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
Never actually got to stay here. One day before my flight and reservation they messaged me that they no longer had a vacancy. They were very responsive and booked us at a nearby Dar and comped aiport transport, BUT when we got there after an 8+hour journey, they told us that they would be moving us again to a different Riad. Granted this was down the street, but it wasn't what I wanted. It was a very serviceable riad but I was hoping for a more comfortable setting-which was why I booked Les Hibiscus in the first place. Again, the reception at Les Hibiscus was really nice, refunded us the difference in price between the two riads, and offered to let us hang out at there, but it was quite irritating to have our lodging disrupted one day before the trip. So if you book Les Hibiscus online (I used Booking.com) maybe have a Plan B and Plan C.
Lovely clean hotel, in the heart of the busy square.
The staff are absolutely amazing and can’t do enough for you. From organising taxis, booking restaurants or recommending and booking the Hammam which was wonderful. A great place to stay
We’ve spend the nights in total at “Les Hibiscus” and we’re delighted that we’ve found this place. It’s 2 min walking distance to Jemaa el Fna and still so quiet.
Every room is different, so if you get there at the beginning of your trip and have nights left at the end of the trip come back to this place!
The Riad is outstandingly clean (!!!) and the staff super friendly!
Will definitely come back!
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.