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Your own private riad in ancient medina

Rahba Kedima, Marrakesh, Morocco
  • House2583 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Tranquil private riad near to the main square

Beautifully restored Medina riad owned by a London-based interior designer. The riad was renovated using local craftsman and traditional building materials.

The riad is located within walking distance to all the major tourist attractions including the Baadi and Bahia Palaces, the Koranic School, the Jamal Fnaa and the many souks of the Medina. There is a large selection of excellent restaurants, both Moroccan and European, within a short stroll.

The riad is built around a courtyard that is open to the skies of Morocco. On the ground floor there is a b'hou (open seating area off the courtyard), a double bedroom with hammam style en-suite, a guest WC and kitchen. Located off the balcony on the first floor is the master bedroom with hammam style en-suite, the salon with open fire, TV, DVD and a single bedroom with access to the roof terrace. On the terrace is a covered seating area, a dining table for eight people and two sun loungers.

We have an English and French speaking house manager, Mohammed, who will organise for you to be greeted at the airport and transferred to the riad. During your stay our wonderful housekeeper, Karima, can provide meals on request. Mohammed can also organise taxis for excursions and tours. Mohammed is also a qualified Berber trekking guide and can organise trips in to the Atlas Mountains for all levels including treks with children.


Denis Doff

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Denis Doff

Denis is a London based interior designer.

Denis Doff purchased this House in 2000

Why Denis Doff chose Marrakech

Father lived in Casablanca in the 1930s and this was an inspiration for buying and restoring a property in the ancient medina of Marrakech.

What makes this House unique

Denis was able to create a tranquil oasis in the bustling medina of Marrakech with all the inspirations of this exotic city. Influenced by the amazing colours and flavours of Morocco all around.


    • Kids Welcome
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Mountain
              The Atlas Mountains are located 1.5 hours away from the riad. We have a private trekking guide available for all levels - from gentle walking in the High Atlas to climbing Toubkal.
            • Near The Ocean
              The coastal towns of Essouira and Oualidia are roughly a two hour drive from the riad.


                • wheelchair inaccessible


                    • festivals
                    • museums
                    • restaurants
                    • ruins
                    • water parks

                      Leisure Activities

                        • photography
                        • sight seeing
                        • walking

                          Local Services & Businesses

                            • ATM/bank
                            • groceries
                            • hospital
                            • massage therapist
                            • medical services

                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                • golf
                                • hiking
                                • mountain climbing
                                • mountaineering
                                • swimming

                                  House Rules

                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                  Check-out: Noon

                                  Cancellation Policy

                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                  11 Reviews


                                  Latest reviews

                                  Great home, location, and management


                                  We really enjoyed our stay at this riad. Our group included my wife and I with our 1 year old daughter, my sister and her boyfriend. Denise was kind enough to make sure we had a pack'n'play baby bed for our daughter. On top of that Mohammed and Karima, who take care of the house during your stay, were really great. Mohammed was flexible about meeting us when we got into Marrakech and he had a lot of helpful information for us. Karima had fresh brewed tea ready for us when we arrived and she was available to cook and clean as we needed (we told her we would do all that for ourselves but she still came and cleaned the home while we were gone - it was really thoughtful). In addition to all that, the riad's location was great. It is in the medina and it was pretty easy to access.

                                  Great location, price, and accommodations

                                  Gary D.

                                  Really enjoyed our stay here. Most of our meals were prepared by Karimma and the prices were very reasonable for a lot of food. Very good location in the center of Medina and the Riad was very comfortable. Lots of rooms, very beautiful and the wifi worked well. Communication was easy enough with either Mohammed, who speaks fluent English, or using Google translate with Karimma. Would definitely recommend.

                                  Lovely, great location, would definitely stay again.

                                  Melissa N.

                                  Highly recommend! The riad was lovely and close to everything, the food (breakfast) was delicious, and the owner and her assistant Mohamed were were very helpful and friendly. Perfect accommodations!

                                  Good experience

                                  Sooz P.

                                  My partner and our two friends stayed at the Riad Lucas for 5 nights. The space was quite comfortable and very capacious. Rachida and Mohammed were both very pleasant and attentive. We very much enjoyed our stay. We would absolutely recommend it to others.

                                  Charming riad in the next to the market.

                                  Terry S.Nyon Switzerland

                                  This property is a "must stay at" while visiting Marrakech. It is comfortable, spacious, quiet and yet the market is right out the front door. The accomodations, furnishings and amenities were all top shelf. The cook and housekeeper was pleasant, made extremely well tasting Moroccan food for us and catered to our every request. The onsight representative that takes care of the property, arranges excursions and travel was very pleasant, again catered to us in every way and ensured our comfort while there.

                                  I highly recommend this riad if you want to experience the Moroccan way of life in Marrakech. We will be returning and staying here in the uture.

                                  Perfect for our week stay.

                                  AndreaSanta Monica, California

                                  Great experience from start to finish. Denise the owner was very helpful with the booking and providing suggestions of what not to miss. The Riad is very well kept up, in the perfect location, and a welcoming home base during our Marrakech holiday.

                                  Rachida and Mohamed were very helpful and charming during our stay. The dinners Rachida prepared were excellent! Our trip to the Atlas with Mohamed was a highlight of our holiday.

                                  If I am lucky enough to go back to Marrakech I hope we can stay at Riad Lucas again.


                                  Rahba Kedima, Marrakesh, Morocco

                                  The Riad is a 15 minute taxi ride from Marrakech Menara Airport (20 minutes door to door). Our manager can organise the transfer to the Riad. The Riad is located a five minute walk from the world famous Jamal Fnaa market place and only a minute from the carpet and spice markets and a minute from souk sameraine (the main souk). Being located close to the Jamal Fnaa means that the riad is in a safe neighbourhood and transportation is always available. All of the major tourist attractions are within walking distance of the riad - Baadi Palace, Bahia Palace, Koranic School, Musee de Marrakech, Jamal Fnaa, Saadian Tombs etc.

                                  Rates & Availability

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Damage Deposit

                                  160 € per night for exclusive use of riad, weekly rate - 700-990 €. 150 € deposit required at the time of booking with the balance due at time of stay. Payment can be made in either Euros or Sterling or by Paypal. Note: Rates for the riad are for rental of the complete riad with Housekeeper/ Cook and riad Manager who can organise excursions including private trekking tours

                                  11 Reviews
                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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