During my last stay in Marrakech, I stayed at Riyad El Cadi, an oasis of peace located 5 minutes from the Jemaa El Fna square. Upon arrival at the Riad, the staff was at my beck and call. The guest house is run by Julia Bartels with whom I had the opportunity to exchange a few words.


The Riad has 15 suites and rooms ranging from 110 € to 420 € which are spread over five connected patios. Rather unusual for a riad in Marrakech, its rooms are extremely spacious. This space is a feast for the eyes to any interior decoration aficionado.

A special mention to the essential oils based cosmetics offered at the Riad; they did wonders to my skin. The internet connection in my room was fairly good. I got myself a SIM card at the airport so I just used the 4G on my smartphone. Riyad El Cadi is located 400m from the Marrakech Museum, the Ben Youssef Mosque and less than 2km from the Majorelle Garden. Good information for tourists to note.

For more information, visit the riad’s website HERE or their Facebook account: Riyad El Cadi

Here’s their address in the mean time:

Riyad El Cadi SARL
86/87 Derb Moulay Abdelkader Dabachi
B.P. 101 40000 Marrakech-Medina
Tel : +212 524 378 655
Tel : +212 524 378 098
Fax: +212 524 378 478

Translation from french by Sally Vusi. HERE french version