Morocco: which riad to choose?• 26 Apr, 2010 • Catégorie: Morocco, Suggestions •
Morocco is calling you. Enjoy a three-day dream in a Riad, these traditional houses organized around a courtyard and closed on the outside. Summer days pointing the tip of their nose, accompanied by the extended weekend, is the perfect time to escape. Looking for luxury, romance or a nice moment, choose from our selection Riad that will suit your fancy.
There is no issue about that rooms are decorated with flowers, or bright spacious. However, the elegance, refinement and attention to detail give these mini-hotels an atmosphere of luxury and well-being.
The large terrace overlooking the Medina gives a charm to the Riad 72. In the antiques district, this intimate and spacious former palace also attracts with its cuisine on request.
72, Arset Aswel Dar El Bacha
T. : +184.108.40.206.76.29
F. : +220.127.116.11.47.18
Budget : 100€ to 315€
Intimacy is also the watchword of Madada Mogador. Combining peace and pleasure, this guesthouse is designed as a Zen loft. Essaouira white tries to dominate the blue ocean through the huge south-facing terrace of this refined riad.
5, rue Youssef El Fassi
T. : +18.104.22.168.55.12
Budget: 110€ to 1 194€
Only his name invites to travel: Anayela. This palace of 300 years delivers an atmosphere worthy of the most beautiful dreams of the Orient. The majestic architecture grows contemplation. The unique atmosphere that reigns in this place will touch your soul and your heart?
Derb Zerwl n°28, Médina
T. : +22.214.171.124.69.69 ou +126.96.36.199.32.02
Budget : 290€ to 2 200€
A subtle blend of the charm of old riads and modern comfort, Riad Dar One mixes leather in velvet and striped curtains. The light touch amused by its 70’s side and the warm colors (eggplant, chocolate, beige) of the rooms invite calm and serenity.
Fabulous decoration, exquisite warmth, traditional cuisine and warm hospitality, everything matches in these riads to make your stay unforgettable.
350sq meters with a mixture of modern design and traditional Moroccan craftsmanship gives yet intimate space to Riad Due. But especially the terrace provides a memorable view of the old Medina on the Atlas Mountains.
Feet in the water, Villa de l’ô offers the subtle alchemy of the most beautiful dreams of the East. The wood, stone and fabrics combine to create a cocoon of light and well-being. The eyes in the stars, facing the panoramic view over the bay of Essaouira, guests find away from its ramparts an oasis they will not forget soon.
A minimal decoration for a grandiose space where the b’hous (open salons) provide the scenery. Colors and subtle and sophisticated materials surround a patio planted of orange trees and palms. A stay under the sign of elegance and tranquility awaits you at Riad Talaa 12.
Having exceeded the traditional art and the haven of peace in the souks, some riads emphasize the originality. That they play on the decoration or location, these places attract adventurers to seek a stay like no other.
Whether you’re feline or scratching, there is necessarily a room for you at Riad Noir d’Ivoire. Gazelle, elephant, zebra or cheetah, these African animals set the tone of the rooms. Speckled or striped, while remaining simple and classic, the decor leads the traveler into a cozy and relaxing safari.
Riad Noir d ‘Ivoire
31, Derb Jdid Bab Doukkala
T. : +188.8.131.52.09.75
F. : +184.108.40.206.16.53
P. : +220.127.116.11.47.51
Budget : 80€ to 460€
Many accommodations in Morocco offer a view of the Altas, but few of them are on the Atlas. The Kasbah du Toubkal, perched on a rocky outcrop at 1800 meters altitude, is immersed in the Berber culture. By foot or on the back of a mule, let us guide you through the streets of the village of Imlil, a relaxing and ideal environment for this ecological hotel.
Kasbah du Toubkal
T. : +18.104.22.168.56.11
F. : +22.214.171.124.56.36
P. : +126.96.36.199.33.37
Budget : 130€ to 790€
Some riads make every effort to satisfy gourmets. The curious palace discover with delight the Moroccan flavors. Here are our favorites.
The Riad Al Bartal has chosen to transmit the Moroccan culture by cooking. Sweet potato jam, mlaoui pancakes and harcha patties face at breakfast confront couscous and tagines, accompanied by Bissara beans input for appetizer and pastilla with milk and fruit for dessert. Dishes are as fine as the stucco decoration of this hotel with its multiple charms.
The Villa des Orangers feels good refinement. The kitchen is the image of the decoration: a balance between East and West. Crab salad with Granny tartare, celery remoulade, mango cappuccino, white chocolate mousse, harmony occurs between the Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and gastronomic traditions.
The intimate environment of riads grows a romantic getaway. This extended weekend spent with the chosen of your heart looks like a pure moment of escape and relaxation.
Candle Decor, warm atmosphere, each room is a legacy of the Arab-Moorish world. Dar Les Cigognes devotes an important place with welfare. Relaxation, massage, steam room, your stay at both rest under a relaxing sign preserved by the prohibition to place for children under 5 years old.
A few centuries back and you’re back in La Maison Bleue. The family house of Feu Si Mohammed El Abbadi (eminent astrologer and jurist) is an intellectual well but also a source of relaxation. Everything is tradition in this place and the spa is no exception. Discover the pleasures of a sensory journey away from the walls of Fez.
Preserved in a cocoon, experience the rhythms of the tides. Here, water is the basic element. The outdoor pool mingles with the ocean and the interior one, heated, surrounded with Jacuzzi, spa and herbal tea. What to benefit fully from the rooms designed to feel like home. The elegance unfolds in a natural rusticity. La Sultana Oualidia is a riad between sky and sea to explore both.
Riad nice and cheap
Morocco is also and above all about its inhabitants. Reputed as welcoming and friendly, they open the doors of their riads with their warm smiles. If in addition, usability rhymes with affordable price, do not hesitate to discover this country and its customs.
A need to cut off the hectic life of the Medina and you’re then in a haven of peace combining modernity and tradition. “Massarah” means joy and happiness, it is not surprising that the Riad Al Massarah exudes comfort and relaxation. The owners want this place to allow their guests to relax and break with their daily stress.
Riad Al Massarah
26 Derb Djedid – Bab Doukkala
T. : +188.8.131.52.32.06
Budget : 89€ to 887€
Ideal for a stay with friends or family, Kasabati Annour is in full center of Taroudant city, nicknamed “the little Marrakech”. This guesthouse attracts the tourists looking for an authentic and historic Morocco. The Moroccan tents for the adventurous, the rooms in the towers of the ramparts or the conditioned ones will make you taste the sweetness of the Berber way of life.