Riad Palais Blanc
What We Love
- A newly opened riad in Marrakech, with a chic all-white aesthetic, a pool and a lovely spa The dazzling white Italian-meets-Moroccan design, both inside and out
- Cooling off in the sparkling hotel pool during the day
- Enjoying a soothing scrub or massage in the authentic hammam
What To Know
- Located in the Medina neighborhood, this riad is well-situated for shopping trips to the souks
- The outdoor pool is open year-round
- Free WiFi is available
- Guestrooms have private bathrooms—something that's often hard to come by in riad-style hotels
- Menara Airport is a 10-minute taxi ride away
A vision in pure dazzling white, the high-end Riad Palais Blanc is a truly peaceful oasis that seems a far cry from the frenetic Marrakech medina a short distance away. A veritable haven of tranquillity, this newly opened establishment has been painstakingly converted from an ancient riad and reincarnated in impeccable style. An exquisite mix of contemporary Italianate design with Moroccan touches, it makes a refreshing change from the rather more traditional offerings elsewhere.
The sweet scent of citrus and the sweet sound of birdsong abounds. Gleaming interiors are beautifully presented in white with golden touches – think cool tiled floors, elegant arches and carved white wooden screens. Large and airy rooms, located over two floors, overlook a sparkling swimming pool lined with sun loungers. Enjoy breakfast or retreat from the heat of the day on your very own veranda, complete with white cushion-strewn sofa, supping on freshly squeezed orange juice or refreshing mint tea.
Elsewhere there’s a serene hammam spa that offers a range of delicious scrubs and massages. Adding to the charm, a restaurant serves top-notch Moroccan and Italian cuisine and a evening lounge bar plays Arab-Andalucian music. Riad Palais Blanc has already received a raft of perfect scores on TripAdvisor, with many more sure to follow.
How to Get There
I can’t recommend this Riad highly enough 💯! As the name suggests this is truly a “White Palace”.
Moulay & his team were welcoming, warm & nothing was too much trouble.
We had a small problem on our arrival (nothing to do with them) & they took control of it & sorted it out for us brilliantly.
Each of the team demonstrated incredible customer service & were pleased to help with any request.
Small note that they don’t have a licence for alcohol but are very happy to allow you to bring your own (pick something up at the airport & they have all the mixers!).
Thank you Moulay for an impeccable stay 😊 - an incredible oasis of calm in a truly bonkers and magical city!
My husband and I travelled to Marrakech, Morocco for the first time for our wedding anniversary and we were pleasantly surprised and fully impressed by the service we recieved from Moulay (the manager) and his entire team right from the start! This is a place that combines indulgent atomosphere and amenities of a modern hotel with the authentic charm and individuality that one might be looking for when arriving in a new, exciting place like Marrakech. We stayed in Room #3. See highlights in point form below in no particular order:
-Genuine, warm greeting on arrival, served complimentary mint tea & biscuits while we relaxed after our flight
-HEATED POOL! Yes that's right! Although the weather was hot enough for most to enjoy a 'normal' pool, I am very fussy with water temperature and do not like to swim unless the water is 'easy' to get into. Rest assured the water isn't too warm or too cold, it is quite literally perfect. Cool enough to feel refreshing, but so easy to glide into when you're looking to have a dip to cool off!
-Romance was served with rose petals, fresh fruit and an overall beautiful bed display; water bottles brought to us every evening which was pleasant as we didn't have to always remember to buy our own
-Staff was spectacular by giving us our space but was also always present ready to answer any questions we had and made sure that we always felt comfortable & relaxed
-Presentation of dinner at the Palais was lovely with candles lighting our pathway and flower petals everywhere. Perfect seat for two by the window (we ate inside as a storm was approaching) and it was picturesque.
-Approx.14 rooms in the entire place so it's definitely a tranquil space where we didn't really see or interact with anyone else too much (Again, perfect for a romantic getaway).
-Location of Riad is in the middle of the medina so while the streets are VERY busy and hectic with cars, scooters, donkeys, people, the Palais Blanc is right there when you've had enough and want to retreat back to your calm oasis. High walls block out the noise and bustle of the city
-Souks 5 minute walk from your location - very easy to get to all of the places we wanted to go by foot
-My husband and I received a massage as it was our special treat and although I've forgotten the lovely woman's name (I'm sorry!), she was a true magician with her hands! She gave us great service (not just at the spa) but over our entire stay as well. *My husband had a full back massage while I had the reflexology/foot massage and both were fabulous.
-Air conditioning worked very well which is an essential when I travel
-Hair dryer and toiletries were provided
-Everything was exceptionally clean and tidy and the room was very large!
-Bed was very firm but perfect for us
-Private curtains around the outside area of our room if we wanted to sit outside on the outdoor lounger without being disturbed
-No bugs anywhere so no need to worry about mosquitos it seems! (We went in late September).
-Felt very safe
-Once again, overall Moulay, Ahmed and the entire team at Riad Palais Blanc were wonderful, attentive and provided us with an incredible, individual experience in Marrakech! We would 100% stay here again, and would recommend this place to other couples (or anyone) looking for a romantic escape that is different from the rest!
Just such a pleasant, caring and thoughtful team. Such a nice relaxing and safe environment. Always so helpful. A little gem of a place with lovely rooms and a great position to explore the city. They have no licence so buy it at the airport and they will supply mixers.
This hotel is so stunning! Just 14 rooms in such a beautiful atmosphere. You feel like at home because you are treated like if you were their family. Marrakech is such a lively city and also around the hotel. The hotel has a perfect place because you can reach everything within minutes. But when you come into the Riad Palais Blanc it is so relaxing! The air is good, you don’t hear anything from the street and you can just relax in this magical atmosphere. We will definitely come back and not just one time that’s for sure. Big compliment to the whole team!!! Love you guys
We booked here with TravelBird for a short city trip... it is al about peace and silence here, away from the sounds of the city. You feel like a queen here. The riad looks like a fairytale of 1001 nights. The people are al so friendly and help you with everything.