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Authentic Very Central English-Owned Marrakech Medina Riad

Bedrooms 15
Space 9,687 sq. ft.
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

15 Bedroom Riad With Large Pool And Roof Terrace In Heart Of The Medina

Available to rent on a room by room basis or the entire riad for larger private groups or special events, Riad Africa has ten spacious bedrooms and suites themed after Africa’s most evocative and fabled destinations. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, iPod docks, a local mobile phone (for contact with riad staff when out and about), bath robes/slippers, a hair-dryer and personal safe. High speed wireless internet access is available throughout the riad.

Guests can cool off in and relax around one of the largest plunge pools in the medina. A tranquil palm-filled courtyard, a comfortable dining room/salon, a massage room, hammam, evening bar and private roof garden/terrace offer a choice of public areas in which to unwind. A range of health and beauty treatments are available including a massage/treatment room and hammam).

Ancient Meets Modern: Riad Africa is a high quality heritage riad ideally suited to discerning travellers looking for an authentic Moroccan Experience. Although reflective of the past, we've ensured we haven't ignored the present. Perfect for groups of friends and ideal as a private villa for large families, Riad Africa can be rented either on an exclusive basis, hiring the entire property over your choice of duration, or on a room by room basis. Our house manager is available locally to provide information and to book local guides, excursions and activities. We have a private Moroccan cook available to prepare tasty traditional 3-course evening meals in-house including tajines, couscous or mixed grills. Cots and high chairs are available on request.

Beautiful courtyard with pool: An arabesque-style bab ed dar door opens into Riad Africa’s palm filled courtyard from a well-lit Medina street to reveal a large plunge pool of 16 sq metres, one of the largest in the Medina.

Magical Marrakech: Like Fes, Meknes and Rabat, Marrakech is one of Morocco's famous Imperial Cities. Renowned for its wonderful climate and for a setting as remarkable as it is varied, it is currently one of the world's top travel hot spots. With palaces and palm groves, rose gardens, and a backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas mountains it is the capital of the Moroccan South, a cultural crossroads and keeper of tradition and folklore. The ancient pink-walled Medina contains a wealth of rich architectural heritage, and the real highlight - Place Djemaa el Fna - is like no other square in the world! Marrakech is a city for discerning travellers with a keen interest in culture and a couple of days is simply not enough to fully discover the wealth of attractions this city offers.

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Property Manager
Nick Anstead
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017


Mellah Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel (terraced)
Building Type:
  • riad
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 9687 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 42
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
  • 15 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 13 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 14 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 15 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are very generous in size, and beautifully constructed of tadelakt-finished walls, and hand-made local polished brass washbasins and showers. Bath robes, slippers, towels and hair dryers are provided.
  • 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 42
  • Limpopo - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor, double or two singles in room.
    Okavango - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor, double or two singles
    Zambezi - 2 twin/ single , First floor, can be double or twin
    Congo - 1 queen , First floor overlooking the pool.
    Lalibela/royal suite - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Private apartment within the riad.
    Bwindi - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor, double or twin beds
    Aswan - 1 twin/ single , Single room with fan.
    Timbuktu - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , First floor overlooking the pool.
    Casablanca - 1 queen , 2 child bed , First floor overlooking the pool.
    Khartoum - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , First floor overlooking the pool.
    Etosha - 2 king , First floor, can be changed to two twin beds
    Berenty - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Ground Floor overlooking smaller pool, can be 3 singles
    Nakuru - 1 king , Can be two single beds, first floor
    Ruaha - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Can be 4 single beds. Second floor
    Selous - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Can be 3 single beds, second floor.
  • Decorated in the earthy, exotic and vibrant shades of Africa all guest bedrooms are equipped to a high specification. Standard Suites: With 17 to 23 sq metres of living space, all standard suites have double beds which can be split into two single beds and are located on the ground floor opposite the pool (Limpopo and Okavango) with Congo on the first floor overlooking the pool. Superior rooms: 4. Superior rooms can accommodate a third person on an extra bed. These rooms offer between 27 and 32 sq metres of living space and are located on the first floor overlooking the pool (Zambezi, Casablanca, Timbuktu, and Khartoum). Royal Suite 'Lalibela': The royal suite is a small apartment of 37sq metres located on the first floor of our smaller 'douriya' house. This comprises a bedroom, bathroom, WC and salon (living room) with sofa, table and tv. This suite is ideal for families as it can sleep up to 5 people in a queen-size 4 poster bed and two/three extra beds.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 24 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Grand Salon: Overlooking the pool, the salon doubles as a breakfast/dining room. Comfortably seating up to 20 guests, the salon is stylishly designed and furnished in beige, cream and opulent rouge. The salon has a corner fireplace for warming log fires on chilly winter evenings. Douriya Salon: A smaller salon is located in and around a second palm-fringed courtyard. With a fountain and fresh juice/coffee bar the Douriya Salon is a popular spot for breakfast, afternoon coffee or early evening fresh fruit cocktails. Roof Garden and Terrace: Covering almost 250 sq metre Riad Africa's roof terrace is a real haven of peace and tranquility, offering wonderful views out over the medina to Djemaa el Fna and Koutoubia. A Caidal Tent provides respite from the sun and a place to lounge and relax. Garlanded with yuccas, geraniums, bougainvillea, lemon and orange trees the terrace is a delightful spot for breakfast or dinner. Sun loungers and parasols are available.


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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Close by
Nearest Ferry
615 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Route de Casablanca
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Kosy Bar is close by
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
160 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Riad Africa is located in a safe and peaceful residential neighborhood in the Riad Zitoun Lakdim area of the Medina. Offering easy access (just a 2 minute walk from the taxi stand and bank) it takes just 5 minutes to walk to the bustling Djemaa el Fna square along the popular/easy to navigate Riad Zitoun Lakdim street. An excellent choice of local restaurants, cafes and shops is located within a 5 minute radius on foot, including the highly rated and atmospheric Kosybar. Others attractions located close by the riad include the Mellah, Kasbah and Dar Si Said Museum.

Other Activities: Hammam and Massage

Golf: Marrakech offers a choice of several excellent golf courses, located in and around the palmeries area of the city, within a 30 minute drive of Riad Africa.

Ski: Skiing is possible in the Atlas Mountains in Oukaimeden between December and March.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $2.81 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 2 years.

Base prices quoted above are for renting Riad Africa on an exclusive private rental basis. It can also be combined with Riad Arabia next door for a larger rental with a total of 15 bedrooms.

The property is also available on a room basis, standard double/twin from £60, superior double/twin from £76, Lalibela suite from £104 a night on bed & breakfast.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.