Riad Kaiss

Riads in Marrakech, Marrakech

A nine-room riad with swimming pool, spa, restaurant and cooking courses

ABOUT: Renovated by revered French hotel designer Christian Ferre, Riad Kaiss was once the harem for Sultan Moulay Yacoub’s favourite concubine.  Now much less illicit,

this nine-room riad is traditionally decorated with earthy-pink walls, green and blue zellige tiles, and colourful paintwork, all explaining why it has featured in a variety of well-known design magazines and bibles.  Its majestic sun terraces, spa, pool and courtyard gardens are only minutes from the UNESCO-protected Jemaa-el-Fna square, Marrakech’s beating heart.


ROOMS:Each of the nine rooms are en suite, uniquely decorated and have air-conditioning.  There are three categories: Superior, Deluxe and Suite, with twin and double beds both possible.  Deluxe rooms are larger, and offer courtyard views.  The two Suites both have private roof terraces for romantic private dining, or daytime sun worship.


FACILITIES: The small pool sits on the riad’s rooftop, and is perfect after a day in the busy medina.  Equally so is the traditional hammam and a full spa offering massages and beauty treatments.  Two leafy, tiled and palatial courtyards border ornate salons with fireplaces and ample quietude.  There’s also a restaurant, in which organic, seasonal recipes are served.  These can be taken up on the roof terrace if desired.


EXTRA INFO:If you enjoy dinner, daily cookery classes are available, including the opportunity to go market shopping with the Head Chef.  The riad can also arrange personal shoppers and medina guides.

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