This is a privately owned riad in the Medina. Built in the 19th century, it was originally the central part of a Caidal palace. Today, five spacious suites surround a wide courtyard garden and swimming pool. Owned by Jasper Conran, the riad combines superb Moroccan craftsmanship with antique furniture, textiles, lighting and art from his collection, making it feel more like a high-end home than a hotel. The roof terrace offers views of the Atlas Mountains and the city skyline, and is the perfect place to unwind after a day exploring the souks. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea can be taken under the pergola, and drinks can be enjoyed among the orange blossom and fig trees on the terrace.
Derb Sidi Lahcen Ou Ali, Bab Doukkala, Marrakech
Le Riad Yasmine
French couple Gabriel and Alice moved to Marrakech in 2015 to take over the direction of Le Riad Yasmine. They have since transformed it into a modern green paradise in the centre of the Medina. The verdant riad has eight well-designed bedrooms – each filled with plenty of plants and cacti – a swimming pool, a rooftop solarium plus a friendly resident cat named Bowie. If you’re after a spot of relaxation, enjoy a mint tea in the living room and reading nook. The whole place can be booked exclusively for up to 16 guests – perfect for family trips or a girls’ weekend away.
Rue Ank Jemel, Bab Taghzout, Marrakech
La Sultana Marrakech
La Sultana Marrakech is an ultra-luxe hideaway within the old city, close to the main attractions and ten minutes from Djemaa El Fna square. The 28-bedroom hotel offers an outdoor heated swimming pool with a jet stream, panoramic terraces, misted solarium, gym, library, spa and on-site cooking courses. Each bedroom has its own design and style of decoration, and is filled with antique furniture and artworks. On the spacious outdoor terrace overlooking the Medina, La Table du Souk restaurant offers cosmopolitan cuisine, signature cocktails flavoured with Moroccan spices, and great views.
Rue De La Kasbah, Medina, Marrakech