Riad La Rose D’orient
What We Love
- Breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Panoramic views of the sprawling medina and the Atlas Mountains
- The refreshing pool area and relaxing Jacuzzi on the terrace
- Only seven suites means you can have the place for yourself most of the time
What To Know
- A city tax of $3 per person, per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout.
- The hotel is quite hard to find, call ahead to arrange to be met or arrange an airport pick-up
- The hotel is a 15-minute taxi ride from the Marrakech airport
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Right on the edge of the souks, in a sleepy corner of Marrakech’s bustling medina, the Riad La Rose D’Orient has a stylish inner courtyard that offers a welcome respite from the heat. Covered in colorful kilim rugs and full of wonderful little nooks to hide away in, the ample seating area is the perfect place to relax with a traditional Moroccan tea. The decor throughout the property has plenty of Moroccan influence, with its wrought iron, local textiles and hand carved furniture. Come nightfall, the courtyard plunge pool is lit with floating candles.
Bed and Bath
There are just seven rooms and suites, and each room is completely different. And while they’re equipped (thankfully) with air conditioning and other modern comforts, they all retain a traditional Moroccan charm with their sculpted wooden furniture. Dressed in traditional fabrics, with tile floors, warm colors on the walls and intricately designed fireplaces, the guestrooms are all understated and elegant. The bathrooms boast the same gorgeous tilework and wrought iron details, and some come with a bathtub.
At Riad La Rose D’Orient relaxation comes high on the agenda, and there are few things quite as soothing as heading to the terrace to kick back, after a hard day’s shopping and sightseeing, and take in the views of the majestic Atlas Mountains from the the Jacuzzi. That said, unwinding can be taken up a notch by heading to the hammam for a Moroccan black soap treatment and massage. On the dining front, traditional Moroccan tajines and Lebanese dishes are served using fresh ingredients, and barbecues can be prepared for you out on the terrace.
In the Area
Start the day early by heading to the colorful Majorelle Gardens, to beat the crowds and bus tours. Head back to the medina and take in the sights and smells of the souks before visiting the magnificent Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs, which date back to 1578. At dusk hit the craziest square on earth, Djemaa el-Fna, where you’ll find snake charmers, traditional dancers and amazing acrobats competing to enchant tourists and locals alike.
How to Get There
We booked online for 7 days. We received confirmation emails and we paid in full.
We arrived at the property to find that it had been sold to new people and was closed for the next month or so for renovations. We had not been told this by anyone.
The nice guy that was there asked his friend to take us to another place where he said we had been booked in instead but after walking for 20 mins with our bags, we arrived there to be told they had no record of our booking so we couldn’t stay there. It wasn’t to the same standard as the place we had originally booked either.
When we asked about a refund so we could find somewhere else, we were told that we must go through the booking company, not them.
To be fair, they were very nice and offered to find us somewhere else to stay but told us that we’d have to pay for that place too.
We decided to find somewhere by ourselves and the guy walked us another 20 mins to our new place.
It was our first time in Marrakech and as much as we are used to things on our travels not going to plan, it was still a pain and a worry given the extra money we had to pay for a new hotel.
We didn’t see much of the Rose D’orient but from what we did see of it, it looked lovely and peaceful and will, I’m sure, be a fab place to stay once they have sorted themselves out. Once we became more familiar with the area, we realized that it was quite a way away from all the main areas, in a residential area.
Amazing place to stay at Marrakesh. We stay for 5 days, staff were really polite and helpful. The Riad was 15 minutes walk from the main market. It just need a little bit of maintenance. Overall we had lovely time.
We stayed in this riad for three days during our first trip in Morocco. This Riad is a very nice surprise, a corner of charm and peace . The room was very nice, the pool big enough to enjoy a refreshing bath and the breakfast a delicious start of the day. Special mention to the jacuzzi on the roof terrasse, and to the kindness of Mr. Mohammed, who was very nice and helpful for the organisation of our stay and tours in and out of Marrakech!