Fodor's Expert Review Riad Enija

9, Derb Mesfioui, Rahba Lakdima, Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco

Walking through the heavy door that opens into Riad Enija is like stepping into a fairy tale: sculptures, Italian lamps, carved doors, and unique handmade furnishings make this home more of an art gallery than a guesthouse. Swedish-Swiss owners Ursula and Bjorn have blended their personal collection of contemporary fine art and design with traditional architecture to create an ultrastylish guesthouse that's one of Marrakesh's longest running and most renowned riads. Once the home of a wealthy Fez silk merchant more than 200 years ago, the two magnificent riads, each with a central courtyard, are linked by a stunning corridor hung with handmade tasseled lamps, paintings, armoires, and sofas strewn with a rainbow of bright cushions. The color scheme is bold—purples, pinks, and peacock blue, with vases of fresh flowers. One courtyard is a jungle of plants and trees, with an alcove for dining, while the other features an Indian-themed pool bordered with centuries-old pillars imported from Rajasthan. Fifteen enchanting rooms are scattered between two adjoining buildings; some rooms have romantic four-poster beds, fireplaces, or private verandas, but each is a visual feast. Large rooms have fans and high ceilings; the luxuriously spacious bathrooms are works of art in themselves, with sunken baths, tiles, brass candlesticks, and tadelakt finishes. A spa offering massage and herbal treatments completes the idyll.


  • high-quality services
  • breakfast served until 1 pm
  • beautiful interiors and spaces


  • not all bathrooms are en suite
  • no nearby car access
  • property is hard to find




Phones: 0524-44–09–26


15 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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