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17 Best Riads in Marrakech with pool for an amazing getaway

25 Mar 2024 | Africa, Destinations, Morocco

Nestled within the vibrant heartbeat of Morocco’s Red City, Marrakech’s riads offer a secluded paradise, hidden behind unassuming doors. For relaxation seekers and honeymooners dreaming of a serene escape, these traditional Moroccan homes turned boutique hotels promise an unforgettable experience. 

Picture this: sipping mint tea by a tranquil pool, surrounded by the intricate beauty of Moroccan architecture, all while being steps away from the bustling medina. Sounds like a dream, right?

Well, dream no more. I’ve curated a list of the best riads in Marrakech with pools, where traditional charm meets luxurious comfort, creating the perfect oasis for your Moroccan getaway.

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17 Best riads in Marrakech with pool

Nestled in the heart of Marrakech’s bustling medina lies a secret world of tranquillity and splendour—traditional riads that serve as oases of calm and luxury amidst the vibrant energy of the Red City. 

But you might be wondering what a riad is? A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior courtyard that serves as the center of the home. These courtyards often feature elaborate tile work, lush greenery, and water features such as fountains or pools. 

Riads can vary in size and style, from small family homes to grand palaces. They are typically located within the medina, or historic old city, of Marrakech and offer a unique experience for those seeking an authentic Moroccan stay.

Perfect for couples, families or a girls getaway, these riads offer an intimate glimpse into Moroccan culture, architecture, and hospitality. 

Read: Marrakech travel tips

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1. Riad Kasbah & Spa

This gorgeous 4-star riad is located in the heart of Marrakech’s medina, about a 7-minute walk from Jamaa el Fna square. Riad Kasbah & Spa has two swimming pools which are open all year round.

The suites at Riad Kasbah are individually decorated and air-conditioned, and you will find a well-equipped private bathroom, and many rooms come with epic views!

Pets are allowed (at an extra charge), however there is no parking on-site. 

Amenities offered at the riad include free Moroccan breakfast each morning, a sun terrace with views of the Atlas Mountains, and a lovely inner courtyard. 

  • Location: Derb Harbil N°101,La Kasbah, Kasbah, 40000 Marrakech
  • Amenities: Two swimming pools, restaurant onsite, bar, wellness and spa
  • Perfect for: Girls trip, couples, families


Riad Kasbah & Spa

2. Riad Melhoun & Spa

Riad Melhoun is one of the prettiest riads in Marrakech that you can choose for your Morocco trip! It is centrally located about a 3-minute walk from the El Badi and El Bahia Palaces, so you can easily walk to the popular attractions. 

Each room has traditional Moroccan decoration and a view of the patio. You will have access to a private bathroom with a walk-in shower. Buffet breakfast is served on the terrace, on the patio or in the rooms. 

The riad offers not one, but two swimming pools (including a rooftop terrace with a heated swimming pool). You can book a traditional hammam and massages at an extra cost. 

  • Location: 99 Derb Sidi moussa Quartier La Bahia, Medina, 40007 Marrakesh
  • Amenities: Two swimming pools, restaurant onsite, bar
  • Perfect for: Girls trip, couples, families


Riad Melhoun & Spa

3. Riad Farhan

Stay at the beautiful Riad Farhan located in a colourful corner of Marrakech’s media. Each room comes equipped with air conditioning and a seating area. The private bathroom also comes with a bath or shower.

This riad offers two swimming pools, a terrace and a wellness center. 

You will also find other amenities such as luggage storage, laundry facilities, massage sessions, body care, hairdressing services, and kitchen lessons.

Day tours and shuttle services can also be arranged at the riad. 

  • Location: Derb Tizougarine 74, Medina, 40000 Marrakech
  • Amenities: Two swimming pools, family rooms, spa and wellness center
  • Perfect for: Girls trip, couples, families


Riad Farhan

4. Riad Anya & SPA

Located in the heart of Marrakech, Riad Anya & SPA welcomes you to a warm colorway of everything Moroccan. Each suite is equipped with modern amenities and comes with a private bathroom. 

With each booking, you have access to their indoor swimming pool, spa and a typical Moroccan breakfast served in your suite or in the common areas of the riad. 

From the riad, you can take in the views of the Atlas Mountains from their patio and terrace. Plus it is only a 10 minute walk from markets and Jamaâ El Fna Square. 

