A boutique stay at a riad with a plunge pool, including breakfast and an upgrade to a suiteStaying in the old part of the city, a short walk from Jamaa el-Fnaa Square and Bahia Palace
The authentic riad layout, reinterpreted as a beautiful boutique hotel
Sipping mint tea on the chic rooftop terrace, and enjoying daily breakfast
Potentially getting upgraded to a suite, depending on availability
What To Know
Cool off in the courtyard swimming pool
The riad is tucked away on a side street that can be difficult to find at first
Breakfast has freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade yogurt, fruit and Moroccan pancakes with jam and honey
A boutique riad in the heart of vibrant Marrakech, with daily breakfast and a potential room upgrade
Hip Marrakech has much to offer the stylish traveler. Its elaborate squares, blooming gardens and bustling souks are all entrancing and sure to capture your imagination. The city is also home to some of the chicest boutique lodgings around, and that's where Riad Akka comes in. Softly lit rooftops, exotic courtyards and luxury furnishings characterize some of the new stays that have popped up recently, and this one is no exception.
Situated on a quiet street in the Medina, this historic property is a superb example of authentic riad design. At the center is an open-air courtyard and plunge pool, styled with a wall-mounted pebble fountain and colorful lanterns. Elsewhere, a modern sitting room is heated by a flickering fire, and traditional Moroccan cooking is served in shiny black tagines.
The rooms at Riad Akka are decorated in a stylish, luxurious and modern way, with traditional architectural features preserved. Tadelakt walls, cut-out silver lanterns and souk colors place the design firmly in 21st-century Marrakech. Rooms are situated on the first or second floor, with views over the central patio.
There is an intimate dining room here, where you can experience traditional local flavors. Aromatic slow-cooked cuisine is served in stylish black tagines, accompanied by refreshing teas poured from ornate silver pots.
No boutique riad is complete without a hammam. An absolute must, it's the place you'll retreat for an exfoliating scrub or relaxing massage. The 23-foot plunge pool is also open for swimming on warm days.
Tucked away on a discreet lane in the oldest part of the city (the Medina), the riad is excellently situated for visiting some of the major historic sights. Jamaa El Fna Square is only five minutes' walk away, as is the stunning 19th century Bahia Palace. A 10-minute drive across town is Jardin Majorelle, an almost ethereal garden that's privately owned by resident Yves Saint Laurent.