A beautifully restored 18th-century bed and breakfast in the heart of Marrakech, built along the ancient city outer wall. Expect clean rooms, Tadelakt walls, and a courtyard with orange trees and running water - and its central location is ideal for exploring this fascinating city. 


Enjoy a wonderful stay at the Riad Rafaele, a boutique b&b that has a pool, spa, hammam, and a library with a flat-screen TV. Relax in the quiet air-conditioned rooms with free Wifi; they are a cool and tranquil haven after the hustle and bustle of the nearby city centre - and the rooms are tastefully decorated in a traditional Morrocan style. Use the hotel as a highly convenient base to discover Morocco; at your request, the hotel staff are happy to organise highly recommended guided private tours of the High Atlas mountains, Essaouira, Ait-Ben-Haddou and more; a great way of getting to know the real Morroco. 

Riad Rafaele has all the amenities of a much larger hotel and a warm welcome is always on offer by the owner, Didier. Guests particularly love the convenient location of Riad Rafaele; taxis can take you from the airport easily, whilst still within an easy walk from the old Medina. A garden filled with birdsong provides a finishing touch for this charming and excellent value hotel. 

Open year round.

Double rooms start from 110 € per night. Use the calendar to find the rate and availability on a specific date and to book online.

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  • The Rooms Each room is individually decorated with traditional Tadelakt walls. The air-conditioned rooms have their own en-suite bathrooms and guests are provided with a complimentary bathrobe. The rooms are kept spotlessly clean and are very inviting. 
  • The Terrace The Riad Rafaele has an open-air terrace with loungers, a pergola and a solarium. You can enjoy your breakfast here if you wish and if you are visiting in the winter months, pay a visit when the sky is clear as you will be able to glimpse the snowy caps of the Atlas mountains on the horizon. 
  • The Pool and Spa A dip in the Riad Rafaele's lovely pool is a must after a busy day's sightseeing in the souk. The pool is open access to guests and is located in a picturesque tiled courtyard with trees to provide shade.


Located in the most picturesque part of 'old' Marrakech, there is no shortage of things to do a stone's throw from the hotel: 

  • Visit the Souks The nearest Souk - the Souk of the Medina - is only 400 metres away and all the Souks are a must - a honeycomb of ancient interconnecting alleyways, the souks are the heartbeat of the city and have hardly changed for thousands of years. Expect intoxicating spices, the noise of the market vendors, they are a heady place where you can buy anything from pashminas, metalwork, jewellery or perfume. 
  • The Museum of Marrakech The Museum of Marrakech is an art museum housed in the magnificent palace of Dar Menehbi, which has wonderful mosaics. Filled with Moroccan art, jewellery, weapons and pictures, it's an ideal place for a spot of Instagram-worthy photography.


The Food - the continental-style breakfasts at Riad Rafaele are always a treat. Think Viennese pastries, croissants, tea, coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, yoghurt and fruit. Half-board and an evening meal is also an option and guests who love Moroccan food are in for a treat as the chef serves expertly prepared fine tagines, fragrant couscous, briouates and more.


Rooms: 7 rooms and suites
Restaurant: Specialises in local cuisine and available for, lunch and dinner (reservation required). Open daily.


Open year round.


Rates: Double rooms start from 110 € per night. Use the calendar to benefit from the best rate and availability on a specific date. Book online to get the best offers.
Breakfast cost: Breakfast is included in the room rate.


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Swimming Pool, Spa & wellness, Pets Welcome, Free Wi-fi, Breakfast included, Indoor swimming pool, TV
Free! Wi-Fi is available in the entire property and is free of charge.
There is no parking available at the property.
You can pack your small pet, at no extra cost.

Booking & Cancellation policies
Booking & Cancellation policies may vary according to room type and/or in case of special offers.
Please check the room conditions while making your reservation.


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