“Exuding the lust for life of its musical owner this riad allows guests to "cocoon" in the lap of affordable luxury in bustling Marrakech. The individually designed rooms include sumptuous silks, pop colours and mosaic tiles. The menu is gourmet and there's a roof terrace and hammam.”

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“Exuding the lust for life of its musical owner this riad allows guests to "cocoon" in the lap of affordable luxury in bustling Marrakech. The individually designed rooms include sumptuous silks, pop colours and mosaic tiles. The menu is gourmet and there's a roof terrace and hammam.”

Hotel Review

“Unlike many riads, Riad Cocoon is reachable by taxi and is then just a few steps hidden away in a side street; there's no need to get a donkey or a tuk-tuk. Small and perfectly formed with just five rooms this little oasis is a breath of fresh air when it comes to riads in Marrakech - luxurious and affordable is the philosophy here! French owner Corinne is delightful and is on-site welcoming guests, she'll also show you the nearby sights of the refurbished medina to settle you in.

The rooms are cute with traditional tadelakt en-suite bathrooms. Purple Haze Junior Suite is one of our favourites and the Nirvana Suite is gorgeous and definitely worth booking if your budget allows - its private terrace is above the suite and boasts views reaching across to the Atlas Mountains. There's no courtyard as such at Riad Cocoon and although there's a tiny pool it's in the entrance and not one you're likely to dip into. But there is a lovely rooftop terrace where breakfast is served. During the cooler months (November to February) you can enjoy supper in the sitting room in front of the fireplace. You have a choice on the evening menu, which is a set price, and on your first night in Marrakech it's definitely worth booking in.

Put on your walking shoes and head out of the riad to the re-built medina with its new walls and modern shop fronts. With the arrival of concept stores and designer boutiques, shoppers will love this area; there are also some great cafés and restaurants (booking is essential). A stay in Marrakech isn't the same without a Moroccan Hammam. Here at Riad Cocoon it's a private affair and starts with Moroccan black soap followed by an invigorating scrub where dirt you never knew was possible will fall away (Therapist Raja describes it as spaghetti bolognese!). Once your skin is a soft as a baby's bottom you head to your room to enjoy a firm massage on a heated massage bed - the ideal way to start your stay at Riad Cocoon. Start as you mean to go on...”

Recommended for
  • Value chic
  • Bespoke luxury in the centre of town starting from only 90 EUR.
  • Hideaway
  • Cocoon yourself in the luxury of this property!
 

Written by Lulu Townsend

Facilities

  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Airport transfer
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Roof terrace
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • At a cost of 3 EUR per day.
  • Towelling robes
  • Outdoor dining
  • Cots available
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Restrictions on children
  • Children above the age of twelve are welcome.
  • Pre-loaded ipods
  • Massage
  • Massage takes place on a heated bed in your room.
  • Views
  • Swimming Pool
  • There's a small plunge pool
  • Restaurant
  • Serving a wonderful array of traditional Moroccan gastronomy
  • Spa
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • In room music system
  • Concierge
  • Suites
  • Sitting Room
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Local markets
  • The hustle and bustle of the souks are within easy walking distance.
  • Other Activities
  • Visit the nomadic Berber villages.
  • Trekking
  • Learning
  • The Dar Si Said and Douiria Museums are excellent places to start to learn of the country's history.
  • Ballooning
  • Cooking classes
  • Head to the Atlas Mountains for a unique cooking experience with a Berber chef.
  • Watersports
  • Lalla Takerkoust offers a bounty of watersports from waterskiing to kayaking.
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Great walks
  • Riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Rent a bike and spend the day traversing the Atlas mountains.
  • Sights nearby
  • Marrakech has a thriving modern and traditional art scene and the Dar Cherifa, David Bloch and Galerie 127 are some of the best.

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“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Because it’s a Cocoon ;-). Guest usually say they enjoy the peaceful ambience and the way the Cocoon’s team looks after them.

What is there to do in the area or on-site?
Listening to exclusive playlists, sunbathing, chilling, reading books from our library, enjoying a drink or a snack, dining. Experiencing our traditional Hamamm and enjoying the traditional scrub with black soap followed by an Oriental relaxing massage with Argan oil is a favourite with our guests. Riad Cocoon is a 5 minute walk from the medina and souks.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Our Moroccan Breakfast is prepared and served with special attention and care, the exquisite orange juice is always freshly squeezed, pancakes are served with honey from the nearby Atlas Mountains and the country eggs can be prepared just as you love them...

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
We offer lunch, snacks and dinners. Most of our guests prefer to eat in the Riad on their first night in order to acclimatise themselves. And when they wish to go to a restaurant, we are happy to book them on their behalf. Our suggestions for the restaurants are only for the ones we have been to and of course, enjoyed ourselves. Dar Marjana is one of the best experiences for Moroccan food.

Which is your most popular room, and why?
Riad Cocoon features five bedrooms, each one with its own personality. The White Album Room is probably our most popular room followed by The Nirvana Suite and Exclusive Terrace.
In the first one, you sense the calm of a cameo in shades of white. It’s a source of zen and optimism. In the second one, you enjoy the comfort of a suite with an exclusive terrace
and a breathtaking view at dusk and dawn.

What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms?
We are happy to welcome children from the age of 12 years old.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
At Riad Cocoon, we believe hospitality is about caring, listening, and being passionate. We would be very happy to share with The Hotel Guru Readers our love for Marrakech by offering them the best personalised experience.”

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Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Value chic
  • Bespoke luxury in the centre of town starting from only 90 EUR.
  • Hideaway
  • Cocoon yourself in the luxury of this property!
Activities
  • Local markets
  • The hustle and bustle of the souks are within easy walking distance.
  • Other Activities
  • Visit the nomadic Berber villages.
  • Trekking
  • Learning
  • The Dar Si Said and Douiria Museums are excellent places to start to learn of the country's history.
  • Ballooning
  • Cooking classes
  • Head to the Atlas Mountains for a unique cooking experience with a Berber chef.
  • Watersports
  • Lalla Takerkoust offers a bounty of watersports from waterskiing to kayaking.
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Great walks
  • Riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Rent a bike and spend the day traversing the Atlas mountains.
  • Sights nearby
  • Marrakech has a thriving modern and traditional art scene and the Dar Cherifa, David Bloch and Galerie 127 are some of the best.
Other highlights
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Roof terrace
  • Less £
  • Amazing value.
  • Quiet
  • Owner managed
  • Owner Corinne is delightful and has lived and breathed Marrakech since 2009.
  • Gourmet
  • We recommend you book to eat in on your first night.
  • Secluded setting
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Restrictions on children
  • Children above the age of twelve are welcome.
  • Designer
  • Views
  • Chic
  • Boutique
  • Artworks
  • Restaurant
  • Serving a wonderful array of traditional Moroccan gastronomy
  • Spa
  • Townhouse
  • Antiques
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • For real romance book the Nirvana Suite with its private terrace.
  • Intimate
  • With just five inidividually designed rooms, this is an intimate find.
  • Luxury
  • Charming
  • Quirky

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