Riad Dar Lalla Fdila
What We Love
- A historic residence in the heart of the Medina, including breakfast and other extrasThe patio's ceramic tiling and fountain, by the same architect as the one at Bahia Palace
- The history of this residence, which once called Josephine Baker a fan
- Stepping out to explore the Medina, after daily breakfast
What To Know
- There's a hammam and a small rooftop pool, which overlooks the souks and Atlas Mountains
- The manager can arrange for airport transfers
- Free WiFi
When it comes to Moroccan boltholes, they don’t come much better placed, or more well rehearsed in hospitality, than the charming Dar Lalla F’dila. Set in the heart of the old city, you’ll find architectural delights at every turn, with traditional Moroccan elements woven into the interior decor alongside up-to-date conveniences. From the prettily painted ceramic tiles that blanket the beautiful patio, to the Berber rugs that grace the guest bedrooms, the devil’s in the detail at this 19th-century douiria.
Follow in the footsteps of Jospehine Baker, who frequented this safe haven over the Second World War, as you relax out on the terrace overlooking the buzzing souks and Atlas Mountains. There’s a small pool up here too – perfect for a calming dip after an afternoon of souvenir shopping, perhaps. If you’ve more free time to spare, indulge with a massage or revitalise with some time in the hammam, before tucking into a dining menu filled with tradition and authenticity – from the succulent tagines straight through to the Essaouira shrimp soup. Rooms envelop all the Moroccan charms you’d expect, and come complete with generously sized showers in their en-suite bathrooms.
How to Get There
My wife and I stayed for a week during April and loved it. Hafid was very helpful when meeting us from the transfer and gave us useful tips on how to find it.
It is a little out of the way, but only a few minutes from the main Medina. We enjoyed a lovely home cooked meal on our first night and the staff were very helpful whenever we had any questions.
This is the second riad i stayed in in marrakech. And it is horrible compared to first (Riad Adore, amazing)
Location - very bad location, in non touristic streets, and they definitely are remote and you will feel scared while walking to the riad at night, or even at any time.
Payment- no credit card allowed. Can’t believe they don’t accept credit card.
I can just say that after visiting marrakech for the second time and booking someplace new to get to know another place. Never would book it again!
I booked a 3 night stay at Lalla F'Dila when travelling to Marrakech with my brother last week, and we were immediately surprised how quiet and tranquil the riad was considering the hustle and bustle of the souks and the medina. Hafida, Abdou, Naijia and Fatima made our stay very comfortable, the riad was spotlessly clean and beautifully traditional. Abdou showed us to our room and was able to tell us so much about this ancient place. The food was beautiful and the breakfast were fresh, each morning Naijia cooked a traditional accompaniment to the usual pastries and bread, which was always lovely! Thank you guys for our lovely experience and endless knowledge you shared with us. Cant wait to visit you all again!