacock Pavilions, Kilometer 13, Route de Ourzazate

Riad Itrane, 105, Derb Jamaa Derb Dabachi

Ryad Noura, 142, Derb El Faran, Sidi Ahmed Soussi

Riad Balkisse, 4 Derb Charij, Médina

Riad Misria, 17 derb Anboub, Quartier Baroudyine Medina

Riad El Faris, 14, derb Charki, Zaouia Abbassia

Riad Albizzia, Derb Sbaiya 7

Riad Dar Thania, 64 derb Jdid, Quartier Douar Graoua

Riad Amiris, 47 Derb Sidi Boulfdail, Angle Rue Kennaria

Dar Tchaikana, 25 Derb El Ferane, Azbest, Medina

Riad Darna, 2 Derb Boucetta Sirgh Kaat Benahid

Riad Altair, 21 derb Zaouia

Dar Mo’da, 182 rue el Moussine

Riad de l’Orientale, 8 Derb Ahmar, Quartier Laksour Medina

Riad Olema & Spa, 31-32, Derb Sidi Ahmed ou Moussa, Bab Doukkala

Riad Kechmara, 31 Derb Jdid Laksour, Medina

Jnane Allia,  Ain Neffad Oulad Hassoun Rouer de Fes

Riad Chi-Chi, Derb el Anboub 12, El Baroudiyines

Boutanga, Km 11.5 route d’Asni – Moulay Brahim

Riad Dalla Santa, 2 derb Maaden, Sidi Abdelaziz, Médina

La Villa Bleue, 97 Bd Moulay Abdellah

Dar Justo, 35 Derb Chorfa, Lakbir Mouassine, La Medina

Riad 107, 107 derb Jdid Douar Graoua, Medina

Riad La Maison Nomade, Sidi Benslimane, Kaa Sour, Derb Sidi Ahmed, El Barje No. 94

