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
We have just returned from a fantastic 7 day break
The hotel was a real oasis from the hustle and bustle.
The pool area is so quiet and relaxing and the staff couldn’t be more helpful. One morning I wasn’t feeling very well and they brought a flower and some water. They breakfast was delicious too with great omelettes, fruit breads and pastries. The staff also brought mint tea and coke cake to all residents each night. It was a real treat.
We loved lazing around the pool before heading out at night.
It’s a great location outside the the medina but a very short walk to the souks.
There is no alcohol in the riad so bring your duty free. We did find a fantastic bar just 5 minutes away called cafe Arabe that served alcohol and great food on their roof terrace.
Overall we loved he chance to relax in such a beautiful setting.
Thank you , Thank you , Thank you to all the staff at palais Blanc for making our stay most memorable.
A special thank you to Shiham for our lovely couples imperial hammam massage,
Moulay and Ahmed for the lovely birthday surprise extended to my wife and Yasin for all the lovely Moroccan tea.
We had a truly fantastic time made even better with the hospitality and care shown by the staff.
The Riad itself is a stunning paradise in the middle of a chaotic medina. It’s design is contemporary yet still quite true to Moroccan architecture and landscape.
We loved our room and terrace and the AC within the room was perfect.
There were a few rough edges but nothing that can’t be sorted out.
Breakfast could be a little more suited to the European pallete, but plenty of croissants and pastries available to keep you going.
The location is within 200m to the Medina and there is an ATM nearby. There is an abundance of quality restaurants within 0.5km to suit and the staff are more than happy to make reservations for you.
We will definitely stay here again should we return to Marrakesh.
We would like to give a massive thankyou to all the hospitable, kind, generous staff at Palais Blanc. When we arrived in this enchanting palace, we were greeted like royalty by Moulay and the staff. We got free early check-in and tea on arrival with fresh oranges on our terrace. Our room was mesmerising. The staff waited generously on us and made us feel more than at home. Fresh water and tea is delivered daily. Breakfast is delicious and traditional. Lunch is available - large portions and deliciously fresh!
Ahmed did everything with a smile. He booked us a cab every day to any destination. They use one cab driver called Abdou who we love!!! They charge a flat fee of 150dr and it's worth the price because the cab driver is trustworthy, connected to the hotel, punctual, he drops you off and picks you up at your desired time and you pay him at the end! Once he drove us to a supermarket (which we reccomend you go to if you want alcohol as the Riad does not serve this) and he waited for us outside the supermarket and took us back to the Riad!
Even though the Riad does not serve alcohol due to the law, you can drink your own and they bring you glasses, ice, and lemon. They do not mind you drinking this on site.
Abduluhab seems to be the night caretaker. He makes the place so clean, personally takes you to your cab and helps you cross the road. On our last day he made breakfast for us extra early as we had an early flight to catch. How amazing and flexible!
Yassine made sure we had every beverage under the sun! Kept our breakfast flowing. He even gave us Arabic lessons during our breakfast.
Siham is a wonderful beautician with healing hands- highly recommend the massages. The rest of the ladies were so friendly too! One lady recognised us on her day off whilst we were near the souks and stopped just to say hello and check we were ok! So sweet. They cleaned our room beautifully.
Moulay organised a private tour of the souks. Again a trusted tour guide of the Riad. The tour was safe, informative and eye opening.
In summary... it's a paradise amongst the hustle and bustle of the busy Medina. We love you guys!!!!