Riad Laurence Olivier
What We Love
- A boutique Marrakech riad with an unbeatable location, tranquil pool, breakfast and moreKicking back on the rooftop terrace overlooking the minaret-studded cityscape and snow-capped Atlas Mountains
- The mix of Arab-Andalusian architecture and Moorish décor
- Staying in a peaceful, traditional riad, just steps from all the action unfolding in the intoxicating medina
What To Know
- If R&R is in order, head for the onsite hammam or luxe spa
- Suites have A/C and heating
- Private airport pick-up/drop-off can be arranged
- Free WiFi works well
Arranged around an open-air courtyard filled with bubbling water features and orange trees, just five Moroccan-inspired rooms and suites create an intimate and exclusive feel at Riad Laurence Olivier. Combining Arab-Andalusian architecture and Moorish décor, the beautiful riad is a charming mix of arched doors and windows, soaring columns, Mosaic tiles, hammered copper accessories and stucco flourishes. Set in the heart of Marrakech’s medina quarter, this peaceful hideaway sits pretty on a quiet street, just 10 minutes from Djemaa el Fna square – the playground of snake charmers, storytellers, acrobats and musicians.
Staying in Morocco is nothing short of a feast for the senses: wake to the sound of donkeys braying and the nearby echo of drums, sip on an aromatic mint brew in the cozy tea room and zone out with an orange blossom-infused oil massage before feasting on aromatic plates of tagine. As the sun starts to sink, take a dip in the palm-lined pool and then hotfoot it to the upper terrace, where you can soak up the minaret-studded skyline and, beyond, the raw beauty of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.
How to Get There
2 perfect days in Marrakech enjoying the hospitality of the staff at Riad Laurence Olivier. The riad itself is a work of art and the best place to relax after a busy day exploring the streets of the Medina.
Breakfast went beyond our expectations - simply delicious. In terms of distances, literally 10 mins walk to the main square.
Definitely worth the visit and 100% recommended.
We loved our night at Riad Laurence Olivier, the beautifully decorated space, the sofistication of the breakfast, the incredibly nice owner, i could not have wished a better place to stay.
Incredible bed, rooms and all you can wish for.
This is what fine hospitality means.
We stayed at this riad which is so peaceful with great relaxing facilities such as rooftop sun-trap with unlimited views ,swimming pool and terraces for dining etc.
It`s best asset is the staff with Simo ,Ali and very good ladies who are so obliging with home made cake etc.
Use the taxi driver who they have as he is fantastic costing just 100 dirhams to go
into town anywhere and recommends eating places [but not off the main square`s stalls!].A safe area gives about a 20 min walk to the Square. Utilise the Guide Abdul for an interesting walk around the older parts of the town ,keeping away from carpets,and medical cures. One mark down for a little lack of minor maintenance which although not too much inconvenient ,we thought if Madame had been there things might have been light bulbs would have been changed etc.All in all a great place to stay.
We stayed for three nights in early October. It was a wonderful stay. The riad is stunningly beautiful. The room was lovely. Having such a nice swimming pool made a big difference on a warm weekend, such a treat. Every single one of the staff working there was friendly, professional and helpful in every way, the lovely staff enhanced our stayed hugely. The owner Laurence was lovely and very kind. She told us of her time in Pakistan and elsewhere and it was a pleasure to meet her. We also loved the location of the Riad , the immediate area felt authentic and local and we enjoyed strolling (10/15 mins maximum) to the very centre of the busy Medina. Very highly recommended.
Wonderful Riad with excellent service. An oasis of peace and quiet in the middle of hectic Marrakesh. Special thanks to the staf and Madam Laurence whom made our stay a special experience. Any meals or refreshments can be served at the poolside, in your room or roof terrace. It truly felt like home.