Riad Tarabel, 8, Derb Sraghna, Dar El Bacha

Riad Shalimar, Derb El Hammam – Bab Aylan

Dar Jaguar, 7-8 Derb El Mesfioui, Rahba Kedima

Riad El Wiam, 24 – 25 Derb Gnaoua Ben Saleh, Medina

Riad tm nights, 35 Derb ihihane, bab taghzout

Riad les Hibiscus, Derb Sidi Ben Aissa No17, Dabachi

Riad Lapis-Lazuli, 90, Zaouia Al Abbassia, Sidi Ghanem Toualt – Médina

Riad Les 5 Soeurs, 250, Derb Kadi, Bab Aïlen

Riad Jawad, Route de l’Ourika, Oasis Hassan ll, Douar Zemrane

Riad Ajmal, 75 Arset Aouzal

Riad Kerdouss, 81, Arzet Aouzal, Bab Doukkala

Riad Lena, 8, Derb El Hammam, Riad Laarouss

Riad Ayadina, 35 Zaouia El Abassia, Kaa El Machraa

Riad Awa, 6 Derb el hajra kasbah

Tajmakane, 19, lotissement El Menara, Inara, Targa

Al Ksar Riad & Spa, 11 derb Al Aati Allah, Hay Salam – Medina

Dar Nouba, 9 Derb Slima, Hart Soura, Medina

Riad Dar Tyor, 334 derb jdid

Dar Touyir, 132 bis Derb Dekkak Bab Doukkala, Medina

Riad Oumaima, 30 derb Ouayhah, Sidi Abdelaziz

Riad Al Karama, 119, derb Jdid, Quartier Dabachi

Darhani, 32 Derb Ouaihah, Qtr Sidi Abdel Aziz

Riad W, Derb Boutouil – no41, Kennraria Médina

Villa d’Akhdar

Riad Zehar, 79 Derb Habib Allah Mouassine

Riad Alwachma, 21 derb Sebh, Bab Doukkala

Riad Atman, 12 Derb Alaka

Dar Asam, 53 bis derb el cadi azbetz, Quartier Azbezt

Riad Nafis, 53-54 Ouled Ben Sebaa – Sidi Mimoun

Riad Ailen, 170 deb el mejjat

Dar Doukkala, 83 Arset Aouzal, Bab Doukkala

Riad Maizie, 95 Derb el Cadi, Azbezt

Riad Alamanda, 15, derb Jdid Dabachi, Medina

Riad Mariana, Derb El Boumba,

Riad Bayti Marrakech,35 Derb Saka, Bab Mellah

Riad Dar Nimbus, 40 Diour Jdad Zaouia, Sidi Bel Abbes

Riad Turquoise, 82 rue Touareg

Riad Dar Sbihi, 25, Derb Taht El-Khochba, Zaouia El-Abbassia

Riad Siwan, Zanka Adika No. 28, Riad Zitoun Jdid

Riad des Droles, Derb dabachi, Derb Jdid 23, Medina

Riad Cannelle, 10, Derd Sidi Ben Said N10

Riad Azzar, 94, Derb Moulay Abdelkader – Medina

Riad Opera, 1, Derb Bouceta Sghir, Kaât Ben Nahïd – Médina

Riad Zouina, 43, Rue Sidi Yamani – El Mouassine

Riad Sophia, 23 derb el Farrane, Riad Laarouss

Les Cinq Djellabas, Douar al Gribate, Annakhil, BP 12 517

Riad Dar Othmane, 198, Derb Essakaya – Issebtyine- Medina

The Red House, Avenue El Yarmouk, Hivernage

Riad Palmier, 22 Derb Berrima Touareg, Quartier du Mellah

Riad Chamali, 49, Derb Zemrane – Quartier Berrima, Médina

Riad Mandalay, 59 Derb Harbil, Kasbah

Dar Titrit, 7 derb Assabane Riad Laarouss, Medina

El Miria Palais Riad, Ouahat Sidi Brahim, Bellaguide-Palmeraie

Dar Housnia, 2 Derb Lalla Azzouna, Kaat Benahid

Riad Elias, 6 Derb Noursial, Ben Salah

Dar Sholmes, 82 Derb Sidi M’Barek, Quartier Sidi Mimoun

Riad Flam, Riad Zitoune Jdid, 114, Derb Sidi Moussa

Riad Bahia Salam, 61 Avenue Hommane El Fatouaki, Arest Lamaach

Riad Merstane, 13 Derb El Merstane

Riad Sirocco, Km 15. Route de Targa

Riad de Vinci, 155 Ahmed Soussi Derb el Farran

Villa Amira et SPA, 78, rue Sakia El Hamra, Semlalia

Riad Isabel, 98 Derb Jedid, Bab Doukkala

Zaouia 44, 44 Taht Sour Sghir

Riad Cocoon, 10 bis Derb Cherif

Riad Due, Riad Laarousse

Riad Fawakay, 74 Derb El Cadi, Azbezt, Medina

Riad Armelle, 23 Derb l’Hotel, Bab Doukkala

Riad Adriana, 99, Derb Jdid, Bab Doukkala

Riad Kenzo, Riad Laarouss Derb Cinco no 4

Riad Mehdia, 70 Douar Graoua, Medina

Riad Basim, Derb Kbala 92, Kasbah

Dar Baraka Karam, 11 Derb Halfaoui, Bab Doukkala

Riad Al Mamoune, 140 Derb Aarjane

Riad Dar Selen, 8 Derb El Hammam, Bab Ailen

Riad Ma’ab, 23 Derb Chentouf, Riad Laarousse Medina

Riad L’Aziza, Derb Gnaoua, 9,  Quartier Ben Saleh

Riad HadikaMaria, Derb zemrane 37,  Soura

Riad Soumia,38 derb Lhabib el Magni, Riad zitoun jdid

Riad Mesc el Lil, 88 Derb Snane, Mouassine

Villa Dinari, Alpha 41, Lots Bouazaoui, Commune al Ouidane

Riad Anya, Hay Sidi Mimoun, Derb Sidi Mbarek 149

Riad Nadir Home, 8, Derb Bel Bekkar Zaouiat Lahdar

Villa Abalya, Domaine Jnan Zeitoun, Rte de Ouarzazate

Riad Dar Maia, 31 Derb Zouina

Riad Dar Vima, Kaa Sour, 29,  Sidi Ben Slimane

Riad Puchka, 24 Derb Haddada, quartier Ben Saleh

Dar Alhambra, 33 Zaquiart Lahdar, Medina

Riad Dar Karma, 51, Derb El Mennabha, Kasbah

Riad Ta’achchaqa, 19 Derb Ouayhah, Sidi Abdelaziz

Riad Sheba, 35 derb Raouia Rmila (5m from BMCI Bank)

Riad Tawargit, 68, Derb Jdid Douar Graoua Bab Ghmat

Riad Couleurs du Sud, 229 Arset Ihiri, Arset Ben Brahim, Bab Doukala

Riad Douceur Mandarine, 10 derb blal riad zitoune jdid

Riad Miliana, 95 Derb Arrab Bab Aylen

Riad d’Airain Marrakech, 8 Derb el Hammam Bab Doukkala

Chez Yassine is a well kept secret. A super little cafe located on the Rue Fatim Zohra just round the corner from the Dar El Bashah Palace. Yassine serves delicious and inexpensive Moroccan dishes. We are particularly fond of his freshly prepared vegetable soups. The best tables are upstairs.

Our Marrakech Riads offer the perfect location from which to explore the Medina of Marrakech and our staff will help you to find the best and safest places to eat, from local cafes like this to international fine dining. Reserve Accommodation today!

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Looking for a comfortable twin room in the Marrakech Medina?  The Hibiscus room at Riad Papillon has luxurious twin mattresses, Egyption cotton linen and soft fluffy pillows.  There is a generous en suite shower room which is always equipped with robes and slippers as well as towels.

This superb room is air conditioned for your comfort and has a flat screen tv with satellite channels including the BBC.  Other features include an ipod docking station and minifridge.

The Riad has a dipping pool, a traditional moroccan open sitting room and a stunning roof terrace with views to the atlas mountains on a clear day.

With the Hibiscus room as your base for your stay in Marrakech you could not be more comfortable. Make your reservation today!

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The Cafe Ben Youssef, Marrakech, Morocco opened in February 2010. Pictured to the right is the traditonal gift of warm milk and dates shared  with friends and neighbours on the day of the opening. Look out for the colourful and impressive reclaimed entrance door.

The cafe is conveniently located near the Ben Youssef Mosque in the Central Medina just around the corner from Marrakech Riad Cinnamon. The cafe is open for lunch and throughout the afternoon serving tea, juices, and a variety of delicious simple foods including an ingenious ‘panini’ made with Marrakech medina bread and served hot from the grill.

As of June 2011 the Cafe was closed, we hope to see it reopen for the Autumn season.

Our Marrakech Riad hotels are centrally located in the Medina, the Souks and the best of Marrakech are on your doorstep. Reserve Accommodation today! If you have enjoyed Cafe Ben Youssef post a comment below and share your experience with others.

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