Riyad El Cadi, Marrakech, Medina

"Delightful, intimate villa hotel owned by the former German Ambassador, an avid collector of textiles"

The origins of this stately mansion can be traced back to the 13th and 14th centuries. The previous owners were the old Marrakchi family Belqaziz who, in the 1950's, split up the house and sold it as separate properties. Today, re-established and considerably enlarged, Riyad El Cadi consists of five interconnected houses with patio: 'Le Grand Patio' that is the main building; 'La Douiriya' with the service patio, where the former owner received his personal guests; 'La Maison Bleue', and the two patios of the adjacent 'Riyad du Palmier'. The entrance at 87 Derb Moulay Abdelkader, quartier Dabachi, permits you to walk to Café de France on Jama El Fna, in the center of the Old City, in just 5 minutes; while the main entrance is at 59 Derb El Cadi.

Riyad El Cadi, with its numerous patios, staircases, passages and halls right in the heart of the Medina of Marrakech, is a perfect oasis of rest and unexpected tranquillity. Rare and early Moroccan artefacts, an important collection of Berber costumes, many other objects of Islamic art and classical Asian furniture create an exceptional atmosphere. Because of the very private character of the house and its furnishings, guests are welcome who appreciate the ambience and take care of the objects they are entrusted with.

For all guests there is a small swimming pool, solar heated with jacuzzi, in annex of Riyad du Palmier; hammam; library with books on Morocco; large terraces with view on the High Atlas, and tent. There are also facilities for dinners, receptions, meetings (for up to 20 guests), and small exhibitions.

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87 Derb Moulay Abdelkader, Dabachi, Medina, Marrakech, Morocco

Hotel facilities:

  • 12 rooms, including 6 suites rooms available


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