  • Location: 149 derb sidi M’barek Quartier Sidi mimoun, 40000 Marrakech
  • Amenities: Room service, restaurant on-site, indoor swimming pool, spa
  • Perfect for: Couples, families, honeymoon


Riad Anya & SPA

5. Riad BE Marrakesh

Wonderfully located in the heart of medina, BE is one of the best riads in Marrakech with a pool!  It is about a 10-minute drive from Carré Eden Shopping Center and 18 minutes drive from Palooza Land attraction park. 

The interior of this riad is gorgeous in green, and staying at this accommodation means having access to their beautiful terrace offering a view of the Medina, pool and restaurant – all of which are very Instagram-worthy! 

Each room has air conditioning, and features free wifi,  a private bathroom with a bath or shower and a hairdryer.

The onsite restaurant offers delicious meals, and you have the benefit of a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage.

  • Location: 23 Derb Sidi Lahcen o Ali, Bab Doukkala, Medina, Medina, 40030 Marrakesh
  • Amenities: Indoor swimming pool, free airport shuttle, parking, room service, restaurant on-site
  • Perfect for: Girls trip, couples, families


Riad BE

6. Riad Nayanour 

Riad Nayanour is located in the famous district of Bab Doukkala in the medina of Marrakech. From the accommodation, you can walk to the modern district of Guéliz, which is only 15 minutes away, making it easy and pleasant for hikers to get around.

In terms of rooms, the riad has 7 stunning bedrooms – so you have a cosy, boutique experience. 

There is a large patio with a heated swimming pool and rest areas, with 2 fully equipped relaxation rooms and a large terrace. 

The swimming pool can be used all year round (it is heated). You can also have lunch or dinner by the pool.

  • Location: 40 Derb El Halfaoui, Bad Doukala, Medina, 40000 Marrakech
  • Amenities: Indoor swimming pool, restaurant onsite, bar, family rooms, terrace
  • Perfect for: Couples, families


Riad Nayanour

7. Riad Adika & Spa

This renovated riad is a testament to Marrakech’s rich heritage – Riad Adika & Spa is located in the medina. 

Each guest room has a private bathroom with free toiletries. All the rooms are set around a central courtyard and an indoor pool.

Onsite, there is a traditional Hammam and a comfortable Moroccan lounge and several outdoor sunbathing and shaded terraces.

Traditional Moroccan cuisine is also offered at the Riad – perfect to dine under the night lights in Marrakech medina. 

Other than the onsite amenities, you can also book hiking tours, horse riding and trips to the desert, all organised by the hotel.

  • Location: Sidi Bouamar Quartier Riad Laarous, Medina, 40000 Marrakech
  • Amenities: Outdoor swimming pool, wellness and spa, restaurant onsite, family rooms
  • Perfect for: Girls trip, couples, families


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8. Riad Barroko

Perfect riad for that Instagrammable shot, this guesthouse is located just half a mile from Jemaâ el Fna Square. Book a room here to enjoy lovely views of the medina and nearby areas from the rooftop terrace. 

Each room is decorated with authentic furniture and Moroccan aesthetics, and has AC. Every morning breakfast is served in the courtyard. This riad also offers bikes for you to head out and explore the city.

On-site you will find an indoor swimming pool, restaurant (serving Moroccan cuisine at Le Barroko Restaurant), a lounge, and a 24-hour front desk.

You will also find amazing sites located just 1 km from the riad such as Marrakech Museum, Majorelle garden and Ben Youssef Madrasa.

  • Location: 26 Derb Zaouia Bab Doukkala, Medina, 40000 Marrakech
  • Amenities: BBQ, indoor swimming pool, 24-front desk, 
  • Perfect for: Couples, solo travellers


Riad Barroko

9. Riad l’Oiseau du Paradis

Riad l’Oiseau du Paradis is another centrally located accommodation with a pool in Marrakech. The property offers deluxe and family size rooms – all styled in beautiful Moroccan decor and aesthetics.

Each of the en suite rooms has free Wi-Fi access and a seating area. Some alo feature a four-poster bed. Breakfast is included with each booking.

You can enjoy traditional Moroccan dishes for lunch and dinner in their restaurant. Meals are served on the patio or in the elegantly decorated lounge. 

There is a wellness spa available at the riad, and you can also book professional massages in the on-site hammam. Or simply relax at their rooftop terrace that offers a view of the Koutoubia Mosque.

Bicycle rental is also possible from the tour desk at the reception.

  • Location: 27 Derb Cherrata Arset El Houta, Medina, 44000 Marrakech
  • Amenities: Indoor swimming pool, restaurant & bar, family rooms, spa and wellness center
  • Perfect for: Families


Riad l'Oiseau du Paradis

10. Riad Spa Sindibad

The Riad Sindibad offers great value for money – it is centrally located, and welcomes guests with breakfast on every stay. 

