What We Love
- A luxurious riad in the enchanting city of Marrakech, with breakfast and welcome treatsHeading up to the rooftop terrace at sunset and taking in the views of the Atlas Mountains
- Enjoying a delicious breakfast each morning and traditional tea and pastries on arrival
- Staying just steps from the Royal Palace and the famous Medina
What To Know
- The riad is well-located for those spending a good chunk of time in the souks
- Breakfast, along with tradition Moroccan mint tea, is served on the roof terrace
- Free WiFi can be spotty
Earning rave reviews since its opening, Riad Awa is a modern and bohemian riad south of Marrakech’s ancient Medina. Just steps from the Royal Palace and the exotic colors of the souks, this is a chic, shady space that features a rooftop terrace, where you can soak up the cityscape, drink in the Atlas Mountain peaks and even enjoy some star gazing at night. This gorgeous, traditional stay gives you the best of both worlds: You’re within walking distance of the heart of the city, with it’s lively atmosphere and bustling markets, but you’ve still got a quiet, relaxing spot to return to at the end of the day.
As great as the location is, the interiors of this stunning riad are what really impress. Elegant, modern furnishings are paired beautifully with the traditional architecture and ornate details found throughout the retreat. And it’s not just the design that’s earned this place its reputation. The riad features a traditional Moroccan spa, where you can indulge in an exfoliating hammam session, a beauty treatment or a massage with Argan Oil. There’s also a restaurant serving local dishes and fresh mint tea, which you can have in the dining room or on the terrace adjoining your stylish boudoir.
The elegant and individually designed Superior rooms ooze laid-back, bohemian chic, with tasteful furnishings and muted color schemes. Each room provides a seating area, a luxurious en-suite and Percale linens and robes.
A delicious continental breakfast is served each morning. Later in the day, you’ll enjoy home-cooked local cuisine in the conservatory dining room, which opens out onto a sunny patio.
Using traditional Moroccan techniques and soothing Argan Oil, this spa feels both luxurious and authentic. You can have an exfoliating hammam treatment (perfect pre-tan) or a massage with essential oils. Manicures and pedicures are also available.
Set in the heart of Marrakech, the tall walls of Riad Awa block out the bustle of the city, yet you’re never far from the action. Located south of the Medina, this luxury riad is close to the Royal Palace and the Saadian Tombs, as well as the Bahia and Badi palaces.
How to Get There
The Riad was perfectly placed for exploring Marrakech. Located right at the Medina walls, it meant that the taxi could stop right outside rather then dropping you off in the main square and then having someone transfer your bags through the winding streets. It was still only a 10 minute walk from the main square and literally round the corner from the Saadian Tombs. The streets surrounding the Riad had a number of nice shops and places to eat without being overcrowded like some other parts of Marrakech.
Inside the Riad the staff are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. They have a hammam and can organise massages or other treatments for you. Breakfast is simple but tasty start to the day which was served for us on the rooftop terrace. There is a small swimming pool and sun loungers on a two height rooftop. The rooms are quite small but comfortable. A very nice stay.
A group of 6 of us stayed here last year - one of the travellers was pregnant at the time and they treated us brilliantly. Mohammed was an incredible host - really friendly and helpful at all times. This place made my stay in morocco a lot more enjoyable and I will definately stay there again!! The photos do not do it justice. Thank you for such an amazing stay.
My wife, myself and a couple of friends stayed at the Raid Awa between 6th & 8th April this year. Wonderful service, great location - walking distance to most places you want to get to. Rooms clean and comfortable - a really lovely setting. We would definitely go back should we find ourselves in Marrakesh again.
We had a really nice stay at Riad Awa last week. The staff was very friendly and the hotel is nice. Breakfast was also good. Everything is in close walking distance, so you don't have to take a taxi very often (expect at night we prefered a taxi). I would come back to Riad Awa!
A beautiful stylish Riad blending old with new, perfectly situated at the edge of the medina, next to the Kings Palace and Saadian Tombs. The staff are warm and lovely: Bouchra and Mohommad will help you organise or find anything you need. We have the Riad mainly to ourselves and were able to relax on the rooftop terrace and swim in the small pool. They also have a taxi driver, who again is lovely, and can take you out to the Atlas Mountains, to find a camel or a carpet. We had the Grand Suite and it was perfect. The kids loved it. A brill place to stay.