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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 434 Reviews
Perfect respite from 24/7 stimulation that is Morocco
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Alexandra and her team at the Emberiza Sahari add to the wonderful location and facilities to make this a truly unforgettable experience. 5 minutes from the souks and main square, a 2 minute walk to the taxis and Limoni (highly recommended) it is unbelievable that when you walk through the door and take a drink on the roof, how peaceful and surreal it feels. Everything about the RES is perfect, from the feeling of being at home, the the immense amount of knowledge and the willingness to simply make sure you enjoy your time there. Within minutes of stepping though the front door, peace! Comfortable beds, heating and air con, en suite that was clean, functional and plenty of solar hot water. Dinner on our first night was a great introduction to real Morrocan food. And reasonably priced too. Even the local wine. A truly honest and amazing experience. Thank you Alexandra and your team.

The Riad Emberiza provides an oasis of beauty, tranquility and service.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed for 5 nights in the beautifully decorated and peaceful Riad Emberiza. Set in the old city, it is an easy 5 minute walk to the souks and a 2 minute walk to a taxi stand. It is the perfect blend of the charm of a traditional Moroccan riad made comfortable with all of the modern amenities. Breakfast is served by the pool surrounded by orange and lemon trees and evening drinks are offered in the spacious rooftop terrace with gorgeous views of the city.
We enjoyed a flavorful and tasty tajine for dinner one evening and daily enjoyed the hot breakfast prepared by the cheerful and accomplished Fatima.
What really sets Riad Emberiza apart is the service. Alexandra provided maps and suggested itineraries of the area, set up guided tours, made reservations to restaurants and tour sites and arranged drivers to make our stay so enjoyable. The stafff provided delicious meals, brought coffee and treats to our room every morning and, when we first arrived, walked us to the souks and various sites until we were acclimated. It was clear that our comfort and enjoyment was the most important part of their mission. Everything was attended to with gracious and generous hospitality. I would absolutely go back for a return visit.

Magical - Beautiful - Romantic - a quiet oasis sent in the heart of the Medina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are greeted and made to feel at home the moment you arrive. A magical setting once you cross the threshold into a wonderful courtyard with fountains, orange trees and timeleess taste. The only way to enjoy the bustle of Marrakech is to have this romanic oasis in the heart of the medina.

Alexandra welcomes you into her home and shares with you tips and secrets to make your stay more enjoyable and memorable.

Highly recomend that you eat in at least one dinner in the intimate setting of the riad

A Jewel in the Medina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last month I had the opportunity to spend the weekend in wonderful Marrakech. With Trip Advisor's help found the delightful Riad Emberiza Sahari. Was not sure what to expect given my first journey to Morocco and a Riad. My entire experience was exceptional. From the moment I made my reservation received a friendly and informed letter from Owner/Operator Alexandra Richards inquiring if there were any needs as the host of her city. When I arrived I received a warm welcome and was shown a beautiful room for. my three night stay. Every touch point in the Riad made me feel welcome, at home and instilled a level of excitement about the culture that I was visiting. The staff, the rooms, the food, the courtyard/roof deck, the location were all terrific. When I had some logistical questions Alexandra was most informative and provided sensible options including a wifi free website in which to complete my daily journey. I could go on and and on. Should anyone require additional information about Riad Emberiza Sahari let me know. Would I return to this property...? In a heartbeat!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to this beautiful city for only 4 days and our stay at Riad Emberiza Sahari was lovely. Delicious breakfast with fruit salad, moroccan bread, eggs, juice and coffee.
The staff vas very helpful and Alexandra was kind giving us suggestions and tips on restaurants and must see places.