Your Home In Marrakech

Elegant Riad Hotel in the Medina
of Marrakesh

Elegant rooms, spacious terraces, calm courtyards

Marrakech is an exciting city: it is colourful, noisy and full of adventure. Our riad is behind the walls with courtyards, well secluded from the small busy streets of the medina. In the riad you’ll find pure tranquillity: Birds are chirping, water is splashing, a place of peace. With its 17 individually styled rooms and suites around 6 courtyards, a pool and wide spread roof top terrace it is a place to relax after an exciting day in the old town of Marrakech.

We will help you arrange your programme for your day in lively Marrakech – Let us know your wishes!

We, the team of Riyad El Cadi, will help you to make your stay in Marrakech wonderful.

Retreat to your room, enjoy the sunset on the wide roof terraces and a delicious dinner in our restaurant. Relax in the hammam with a massage or refresh yourself in our pool.

We will help you have a perfect stay. We can organise airport transfers, city tours to the medina or excursions outside Marrakech. Learn to cook Moroccan cuisine in our cooking class. We book restaurants, exhibitions and much more for you.

We are glad to be at your service.

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Our Rooms

Individually designed rooms with precious art.

All rooms are individually styled with antiques and artwork from the near or far East and with love for every detail. You’ll find generously sized suites with living room and/or balcony, a riad on your own as a family suite and more. At least one of our rooms will match any special need you may have. Browse our rooms and make your choice!

Our Work

Savings with Direct Bookings

Book direct with Riyad El Cadi for our best rates and special perks available for our valued guests.

20% LAST MINUTE OFFER – December and January

  • 20% Discount for stays in December (until 16th) and Januaray (starting 06th).

  • Only 175 EUR for our suites and superior double rooms. You will have the best room/suite available at the time of your arrival.


Best rates with direct bookings

Best rates with direct bookings

We offer best rates for our guests, best cancellation policies and free choice of rooms. Our rates always include breakfast.

If you find lower rates on other booking channels, please send us a screenshot with rates in EUR. We will offer the same rate including breakfast.

Our Service

Our Services

We strive to make your stay in Marrakech as agreeable as possible. Please do not hesitate to let us know your wishes, we are happy to comply.


With the help of our knowledgeable restaurant chef, you will prepare a choice of delicious salads and tajines. With recipes to cook back home.

Details Cooking Classes


Fine Moroccan food for dinner and lunch. Delicious tajines, fine salads, elegant deserts. Also vegetarian, vegan, gluten free. Upon request. Also for guests not staying with us.

Our menu


Book a tour and get to know the hidden corners of the souqs. With an experienced guide, you’ll learn about the history of the palaces, the coranic school and the gardens.

Details Sightseeing Tours


We take care of your wellbeing: Detox with a relaxing massage. Grant yourself a cleansing in our hammam. Free your mind with yoga on our roof top. Cool down with a refreshing dip in our pool.

Details - Spa


A small, proper pool. Also bookable for guests not staying with us – including lunch.

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We organize excursions to the Atlas Mountains, the Ourika Valley, to the dessert, Essaouira or wherever you wish. Daytrips, round trips, camel tours – whatever you plan to do, we can help you planning.

Excursion Details
Our Service


Your adventures in Morocco start right away in a typical Riad in Marrakech: at Riyad El Cadi. A tour through courtyards, staircases and corridors of seven traditional houses forming the Hotel Riyad El Cadi gives a good impression of the ancient and pure forms of traditional Moroccan architecture.

The Location

With Riyad El Cadi you will find a riad in Marrakech situated in the very heart of the Medina (Old Town). The riad has its doors 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 Hosts

The El Cadi is a hotel with distinguishable rooms. All rooms are individually created and may answer your specific needs. 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.


The History

Herwig Bartels, a long life diplomat and German Ambassador to Morocco was the founder of the riad. Also, he was a connoisseur of the Arab world and a passionate collector of Islamic arts. Exemples of his collection are on display all over the riad.


Experience Marrakech
As if you where staying with friends...

Let us show you our Marrakech



Bustling souqs and markets, lush gardens, maze like palaces, find your favorite in Marraksh.




Daily life is exotic and exciting: Unknown perfumes, lively souks with merchants crying out their most recent offers, oriental wares presented in numerous booths to be touched and tasted – this is part of the exciting city tour through the souks of Marrakech. You will also visit the Koranic school – a true gem of Moroccan architecture.


Palaces and Saadian Tombs


Friends of culture have a lot to see in Marrakech: Visit the grand Bahia Palace of the former Pacha El Glaoui, the ruins of the Badi Palace with the art treasure of the former pulpit of the Koutoubia mosque, the Saadian tombs and walk through the Jewish quarter, the Mellah.


Majorelle Garden


Arranged and decorated by the French painter Majorelle, beautifully kept by YSL and his partner Bergé, the Majorelle Garden is an oasis of green cactus with dots of Majorelle blue. Don’t miss the collection of Berber costumes and jewellery in the museum.


Medersa Ben Youssef


Former religious school.
from 14th century is one of the most impressive examples of Moorish architecture: Beautiful mosaiqe, plaster work and wood carvings.


Maison de la Photographie


The Maison de la Photographie shows a delightful collection of original photographs of Morocco from 1870-1950 put together of three floors in a 17th century townhouse show you life an customs of former Marrakech.


Musée Yves Saint Laurent


Opened in 2017, the YSL Museum museum with clean architecture hosts rarely seen masterpieces from the great French designer’s oeuvre plus temperary exhibitions.


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