Riads in Marrakesh - English speaking riads in Morocco

West of the beautiful Mosque of Sidi-bel-Abbès, patron saint of Marrakech, Riad Porte Royale is in a friendly residential quarter of hidden mansions, palaces and boutique hotels, which has an authentic feel, and is ideal for the discerning visitor. Near the ramparts, it is easily accessible by car, but only a few minutes stroll from fine restaurants and the hurly-burly of the tourist trail that leads to nearby monuments and along the souks to Djemma el Fna square.

Dating back to about 1750, Riad Porte Royale has five bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Restored by master craftsmen, traditional finishes enhance the clean lines, and features such as the thick walls have been retained. In the luminous courtyard, the dipping pool mirrors the dramatic portico and the ancient 'porte royale'. Standing nearby, a single grapefruit tree adds to a sense of harmony and tranquillity.

Textiles, rugs, and objets d'art from the old caravan routes of Asia and Africa accent the white bedrooms. Elsewhere, there are several corners to relax in, from the b'hou off the courtyard, to the upstairs loggia with its fireplace and pretty window arches, or the tent on the roof terrace with a view of nearby palms.


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There is a supplement of €15 to add an extra bed in any of the rooms below.

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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
  • Plunge pool
  • Safe for personal effects
  • Broadband WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Excellent in-house Moroccan cuisine
  • English speaking manager
  • The whole riad can be booked for special occasions

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

Riad Porte Royale
Riad Porte Royale
The Courtyard
The Courtyard
The Riad at night
The Riad at night
View from the Salon
View from the Salon
Salon
Salon
The Sunny Loggia
The Sunny Loggia
Terrace by Day
Terrace by Day
Terrace by Night
Terrace by Night
Typical Bathroom
Typical Bathroom
Douryia Bathroom
Douryia Bathroom
The Entrance
The Entrance
Traditional Moroccan Door
Traditional Moroccan Door
The Ancient Porte Royale
The Ancient Porte Royale

"I'd just like to say how much I enjoyed my stay at Porte Royale last week. Your Riad is simply stunning, you have both created a fantastic place to stay in a very cool city!"

A G

"Can I say a big thank you to Mohamed & Hajiba who both made me very welcome and went out of their way to help me at every opportunity. It was also a real pleasure to meet Maria, who was lovely and a great host. I'd love to return to Marrakech again soon, and couldn't think of anywhere I'd rather stay..."

Mark

The African Room
In this double bedroom the pure clean lines of white walls combine with neutral tadelakt and bejmat floors, enhanced by objets d'art from Africa and Asia. The old wooden doors of the African Room open onto the courtyard.

There is an ensuite bathroom with shower.

The Ibn Battuta Room
In this twin or double bedroom the pure clean lines of white walls combine with neutral tadelakt and bejmat floors, enhanced by a hand-embroidered 'Suzani' from Kazakstan. The old wooden doors of the Suzani Room open onto the courtyard.

There is an ensuite bathroom with a 'cocoon' shower.

The Baluchi Room
Off the loggia on the first floor is this air-conditioned twin bedroom, with pure clean lines, white walls combined with neutral tadelakt and bejmat floors, enhanced by the rich colours of an old Baluchi rug, and a child’s ceremonial ‘chain mail’ smock from Uzbekistan on the wall.

There is a large ensuite bathroom with shower.

The Kilim Room
Off the loggia on the first floor is this air-conditioned twin or double bedroom, with the pure clean lines of white walls combined with a neutral tadelakt and bejmat floor, enhanced by the rich colours of an old Caucasian kilim or flatweave, and a child’s ceremonial smock from Uzbekistan on the wall.

There is a large ensuite bathroom with shower.

The Douiria
Reached by a 'secret staircase' it is the riad's most private room, and with a four-poster bed, perfect for honeymooners.

The pure clean lines of white walls combined with a neutral tadelakt and bejmat floor, are enhanced by an old Turkish rug woven as a dowry piece, and in a frame a rare wedding scarf from the Moroccan Atlas.

The Douiria room has reverse air-conditioning, and the large ensuite tadelakt bathroom has a bath with shower and external window.

The Entire Riad - 10 Guests
Riad Porte Royale is available exclusively, with use of the five spacious rooms, accommodating up to ten guests.


* A minimum stay of three nights is required.