The Riad

Staying in a riad: the choice of accommodation in an authentic place,
in the heart of the Medina, the best way to visit Marrakech.

You are looking for a place with soul:
Riad Sekkat is for you.

A relaxing and natural haven

A 450m² oasis of calm restored with passion and respect for the traditional know-how and materials. Riad Sekkat is an authentic riad combining comfort, calm and tradition.

Riad Sekkat is:

  • A true riad with a patio planted with orange trees, bougainvillea, banana trees ...
  • Located in street with Fassis (originating from Fez) trading merchants' unique homes, where they have lived for several centuries,
  • A place bathed with tranquility, serenity within the hustle and bustle of the Medina,
  • Understated and refined decoration,
  • Bedrooms and common living areas emphasise space, light and freedom (all our rooms are more than 3.2m high).

Riad Sekkat,
a guarantee of quality and safety

Riad Sekkat is classified and officially recognised as a “Maison d’hôtes” by the Moroccan Tourism Ministry.

Our guests are our best ambassadors !

Thanks to their opinions, and for the last 5 years, Riad Sekkat has won the ”Certificate of Excellence“ from TripAdvisor®.

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Location and Surroundings


Located in the historic heart of the Medina, Riad Sekkat is 100 metres from the Ben Youssef Mosque, Marrakech Museum and Médersa, ne of the 3 most beautiful Koranic schools in North Africa.

You are a 10 minute walk from Jemâa El Fna Square passing through the famous Marrakech souks (bazars).
Upon leaving Derb el Farnatchi, you find yourself in the street with Fassis souks and the greatest concentration of traders' fondouks (caravanserai) and riads.

Surroundings - Visits

Majorelle Gardens - Rue Yves Saint Laurent

These gardens, which abound with rare species, were created in the 1920s by the painter Jacques Majorelle.
They were bought after his death, by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980. They saved it becoming a resort which would have resulted in its complete disappearance. The new owners decided to live in the artist's villa, which they renamed Villa Oasis, and undertook restoration of the garden to "make Jardin Majorelle become the most beautiful garden, by respecting the vision of Jacques Majorelle ".
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La Medersa Ben Youssef - Kaat Benahid

Built in 1570 by the Saadians, this former Koranic school - the largest in Maghreb - housed up to 900 students.
To this day, it is still a jewel of traditional architecture ... and it's close to Riad Sekkat!

El Badi Palace - Ferblantiers Square

It is difficult when walking, accompanied by the storks that live in the ruins in this part of the Kasbah, to understand the work as a whole given the oversized proportions. The construction of this palace was spread out over a quarter century, with artisans from Europe, and imported materials from sub-Saharan Africa, France, Italy, Spain, and the Indies. Legend has it that the marble came from Carrara which was traded for its equivalent weight in sugar. Designed for special celebrations, this sumptuous palace with its 360 rooms is arranged around a large inner courtyard with ponds and flowerbeds. The magnificence of the El Badi Palace is now ancient history but the place remains extraordinary.

Saadien Tombs - Rue de La Kasbah

This garden cemetery contains the marble graves of Saadian kings and their families who were buried here in the 16th century.
The delicacy and purity of architectural lines make it an exceptional building which demonstrates the power and sophistication of the dynasty.

Ménara - Aïn Mezouar

This vast garden, planted with century old olive trees, is irrigated by a large pond (200m by 150m) on whose edges is a famous and beautiful pavillion. It impresses with its size, the reigning silence, and beautiful views of the peaks of the Atlas Mountains.
The Tiskiwine Museum with its collection of handicrafts, the Bahia Palace, masterpiece of Moroccan architecture or the Marrakech Museum ...
The team will be happy to advise you about the different tours available.
Do not hesitate to contact us!

Essaouira - 190km from Marrakech

Formerly walled, this city is a haunt for artists and musicians. The town has kept its charm: stone ramparts, whitewashed walls, boats moored in the fishing port and its cedar-scented Medina alleyways. Woodwork specialists.

Ourika Valley, Setti Fatma - 30km from Marrakech

This valley is mainly populated by Berbers and gradually disappears into the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. In spite of its proximity to Marrakesh, the valley remains relatively well-preserved. A visit allows you to combine both discovery of the spectacular nature in the area and the traditional way of mountain life. You will arrive at Setti-Fatma: last Arab tent village (douar) accessible by bitumen road. This village is the starting point for numerous excursions into the surrounding mountains. The most popular hiking trail, and supposedly the "easiest", comprises climbing alongside a mountain stream to discover its 7 waterfalls.

Lake Lalla Takerkoust - 40km from Marrakech

This artificial lake, spread out over 7km, is the ideal place for swimming, paddle boats, boating or exploring the area with 4 wheel drive motorbikes (quads). Less than an hour from Marrakech, the site provides a complete change of scenery.

Safi - 150km from Marrakech

Built by the Portuguese between 1510 and 1540, the town contains many ancient buildings: Saint Catherine Cathedral, the citadel, the former kasbah and not forgetting the castle. It is a very important fishing port and the second capital of ceramics in Morocco.

Ouzoud Waterfalls - 150km from Marrakech

Located 150km from Marrakech, the Ouzoud Waterfalls are natural wonders. These waterfalls, the most famous in Morocco, are well worth the trip. About 110m high, the water cascades down severals drops and is thrown up into the air into fine droplets. You can see rhesus monkies heckling in large carob trees which provide the tasty fruit that they love so much.
Or Oukaimeden reaching an altitude of 3200m, Ouarzazate and its famous film studios, Ait Benhaddou, Telouet …

The team will be happy to advise you about the different tours available.
Do not hesitate to contact us!