Panoramic views of the sprawling medina and the Atlas Mountains
The refreshing pool area and relaxing Jacuzzi on the terrace
Only seven suites means you can have the place for yourself most of the time
What To Know
A city tax of $3 per person, per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout.
The hotel is quite hard to find, call ahead to arrange to be met or arrange an airport pick-up
The hotel is a 15-minute taxi ride from the Marrakech airport
Parking on site
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A romantic riad in a sleepy part of Marrakech’s medina, with a roof terrace, Jacuzzi and plunge pool
Right on the edge of the souks, in a sleepy corner of Marrakech's bustling medina, the Riad La Rose D'Orient has a stylish inner courtyard that offers a welcome respite from the heat. Covered in colorful kilim rugs and full of wonderful little nooks to hide away in, the ample seating area is the perfect place to relax with a traditional Moroccan tea. The decor throughout the property has plenty of Moroccan influence, with its wrought iron, local textiles and hand carved furniture. Come nightfall, the courtyard plunge pool is lit with floating candles.
Bed and Bath
There are just seven rooms and suites, and each room is completely different. And while they're equipped (thankfully) with air conditioning and other modern comforts, they all retain a traditional Moroccan charm with their sculpted wooden furniture. Dressed in traditional fabrics, with tile floors, warm colors on the walls and intricately designed fireplaces, the guestrooms are all understated and elegant. The bathrooms boast the same gorgeous tilework and wrought iron details, and some come with a bathtub.
At Riad La Rose D'Orient relaxation comes high on the agenda, and there are few things quite as soothing as heading to the terrace to kick back, after a hard day's shopping and sightseeing, and take in the views of the majestic Atlas Mountains from the the Jacuzzi. That said, unwinding can be taken up a notch by heading to the hammam for a Moroccan black soap treatment and massage. On the dining front, traditional Moroccan tajines and Lebanese dishes are served using fresh ingredients, and barbecues can be prepared for you out on the terrace.
In the Area
Start the day early by heading to the colorful Majorelle Gardens, to beat the crowds and bus tours. Head back to the medina and take in the sights and smells of the souks before visiting the magnificent Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs, which date back to 1578. At dusk hit the craziest square on earth, Djemaa el-Fna, where you’ll find snake charmers, traditional dancers and amazing acrobats competing to enchant tourists and locals alike.
Riad La Rose D'orient
17-18 Derb Draoua, Sidi Soussan Medina
How to Get There
Flights are available to Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK), via connecting flights from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from (RAK), about four miles away, are approximately $27 each way in a shuttle, and can be arranged through the property. Taxis to/from (RAK) are approximately $27 to $33, each way.