Half hotel, half riad, La Maison Arabe in Marrakesh has a colonial feel with a fantastic spa and pool. There’s a great cookery school and with Moroccan, Thai and Mediterranean menus you won’t go hungry.
Built and adapted from two older riads, the two inner courtyards each have a small dip pool and comfortable salons. Here you can relax, read and enjoy a mint tea before moving in to the small dining area, where traditional homemade Moroccan dishes are served.
Each of the two buildings has a roof terrace with sun loungers and great views over the medina, which are perfect spots to relax and indulge after a busy day in the city. There is even a small hammam and two massage rooms on one of the roof terraces for those who want a bit of indulgence.
Adding to the intimate feel of the riad, the staff are friendly and helpful, and will look after you well during your stay.
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Riad Djemanna is a small property. Each of the rooms are uniquely designed and decorated. The Suites are larger than the Standard rooms and some can accommodate three people. The Suites also feature an additional seating area or a private terrace. The Standard rooms are relatively basic and small in size but full of Moroccan charm and character, and they are clean and comfortable.
Riad Djemanna is a 15 minute walk from the main sights of Marrakesh, tucked in the old medina. It can be tricky to find the first time, but easy to navigate on your own after that.
Food and drink
Riad Djemanna specialises in traditional Moroccan cuisine. Breakfast is typically served on the sunny rooftop terrace with views of Marrakesh, while dinner is served in the intimate dining area on the first floor.
One of our favourite riads in Marrakesh, the Djemanna's intimate atmosphere provides a relaxed 'home away from home' feeling when you return after a day's exploring.
Marrakesh tour ideas
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Combining five riads into one, La Sultana exudes opulence yet retains its traditional charm. Set in the heart of Marrakesh, it offers a relaxing retreat from the streets, with a hammam, pool and sun-soaked roof terrace.
Situated in the kasbah quarter of the Marrakesh medina, Les Borjs de la Kasbah is a boutique hotel that provides a tranquil oasis away from the bustling streets of the medina.
The Jardins de la Medina in Marrakesh is a great hotel with a good central location, garden and lovely pool.
The location of the Riad Farnatchi is one of its greatest assets, hidden away in the very heart of the oldest part of the Medina. This intimate Riad with only 5 suites offers a personal and romantic setting.
Conveniently located near the main sights of Marrakesh in the heart of the old medina, Riad Ilayka is a small riad, but traditional in style and full of Moroccan charm and character.
Riad Kniza is often regarded as one of the best luxury hotels in Morocco, and deservedly so. From the décor and the food to the service and the amenities, every aspect has been carefully thought out.
Conveniently located near the main sights of Marrakesh in the heart of the old medina, Palais Khum offers a beautiful haven of peace. It perfectly combines modern Italian décor and traditional Moroccan style.
Located around a thirty minute drive from central Marrakesh, the Oberoi Marrakesh, is set amongst its own picturesque gardens, orchards and olive groves, with views to the Atlas Mountains.
In addition to its spacious and comfortable rooms, the Villa des Orangers in Marrakesh also features a spa area with a gym, hammam, pool and massage rooms.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Visit two of Morocco's most famous kasbahs, Ait Benhaddou and Telouet, on a tour through the country's stunning Ouarzazate Valley.
Head into the High Atlas Mountains to meet and have a traditional lunch with a Berber family before visiting the Assafou Foundation, a charity that supports local children, women and older men who want to further their education.
La Maison Arabe in Marrakesh offers cooking workshops designed for anyone who wishes to discover the pleasures of Moroccan cooking.
Head to Kasbah Du Toubkal in the High Atlas Mountains for a day of relaxation, mule rides, walks and traditional hammams.
An ancient Portuguese fortress that dates from the 18th century (formerly called Mogador) and one of the most attractive towns along Morocco’s Atlantic coast.
The gardens of Marrakech are as famous as the medina itself and with or without a particular interest in gardening you will be sure to enjoy time spent in these beautiful retreats.
In the morning you visit the historical sights, including the Saadien Tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque, and the El Badia Palace. In the afternoon you focus on the arts and crafts of the city visiting the souqs and concluding at the Djemaa El Fna.
Experience the tastes and smells of Moroccan cuisine with this tour that will take you through the culinary delights of Marrakesh’s Djema el Fna and its surrounding souqs.
Pick up your camera for this half-day tour that takes in the workshops of Marrakesh’s artisans, medieval inns and Museum of Photography.