The Medina Riad

marrakesh, morocco
2 bedroom - 2 bath
(1 review)
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€236 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

This hidden retreat within the chaotic and colorful medina is ideal for a family, with a shaded patio where kids can play in the shade, and a manager offering daily Moroccan breakfasts, for a fee. There is also a fully equipped kitchen and a dining room with a table for 5, if you feel like a change from eating out at the many nearby snack stalls and restaurants. The riad has WiFi and cable TV. There is a great food and vegetables market, 2 minutes away from the riad. The medina is car-free and you do not need to rent a car to explore Marrakesh.

Why Kids Love it

This beautiful, authentic and character-packed space appeals to kids as well as adults, with an open patio in the middle with a view to the sky and stars of Marrakesh at night. The residence has no toys but the atmosphere is so authentic and different that kids will love it for its simplicity. The bathrooms have both showers and are heated. Wandering the narrow streets of the medina, admiring piles of bright spices or stalls of bangles and leather bags, is a magical experience for all ages. A crib and high chair are available.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Check in: 16h. Check out: 12h. The property sleeps up to 4 + 1 in winter and up to 5 + 1 in summer, using a day bed in the reading balcony room. The stairs are not gated; the 2nd floor roof top terrace and the reading room balcony have an high fence but kids should be supervised. Younger children who love to climb will need extra care. Note that while the riad is open in winter and the rooms are heated, it is better to enjoy it with small children between March and October. The riad is reached by walking through the medina’s narrow streets. There is a secure car park near by where you can leave your vehicle if you choose to arrive in Marrakesh by car.

About the Location

The residence is in Marrakesh Medina, in the heart of the city’s winding souks and narrow streets. This district is pedestrianized. It is a unique place to stay in an ancient, busy and vibrant city. You can walk to Place des Epices in 4 minutes and to Place el Jemaa El Fna in 5 minutes. You can get lost in the shopping around the souk and enjoy the street food market at the main square easily, or take day trips to the mountains. Marrakesh Menara airport is approximately 20 minutes away from the riad. The property manager will meet you at the car park, and a pick up service from the airport can be arranged on request. The driver waits for clients at the airport with a sign with their names. This service will cost €13 each way, payable directly to the driver.

Accommodation Details

This 2-bedroom riad is arranged around a central patio, which is open to the air. It has 1 double bedroom on the ground floor with an ensuite bathroom and a second double bedroom on the first floor with a separate bathroom. There is an Arab fountain and Arab tea room on the garden patio downstairs, with a hall and kitchen on the ground floor. There is a European-style living room and dining room on the first floor. The rooftop sun terrace has seating. In the summer, a further guest can be accommodated on a day bed in the reading balcony room. Bathrooms have showers only.

Style Notes

Classic Riad. This beautiful home includes contemporary European decor and Moorish touches, with banana trees on the patio, colorful bedrooms and Scandinavian touches in the master bedroom design. The cozy reading room is an added delight; we also admire the smooth tadelakt bathrooms, the cozy sitting nooks and the tropical plants throughout. We love dreaming about sipping mint tea on the rooftop patio, admiring the stars at night, and relaxing after a busy day exploring bustling streets full of treasures with a relaxing evening by the fire.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 king
1 sofa bed (single)
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
Renato C.
Member since March 26, 2015
We are Margarida & Renato, we late bloomers :) we have worked and traveled all our lives and now we are parents of a 8 yo girl & a 3 yo boy.... we are both above 45 :) We work in advertise & film industry. We are passionate about traveling , interior design, cooking and having a good glass of red wine with friends.

Marrakesh, Morocco

Snake charmers and desert gardens

Visiting Marrakesh is like stepping into a heady Arabian dream - from snake charmers in Djemma el Fna square to the labyrinthine souks where you can’t fail to get lost among stalls of magic lanterns. Soak up the atmosphere with pretty pastries and mint tea in a pavement café and be sure to visit the Majorelle Gardens on the outskirts of the city where the exotic garden displays the brightest colors around. Outside the city, day trip to the Atlas Mountains or take the kids camel riding in the Sahara - it’s a magical experience for all the family.

1 review

Mia H.
Visited in April 2024
We had an incredible time at the Medina Riad! Renato was a lovely host and made sure we were comfortable and well taken care of! His housekeeper Nadia is a true gem - she cooked us delicious meals and guided us through the medina when we needed. The riad itself is just the perfect home base from which to explore Marrakesh. It was so beautiful and stylish and the open-air courtyard with wading pool was just a dream in the hot weather. Right in the middle of everything, but peaceful and tranquil, we could not recommend the Medina Riad more highly!!