Riads in Marrakesh - English speaking riads in Morocco

Riad Assakina is a beautiful, light and spacious riad, ideally situated in the historic 'Mellah', the ancient Jewish quarter of the Medina.

It directly overlooks the famous Bahia Palace; and is within an easy stroll of the city's other famous attractions. It is also well placed for enjoying some of Marrakech's finest restaurants and bars.

The Riad subtly blends the best of local tradition, materials and craftsmanship with all the refinements of a bespoke private residence.

Each bedroom has en suite facilities and has been individually designed and decorated to the highest standards. Purest quality cotton linen and fresh flowers are provided in every room, together with many other little luxuries. All suites also have their own sitting area, complete with satellite TV.

There is a beautiful swimming pool in the main courtyard; plus a small splash pool on the sunny terrace, ideal for cooling off during the heat of the day.

A hand-picked selection of stunning locally-crafted caftans, jewellery and furnishing accessories are available for you to browse in comfort; or guests may simply choose to relax in one of the many beautiful sitting areas scattered throughout the Riad, before enjoying the ultimate in romantic "at home" dining.

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Minimum duration of stay:

4 nights during peak season
3 nights rest of the year

To make a reservation, hold a room, or submit an enquiry, please select the occupancy from the rooms below.

Room availability will be updated if a new date or duration is specified, and the total for your stay will be shown at the bottom of this page.

Please note: Local taxes of €1 - €3 per person per day are not included and will be payable locally.

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  • Airconditioning
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safe for personal effects
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Panoramic views
  • Satellite TV in all suites
  • Room safes
  • Excellent in-house cuisine
  • Organised excursions and walking tours
  • Laundry service
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and Moroccan pastries
  • Easy pick-up/drop-off (taxi access 20m from riad)
  • Airport transfers arranged on request

Pictures from the common grounds of Riad Assakina. Click on a thumbnail for a larger image.

Courtyard and Pool
Courtyard and Pool
Breakfast
Breakfast
The Riad
The Riad
Courtyard
Courtyard
Dining Room
Dining Room
Terrace
Terrace
Bathroom
Bathroom
Entrance
Entrance
Pergola
Pergola
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
Sunbathing
Sunbathing
Courtyard
Courtyard

"With so many riads to choose from, we were delighted that we picked Assakina. Stylish, yet authentic decor gave us the 'wow' factor, offering tranquility amongst the mayhem of the medina."

Marc & Jodie, London

"A little bit of Heaven!!! Thank you."

Theresa, Essex

"After only 3 days away, we feel like we've been gone two weeks! We had such a lovely relaxing stay at the Riad and hope to be back sooner rather than later. Thanks for all your advice on where to shop, where to eat and how to spend our time. Thanks also for the little things that made us feel so pampered and well taken care of - fruit every day, tea on the roof, tours of the souk...Thanks for everything!"

Rivanna & Nadine, London

"We feel so lucky to have trawled through numerous riads on the internet and to have picked what we're sure must be one of the very best! We love everything about the place- the decor is absolutely stunning with such exquisite attention to detail, the terrace is so romantic and the team are all such lovely people. You have made us feel that nothing is too much trouble and that you genuinely care about us."

Alistair & Marielle, Buckinghamshire

"A friend and I stayed here for four nights and had a totally fabulous time - we really couldn't fault it...The inclusive breakfast was sumptuous - a huge selection, including freshly squeezed melon and peach juices, cooked breakfast, local pastries and more."

Carole, Herts

Berber Room
This beautiful double/twin room has extra-high ceilings; a feature arcade; and is tastefully decorated with authentic carved Berber art. It opens directly onto the courtyard and pool; and may be linked to the Saadien room via an adjoining door.

Complete with ensuite facilities.

Saadien Room
This double room is sumptuously decorated with Moroccan mirrors and finest quality golden silk. It has an extra high ceiling and a view directly onto the pool. This room may be linked to the Berber Room via an adjoining door.

Complete with ensuite facilities.

Almoravid Suite
This double/twin room is situated on the first floor overlooking the courtyard. It is larger than the ground floor rooms; features intricate Saharan doors; and a collection of authentic Moroccan jewellery and artefacts. The wall behind the bed is decorated in chocolate tadelakt and bears a beautiful hand-carved Arabic inscription.

Complete with ensuite facilities.

Merenid Suite
This stylish suite is situated on the first floor, protected from the sun by the cool shade of an arcade and with beautiful views onto the pool. It is decorated in warm colours and features a full-length tadelakt wall.

Complete with ensuite facilities.

Almohad Suite
This magnificent double/twin suite is situated on the first floor. It is filled with light, with a wall of windows that provide a stunning view of the entire Riad. It is decorated with several major pieces of exotic art, including a beautiful carved and painted horse.

Complete with ensuite facilities.

Kaid Suite
This large suite has a huge bed, modelled on a traditional Moroccan King's bed, situated on a raised tadelakt platform with steps which lead down to a dressing table and sitting area. The room is decorated with ornate silver furniture and beautiful objets d'art from Africa and beyond.

Complete with ensuite facilities.