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“Following a major refurbishment of the property in 2020, this charming 11-room luxury riad offers one of the most authentic riad experiences in the city, including all the modern luxury touches of a five-star, boutique hotel.”

“Following a major refurbishment of the property in 2020, this charming 11-room luxury riad offers one of the most authentic riad experiences in the city, including all the modern luxury touches of a five-star, boutique hotel.”

Hotel Review

Behind Marrakech’s towering pink walls, hidden in one of the Medina’s unsuspecting alleys close to the Bab Doukkala mosque and vibrant Jemaa El Fna square you’ll find Riad Elegancia.

Set over three levels and built around two patios, the building remains loyal to its Arab-Andalusian architectural roots. The riad’s interiors pay homage to true Moroccan craftsmanship, with traditional features running throughout the property including a magnificent chandelier hanging in the atrium.

Each one of the 11 spacious rooms features a hand-carved or painted cedarwood ceiling, with nickel silver and chiselled copper features, smooth and shiny tadelakt (plaster), and colourful zelliges (Moroccan tiles) in geometric patterns.

Painted with Morocco’s distinctive colour palette of Majorelle blue, yellow, pink and green, Riad Elegancia’s rooftop is a destination in itself. Up here you’ll find a sophisticated space to relax and soak up the 360 views of the ancient Medina.

Take a dip in the rooftop swimming pool which, during the winter months, is heated for guests’ comfort. There’s also a sundeck, a Jacuzzi and a restaurant and bar area, both great spots from which to enjoy the city’s unrivalled sunsets over a cocktail.

Dining at Riad Elegancia is an important part of the guest experience, with breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner served throughout the day. Meals are prepared by the riad’s resident female “Tabakha” (Moroccan chef) using fresh produce, which is selected daily from the market.

Head down to the basement level to find the riad’s beautiful “Espace Raha” Oriental Hamman & Spa, a peaceful sanctuary and welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. This intimate and private space is dedicated to beauty and wellbeing. Features include a traditional Moroccan hammam made from marble, two treatment rooms including one for couples, a relaxation area, a fitness room with the latest cardio and weight training equipment, and mats for rooftop Yoga.

High-speed Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and underfloor heating are additional and convenient touches designed to enhance your experience as a guest at Riad Elegancia.

Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • Will appeal to those after a real Moroccon experience, without sacrificing touches like spa, rooftop pool & sunset views
  • Local exploring
  • Well situated to enjoy access to the city's main sites yet situated with a quieter area than hotels right on the medina
  • Value chic
  • Offers an authentic boutique base with plenty of atmosphere and impressive luxury amenities at a steal
 

Written by Nadia Walford

Recommended For

  • Romantic Break
  • Will appeal to those after a real Moroccon experience, without sacrificing touches like spa, rooftop pool & sunset views
  • Local exploring
  • Well situated to enjoy access to the city's main sites yet situated with a quieter area than hotels right on the medina
  • Value chic
  • Offers an authentic boutique base with plenty of atmosphere and impressive luxury amenities at a steal
  • Sights nearby
  • A visit to Jardin Majorelle is a must. Built in 1922 as a French painter's home, it is one the country's most beautiful gardens
  • Other Activities
  • For a day trip outside of the city, a visit to the Berber villages and rolling sandunes of the Agafay desert is a must
  • Cooking classes
  • Learn how to prepare classic Moroccon dishes on-site using fresh produce from the local market
  • Designer Shopping
  • Head to the city's Gueliz district for a mix of traditional souks and trendy global brands
  • Yoga
  • Morning yoga or sunset meditation on the rooftop can be organsied on request
  • Museums
  • Close to nightlife
  • Spa
  • Head to the property's Espace Raha Oriental Spa for spoiling massages, relaxing hammam experience & romantic couple's treatments
  • Roof terrace
  • The riad's rooftop area is a real draw; restaurant, bar, sundeck, pool and hot tub all enjoy lots of sun and killer views
  • Restaurant
  • The riad's all-day restaurant combine Moroccan-inspired flavours with Mediterranean influences
  • Views
  • Series of terraces and patios offer romantic spots for sunset cocktails wtih a view
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • All rooms come with patios
  • Family Suites
  • Barefoot Luxury
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Opulent
  • Traditional
  • Boutique
  • Historic
  • Chic
  • Gym
  • Antiques
  • Wellbeing
  • Charming
  • Intimate
  • Romantic
  • Downtown

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Head to the property's Espace Raha Oriental Spa for spoiling massages, relaxing hammam experience & romantic couple's treatments
  • Roof terrace
  • The riad's rooftop area is a real draw; restaurant, bar, sundeck, pool and hot tub all enjoy lots of sun and killer views
  • Swimming Pool
  • 10m long rooftop pool feels like an oasis on hot summer days yet is heated during the cooler months
  • Restaurant
  • The riad's all-day restaurant combine Moroccan-inspired flavours with Mediterranean influences
  • Views
  • Series of terraces and patios offer romantic spots for sunset cocktails wtih a view
  • Hot Tub
  • Hotel's jacuzzi offers stunning views over both the medina and the Atlas mountains
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • All rooms come with patios
  • Outdoor dining
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Bar
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Airport transfer
  • Car not required
  • Laundry
  • Massage
  • No pets
  • Library
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Room service
  • Family Suites
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Wifi
  • Safe
  • Towelling robes
  • Parking

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • A visit to Jardin Majorelle is a must. Built in 1922 as a French painter's home, it is one the country's most beautiful gardens
  • Other Activities
  • For a day trip outside of the city, a visit to the Berber villages and rolling sandunes of the Agafay desert is a must
  • Cooking classes
  • Learn how to prepare classic Moroccon dishes on-site using fresh produce from the local market
  • Designer Shopping
  • Head to the city's Gueliz district for a mix of traditional souks and trendy global brands
  • Yoga
  • Morning yoga or sunset meditation on the rooftop can be organsied on request
  • Museums
  • Close to nightlife

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