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
Stayed in Riad Palais Blanc for three nights.
The hotel is stunning with a large pool area. It is quite shaded, but there is also a terraced if you would like more sun.
Breakfast was perfect. Pastries, fruit, nuts, breads and traditional tagines too. Loads of options to suit my food allergies which was great.
The staff were extremely helpful. The manager spoke perfect English and was great at offering recommendations of things to do in Marrakech.
The location is ideal - close enough to everything without being too close to the hustle and bustle of the Medina.
One of the most incredible places I have ever stayed! So bright, white, and clean. Everything in this riad exceeded my expectations and the staff was incredibly friendly as well. The rooms are super spacious, and I especially liked how the terraces of each of the poolside suites is designed so you can still be outside but pull a curtain over your secluded area to have some privacy. The breakfast included was spectacular as well. Highly recommend staying here and we had such an amazing time!
We stayed in this hotel together of 3 nights and were very happy with everything. The staff was extremely polite. we've stayed in room 4 and 5 (we had split stay) and 4 was huge room with lots of space, but we preferred room 5. We had breakfast which was great and we had our first tajine kefta in this hotel. It was very good.
the lounges (terraces) that are in front of the room were perfect to hide from the sun.
The Riad is in perfect location - away from the main attractions but still close enough to walk to them if desired. There are few excellent restaurants around and we've quickly picked our favorites. The hotel is very quite even though it's surrounded by the busy city.
We loved it and would return back if we get to travel to Morocco.