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Stylish Family Stays in Marrakech

Whether you’re just around the corner in Europe or traveling from the other side of the planet, visiting this enchanting Moroccan city will astonish you in every possible way. With her captivating culture, delectable cuisine, sensational markets, and the desert and mountain villages nearby,

Marrakech is a marvelous destination for a city trip or a stop on your trip through Africa. To get you started, we’ve collected some of our favorite stylish family stays in Marrakech. Ready to be amazed by The Red City? Take a look below!

Here’s a list of our favorite stylish family stays in Marrakech.

This marvelous riad (a traditional Moroccan house, normally with two or more stories and an Andalusian-style courtyard with a pool or garden) is located in the heart of the Medina and is a true gem if you ask us. Merely 5 minutes away from Marrakech’s main square, this is an excellent starting point for exploring the buzzing ‘Red City.’ As soon as you set foot in the courtyard, however, you’ll immerse in boundless tranquility. The riad houses 15 elegant rooms, carefully-decorated with local antiques, artisan crafts, and traditional Moroccan carpets.

The heavenly beds, stylish lounging areas, and evident attention to detail truly make this feel like a home away from home. Spend your days marveling at the snake charmers and colorful stalls at and around the Jemaa el-Fnaa, relax on Riyad El Cadi’s stunning rooftop terrace, opt for a Hamam treatment, or take a day trip to the exciting Atlas Mountains. A heaven for both parents and kids! 

Riyad El Cadi – Bath
Riyad El Cadi – Interior
Riyad El Cadi – Rooftop

Jnane Tamsna – Lounging Area

Set in the heart of Marrakech’ charming palm groves, this stay is a perfect alternative to the (sometimes overwhelming) hustle and bustle of the Medina. On this spacious luxury estate, you’ll find a plethora of beautifully decorated houses and rooms, furnished with antiques and local crafts to give you a true Moroccan feel.

Jnane Tamsna – Living Room

The Medina is just around the corner, but should you want to spend the day at your home away from home, then there are abundant activities to engage in. Take a dip in one of five swimming pools, play a family tennis match (or take a lesson, available upon request), walk or take a camel ride through the date palms, or finetune your North African culinary skills with a cooking class. In other words, the ultimate destination for chic relaxation and fun! 

Jnane Tamsna – Exterior
Jnane Tamsna – Cuisine

Ryad Dyor – Courtyard

This lovely Riad is located in the outer realms of the Medina and offers a perfect blend of tranquility and excitement. When you set foot in one of two marvelous courtyards, you’ll instantly feel at ease.

Ryad Dyor – Courtyard

Seven beautiful rooms and suites combine modern design and traditional Moroccan decor to provide you with contemporary luxury, while giving you an authentic Moroccan feel.

Spend your days enjoying the sights of the Medina, most of which are located at walking distance, relax by the pool in one courtyard, or roam through the outdoor garden in the other, enjoy a traditional Hammam treatment on-site, and end your day with dinner and Moroccan tea on the rooftop terrace. For families, Riad Dyor offers spacious rooms with multiple living and sleeping areas. 

Ryad Dyor – Kid-Friendly
Ryad Dyor – Bedroom

Villa Magtafa pool and garden

Seeking a tranquil and luxurious getaway? Then Villa Magtafa is the way to go! Located on a gated 20,000m2 complex, this mansion is part of a small collection of opulent villas. Villa Magtafa is immersed in ‘Andalusian Alhambra-style’ gardens, rich with fragrant roses and palm trees, and houses four colorful bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and organic toiletries.

There are plenty of things to do on and around the estate; play a game of family tennis at the on-site tennis court, or a round of golf at one of two nearby courses, take a plunge in your private swimming pool, or socialize with other guests in the shared pool house, walk and play on the huge (gated) lawn, or relax in your private lounging area. You’ll love the owners’ meticulous attention to detail in the interior designs! Should you wish to go out and explore the exciting Medina, then there is a regular mini-bus service available to and from central Marrakech.

Villa Magtafa – Moroccan Afternoon Tea
Villa Magtafa – Living Room

Now that we’ve told you about our favorite stylish family stays in Marrakech, you must be wondering what other things this fabulous destination has to offer.

Click here for some of our favorite activities in and around ‘The Red City’.

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