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Riyad El Cadi is situated in the heart of the Medina (Old Town), at the end of three cul-de-sacs. Thanks to these three entrances and the very central location in a secure part of the old town, you can reach all destinations in the Medina within a very short time.



The El Cadi Riyad Marrakech was founded by Herwig Bartels, a long life diplomat, connoisseur of the Arab world, passionate collector of Islamic arts and last but not least German Ambassador to Morocco.


The Hosts

The El Cadi Riad Marrakech is not a hotel with indistinguishable rooms, but a guesthouse where all rooms are individually created. We aim to serve our guests without their being aware of it – as if they stayed with friends: Our service is unobtrusive but always attentive.

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Cooking Class

Moroccan Cuisine at Riyad El Cadi: Our cooking classes

Did you ever dream of colourful markets full of perfume of unknown spices? Do you wish to prepare your own simple but delicious Tajine at home? The Riyad El Cadi has cooking classes to serve you!

Prepare a delicious lunch with the help of our knowledgeable restaurant chef under the open sky. And while you sip your good local wine, a very tasty dish simmers in its earthen Tajine on a traditional charcoal stove until ready to eat.

Price: 50 EUR per person, incl. course, meal, 1/2 bottle of wine
Language: English / French / German
Start: 11:00, end about 14:00

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Last Minute Rate

20% discount for the spontaneous ones – last minute

  • Book your room in our riad within two weeks before your arrival.
  • Breakfast, welcome drink and porter service from square Jemma el Fna included.
  • Tourist taxes (2,50 per person per night) not included
  • Available all year.



Early Bird

20% discount for long term planners

  • Book your room in our riad at least 3 months before your arrival.
  • Full deposit is required at time of booking.
  • Reservations are fully non-refundable.
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights is required.
  • Applicable on all rooms except for the Blue House and not during high season.



Our Rooms