Your accommodation in the medina of Marrakech
A centuries-old home in a quiet, residential area of the medina (old city) of Marrakech – operated as a B&B / boutique hotel – the completely restored Riad Ariha offers modern comfort combined with the peaceful ambience of a former age. Five beautifully decorated bedrooms, each with heating, air conditioning and ensuite bathroom. Wonderful accommodation in the old city of Marrakech.
French and Moroccan owned. French, English and German speaking riad.
Relaxed stay in Marrakech
The riad has been lovingly restored to a very high standard by the best Moroccan craftsmen using traditional methods ensuring coolness in the summer and warmth in the winter months.
The charming and attentive staff will ensure that you are truly well looked after during your stay. Our English-speaking manager is on hand to give you advice and to ensure that you enjoy a memorable stay in Marrakech. We will be happy to recommend and book restaurants for you as well as arranging massage and beauty treatments, all of which can be booked in advance or in the riad.
The atmosphere is one of harmony, simplicity and relaxation. Furnishings are simple yet elegant. The best in Moorish design.
The courtyard is the heart of the riad—a central fountain to create coolness and calm inside the riad. The courtyard also serves as our welcoming area with locally made tables and chairs for dining and a dipping pool that is not only beautiful but also useful for cooling down in the heat of summer.
The salon, opening out onto the courtyard has comfortable informal seating around a beautiful fireplace that is lit during the winter months.
All the bedrooms are individually decorated (the riad has 4 double bedrooms and 1 suite sleeping max. 12 people) and are light and airy with extremely comfortable beds and crisp, white bed-linen ensuring a good night’s sleep. The interior decoration is in fresh soothing white with the odd splashes of colour creating a calming effect. All bedrooms have individually-controlled air-conditioning/heating and en-suite bathrooms.
Jacaranda room has both a shower and a bathtub–reclining in the bathtub you can admire the dome above with light filtered through the glass stars.
All have tadelakt floors and sinks to give a smooth organic look.
Choose from our five bedrooms, each with its own bathroom with shower, all beautifully decorated to create a soothing atmosphere.
You will find a hair dryer in each room. Enjoy the aroma of our Moroccan organic toiletries. Your room has a private safe and individually-controlled air conditioning and heating. Free WiFi on the premises.
You are greeted with a smile, Moroccan mint tea and pastries.
The whole is a wonderful blend of ancient and modern. The sound of trickling water from the fountain and pool provides a soothing ambiance. The warm welcome allows you to relax and enjoy your stay.
Toiletries are organic products by Nectarôme, a company with an organic herb/flower bio-garden in the Ourika Valley. Nectarôme combines the wisdom of ancient Morocco with the knowledge of modern aromatherapy and phytotherapy. A real treat.
They are so popular with our clients that we now have them for sale in the riad: shampoo, shower gel and soaps.
The courtyard and the bhou (loggia) on the first floor also offer ideal places to relax and unwind from the exciting, enticing sights of Marrakesh. A great place to relax, read a book, listen to music …
On the roof terrace, there is a romantic pergola offering comfortable seating and sun loungers for relaxing and enjoying the wonderful views of the Medina of Marrakech and the Atlas mountains – a great place to soak up the unique atmosphere of Marrakech and catch some sun.
Breakfast and room service hours are adjusted to suit your needs and wishes. Breakfast consists of fresh orange juice, crêpes, bread, preserves, eggs, mint tea, tea and coffee. We can accommodate special requirements such as vegetarian, gluten-free diets.
Staff can also prepare meals or snacks cooked with fresh ingredients from the market. Highly recommended by our clients.
Savour Moroccan dishes, including vegetarian dishes, with ingredients bought fresh from the markets and delicously prepared by Khatija.
Enjoy home-cooked Moroccan cuisine.
Forget the worries of the day as you enjoy a relaxing hammam, have a massage or beauty treatment in your room.
Having a hammam is a great experience – Riad Ariha has a traditional private hammam on the premises.
You will never have felt so clean in your life.
If you want to explore the Atlas Mountains, just an hours’ drive away, take a trip to the desert or spend a relaxing day in Essaouira we shall be happy to help you. We also provide you with the use of a mobile phone during the stay so that you can ring the riad any time. In fact, we offer a whole range of services to make you feel at home. We just want you to enjoy an exciting, interesting and stress-free stay in Marrakech and in Morocco.