Riad Dar Sbihi

The Riad Dar Sbihi is a bijou hideaway in the northern part of Marrakech. Breakfast and lunch are served on the rooftop terrace. This means you’ll have panoramic views over the medina and the Atlas Mountains. In the evening, though, dinner is a candlelit affair out in the courtyard.

There’s a tiny pool at the hotel that’s a great spot for a refreshing dip. There’s a lovely ambience out here in the evening when the pool is lit up with lanterns.

In the hotel, there’s a little marble hammam, and treatments include facial scrubs, body scrubs and massages.

Overview of Marrakech

There’s a good reason why Marrakech is incredibly popular with people looking for holidays to Morocco. Inside the walled city, there’s a network of winding lanes that are a sensory overload for guests. Follow the crowds after leaving the Riad Dar Sbihi and you’ll reach the main square, where shops and cafes take over.

In the centre of Marrakech, the sights and sounds of city life and the nearby mosques are intoxicating, but if you head to the outskirts you’ll be surrounded by gardens where you can relax and unwind.

Things to do in Marrakech

The Riad Dar Sbihi is right in the middle of northern Marrakech, but you’re cocooned from the hustle and bustle by a grand wooden door.

The hotel is about 20 minutes’ walk from Jemaa el-Fnaa Square. This is one of Marrakech’s most Instagram-worthy sights. Head to the centre and you’ll come across street artists who will charm you with snake acts and acrobatics. Around the edge, you can pull up a seat in a cafe and watch the world go by.

By contrast, Marrakech’s new town has wide boulevards, contemporary galleries and elegant boutiques. With a rich history and modern amenities, a stay in Marrakech will cast a spell over you, thrilling all of your senses.

Resort Summary

Marrakech is one of the largest cities in Morocco and at its heart is the historical old centre, the 1,000-year-old Medina. This area is also called the Red City because of the colour of the ancient walls that protect it.

On holidays in Marrakech, you can meander through alleyways and backstreets to browse the goods in the souk such as beautifully woven carpets, handmade Berber jewellery, leather items and aromatic spices, among other wonderful enticements. While young designers also showcase their work in Souk Cherifia mall. The maze of markets groups sellers of the same type together so if you’re looking for something in particular it shouldn’t be too hard to find.

Other than shopping, the Medina is full of attractions, including an old Jewish quarter. None of the community remains, but you can visit Lazama Synagogue – the most attractive of the temples still standing with its striking white and blue courtyard. Or visit the largest Hammam baths in Marrakech here, and dine in one of the restaurants that can be found in some of the ancient Inns. Whether you’re looking for a last minute break or an All Inclusive Marrakech holiday, we’ve got you covered.