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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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Riyad El Cadi in German television


For all those who know German: the German chain WDR has produced a wonderful feature on Marrakech with adorable hostess Andrea Grießman guiding through Marrakech with a huge smile opening all hearts of Marrakech.

The feature is laid-back and charming, shows a lot of beautiful pictures and is full of helpful recommendations on what to do and what to see in Marrakech.

We are proud that Riyad El Cadi is being featured as one of three places to be in town:

– Riyad El Cadi Recommendation in Marrakesch to be seen on: WDR – Wunderschön  (03.03.2013)

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