Breakfast on the roof terraces

Breakfast on the roof terraces

The beautiful dining room

The beautiful dining room

Morrocan Salon

Morrocan Salon

Palm Salon

Palm Salon

The small library with Moroccan literature

The small library with Moroccan literature

Our traditional hamam

Our traditional hamam

View at the pool

View at the pool

Relax at the poolside

Relax at the poolside

Our main living rooms

Our main living rooms

Terraces

Terraces

The sun sail on the roof terrace

The sun sail on the roof terrace

A corner of the roof terrace

A corner of the roof terrace

Main Courtyard - Corner with table

Main Courtyard - Corner with table

Why spend your vacation in a riad in Marrakech?

Crowds in the streets, honking mopeds, shouting dealers, a donkey with a cart holding up the traffic – this is the hubbub in the streets of old town Marrakech. As soon as the traveller turns off from the busy street into a small alley, there is nothing but calmness around him. Even more so, once he passes through the doors and high walls of a riad in Marrakech: Cool air under trees after the heat of the city, a splashing fountain, singing birds – a paradise in the heart of the Medina.

 

A Riad in Marrakech – The garden of paradise

Riad” is the Arabic translation of “gardens”. In Morocco and especially for a riad in Marrakech, the term is used for a townhouse of a special kind: The common house – the Dar – is a simple house with a patio enclosed by pillars. The patio of a riad in Marrakech is significantly larger than a Dar and comprises a garden divided in four squares with trees. You will find the kingdoms largest and most beautiful examples of riad in Marrakech – and Riyad El Cadi is one of them.

The concept of the riad as four squared gardens corresponds to the idea of paradise in the Quran: Paradise is a garden surrounded by high walls through which four rivers flow, full with water, wine, milk and honey. Trees rich with fruits offer shade.

 

Hotel Riyad El Cadi – your paradise

Today the term “riad” in Marrakech is mostly being used for the small hotels in the medina – no matter if riad or dar. And right so: there is no better place to relax from the hubbub in the medina than in the garden of a riad. Relax in one of the several courtyards of Riyad El Cadi beneath shady orange trees, drink a glass of cool wine and enjoy…

The Hotel Riyad El Cadi consists of one riad with a garden and several dars. Only 15 rooms around 7 patios with 3 living rooms, 3 alcoves, a pool and vast terraces offer uncommon wide space for privacy and peace – a rare find in a riad in Marrakech.

For questions regarding your stay in a riad in Marrakech please contact us: Reservation