Riads in Marrakesh - English speaking riads in Morocco

Situated 13km from the centre of Marrakech, on the road to Ouarzazate, Villa Dinari provides the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of town, whilst remaining close enough to dip in and enjoy the fabulous sites and restaurants that Marrakech has to offer. The owners Abdul and Heather are also of interest themselves. Abdul has been a national tour leader for over 20 years and can offer invaluable knowledge. He is also able to arrange bespoke tours ranging from the imperial cities, to camel trekking in the desert. Heather, an English clothing designer, has bought her innate sense of style to the decor of the house.

Set in a hectare of landscaped gardens, the villa is the epitome of calm and tranquillity. Approached via an impressive cacti garden and with views of the Atlas Mountains, it is perfectly situated for trips into town, but also excursions over the High Atlas to the deserts.

Lunch or dinner, both Moroccan and international cuisine, can be provided at the house for those too weary to venture back into the chaos of Marrakech, but transport can be arranged for those wishing to dine in town.

With its great access to the town, and fabulous gardens, Villa Dinari is the perfect place for the discerning client who wants to enjoy Marrakech, but from the luxury of a staffed private house.

***Half term - 19th to 27th February 2011:***

For families with a maximum of 2 children - children eat dinner for free during this half term period.
For couples - Dinner for 2 including wine on first night.

***15th to 30th March 2011:***

Stay 3 nights for the price of 2 during this period.


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
  • iPod docks and minibars in all rooms
  • Extensive gardens
  • Swimming pool
  • In-house dining
  • Gymnasium
  • Massage and beauty therapy by appointment
  • Bespoke tours arranged
  • Transport from airport (charged)
  • Local bus service into town every 30 minutes

Pictures from the common grounds of Villa Dinari. Click on a thumbnail for a larger image.

Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Entrance at Night
Entrance at Night
Private Terrace
Private Terrace
Garden Studio Terrace
Garden Studio Terrace
Terrace off the Main House
Terrace off the Main House
Tent in Garden
Tent in Garden
Pool Area
Pool Area
Garden Studio Lounge
Garden Studio Lounge

"Thank you so much for a brilliant stay.
The food was amazing, the gardens beautiful and the dogs are adorable.
All of you were more than hosts should be.
We hope to see you all again soon."

Alex and Rosalyn, Scotland – 17th May 2009

"Villa Dinari is an oasis of tranquillity. It perfectly blends luxury and homeliness with attention to detail, excelling every expectation imaginable. Allowing one to re-charge and drift away in a peaceful bubble of relaxation and solitude when necessary, yet, when one requires a friendly face and a cup of tea (or a G & T), it is never far away…
I can’t wait to return to this little place of homely luxury and creature comforts in magical Morocco.
Well done Heather, Abdel and Adam and thank you for such a wonderful stay and your fabulous welcome and hospitality."

Angela, London – 27th April 2009

"Our stay at Villa Dinari was an unforgettable experience.
We were accompanied by our two teenagers (eager for a pool and sunshine after a very cold British winter). We were keen to give them both an insight into Morocco and Marrakech’s unique blend of contrasts. We enjoyed these to the full. Chaos, tranquility, lowlands, mountains, Nouvelle Ville and of course the Medina.
Thanks to Heather, Abdel, Adam and all of their staff.
We’ve enjoyed every bit of our stay, the batteries are re-charged and our memory card and minds are crammed with wonderful images."

Phil, Ann, Ellen and Will, Essex – 17th April 2009

"An amazing and welcome calm after the chaos of the Medina. We have truly enjoyed our (too short) stay at the lovely Villa Dinari
Our compliments to the friendly staff and the amazingly talented Nezha. Her meals were the our favourites in Morocco.
As your first Canadian guests, we will take on the responsibility of ‘spreading the word’. Villa Dinari is a piece of heaven on earth."

Dave, Sheralee and Maggie, Canada – 3rd April 2009

"Following Marrakech, this has to be truly an oasis of calm and tranquillity.
Heather and her staff have been excellent hosts. Beautiful, traditional Moroccan cuisine—nice wine too!!!
We have loved our stay at Villa Dinari. Sadly just too short, but we hope to come back soon…
Many thanks to all the staff for such a lovely stay."

Alex and Jane, Scotland – 24th March 2009

"Alas we come to the end of our stay at Villa Dinari. The perfect antidote, to the chaos of the medina, and a base from which to explore one of the world’s great cities. We were recommended to stay here by friends and now we see why.
Many thanks to Abdel, Heather and Adam and all the staff for making us so welcome for our four night stay.
We will be back to appreciate other seasons in Marrakech and look forward to seeing the gardens again."

Clem and Richard - January 2009

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Colonial Room
A large double bedroom decorated in a colonial style, of soft creams, beige and browns, with ensuite tadelakt bathroom. Air-conditioned.

The Colonial Room is situated of off the central riad courtyard of the main house, with its lush foliage and water feature, it has its own terrace.

Oriental room
A large double bedroom decorated in an oriental style, of soft greens and creams, with French windows opening to the garden, and ensuite bathroom. Air-conditioned.

The Oriental room is situated of off the central courtyard of the main house, with its lush foliage and water feature, it has its own terrace.

Blue Twin Room
The latest addition to Villa Dinari, a twin room decorated in shades of blue, with ensuite bathroom. Air-conditioned.

Perfect for travelling friends, or parents bringing teenagers with them..
It has all the facilities of the other rooms, but is a little smaller, it has its own terrace.

*Beds can be made into a large double, but the room is less spacious with this arrangement.

Garden Studio
Surrounded by foliage and an extensive cacti garden, the Garden Studio is perfect for relaxing in your own private world. Decorated with artisan pieces and a palette of soft creams, mochas and splashes of red, you feel instantly at peace on entering.

The studio is air-conditioned with a large double bed and cushioned seating area, a small kitchenette, and ensuite bathroom with shower. It has a large private terrace where breakfast or lunch may be served.

*May sleep 3 with an added fold up bed, if required.

Dinari Suite
A private bungalow tucked away in a secluded part of the beautiful gardens, offering its own little corner of paradise, with views over the entire garden and swimming pool. It is very private, perfect for a romantic getaway.

Stylishly decorated in a palette of soft greens and chocolate browns, it is air-conditioned with a large double bedroom, spacious living area, fully equipped kitchen and ensuite bathroom. It has a private terrace and sunbathing area, where breakfast and lunch can be served.

*Extra beds can be added, if required, to accommodate 4 people.