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 newly opened riad mixing contemporary Italianate design with ornate, traditional Moroccan touches
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.