Riad Souika

Riads in Marrakech, Marrakech

Small and charming three bedroom riad in the heart of the Medina.


As boutique as riads come, Souika is a delightful, colourful and beautiful private house deep in Marrakech’s attractive medina (old town).  The city’s chaotic main square and raucous, rabbit-warren souks are close by, but they might as well be a world away: this is a place to recharge, a stylish downtime den in which bustle is banished.


There are just three double bedrooms - each charming, each air-conditioned, each with an en-suite bathroom.  Its small size means the riad can easily be rented in its entirety by a large family or group.


That said, Souika is also a couple’s paradise thanks to the real privacy on offer.  In particular, amorous duos are directed towards the roof terrace where they can sunbathe by day and enjoy candlelit dinners - on request - by night  There’s also a second terrace, a cosy sitting room with a fireplace, a small dining room and Wi-Fi available throughout.  Aziz, the friendly full-time houseman, prepares breakfast each day, serves drinks on the roof terrace and, if requested, can even cover child-minding, restaurant bookings or packed lunches.  No swimming pool.


Souika stands out thanks to its traditional but playful furnishings: sea-blue window shutters against red-pink clay walls, plus darkwood furniture, cushioned chaises longues, terracotta plant pots, patterned floor tiles and burgundy rugs.  At the heart of it all sits an old orange tree, graceful and unhurried.


For your Marrakech riad holiday at the Riad Souika, call us on 0207 112 0019 to discuss your plans.

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Riad Souika Reviews

A perfect base for exploring Marrakech

Riad Souika was a perfect base for exploring Marrakech itself - a luxurious  and peaceful haven in the heart of the bustling, exciting life of the Medina. Aziz cosseted us outrageously, was always ready with delicious mint tea and pastries on our return, and his cooking was inspired. His lamb and quince tagine was truly memorable.

who stayed here in October 2013.

Peaceful retreat from the hubbub

We had Riad Souika to ourselves, which was a real luxury, especially for the price of a double room! As all the reviews say, Aziz was a great asset, and we found the Riad a peaceful retreat from the hubbub of Marrakech outside.  

who stayed here in June 2013.


Riad Souika - wonderful place and wonderful house man.

who stayed here in November 2012.

Riad Souika, Marrakech has been rated 3 times, with an overall rating of 5.00 out of 5.

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