We at Villanovo have taken great care when compiling our exclusive selection of riads in the Medina of Marrakech, ensuring that our offering is as diverse as the personalities and tastes of our clients, while never compromising our standards of quality. Whether you're looking for a large riad for a group of friends to share or an intimate family villa, a leafy central courtyard and patio or an elegant roof terrace, a private outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, plunge pool or a relaxing spa, our handpicked collection of fantastic riads is certain to cater to your specific requirements.
All of our riads in the Medina come with first class facilities, including air conditioning, as well as tastefully decorated common seating areas employing traditional Moroccan interior design, and friendly, dedicated domestic staff, including private chefs to prepare the finest Moroccan cuisine for you to enjoy in the comfort and privacy of your exclusive holiday rental.
Take a leisurely look through our luxury accommodation and discover the ideal riad or villa for unforgettable stay in the Medina of Marrakech.
At Villanovo, we have a close personal history with the red city of Marrakech, given that our founders, David and Geraldine, raised their family there. Perhaps that's why we're so keen to show the very best this magical city has to offer and to ensure you and your loved ones have the experience in Marrakech that you deserve.
We offer the services of our dedicated concierge service to assist you in the planning and smooth running of your holiday in Marrakech. Whether you're looking for someone to make the arrangements for airport transfer to or from your riad, car or bike rental, the services of a babysitter, tips on which roof terrace to visit for sunset or boutique to shop in, help with booking a trip to the Atlas Mountains or the lush Ourika Valley, or even something extra special like a hot-air balloon ride over the desert, our expert staff with their expert local knowledge and excellent attention to detail can take the stress and guesswork out of planning your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Marrakech.
Our riad and villa specialists at Villanovo have carefully selected the finest accommodation for your holiday in the famous Medina of Marrakech, where you're often just a few minutes’ walk from some of the Red City's most iconic locations.
A safe, family-friendly place, where locals are more likely to greet you with a mint tea than a frown, the middle of the Medina is best explored on foot, where the labyrinthine streets and scattering of vibrant souks infused with aromatic spices, music and chatter may lead you to the quiet, beautifully manicured Le Jardin Secret one minute or a trendy roof terrace playing chilled out beats the next. Fabulously chic eateries and pristine boutiques sit happily alongside, sprawling market stalls selling artisan products, while majestic must-see sites, such as the Koutoubia Mosque, The Medersa Ben Youssef, Dar El Bacha (perhaps the most beautiful riad in Marrakech), the 19th century Bahia Palace and the famous Jemaa el Fna square, are around almost every corner.
All this and more is waiting to be explored when you rent a wonderful riad in the Medina of Marrakech with Villanovo.
Morrocco’s popular city of Marrakech is a great location for a family holiday, offering all manner of activities to interest young and old alike. From the vast cultural wealth, sure to pique the interest and inspire the imaginations of curious minds to the array of excursions and outdoor activities to keep active feet busy, a trip to Red City is guaranteed to leave you and your family with stories and memories to last a lifetime. Here are a few of our favourite family-friendly activities:
Visit the truly unique Majorelle Garden
Discover the enchanting Jardin Majorelle, an Islamic botanical garden in Marrakech, boasting 300 plant species and once owned by designer Yves Saint-Laurent. Created in 1931 by painter Jacques Majorelle, its romantic atmosphere and captivating beauty house the Berber Culture Museum and Musée Yves Saint Laurent. This serene, historical oasis is an essential experience during your stay in Marrakech, truly embodying the city's rich past and alluring charm.
Wander through the Medina and shop in the souks
Immerse yourself in Marrakech's vibrant heart at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Medina - the largest in the Maghreb. Stroll through winding alleys, traditional riads, and charming orange gardens featuring architecture unchanged since the 17th century. Delight in the maze of shops and craftsmen, offering treasures like jewellery, leather, pottery, perfumes, fabrics, and carpets. For the ultimate shopping experience, don't miss the enchanting Souk Semmarine - a must-visit for any shopaholic.
Play a round of golf at one of the city's top courses
A premiere golfing destination, Marrakech is never found wanting when it comes to a rich selection of exquisite fairways to spend your afternoons on. With a number of popular golf resorts such as Amelkis, Royal Golf de Marrakech, Assoufid Golf Club, and Rotana Golf Palmeraie, among others, you have plenty of places to choose from,
Take an excursion to see the beautiful Atlas Mountains
Marrakech, the vibrant red city, serves as the perfect base for adventure seekers exploring the breathtaking Atlas Mountains. Embark on exhilarating day trips and excursions by 4x4, quad, motorbike, or a memorable donkey ride through stunning landscapes like the Ourika Valley, Aït Oussertek villages, or the Kik plateau. Find a local tour guide or speak to Villanovo's concierge staff for a bespoke experience.
Make a splash at the Aqua Fun Club, Morocco's first water park resort
Cool off at the fantastic Aqua Fun Club, just 15 minutes from the heart of Marrakech, offering a stunning view of the Atlas Mountains and delightful family fun. Morocco's first waterpark, featuring 17 pools, thrilling slides, spas, and restaurants, guarantees plenty of entertainment and relaxation. Alternatively, embrace the tranquillity of the leafy Oasiria Water Park, boasting slides, a lazy river, and a wave pool, set among truly exquisite environs.
A visit to Morocco is an opportunity to bask in the myriad delights of its culinary scene. And there is no better place to do so than in the authentic surroundings of its famous Medina. Featuring an abundance of first-class restaurants and beautiful riads with trendy rooftop terraces with views stretching out across the city and all the way to the Atlas Mountains, the Medina of Marrakech is a foodie's dream. Among our favourite establishments to visit in the Medina you'll find:
Terrasse des Épices
This classic open-air rooftop restaurant offers a peaceful and relaxing place to enjoy lunch, with panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains and the nearby Koutoubia minaret. You can also stop off for an evening drink or dinner on the terrace. An oasis of calm in the middle of the city.
This fantastic eatery with another excellent view achieves the difficult balancing act of combining the trendy with the intimate, while Parisians Omar and Simo offer Moroccan dishes reinterpreted using fresh produce.
La Maison Arabe
A jaw-droppingly beautiful location for an intimate dinner blending the very best of Moroccan, French and Asian cuisine. Highly recommended.
Housed inside the stunning Dar el Bacha palace (now the Museum of the Confluences) this refined café specialises in providing 100% arabica coffee, with over 200 varieties available and a selection of delicious pastries to accompany your drink
A splendid rooftop reached through an art gallery and a handful of charming boutique shops, Shtatto provides a great spot for people watching in the nearby souks while sipping on a freshly squeezed fruit juice.
Riad El Fenn
This luxurious, ultra-trendy hotel, which comprises several riads tastefully decorated with a medley of artworks and antiques, is located in Bab El Ksour, one of the gateways to the Medina. It is best known for its superb rooftop, where you can sample authentic Moroccan cuisine or drink cocktails on pretty cushions facing the Koutoubia, set to a background of cool, relaxing music.