10 Echanting Riads That Capture The Magic Of Marrakech
Marrakech is at the crossroads between Arabic, African and European cultures and that is why it is Morocco’s most popular vacation destination.
From the pulsating energy of the souks and the grandeur of the golden palaces to the heady scent of jasmine in the air and majestic sunsets over the faded red buildings are the reasons why Marrakech seduces with its exotic aspect.
The 18th-century “Hotel de Charme” has been restored to its former glory thanks to Haj Mohamed Bouskri, a local historian and antique collector.
This riad is a real escape from the hustle and bustle of the city center called “la Medina”. Its minimalist and modern style has been designed by interior designer and hotelier Romain Michel-Menière and owner Philomena Schurer Merckoll.
Admire the beauty of this traditionnal inside courtyard. Somptuous Louis XV-style chairs, Turkish lanterns and Berber rugs serve as a reminder of the diversity of the country.
Owned by Vanessa Branson, the hostel is the perfect union of modernity and heritage. The walls have been painted in jewel tones and floors are made of ornamental tiles. You can even find a huge private collection of contemporary art.
This residence is the perfect blend of French and Moroccan design. It is furnished with rattan chairs that recall the French “Provence” and treasured heirlooms.
The name really makes sense here. This riad has been redesigned with a clever mix of colonial and pop art touches. Bold indigo, mint green and turmeric walls gracefully contrast round brass chandeliers and cedar wood carvings.
A soft color palette, local handmade pieces and linens from Valérie Barkowski, a Belgian textile designer, emit a relaxing energy. All this features come to complement the beauty of Saadian architecture.
The property was formerly a luxurious restaurant and the Italian aristocrat Fabrizio Ruspoli converted the mansion into is a great 26-room hotel.
Yasmine riad perfectly combines the atmosphere of a boutique hotel and the cosiness of a private home. It has seven guestrooms that have been individually decorated and named. And last but not least, each of them offers a incredible view of the roofless first floor patio.
Dar Anika is the accurate reflect of what comes to your mind when you think about the affluence and hospitality you expect from a Marrakech townhouse.
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