An authentic Moroccan riad in the heart of the Medina, with breakfast and welcome treatsThe stunning décor in the rooms and suites, pairing exotic artifacts with traditional Moorish design
The riad's endless array of peaceful nooks to relax and unwind in
Shopping in the busy bazaars of this spectacularly colorful city
What To Know
In the lush courtyard you'll find orange trees and the riad's pet tortoise
It's about a 15 to 20-minute walk from the main medina – Djema el-Fna
Breakfast and afternoon tea are served on the rooftop terrace
A traditional riad in Marrakech's old quarter, with luxurious rooms and suites and full of authentic charm
The moment you walk through Riad Asrari's ornate red gates, you’ll be transported to an oasis of calm that seems a million miles from the buzz of Marrakech’s historic Medina. The inner sanctum of this restored 17th-century abode unveils several inviting seating areas, like a traditional outdoor bhou, elegant arcade lounges, a tranquil ornamental patio and an English lounge (the perfect spot to unwind and plan your next adventure).
Curl up with a good book and a cup of Arabic mint tea as you take in the enchanting surroundings, or head to the sun-soaked roof terrace, where a magical kaïdale tent offers yet another getaway to escape to. Of course, you'll also have your exquisite room or suite – a true sanctuary, boasting exotic decorations and ornate furniture. With accommodations this elegant, you'll definitely want to slow things down and stay awhile – much like the riad's two pet tortoises.
Rooms and suites
Within their intricately carved cedar doors, Riad Asrari’s three Deluxe rooms are individually styled, with decorative arts and craft pieces from India, Mexico and Morocco, respectively. You'll find sublime touches of Moroccan craftsmanship throughout, like plaster ceilings, colorful tadelakt plaster and intricate zellige tiling. The riad's Junior suites are equally ornate, but they provide more space for you to stretch out in. You'll enjoy African- or Japanese-inspired décor, as well as a luxurious clawfoot bathtub.
Riad Asrari is within the red-walled confines of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Medina area of Marrakech. A short walk away is the carnival-esque Djemaa el Fna square, Majorelle Garden and Ben Youssef Mosque. The nearby Atlas Mountains make for an ideal day trip to explore the natural beauty outside the city, and be sure to hone those haggling skills at the sensational souks.