Riad Star Marrakech

Riad Star By Marrakech Riad

February 24, 2019Niry Fidelis


Lovely restored boutique hotel in the Heart of the Medina


Hotel Marrakech
Riad Star Hall
When we reached Riad Star in Marrakesh it was almost around 11 am and, Ali, the manager welcomed us with a Moroccan Mint Tea. Since the moment we stepped into the Riad, what immediately came to our attention was the customer service. Riad Star, in fact, was particularly attentive on giving a perfect stay to the guests.  While we were having our tea, Ali, completed our check-in procedures. We were then given a map and a cell phone with a local sim card. Ali’s number was already registered on it and we could call him at any time. I’m travelling since I was very small and to be honest this was the first time that we were given a phone for any possible inconvenience.

Riad Marrakech
Hall and Dining Area


I don’t even want to forget to say that after the reservation, Riad Star has provided a free app where we found all the suggestions of things to do in the area: it was just perfect because it had a great map of Marrakesh and it worked also offline. Don’t forget to download it! It is a life safer. In a country like Marrakech, which is a totally different kind of life, these little attentions matter a lot, it makes you feel safe. Isn’t it?

Furthermore, we were given some traditional dresses for our photos, which as you can see here in this photo below, I obviously used. Alessandro didn’t try his!

Riad Morocco
Dipping Pool


Just to give you some background, Riad Star is part of Marrakesh Riad. Fifteen years ago, the owners Mike and Lucy Wood, an English couple, began their project in Marrakesh. Today they offer five beautiful boutique hotels all within a short walk from the most wanted Jemma El Fna Square: Riad Papillon, Riad Cinnamon, Riad Dar Habiba, Riad Spice and Riad Star.


Riad Star By Marrakech Riad
Our Bedroom


Riad Star is themed around Josephine Baker, singer, actress, the heroine of the French resistance and civil rights pioneer who lived once in Marrakesh. The riad has been restored recently with traditional materials but at the same time it offers some great facilities and retreats which give an adorable contemporary look. 

Luxury Riad in Marrakech
Statue by the staircase

This stunning Art Deco Riad can accommodate up to 38 guests in thirteen Luxury rooms. Each room is individually and richly decorated. Complete with a spa, a Hammam (traditional bath), an indoor dipping pool and a fantastic terrace with fireplace, this riad gives really a pleasant stay.


Luxury road in Marrakech


One more reason why we recommend you a stay in Riad Star is certainly their home cooked food. Meals inspired by fresh items from the market can be prepared and served on the terrace, in the sitting rooms or near the dipping pool. In our case, since it was winter, we had both dinner and lunch in the sitting room which had a patio heaters. Although we didn’t try, the Marrakesh riad circuit organizes Moroccan cookery courses from 2 pm to 6 pm. It starts with a visit to a local market where you buy the ingredients and it ends with eating the food you have prepared. Since I like the Moroccan cuisine, I would have loved to try this experience but actually, we were short in time so I had to give up.

Luxury in Marrakech
Tea Time close to Dipping Pool Area


An attentive staff, especially Ali, on hand to help, made the most of our stay. If We ever return to Marrakesh (I really hope so :-)) we will never underestimate their customer services. Moreover, their attentions toward the guests were particularly indicated also for people of a certain age which I feel pretty confident in suggesting. 



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Comments (9)

  • Unknown

    February 27, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    This sounds like an amazing place to visit! I love when a host puts personal touches into their guests stay. Also, what a stunning hotel!

  • Sarah Wilson

    March 1, 2019 at 11:19 am

    What a gorgeous looking hotel. Love the traditional dress 🙂 I'm planning a trip to Marrakesch, this place looks perfect.

  • Zenja | Bearly Here

    March 1, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Whoa, this is beautiful! Looks like you are in the fairytale, the design and architecture of this place are fantastic. Thanks for sharing your photos!

  • Lou Does Travel

    March 1, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    This looks like a beautiful place to stay if in Marrakesh! Love the fact the hotel provides a useful app and the offer of traditional clothing for photos! Will keep this place in mind when I plan a trip to Morocco.

  • Chef Mireille

    March 1, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    wow I love small boutique hotels which often give greater attention to customer service with all the little details you don't get at the large international chains. I would definitely consider this hotel when I get to Morocco.

  • Kemi

    March 2, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Ok. I'm sold. I'm writing this Riad in my notes for Morocco. You were given a phone with a local SIM? How very thoughtful of them! Seriously, I've noted this riad for when I experience Marrakesh! Beautiful!

  • Yukti

    March 3, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Riad star in Marrakech looks perfect authentic stay with lovely interiors. I loved your bedroom with arched roof and dipping pool.

  • Nina Nichols

    March 4, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Riad Star seems like an amazing place to stay. The last place we stayed was so disappointing and I am definitely going to write about it to warn other travelers.

  • Daniel Kiteski

    March 4, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Wow, the Riad Star looks amazing! I sure wouldn't mind spending a few days here myself. Thank you for the lovely recommendation

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