Les Jardins de la Medina
What We Love
- A boutique luxury riad in Marrakech, with breakfastStaying in a traditional Moroccan riad and soaking up the culture
- Catching some rays on the rooftop terrace
- Shopping for bargains in the spectacular souks just minutes away
What To Know
- Well located for trips to the bustling souks of Jemaa El Fna
- Guestrooms are much more modern than your average riad (and they're air-conditioned)
- Free WiFi is available
- Arrange Moroccan cooking classes, horseback riding excursions, and more right at the front desk
A trip to Marrakech is incomplete without a stay in an authentic riad. Les Jardins de la Médina provides a charming haven from the sounds, sights and smells of Marrakech. Morocco’s energetic cultural capital has an intoxicating effect on the senses, with spice shops bursting with vibrant colors, aromas emitting from steaming pots of tagine and snake charmers playing their pipes in Marrakech’s spectacular Djemaa el Fna square.
After a day of haggling in the souks, exploring the Royal Palace or discovering the nearby Atlas Mountains, the traditional riad architecture of Les Jardins de la Médina, winner of a coveted TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2014 for two of the most prestigious categories, is an oasis of tranquility in the heart of the bustling Medina. Just minutes away from Marrakech’s main attractions, the hotel provides ultimate relaxation with beautiful gardens, private terraces, delicious cuisine and spa facilities including a traditional hammam, heated pool and three solariums.
How to Get There
We visited Marrakech in August for the very first time. In the bustling life of the Medina and the winding alleys of the souk was this beautiful restaurant “Le Jardin” that offered a choice of traditional Morrocan and European cuisine, good for both lunch and dinner. It’s like a green oasis. We ate traditional Moroccan dinner sitting under jungle palms and the whole place was lit up with lights and candles. Food was great and even better was the friendly staff. A must visit for everyone
A beautiful hotel close to the heart of the city. It is quietly tucked behind a high wall in typical Moroccan format. After a day sightseeing it is nice to retreat from the noise and hustle and bustle to this oasis of calm. The accommodation and food were excellent and the staff were very helpful. The hotel could orgainse a variety of sightseeing trips and I would recommend a day trip visiting the Atlas Mountains as well as the usual sightseeing in the city itself and the souks. Euros are widely accepted for goods so there is no need to convert a huge amount of local currency.
If you like good quality boutique hotels this is a great choice. Within the old city walls it is unusual to find a hotel with a lovely garden and a pool. It is in a quieter part of the old city but still walking distance to the sights and we felt very safe walking back to the Riad after evenings out.
We had a room with a solarium - a private sun terrace which was well worth upgrading to. The room was well equipped and the bed very comfortable. Breakfast in the courtyard was good. Staff all friendly and helpful.