A 3 star property, you will find a swimming pool on the patio and a hammam. Additionally, spa treatments can be booked. 

Guest rooms are compact, yet colourful and well equipped. All rooms are air-conditioned and have private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi.

This riad is located at the edge of the Median which makes it easy for day tour pick ups and drop offs. 

  • Location: 411, Derb Sidi Messaoud, Arset Ihiri, Bab Yacout (Bab Doukkala), Medina, 40000 Marrakesh
  • Amenities: Two swimming pools, restaurant onsite, bar
  • Perfect for: Groups, families, value for money


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11. Villa Amira & Spa

Villa Amira and Spa is located outside of the historic medina, but still close. You can choose from a variety of suites from single beds, family rooms and more. Each room is individually decorated and has a private bathroom.

You will love the outdoor swimming pool, traditional hammam, and enjoy a variety of beauty and massage treatments at the spa.

Moroccan cuisine, and light meals can be requested, and you can hang out at the roof-top terrace. 

  • Location: 78 rue Sakia el Hamra, 40000 Marrakesh
  • Amenities: Outdoor swimming pool, restaurant onsite, family rooms, terrace
  • Perfect for: Girls trip, couples, families


Villa Amira & Spa

12. Riad Palais Des Princesses & Spa

Riad Palais des Princesses offers a large, inviting pool, surrounded by comfortable loungers and shaded nooks. 

The spa facilities here are exceptional, offering traditional Hammam experiences that will leave you rejuvenated.

The tranquillity of Palais des Princesses is palpable. It’s a place that whispers stories of old Marrakech, inviting you to become part of its ongoing tale. The evenings are especially magical, and you can also dine here at their terrace. 

  • Location: 41 Derb Jamaa, Rue Riad Zitoun El Keddim, 40 000 Marrakech Medina, Medina, 40000
  • Amenities: Swimming pool, restaurant, hot tub, family rooms, spa and wellness center
  • Perfect for: Girls trip, couples, families


Riad Palais Des Princesses & Spa

13. Riad Villa Wengé & Spa 

Riad Villa Wenge & Spa offers an intimate escape within the bustling medina. It is located only a 2 minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square.

This boutique hotel boasts an outdoor pool, ensconced in a courtyard filled with lush plants and the soothing sounds of a traditional fountain. 

Each room is a homage to Moroccan craftsmanship, with luxurious textiles and ornate wooden furnishings. All rooms and suites are en suite and fitted with elegant Wenge furnishings, reversible air conditioning and LCD TVs.

The restaurant onsite serves tasty Moroccan specialities prepared using fresh market produce. Or you can just hang out at the spacious lounge that opens onto the patio, and sunbathe on the terrace.

  • Location: N4 Derb Messfioui Rahab Medina, Medina, 40000 Marrakech, Morocco
  • Amenities: Outdoor pool, restaurant onsite, family rooms, spa and wellness center
  • Perfect for: Girls trip, couples, families


Riad Villa Wengé & Spa

14. Riad El Zohar

With its Instagram-worthy interiors, Riad El Zohar offers both style and substance. The riad is over 300 years old, and is one of the few in the Red City with a plunge pool.

The pool, set in a beautifully tiled courtyard, is an oasis of calm. 

A double bed room typically starts at $145 and each of them is decorated in Moroccan style craftsmanship, making for a truly memorable stay. You can also book the entire riad for $680.

Lunch and airport transfers can be arranged at the front desk or online. 

  • Location: 78 rue Sakia el Hamra, 40000 Marrakesh56 Derb El Hammam, Mouassine, Medina, Marrakech
  • Amenities: Swimming pool, restaurant, terrace
  • Perfect for: Girls trip, couples, groups, families


Riad El Zohar

15. Riad Utopia suites & spa

Popular among the online community for its stunning architecture and design, Riad Utopia does not disappoint. It is a 5 star property with two swimming pools, terrace and a spa. 

The traditional riad has a pool, central to the riad’s courtyard, is surrounded by lounge areas, offering a peaceful and yet a cosy atmosphere. You can book a room with pool views too.

All rooms have air-conditioning to provide respite from the heat. Free Wi-Fi access is provided in all areas.

At Utopia, you can book cooking lessons. You can also arrange quad biking in the desert.

There is a restaurant on-site, and you can order a variety of Moroccan and international dishes. You can enjoy the same, whilst soaking in the views from the panoramic terrace or on the patio.

