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Riad Kheirredine: A Jewel Retreat in Marrakech, Morocco

Riad Kheirredine: A Jewel Retreat in Marrakech, Morocco

With a plethora of riads located in the heart of Marrakech, Morocco, it’s important to offer something special to stand out from the rest. Riad Kherrine has distinguished itself from the pack with incredible service that caters to every need. Not to mention, the design and space expansion has given this luxe hotel in the old town a special environment for international guests to be introduced to the magic of Morocco.

The staff at Riad Kheirredine are happy to meet you at a pick-up point in an open area of the Medina, or the old town of Marrakech. From there, they will assist you with any luggage and bring you straight to the door to avoid feeling lost. Have a refreshing mint tea and homemade pastries while you’re checked-in and given some ideas about how to best spend your time in the city.

There are several types of rooms to choose from that border the sunny courtyard enjoyed by all guests. The suites have more space for sitting and relaxing, but the standard rooms are just as elegant and comfortable. All rooms are carefully decorated in lavish Moroccan décor, from gold-painted bedframes and roaring fireplaces to intricate doorframe carvings and luxurious window treatments. Most rooms have large windows for plenty of daylight to stream in. Bathrooms have pretty tiling and showers, along with deep sinks and floral-scented toiletries to use. Don’t forget to sample your welcome basket of fresh fruit and biscuits upon arrival as well.

Step outside the room to venture into the lush spa for a specialized treatment using local techniques, then book a reservation at the on-site restaurant for traditional Moroccan tagine dishes and local red wine. Depending on your preferences, the riad can arrange excursions inside the city or day trips beyond, to places like the coastline, mountains or neighbouring villages.

After sinking into your plush linens and indulging a perfect night’s sleep, guests can have a big breakfast up on the scenic rooftop terraces overlooking the whole city. You can have whatever you wish to start the day, from Moroccan pancakes with honey to a full English. It can be the highlight of the day to watch the sun rise over the medina while sipping Italian espresso and munching on hot pastries.

There is a small soaking pool, lounging areas and little bungalow-like sitting spots to try on the rooftop as well for a leisurely afternoon. When feeling more adventurous, Riad Kheirrdeine is well located near the central marketplaces, mosques and other points of interest with only a few minutes’ walk.  Staff will even bring you half-way to the markets, offering tips of how to get great deals on goods and how to best get back to the riad. If you do get turned around on the narrow roads of the souks, the hotel provides guests with a temporary mobile phone to give a call anytime with questions or directions back to your accommodation.

For the ideal retreat that encompasses the spirit of Moroccan service and style, Riad Kheirredine is the perfect choice for discerning travellers.


Eileen Cotter Wright is a freelance travel writer and owner of both for females/couples and for group travel guides. You can connect with her via Twitter.