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Riad Sapphire and Spa

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This boutique riad offers an authentic Moroccan experience in the heart of the Medina
  • Facilities include a swimming pool, a spa and a private hammam
  • Guests are greeted with tea and pastries on arrival
  • Interiors and suites feature traditional Moroccan craftsmanship


Riad Sapphire and Spa is a traditional riad (a Moroccan house with an interior courtyard) in Marrakesh's Medina, which is known for its maze of souks (markets) and red sandstone buildings.

It's is a 25-minute walk through the labyrinthine streets to the city's main square, Djemaa el-Fna, where you'll find "a whole carnival of storytellers, acrobats, musicians and entertainers", according to Rough Guides.

The Koutoubia Mosque -- the city's largest mosque -- is less than 25 minutes' walk from the hotel, while the Saadian Tombs, which are over 400 years old, are around 30 minutes' walk away.

Marrakesh has plenty of green space to explore, "from the lush courtyards of its riads to the expansive formal gardens of its palaces and museums" (The Guardian). The Badi Palace and the Bahia Palace are both within 30 minutes' walk of the hotel, while the Jardin Majorelle, "one of the glories of Marrakesh" (The Telegraph), is 20 minutes' walk away.

After a busy day of bartering in the Medina, you can relax on the hotel's roof terrace, which has views over the city, or take a dip in the swimming pool. There is also a private hammam and a treatment room with a range of spa therapies available, such as massages, facials and manicures (fees apply).

The restaurant serves Moroccan and European cuisine, including meat and vegetarian dishes. The hotel also offers Moroccan cooking classes (fees apply).

The intimate property has eight suites, all with traditional Moroccan interiors and air conditioning.

Note: Ramadan is 26 May-24 June, 2017. During this time, some of the shops and restaurants are closed or have reduced opening hours, and many do not sell or serve alcohol.

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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Sitting area


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Off-street parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: 18€ per night for children aged 3 to 11. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. There is no extra bed for older children and adults.
Infant's cot/crib are available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: City tax not included in the total price: 3€ per person, per night, payable at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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