  • Location: Derb Sidi Bouamar, Medina, 41000 Marrakech
  • Amenities: Two swimming pools, restaurant onsite, bar, family rooms, terrace, spa and wellness center
  • Perfect for: Girls trip, couples, families


Riad Utopia suites & spa

16. Riad Spice

Tucked away in the narrow alleyways of the medina, Riad Spice perfectly captures the essence of traditional Moroccan style, while providing the luxury and comfort desired by modern travellers. Its rooftop terrace offers stunning views of the city, and the pool in its inner courtyard is a tranquil haven for those seeking to unwind. 

There are 10 rooms available to book at the Riad Spice, and each unit has air conditioning, a wardrobe, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a shower. 

The riad also offers a continental breakfast with each booking. With inner courtyard views, this accommodation provides a swimming pool. 

It features a 24-hour front desk, full-day security and luggage storage.

  • Location: Derb Sidi Bouamar, Medina, 41000 Marrakech
  • Amenities: Outdoor swimming pool, room service, family rooms, terrace
  • Perfect for: Girls trip, couples, families


Riad Spice

17. Riad Al Mamoune

This 16th-century riad combines history with luxury. Its small but inviting plunge pool is nestled in a traditional courtyard, complete with trees, sun beds and singing birds. It’s a piece of historical luxury that feels like stepping back in time.

All rooms have air-conditioning, and are individually decorated.  Every room has a bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. 

At the riad, you can also avail babysitting services, arrange for local activities and tours, and more. 

Marrakech-Menara International Airport is a 15-minute drive from Riad Al Mamoune and airport transfers can be arranged at an extra charge. It is also a few minutes from Jamaâ El Fna Square, and other attractions like Le Jardin Secret, Bahia Palace, Marrakech Museum, etc.

  • Location: 140 Derb Aarjane, Rahba Kedima, Medina, 40000 Marrakech
  • Amenities: Indoor swimming pool, family rooms, terrace, restaurant on-site
  • Perfect for: Girls trip, couples, families with young kids


Riad Al Mamoune

The Tradition of Riads

Riads have been part of Moroccan culture for centuries. They were originally built as private homes for wealthy families, with the interior courtyards providing privacy from the bustling streets outside. 

Today, many riads have been converted into boutique hotels, offering travellers a taste of Moroccan hospitality and architecture.

When staying in a riad, you can expect impeccable service, intimate settings, and an immersive experience into the local culture. These traditional homes are designed to provide a sense of tranquillity and escape from the chaos of the city, making them the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring.

Read: 3 days in Marrakech itinerary

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What Makes These Riads Stand Out?

Located in Medina: 

Each riad we’ve selected above is situated within the historical medina of Marrakech, providing an authentic experience of the city’s heart and soul. You’ll find yourself steps away from major attractions, yet secluded enough to enjoy tranquillity.

Traditional Moroccan Style: 

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Moroccan architecture and design. These riads showcase intricate tile work, carved wooden doors, and lush courtyards—all hallmarks of traditional Moroccan aesthetics.

Roof City Vibes: 

Beyond the cool waters of the pool, many of our chosen riads offer stunning rooftop terraces. From the roof terrace, you can enjoy panoramic views of the city, from the Koutoubia Mosque to the Atlas Mountains, all while sipping on mint tea.

Boutique Hotel Experience: 

With a focus on personalised service and intimate settings, these riads provide an experience far removed from that of a standard hotel. Expect to be treated like family, with staff going out of their way to make your stay special.

All the riads mentioned above have breakfast included, and many will offer hammam and other spa amenities.

Riad Spice

Tips on choosing the perfect Marrakech Riad

When searching for your ideal riad, consider what balance of tradition and modern luxury speaks to you. Is it waking up to the sound of birds in a lush courtyard, or ending your day with a dip in a rooftop pool overlooking the medina? 

Each riad offers a unique perspective on Marrakech’s timeless beauty, catering to different tastes and experiences.

Pro Tip: Always check for seasonal offers and exclusive deals that might be available. 

I have to warn you too, the free wifi may or may not be that great when staying in a riad in the heart of the medina – so plan accordingly, if you have work or meeting scheduled around your trip to Marrakech. 

For those ready to take the plunge and book their stay at one of these exquisite riads, remember, you’re not just booking accommodation; you’re securing a gateway into the heart and soul of Marrakech.

Whether you’re chasing the romance of a Moroccan sunset or the tranquillity of a courtyard oasis, these riads with pools promise an unforgettable escape into the heart of Marrakech. 

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