As you meander through the wonderfully intoxicating lanes of the Medina, take a turn down a quiet backstreet to discover a wonderful hidden gem behind beautiful large cedar doors. This elegant Riad, a former fortress, has been renovated to retain its stunning Moorish and Oriental architecture and project some European romance through beautiful design elements.
The Royal Suite is a luxurious retreat, bursting with romantic notions, and as the name suggests, utterly fit for a King or Queen. A vast ceiling where sculpture-work is restored to perfection with stunning Islamic arches, together with exquisitely engraved plasterwork will provide the wow factor you as you enter. Authentic Moroccan furniture sourced from local craftsmen and an inviting open fireplace fills the room, complemented by delicate antique ornaments collected from around the world. A decedent four-poster bed pulls focus, strewn with an amass of colourful and alluring silk furnishings. The whole room is illuminated by soft ambient lighting, emanating from jewel-coloured Syrian hanging lights. Windows and an idyllic Juliet balcony open onto the spectacular courtyard below, where palms lavished with bougainvillaea reside and the scent of Jasmin flows gently on the breeze.
As if the luxurious surroundings of the bedroom you are welcomed into wasn’t enough, the delectable en-suite is a sight to behold. An abundance of polished tadelakt adorns the walls, authentic, natural bejmat tiling covers the floors and dual pure copper basins with exquisite hand-made brass lights, and a free-standing copper bath emits a seductive Oriental quality. Just add rose petals for a truly indulgent experience.
Your romantic stay can be complemented by many personal touches the Riad offers. Enjoy a three-course candlelit dinner on their spectacular rooftop terrace, where you’ll be hypnotised by the distant call to prayer of the muezzin and enjoy a breath-taking sunset view of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, the Koutoubia Mosque and the city beyond. Or perhaps you and your partner would revel in a fabulous couple’s massage in the privacy of your own room. And when you do decide to leave your glorious surroundings, excursions further afield can also be organised for you, from visiting the outstanding jaw-dropping Ouzoud Waterfalls to the more adventurous Bedouin trek into the Sahara by camel. So whether you are on a honeymoon or just a romantic mini-break, The Royal Suite is a fantastic choice for an intimate getaway.
***This room is one of five within a luxurious Riad in Marrakesh. For larger groups, the other bedrooms in Riad can be booked to accommodate larger groups. Please follow the links to for the four other rooms:
Sand Blush &
Aquamarine Wings or you can make an enquiry to book the whole Riad
Just five minutes from the excitement of Jemaâ El Fna Square, down a quiet side street of the alluring Medina, you will find a large cedar door welcoming you into the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful Riad.
This fabulous location will take you right into the heart of the infamous souks, a heady fusion of colour and noise with stall after stall offering exotic goods from towering brightly coloured spices to richly woven rugs, where hordes of people barter for the best prices. To escape the sun, head into one of the beautiful Riads in the medina where you’ll love to dine on exotic salads and barbequed meats, sweet desserts and mint tea. La Mamounia with its beautiful gardens adorned with orange groves and olive trees is a popular spot.
One spectacle not to miss is a visit to Jemaâ El Fna, the busiest square in the whole of Africa. Gnawa musicians, belly dancers, and fire-eaters entertain while mystic snake charmers and enigmatic storytellers entrance their crowd, truly a sight to behold. Dine on long trestle tables as you enjoy the atmosphere, before taking a horse-drawn carriage to explore the rest of the medina.
Be sure to visit some of the wonderful gardens whilst in the city, Le Jardin Secret is one of the Medina’s largest and most important, set out in the shell of a 19th-century palace. Or head outside the Medina to experience luxurious oriental indulgence at Palais Rhoul where a beautiful pool is surrounded by Corinthian columns and set beneath a literal waterfall of wisteria. And for architectural splendour don’t miss Bahia Palace, a nineteenth-century palace of eight hectares, with its fascinating museum and enchanting gardens.
For those looking to enjoy the more active side of the city why not hire bikes to explore its hidden corners, or perhaps enjoy a round or two of golf on one of the many beautifully designed courses here. For the more adventurous try an invigorating quad bike tour of the spectacular Palm Groves or even go further afield into the majestic Atlas Mountains, where you can hike across valleys, cross impressive suspension bridges, and even ski down runs in the Winter months.
Whatever your itinerary, this unique and spiritual ‘Red City’, where sandstone buildings, dusty streets and towering minarets juxtapose deep blue skies, will offer something truly special and utterly unforgettable.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!