What We Love
- A lovely riad in Marrakech's medina, with breakfast, an airport transfer and more
- A one-way airport transfer, for a super-smooth stay
- The unbeatable location in the heart of the bustling medina
- The genuinely warm welcome from your lovely host, Marie
What To Know
- The owner, Marie, speaks limited English but is extremely friendly and helpful
- The plunge pool in the courtyard is refreshing after a hot day exploring Marrakech
- Head up to the rooftop terrace for views overlooking the city
If you want to be right in the thick of Marrakech’s kaleidoscopic action, there’s no better place to be than its buzzing beating heart, the medina. That’s where you’ll find Riad Assaada, which boasts many
of the city’s main attractions right on its doorstep. The medina itself
is a densely packed, Berber-built medieval city, with maze-like alleys,
where bustling souks sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewellery.
Street-food stalls and performers jostle for position in Jemaa el-Fnaa,
the city’s UNESCO World Heritage central square.
A genuinely warm
welcome awaits as you step through this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning riad’s door and leave the city’s
hubbub behind. Embracing typical Moroccan architecture with pride, this
riad is all about whitewashed walls, tadelakt plaster work, wooden
shutters and intricate wrought ironwork. Your friendly French host Marie
immediately makes you feel like one of the family, offering welcome tea
and pastries. At the riad’s heart is a peaceful patio with a sunken
plunge pool, offering much-needed respite after a busy day haggling in
Good to know
A complimentary transfer
is available on a one-way basis only. Please note that the taxi cannot
drop you off right outside the riad, as the alley is too small for
Please also note that a city tax of €2.50 per person, per night is payable directly at the hotel.
Standard rooms are cozy, spotless and they ooze typical Moroccan style, with brightly colored throws and cushions.
delicious breakfast will more than set you up for the day. At other
times, excellent authentic Moroccan dishes are served in a relaxed,
informal atmosphere (where you can meet your fellow guests) and are
prepared to order. Host Marie will also happily recommend other
restaurants in the vicinity.
The riad is
located in the winding alleyways of the medina, surrounded by souks and
markets. It’s just over a mile from Maison Tiskiwin museum, Bahia
Palace and Jemaa-el-Fnaa. It’s also only a 15-minute walk to Marrakech
train station, should you want to escape further afield for a day.
How to Get There
-When we arrived, we felt really welcome.
-The riad looks very beautiful, even more beautiful than on the pictures that are uploaded by other reviewers.
-The manager and the people working in the riad were very kind and helpful. One man even walked with us to Jemaa el-Fnaa to show us the way.
-The rooms were really nice and clean and the airconditioning worked very good.
-The staff speaks proper English and makes breakfast for you every morning.
Lovely hostess is Madame Marie, makes delicious breakfast. But i wouldnt stay there again. Too difficult to find. Creepy neighborhood at night. Get lost in a laberynth and not find your way out!! Even native taxi drivers cant find it and it will cost you a fortune in tips to have the locals of any age help you find the place. And they dont want just a $1 or Euro either. they expect 10, 20 euro or dollars. Intimidating. Old and rundown area.. very creepy.. The Riad is very lovely though. Just terrible location.
The Assaada was the most wonderful place to stay. Marie, the owner is an extremely special person. She is exceptionaly kind, full of charm as is her Riad. She could not do enough for you. She organised all taxis for us, all excursions, also outside Marrekesh. She made sure we had everything we needed and her home is truly exquisetly decorated. One is welcomed like a long lost friend. All the rooms are charming...well equiped and were a dream to stay in. We will definitely return because of Marie. Her Riad is not far from the center ans taking a taxi is very very cheap. The area around the riad is full if charm and bustling with life and safe. Her Riad is a few minutes away from the Hermes Villa but sadly one cannot visit. Anyone contemplating staying there, I just cannot reccommend it enough....it is a MUST..A wonderful experience the only Riad to stay in Marrekesh.....
Marie the owner is a very kind and elegant woman and this place indeed reflects her personality.
The Riad is located in the Medina 20 min walking from the main square (2 euros by taxy) and close to the Museum of Marrakech and school of Quran.
Marie will welcome you and this place will become your oasis of peace and relax in the chaos of the city.
I definitely recommend it!
This traditional riad is the best choice I have ever made by far. Located in the northern part of the Medina, the heart of Marrakech, we reached it thanks to a shuttle service arranged by Marie, the host: this was only the first of the many amazing things she kindly set for us, immediately followed by a delicious typical breakfast that served as refreshing welcome for us, people landed in the early morning.
The riad is bright and quiet, furbished in style; bathrooms are very clean, as much as the rooms which are big enough to accommodate luggages leaving room to move around; beds are extremely comfortable and the overall sensation is pure relax.
Marie introduced us to Marrakech, providing hints and suggestions along with a map of the city and walking us towards the closest "taxi stand". She has been always ready to assist us as any other guest of the riad.
In terms of distance to the main attractions, just to mention a few: the souks are 15-minute walk from the riad, depending if you get lost in the labyrinth of Medina streets :) The same it takes to get to Jemaa El-Fna, the central square; 30 minutes is the walking distance to Jardin Majorelle.
If interested in day tours or restaurants, she is also very well connected and is able to arrange any sort of treatment, including hammam and massages.