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“Tucked away in the heart of Marrakech's atmospheric medina, this beautifully restored riad is the epitome of boutique chic. Romantic rooms & expansive suites are wrapped around a lush interior courtyard that leads to a stunning rooftop. Traditional dishes are available on request. Hidden gem.”

“Tucked away in the heart of Marrakech's atmospheric medina, this beautifully restored riad is the epitome of boutique chic. Romantic rooms & expansive suites are wrapped around a lush interior courtyard that leads to a stunning rooftop. Traditional dishes are available on request. Hidden gem.”

Hotel Review

Located just off the narrow streets of the medina, this charming hideaway is the defintion of hidden Marrakech. From the riad's serene and tranquil courtyard the city's iconic blue skies are framed by archetypal Islamic arches and tropical palms; from the rooftop's fireside seating areas admire undulating roofs and mosque minarets at sunset.

Decor seamlessly blends traditional Morrocan architecture with homely contemporary touches; oriental rugs, vintage furnishings and eclectic art work. On every floor effortlessly chic wooden doors painted in stylish sage lead to winding staircases and hidden corners. Rooms and suites vary in size and style; all are gorgeous and designed with modern guests in mind - think super-fast wifi and rain showers. Feel at home with cosy seating areas, private terraces and warming fireplaces.

A real city-centre sanctuary; the peace and quiet is even more incredible considering sites and shops are just steps away.

Recommended for
  • Roof terrace
  • At over 650sq metres, this quintessential Marrakech rooftop is one of the largest of any boutique hotel in the city
  • Romantic Break
  • Dar El Bacha Suite has honeymoon written all over it; enjoy fireplaces, spectacular soaking tub & private courtyard
  • Local exploring
  • Fab location means it's an easy 5 min walk to the Rahba Kedima spice souk, Marrakech Museum & Medersa Ben Youssef
  • Hideaway
  • Tucked away down meandering sidelanes this is a true hidden haven & urban oasis
 

Written by Ellie Boulstridge

Recommended For

  • Romantic Break
  • Dar El Bacha Suite has honeymoon written all over it; enjoy fireplaces, spectacular soaking tub & private courtyard
  • Local exploring
  • Fab location means it's an easy 5 min walk to the Rahba Kedima spice souk, Marrakech Museum & Medersa Ben Youssef
  • Hideaway
  • Tucked away down meandering sidelanes this is a true hidden haven & urban oasis
  • Great walks
  • Leave Marrakech on a day trip to Ourika Valley, a lush oasis of vegetation in the foothills of the magnificent Atlas Mountains
  • Local markets
  • Just metres from the medina's teeming souks. Make sure to bring an extra bag as there are endless shopping opportunities
  • Sights nearby
  • Go on a morning tour of Marrakech which includes the sweet gardens of Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Tower & the Saadian Tombs
  • Yoga
  • Yoga & meditation can be arranged on request
  • Golf
  • Enquire for golf packages
  • Other Activities
  • Museums
  • Designer Shopping
  • Close to nightlife
  • Artworks
  • French owners have decorated the riad with a unique blend of global artwork & traditional & contemporary Moroccan furnishings
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast is served in the courtyard, rooftop or dining room. Traditional Moroccan lunch & dinner can be arranged on request
  • Family Suites
  • Sleeping up to 7, groups of friends will love the Koutoubia Suite; it feels more like a private apartment that a suite
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • The idyllic inner courtyard complete with hanging lanterns & fresh water pool is fringed with citrus trees
  • Views
  • The expansive rooftop offers views over the rooftops of the medina & mosques beyond
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Rooms & suites come with terraces that overlook the beautiful inner courtyard or
  • Restrictions on children
  • Children must be aged 12 years and above; the atmosphere is definitely grown-up
  • Spa
  • The small hammam, sauna and massage is perfect for a post-shopping relaxation
  • Exclusive use
  • Sleeps up to 21 people; ideal for a small event or multi-gen family vacation
  • Historic
  • Dating from the 17th century, the riad was formerly a private residence
  • Charming
  • Hits the perfect note between design, comfort, romance & practicality
  • Barefoot Luxury
  • Full of character
  • Lively area
  • Owner managed
  • Townhouse
  • Boutique
  • Chic
  • Antiques
  • Wellbeing
  • Intimate
  • Romantic
  • Downtown
  • Quiet
  • Wedding license

