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RIAD STARthe newest and brightest riad hotel in marrakech
Riad Cinnamonrestored merchants house in the heart of the souks
Riad PapillonBohemian getaway in the fashionable antique district
Dar Habibatraditonal riad in the jewish quarter

Marrakech Riads.

Marrakech is our passion. We offer four Riad hotels in the old town Medina, each has its own distinctive personality, all offer outstanding service. Book direct to benefit from a 20% online reservations discount.

Riad Star


The newest and brightest Riad hotel in Marrakech.  Jazz Age icon Josephine Baker lived here, the Riad is decorated with Music Hall memorabilia sourced from the Casino de Paris.

This stunning Art Deco Riad can sleep up to 38 guests in thirteen Luxury rooms.

Individual Rooms at Riad Star:
Jazz Josephine | Star | Paris | Rainbow | Chiquita | Charleston | Ebony | Ivory | Grace Harmony | Peace | Liberty



 Riad Papillon

An intimate and luxurious Riad located in the fashionable Dar El Bashah district of the Medina, a short walk from the main square. Just five beautiful guestrooms all superbly equipped with air conditioning, flat screen tv, and other modern conveniences.

The hotel can accommodate up to 11 guests, boasting a dipping pool, patio and fantastic roof terrace complete with sunbeds, dining areas and a Moroccan tent.

There are five luxury rooms at Riad Papillon:
Bougainvillea GeraniumHibiscusJasmineRose



Dar Habiba


Dar Habiba is a traditional secluded Riad . One suite and five rooms sharing a romantic courtyard minutes from the famous Jemma al Fnaa square. Sleeps up to 14 people in total.

From the roof terrace you can often see the famous Marrakech Storks flying over ancient Royal Palaces.

Comfortable accommodation at Dar Habiba:
Koutoubia Suite | Habiba Room | Nomade Room | Berber Room | Kouba Room | Hammam Room



 Riad Cinnamon


Riad Cinnamon is a beautifully restored merchants’ house located in a quiet residential area in the heart of the old town just two minutes from the Marrakech Museum and ten minutes from the main square.

This elegant Riad can accommodate up to 16 guests. At it’s heart is an impressive cloistered patio with dipping pool. The roof terrace is one of the most remarkable in Marrakech with views across the rooftops of the Medina to the Atlas mountains.

There are five individual suites at Riad Cinnamon:
Fez EssaouiraChefchaouen | CasablancaMeknes


What Makes us different?

What really makes us special, and fantastic value for money, is the small team of dedicated staff in each of our Riads who will be on hand to help, reassure and advise throughout your stay. These perfect little boutique hotels each have thirteen or fewer guest rooms so we can provide a truly personal service.

It is the small things that count: complimentary toiletries; breakfast served at the time of your choice; delicious evening meals individually prepared to your taste and dietary requirements; WiFi; a complimentary map of the old town; help booking restaurants and excursions; nothing is too much trouble. We are pleased to offer the loan of a local pay-as-you-go mobile to stay in touch with your English speaking hosts while you are out exploring.

Whole Riad rental, perfect for groups.

Whether it’s a special occasion, a relaxed family holiday or a last minute get-away with friends exclusive use of a whole Riad is a fantastic way to enjoy Marrakech. Our accommodation is so flexible we can offer any combination of romantic doubles,  fun and practical family rooms, interconnecting suites, a room with a tub, or luxurious twins and triples. When required we can equip a whole Riad with single beds (14 at Dar Habiba, 11 at Riad Papillon, 16 at Riad Cinnamon, or 38 at Riad Star) providing ideal accommodation for yoga groups, dance holidays, or a girls weekend. The highlight of any group booking will be a banquet in the Riad, delicious food in a friendly relaxed atmosphere whether you dine by the pool or in a Berber tent on the roof terrace. We can even arrange a musician or dancer for your entertainment!

Marrakech or Marrakech? Riads, Riad, Ryad, Riyad , Riyadh, or Dar?

Written in Arabic مراكش foreigners use the French ‘Marrakech‘ and English ‘Marrakesh‘ interchangeably. Riad sometimes written Ryad Riyad or Riyadh literallymeans garden, and describes traditional and wonderfully atmospheric Medina houses that open inward to a garden courtyard lending themselves to sensitive conversion to intimate and individual guest house or hotel accommodation. Dar simply means house or home in arabic, but don’t be fooled, the magnificent Dar Habiba is anything but humble!

English speaking Riads.

Marrakech Riad is owned by English couple Lucie and Mike Wood. Riad Papillon Riad Cinnamon, Riad Star and Dar Habiba have been painstakingly restored working with traditional materials and craftsmen while incorporating conveniences like ipod docking stations and WiFi. The dedicated Moroccan staff at our Riads in Marrakech speak fluent English as well as French and Arabic. We hope to be able to welcome you to one of our wonderful Riads soon. Reserve accommodation today!

Four fabulous Riads, one standard of service

  • English speaking concierge
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi compliementary in Riad courtyards
  • Unlimited mint tea
  • All rooms with ensuite
  • Breakfast at the time of your choice
  • Loan of local cell phone
  • Hair dryer
  • Evening meals prepared to order
  • Committed to responsive tourism
  • In room safe for valuables
  • In room mini-fridge
  • Giving back through Henna Café charity
  • Flat screen TV with satellite channels
  • Hammam & massage at Riad Star
  • Free Marrakech Travel Guide iOS App
  • Free Marrakech Travel Guide Android App