Riad Les Hibiscus
What We Love
- A luxe stay at a charming riad in Marrakech, close to the buzzing Jamaâ El Fna Square Being just a short stroll from the dazzling spectacle that is Jamaâ El Fna Square
- Refined Moroccan décor, with rich colour tones in the guest rooms and suites
- Booking relaxing treatments and traditional therapies in the lovely hammam
What To Know
- Homemade breakfast is a constant highlight
- Super central location, just steps from all the action
- Free WiFi only works in the lobby and main level
A little oasis of calm within the pink-walled medina, this atmospheric riad offers plenty for guests to get excited about. Most appealing, though, is its proximity to Jamaâ El Fna Square – the city’s cultural heartbeat that’s packed out with artisans, musicians, acrobats, fortune tellers, belly dancers, snake charmers, and herbalists selling all sort of weird and wonderful potions.
All of the eight individually-styled guest rooms and suites showcase classic Moroccan design; think bursts of bold colour, soft lighting, richly embroidered fabrics, and tiled flooring enriched with beautiful hand-made rugs. Elsewhere, you’ll find a central courtyard with a small outdoor pool, a bar for end-of-day drinks, and a restaurant for freshly-prepared Moroccan cuisine.
Spend your days haggling for elusive bargains at the nearby souks, visiting the French Quarter for its chic boutiques and trendy restaurants, admiring the Koutoubia Mosque, Ben Youssef Medersa and sumptuous Bahia Palace, and relaxing in Jardin Majorelle – the botanical garden once owned by Yves Saint Laurent. Once done with sightseeing, head back here to undergo a ritual-based purifying and cleansing treatment in the riad’s deluxe hammam.
How to Get There
We booked two nights in this beautiful Riad - but in the end we stayed just one night. Due family problems we had to book the next flight home and had to leave the Riad. The Riad was very comprehensive and so we didn't had to pay any cancellation fees. The Riad is amazing, it is very near to the Medina and the stuff is very friendly! The next time we're there we will go to 'Les Hibiscus' for sure, thanks!!
This is a modest Riad really, although well appointed, calm, quiet and the staff are absolutely lovely. However, it is really worth all the money as it is affordable as well as comfortable and in a nice location.
We had a mix up with our room at arrival and it turned out that they were double booked. But we were put in a better Riad for one night and we could not complain at all.
Service was really impeccable and I would recommend this place.
Had a great stay here. Kind and helpful staff. Flexible on check out time. Close to the action in the riad but always felt safe. The rooms were clean and well maintained. Breakfast was reasonable. A relaxing place to stay.
We visited the riad for 4 nights. As the riad is at the end of an alley next to the main square it is not possible to reach it by taxi. Our taxi dropped us near the main square and we had to walk to the riad for about 7 minutes.
The riad is serene and it is suprisingly quiet so close to the main square (2 minute walk). The rooms were fine and the showers hot. There is a safety deposit box as well. We had wifi with good speed in the room, the pool and the roof terrace.
The breakfast is also nice with fresh orange jus and crepes. The staff was also kind enough to facilitate an early breakfast and improvise some shading at the roof terrace.
As you need to pay the city tax at the hotel ensure you have the fixed amount in euro as they don't have euro change.
We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this serene place in authentic style next to the main square.
Amazing place. You step off the streets of the medina, and within 50 paces you leave the madness behind and you can relax.
Don't get me wrong, if you have the energy the Jemaar El Fna and the Souks are wondrous, a chaotic beauty, and I would recommend them anywhere. But to truly appreciate them you have to immerse yourself in them, not visit from a hotel for an hour. I couldn't recommend this Riad enough.
The decor is beautiful, the feeling of calm sitting by the pool in the courtyard serene, and it's clean and reassuring. The rooms seemed spacious and well attended in the day. The breakfast was delicious. Wifi didn't work in the room, but we decided that was a great excuse to sit downstairs for a while. And the rooftop terrace was a welcome glance over the cityscape.
The place is close to everything, and the door was answered within moments of knocking every time. The staff were eager to help, even helping sort all our transfers out when they failed.
Long story short... this riad made our weekend special. You should certainly give them consideration when choosing somewhere to explore the medina from. You will be delighted.