Facilities

  • Roof terrace
  • At over 650sq metres, this quintessential Marrakech rooftop is one of the largest of any boutique hotel in the city
  • Suites
  • Dar El Bacha Suite boasts two outdoor terraces; one overlooking the main courtyard & another a private spot with rooftop access
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast is served in the courtyard, rooftop or dining room. Traditional Moroccan lunch & dinner can be arranged on request
  • Family Suites
  • Sleeping up to 7, groups of friends will love the Koutoubia Suite; it feels more like a private apartment that a suite
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • The idyllic inner courtyard complete with hanging lanterns & fresh water pool is fringed with citrus trees
  • Fireplace
  • Both the living room & certain suites feature small fireplaces for cosy winter evenings
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • It's a short walk to the famous Cafe des Epices... a fantastic breakfast or lunch spot
  • Views
  • The expansive rooftop offers views over the rooftops of the medina & mosques beyond
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Rooms & suites come with terraces that overlook the beautiful inner courtyard or
  • Restrictions on children
  • Children must be aged 12 years and above; the atmosphere is definitely grown-up
  • Spa
  • The small hammam, sauna and massage is perfect for a post-shopping relaxation
  • Massage
  • Massages can be arranged on-site in the small treatment room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Three refreshing plunge pools within the riad
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor dining
  • Laundry
  • No pets
  • Library
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Sitting Room
  • Concierge
  • Airport transfer
  • Wifi
  • Safe
  • Towelling robes
  • Air conditioning
  • Wedding license
  • Car not required

Activities

  • Great walks
  • Leave Marrakech on a day trip to Ourika Valley, a lush oasis of vegetation in the foothills of the magnificent Atlas Mountains
  • Local markets
  • Just metres from the medina's teeming souks. Make sure to bring an extra bag as there are endless shopping opportunities
  • Sights nearby
  • Go on a morning tour of Marrakech which includes the sweet gardens of Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Tower & the Saadian Tombs
  • Yoga
  • Yoga & meditation can be arranged on request
  • Golf
  • Enquire for golf packages
  • Other Activities
  • Museums
  • Close to nightlife
  • Designer Shopping

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See What They Say

Why do people love staying in your hotel? People like to stay at Riad Camilia for the feeling of authenticity, comfort and serenity that it provides. They also like its chic and personalized decoration as well as its location close to the souks, the Jemaa el Fna square, the spices square and the main monuments to visit.


What is there to do in the area? Guests are at the door of the souks to enjoy the vibrant activity of traders and artisans of the Medina, and feel the excitement in front of all the objects and products of Moroccan crafts (carpets, lamps, fabrics, carved wood, spices, jewelry, paintings, pottery, etc..). The Riad is very close to the Medersa Ben Youssef, the spice square, the secret garden, the Jemaa el Fna square and Koutoubia mosque, and many museums (museum of photography, orientalist museum, museum of women, museum of perfumes, museum Boucharouite, Museum of Confluences in Dar El Bacha)


What kind of breakfast do you offer? We offer a full breakfast with orange juice, fruit salad, Moroccan pancakes, pound cake, bread, eggs or omelets, cheese or yogurt, ham on request, and of course butter, jam and honey.


Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? We have a full time cook who cooks lunches or dinners on demand with fresh products purchased locally every day. She offers our clients a typical Moroccan or international quality cuisine. Our manager is at the disposal of our customers to advise them on the good addresses of restaurants in Marrakech


Which are your most popular room types, and why? Honestly, all our rooms are popular. They are all different in size and decoration and are selected according to the specific tastes and needs of the guests.


What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ? Our Riad is not suitable for children under 12 years old. Our customers are looking for the charm and tranquility of a Riad of beautiful workmanship, and that's why we avoid hosting young children knowing that they are most often restless and noisy.


We can install additional beds in the suites that can accommodate 3 people (Koutoubia Suite and Bahia Suite), 4 people (Dar El Bacha Suite) or even 7 people in the largest, the Ben Youssef Suite which is very popular with families or groups of friends.


What message would you like to give The Hotel Guru readers? Come and discover at Riad Camilia the luxury, the refinement, the architecture and the serenity of life in a Riad, in the historical heart of the Medina of Marrakech. All the team of Riad Camilia is entirely at the service of its customers to offer them an exceptional experience and to accompany them in all their requests to make their stay very pleasant and facilitate all their projects.

Other Reviews

Riad Camilia

A charming six-room riad with a pretty courtyard, three plunge pools and a hammam, located in the authentic medina neighbourhood of Kaat Benahid.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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