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
Every now and again one is lucky enough to find somewhere that just stands out. Palais Blanc is one. The real success of any business so often is its Management and Moulay and his team, especially Ahmed, could not have been more professional and helpful. Its difficult to add what has not already been written about this place. They arranged a driver for the day for us (Smile) who was knowledgeable and 100% reliable and made seeing the City sights easy and not too tiring. Wonderfully quiet and superb breakfasts, with a huge pool which is very unusual within the Medina. My tip... stay here, take their advice when offered, especially if eating somewhere that provides accompanied staff to get to you there and back as a map is next to useless in the city! Take a driver/guide for the day and it will be money well spent. Will definitely return.Big thank you to all the staff.
Have just return from a 4 night break in this hotel. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and facilities were good. The hotel is tucked away on the edge of the Medina. The area is noisy, busy and not the best part of the city but the hotel itself is quiet. and there are good restaurants close by. Highly recommended.
We stayed for a week in Nov 2018 and had such a lovely relaxing stay. The facilities were great - lovely room with indoor and outdoor terraces, great selection for breakfast, really friendly staff. The riad is tucked down a side alley, next to a mosque (so you hear the calls to prayer) and approx 10-15 mins walk from Jemaa el-Fnaa, but 5 mins from the closest souks. The area feels safe and we walked to and from the riad in the day and evening. The riad doesn’t have a license to sell alcohol but they are more than happy to chill and serve whatever you’ve picked up from duty free or the local off license. Thank you Moulay and the team for a fabulous week! Would definitely recommend.
My friend and I stayed here from the 21st - 24th Sept 2018. It shouldn't have taken me this long to write a review, shame on me!
Since our return to the UK we have both told everyone we know about Riad Palais Blanc and have recommended they all visit. It is truly breathtaking. Perfectly located for access to the souk but so peaceful and serene. You would think you were 50 miles away from the hustle and bustle once you're inside the walls, you don't hear a sound.
The whole riad is stunning, the rooms are like something out of a fairy tale and the food is exceptional. The pool is spotless and a lovely temperature and there is sun and shade available around the pool depending on your preference. Plenty of comfy sunbeds and no rush to secure one, always plenty available! The air-con in the rooms is excellent and they are kept spotless by the wonderful staff. Perhaps best of all are the amazing staff, Moulay in particular provides the most conscientious and helpful service of any manager I have ever met. As two females, we asked his advice on what would be the safest way to get to a nightclub we had read about. Moulay booked us a taxi and explained that we don't pay until the taxi drops us home later that night. We arranged for the driver to come back to the club at 3am to collect us, knowing that he would be there so that we could pay him for both legs of the journey was so reassuring - you would never get this service in the UK!
I can not recommend this place highly enough - it will be the best money you've ever spent on holiday accommodation!
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!