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Moroccan Riads | Luxury Marrakech Riads & Dars

“A dar or riad is inward looking. It gives intimacy and isolation. Just like an egg.” Giovanna Cinel, Marrakech, September 2009

The word “riad” has become a generic term used to describe traditional Moroccan courtyard house, but they do have significant differences: a “dar” literally means “house” built around a courtyard. A “riad” has a green, inner garden, and a fountain or water feature.

In the restoration of our properties we have maintained as many original features as possible, while giving each house a unique, contemporary personality. Where possible we have used the skills of local craftsmen: Marrakech for example is well-known for its tadelakt (a breathable, polished plaster mixed with egg white), while Fez is famed for its intricate interiors.

All are individually designed with features ranging from traditional zellij (intricate Moroccan tile-work) and carved cedarwood ceilings and doors, to contemporary Italian furniture, salvaged Art Deco finds, and new-wave Berber weaving.


Riad 72 Marrakech Morocco

Riad 72, Marrakech riad, mixes the best of modern Moroccan craftsmanship with contemporary Italian design. With just four rooms it is a sexy, stylish boutique riad with its own private Hammam. Perfect for romantic breaks. As one of the highest riads in Marrakech – the original owner was a friend of the Pasha and was granted special building permission – Riad 72 offers breathtaking 360º views of the medina and the Atlas mountains. Get additional information about Riad 72, Moroccan riad...Read More

Riad 72 Marrakech Morocco

Riad Due Marrakech Morocco

Riad Due, Marrakech riad, is the most contemporary of all our riads with a hip, not-too- serious vibe. Oatmeal hued tadelakt and tiles provide a clean backdrop to the kitsch, quirky creations of local artisans. Soaring columns, a courtyard plunge-pool and lush tropical plants give it just enough edgy style for “coolhunters”, while four high-personality rooms keep it intimate. The retro roof-terrace with clear views to the Atlas make it the ultimate spot for a sundowner. Get additional information about Riad Due, Moroccan riad... Read More

Riad Due Marrakech Morocco

Dar Bensouda Fez Morocco

This, palatial 17th century house is centred around a majestic courtyard decorated with antique Fassi zellij (tile work), ornately carved plaster and decorative cedar wood balconies. The five-year restoration has been done entirely by hand and will open in December as one of the great houses of Morocco combining the styles of its two most important cities: Marrakech and Fez. Get additional information about this Moroccan dar...Read More

Dar Bensouda Fez Morocco