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 17 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.

Our offers

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Plan your trip early and benefit from a discount.
20% reduction on standard room rates. 3 months in advance booking.

Cooking classes at Riyad El Cadi: Moroccan cuisine

Do you wish to prepare a simple but delicious tajine or couscous on your own? Hotel Riyad El Cadi has cooking classes to serve you! Prepare your own dishes on charcoal fire in a patio of our riad.
Costs: 55 EUR per person including cooking lesson, drinks and lunch. Cooking classes “Moroccan Cuisine” also available for guests not staying in our riad. Min 2 persons.


Let Riyad El Cadi pamper you: 3 nights in a suite, airport transfer, city-tour, hammam, dinner, wine. From 915 EUR.


The best way to get to know the real Marrakech: 4 nights, city-tour, hammam. From 595 EUR per couple


7 nights at a special rate: A wonderful golf package including lots of golf on wonderful courses and a bit of culture.
24.11-20.12 and 05.01-28.01.