About Riad Ariha

loggia first floor riad ariha marrakech
loggia first floor riad ariha marrakech

After the colour and excitement of the suqs, come and relax in this beautifully restored riad–a townhouse in the old city of Marrakech with inner courtyard open to the sky.

French/Moroccan – owned and managed boutique hotel in Marrakesh. English-speaking – we also speak French.

Time travel in comfort: we offer you a warm welcome and modern comfort.

Free WiFi. Lots of freebies and great prices.Wonderful accommodation for your stay in Marrakech.

We can help with trips to the Atlas or even the desert

Recommended by Elle UK as one of the five best riads in Marrakesh.

Very reasonably priced boutique hotel in Marrakech.Small and beautiful, with friendly and helpful staff. Enjoy your stay in an authentic riad in the medina (old city of Marrakech). The riad is operated as a bed & breakfast –and we aim to give good value.

Riad Ariha’s style combines the modernity of minimalism with the beauty of Moroccan craftsmanship lending an atmosphere of harmony, simplicity and relaxation. With its clean lines Riad Ariha gives a sensation of spaciousness and light.

Riad Ariha is in an area of the medina called Sidi ben Slimane, a quiet residential area away from the hustle and bustle of the main markets, the suqs (or souks).

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.

Courtyard by night Riad Ariha Marrakech

Courtyard view showing fountain and pool Riad Ariha Marrakech
View from Rose room to courtyard Riad Ariha Marrakech

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.

Relaxed stay in Marrakech

Courtyard by day with sun strips

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.

View from Rose room to pool in courtyard Riad Ariha Marrakech

The courtyard is the heart of the riad with 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.

Salon Riad Ariha Marrakech

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.

Jasmine room in Riad Ariha Marrakech with fireplace
Jacaranda room on upper floor Riad Ariha Marrakech
Oleander room with Juliette balcony overlooking courtyard Riad Ariha Marrakech
Dome in Jacaranda room Riad Ariha

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.

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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.

Rose room Riad Ariha

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.

organic products, pretty Moroccan bottles

They are so popular with our clients that we now have them for sale in the riad: shampoo, shower gel and soaps.

sunny loggia, Riad Ariha, in Marrakesh

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

catch some sun, roof terrace, Riad Ariha, Marrakech

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.

Riad Marrakech, courtyard of Riad Ariha

Breakfast and room service hours are adjusted to suit your needs and wishes. Breakfast consists of fresh orange juice, fresh fruit, yogurt, 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 deliciously prepared by Khatija.

Enjoy home-cooked Moroccan cuisine.


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Atlas mountains Morocco

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.

Configuration of Riad Ariha, Marrakech

Ground Floor of the riad


  • Courtyard 36 m² with central fountain, dipping pool and wall fountain
  • Rooms Lemon Tree and Rose
  • Plants rose bush, lemon tree, bougainvillea, papyrus, bamboo
  • Salon with tadelakt walls and fireplace, TV, and WiFi
  • Traditional private hammam

pool Riad Ariha

  • The dipping pool in the courtyard–very refreshing after a day in the suks.

First Floor of the riad

Notre ensoleillée loggia - un endroit idéal pour se détendre  Riad Ariha, Marrakech

  • Loggia with seating area
  • Two bedrooms, Jacaranda and Jasmine, each with its own bathroom
  • Jasmine is a suite with its own working fireplace and sitting area
  • Jacaranda is a suite with a sitting area. The bathroom has both a bathtub and shower, all in tadelakt and featuring a spectacular domed ceiling. These bedrooms can accommodate either one extra bed for an adult or two for small children.
  • Separate stairway to fifth bedroom, Oleander (Laurier) with French door overlooking courtyard, and own bathroom.

Roof Terrace of the riad


  • Tented pergola with seating, cushions, low tables
  • Outdoor shower facility


Charitable Activities

Riad Ariha Marrakech has a commitment to, as much as possible, provide school books for local children whose families cannot afford them. Without the necessary books, these children would otherwise not be able to attend school. We also provide food supplies to needy families in our quarter at the two Muslim festivals, Eid el Fitr (after Ramadan) and Eid el Adha.