There’s a gorgeous tranquil oasis right in the middle of Marrakech’s bustling Medina, where you can take shelter beneath swaying palms and orange trees after a day in the high desert sun. Riad Le Rihani is one of the prettiest riads in all of Marrakech, with impeccable style and a location that’s impossible to beat.
Riad Le Rihani is the creation of an artsy Belgian couple who took over the traditional familial riad where the guesthouse stands today. The defining feature of Riad Le Rihani is the beautiful central courtyard which sets it apart from other riads in the area. As soon as you walk onto the property, you can unwind beneath a towering palm and blooming orange trees surrounding a glassy turquoise-jade pool. Around the courtyard are lounge chairs, sofas and tables where you can drink tea and take in the soothing ambience. The colorful orange trees against the bright white arches of the riad, gives a touch of Seville in Marrakech.
All the rooms and spaces throughout the riad are filled with paintings, sculptures, antiques and artworks which the owners collected from around the world, all of which creates an undeniably stylish, bohemian vibe. There’s something unique and quirky which catches the eye in each corner of the property; whether it’s the bronze jade tigers sitting on the edge of the pool or an elongated canvas of a painted woman peeking from the corner of the hall. Riad Le Rihani is colorful, one-of-a-kind and effortlessly chic.
Each of the ten rooms in the riad are designed to be artsy, romantic and intriguing. The rooms are split up into Standard, Superior, Suites, Executive Suites and the Family Suite. Each room has a different color scheme and overall vibe. There’s the Chambre Califa painted in a majestic dark blue, with a stunning vintage four-poster canopy bed and green embroidered armchairs to make it pop. The Suite Tamegroute has a totally different vibe with bright ocher accents against green geometric floor tiles, all lit up by a golden oversized orb chandelier. In contrast, the Suite Douria is painted in metallic grey tones and decorated with photographs and bright white accents, which gives it a more sexy, modern feel.
The bathrooms are just as meticulously appointed as the bedrooms and aesthetically intriguing. The entrance leading to many of the bathrooms is made of carved Moroccan wood walls of immense beauty and craftsmanship. The inside of the bathrooms is crafted with Moroccan zellige tiles and earthy tadelakt.
Despite being a small property, Riad Le Rihani provides fabulous amenities. Guests will love the riad’s rooftop which has dreamy views of the Medina, with a straight shot of the Koutoubia Mosque. You can lounge in one of the canopy daybeds and enjoy refreshments in the warmer months when the rooftop bar is open. The riad also has a spa on the ground floor consisting of serene relaxation rooms, Moroccan hamam and high-tech soak tub for treatments.
A yummy Moroccan breakfast is served in the colorful tiled dining room each morning or in the courtyard. Guests can also reserve homecooked Moroccan meals for dinner, consisting of salads, date soup and briouates. Plus, they’ll get to choose from delicious mains like chicken tagine with pear and candied tomatoes, lamb tagine and aubergine stuffed with orange blossoms and chicken pastilla with mixed almonds.
Riad Le Rihani couldn’t be in a more ideal location. The riad is located close to the south entrance into the Medina next to Badi Palace. It’s just steps away from Jemaa el-Fnaa and the souks of the grand market. However, the riad is tucked away on a side street off the main road so the property remains a quiet, tranquil oasis, untouched by the noise and hustle and bustle of the Medina.
With an unbeatable central location and chic, artistic design, Riad Le Rihani has everything you’re looking for in a stylish, upscale stay in Marrakech! Visit here for for more information and bookings.