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What We Love

  • Exploring the city’s medina, with its rugged walls and maze-like streets
  • Opting to unwind with a massage, yoga or meditation at the riad
  • Taking a bike ride through the mesmerizing Atlas Mountains
  • Choosing a book from the hotel library to read by the pool, among the trickling fountains and gentle birdsong

What To Know

  • The hotel can you help you plan excursions to the Atlas Mountains and give sage advice on how to best navigate the souks
  • The main medina is just a 5-minute walk away
  • Large beds are rather comfortable and outfitted with luxe linens
  • WiFi is available in common areas but not guestrooms
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Charming riad in Marrakech with gorgeous terraces and authentic cuisine, within walking distance from the medina

The Lowdown

Lose all sense of predictability and direction in Marrakech, and let its intrigue, mystery and beauty charm your soul. Go on an adventure through the historic medina, ambling through the vibrant souks and discovering ancient crafts along the way, before returning to the calm of Riad Emberiza Sahari, an intimate Moroccan-villa-style hotel with a garden, a sun terrace, a lounge and a small outdoor pool. The oasis-like interior and pool area are elegantly designed, with beautiful detail and furnishings throughout, and the ornate building feels hushed in stillness among Marrakech’s colorful mayhem. Serene and spacious, each room is elegantly furnished in a traditional Moroccan style, from the detailed mirrors to the wall alcoves and hanging lanterns. The riad’s serene ambience is a balm in itself, but you can unwind further with a massage, yoga or meditation carried out by the riad’s qualified instructors – talk about tranquility. A pale canvas allows beautifully upholstered chairs, glass tables, intricate ornaments and patterned rugs to give unique character to the individually decorated rooms. The Elizabeth Rose room features a terrace overlooking the mosque, while the spacious Geddes room comes complete with a comfortable seating area. The hotel’s restaurant prepares and serves fresh local and European dishes in a traditional Moroccan setting. The riad’s central location also offers an array of inviting restaurants, or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can seek out authentic street food in the nearby markets.

In the Area

The exhilarating Moroccan capital has much to offer, with palaces, mosques and colorful gardens in every direction. Be sure to visit the tranquil Jardin Majorelle and the beautiful palace, Palais de la Bahia. If there’s some time left over, take a camel ride through the Sahara Desert or a trip to the beautiful and historic cities of Meknes or Fez.

How to Get There

Riad Emberiza Sahari
23 Derb Khoshba, Zaouia El Abbassia, Marrakech Medina
Marrakech-Medina, 40000 Morocco


5.0 Excellent 389 Reviews
Reviewed 9 hours ago

Beautiful place, excellent service. We were lucky to meet the owner: Alexandra you are amazing and you have created amazing place, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR EVERYTHING. And of course I hope to see you next year :))))

A paradise
Reviewed 6 days ago

Raid Emberize Sahari is a corner of paradise in the delightful chaos that is Marrakech. Beautifully refurbished in a traditional style. Clean, spacious and very hospitable. Alexandra, Kate and all of the staff made our stay a joy from our first stirrings in the morning to watching the sunset from the rooftop terraces. The food served in the riad is delicious and reasonably priced. Or if you prefer it is only a short walk to the city centre. We suggest taking their advice on places to vist both in the city and for excursions into the countryside. Especially letting Alexandra make all the arrangements!
In short, we loved it and reccomend it as THE place to stay in Marrakech.
Alexandra and John Negus.

For me, there is no Marrakech without Riad Emberiza Sahara
Reviewed 1 week ago

Riad Emberiza Sahari received the journalist from the Palop News newspaper in London in an exceptionally brilliant way. The environment allows being in Marrakech taking a break from the streets of Medina.
The constant presence of water, whether by sight or noise coming from the various fountains and swimming pool has proved an exceptional place of inspiration and relaxation.
The decoration of this riad identifies its location through the traditional details and mixes its fantastic recent history with an extraordinary Australian taste.
A mix of two worlds where any European feels at home while in Marrakech.

Wonderful Stay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights in June. We were given a wonderful warm welcome by Alexandra and her team, this set the precedent for the rest of the day. The Riad is absolutely outstanding, an oasis in the middle of the madness of the Médina. The rooms were spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. Alexandra and her team made every effort to make our stay comfortable, gave us some great advice and ideas for the break. It is truly a 5 star experience and we would recommend Emberiza to everyone. Thank you again for a truly memorable experience

Beautiful Riad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The magic of Marrakesh was made all the more memorable by our visit to this magnificent Riad - a true oasis in the Medina. Our experience was further enhanced by the wonderful hospitality of Alexandra and her team. This Riad is absolutely superb and we'll definitely be back for a follow up stay!!

Sally S