Riad Malika

29, Arsat Aouzal, Bab Doukkala, Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco

The rambling Riad Malika occupies three old houses and was one of the first riads to become a guesthouse back in the 1990s. Full of eccentric charm with a lush garden patio and a small private pool, the riad is easy to find in a quiet and safe part of the medina. The architect owner, Jean-Luc Lemée, and his English-speaking wife have created an exuberantly styled collection of travel mementos and Art Deco relics, mixed with 20th-century retro furniture. The winter lounge is one of the coziest in Marrakesh, and there are spacious two-room suites ideal for families, as well as a decent-size patio pool. Many rooms have a private terrace also. The whole effect is a lovingly curated, quirky collage of styles and eras—sculpted plaster cornices, marble walls, gold-leaf ceilings, and a terrace with tumbling bougainvillea.

PROS

  • plenty of character
  • parking nearby
  • large bedrooms

CONS

  • far from main square
  • furnishings and finishes looking worn
  • lots of stairs

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Intimate
Central
Design

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0524-38–54–51

HOTEL DETAILS

9 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

What’s Nearby


BACK TO TOP