Press and Guide Books

The ultimate feel-good getaway  – Lonely Planet

Real charm combines with great style – Condé Nast Traveller

A large, light-filled, environmentally friendly Riad thoughtfully conceived by its British-French owners to offer luxurious living in six handsome suites – Daily Telegraph

Le souci du détail et le raffinement sont certainement ce qui caractérise le mieux le Riad Al Massarah – Petit Futé


By day you tackle the wonderous disarray of Marrakech’s bustling beauty, and by night you settle into your cozy corner of sanity in Riad al Massarah – Huffingtonpost

..an exquisite taste of Morocco. – winefoodotherpleasures

….a beautiful oasis in which the owners and staff looked after us extremely well. I can highly recommend it – greatfoodlover

The staff at the Riad have a shot at improving the lot of their families, though of course they’re staff rather than partners. Still, perhaps this is the kind of ethical foreign investment that’s needed — the good side of capitalism. – elephantwoman

…booked the most wonderful riad for us to stay in – ben.holistic-vanity

Tour operators and travel agents

…a great value boutique Riad offering incredibly friendly service and a brilliant location. – Audley Travel

…exudes charm, cheerfulness and calm making it an oasis of peace after a day bartering in the souks – Untravelled Paths

an elegant Riad run by owners committed to responsible tourism and to high quality service – Naturally Morocco

…beautifully restored the Riad with influences from both Europe and North Africa with buckets of natural light, white tadelakt (polished plaster) and cool, contemporary colours – mypootle

A selection from our previous guests

We had a wonderful stay and can’t thank you and your staff enough – Jessica, March 2016

Can’t speak highly enough of my experience at Riad al Massarah. The owners are great, personable and make you feel at home. Exceeded my expectations – Aercio, January 2016

Faultless, perfect. A model of how a small hotel should be – Philip, December 2015

Everything was perfect. Most relaxing and best place I’ve stayed for a long while. Fantastic hosts and staff, will be recommending. – Laura, September 2015

It’s been brilliant. More than we could have hoped for. – Harriet, April 2015

Everything exceeded my (high) expectations. Breakfast in particular was a highlight. – Stephen, January 2015

Your fantastic shopping advice saves many hours of fruitless searching and your intuition in providing just the right thing over a short few days was invaluable. Riad al Massarah was everything the reviews promise and more – Shirley, November 2014

It was absolutely wonderful, you put so much thought in all the little details. You have the most beautiful and tranquil place here. – Nora, September 2014

It is a serene, exquisitely decorative Riad where one is made to feel so very welcome. – Toni, June 2014

Would we have liked anything different – not at all, it was perfect. Breakfast delicious and staff delightful. – Kate, March 2014

You have excellent and friendly staff at the Riad, also conscientious and thoughtful. – Olly, January 2014

We hope that more and more places in Marrakech and other parts of Morocco recognise the importance of sustainable tourism and follow you in your efforts. – Nina, December 2013

All of you have been so friendly and welcoming and helpful – we have felt extremely relaxed and comfortable from the first moment. All of your staff are wonderful and we very much appreciate your efforts. Thank you so much to everyone. – Peter, October 2013

It was great and relief manager was fabulous as was all of the information and arrangements made for us in advance as well as during our stay. Thank you so much. – Helen, June 2013

Probably one of the most notable environmental policies of any hotel I have been to – great work. – Juliet, April 2013

The guidance, advice and kindness we experienced from all at the Riad is beyond price! – David, January 2013

The environmental initiatives are not done at the cost of comfort which is nice. – Victoria, October 2012

Best value small hotel /B & B accommodation I have ever stayed in – Michael, August 2012

We also really appreciated the trouble you had taken to create such a beautiful environment, down to every last detail. – Greg, April 2012

The shopping bags were an excellent idea. – Julie, February 2012

Everything far exceeded our expectations. Having travelled rather extensively I can say this is my favourite place I have ever had the privilege to encounter. Every person we encountered was charming, helpful and professional. This is an extraordinary establishment in every way. Excellent!!  – Anonymous, September 2011

Honestly from beginning to end our stay has been perfect. The Riad, the staff, the food etc were amazing. We are grateful to be your guests – Cheri, May 2011

In every respect this is one of the best places I have stayed. The hospitality here is in a class of its own. Thank you for a most wonderful experience. We shall return – Emma, March 2011

Every morning it was like waking up in a dream! I had the most lovely of times – Vanessa, January 2011

Riad Al Massarah was a perfect introduction to Morocco & Marrakech – October 2010

It was the most amazing experience; probably the best accommodation we have ever experienced. As an overall package I wouldn’t change a thing – Roxanne & Andrew, June 2010

Thank you for turning our beds down each night and providing water. These thoughtful touches make a difference. You have created a beautiful, comfortable space. – Jane, April 2010

The warm welcome, detailed briefing on sites, getting around etc and assistance with logistics was very much appreciated. – Ros, January 2010

We had a wonderful time during our stay with you. The entire staff could not have been friendlier or more accommodating. Management/owners treated us like guests in their home. We had a blast, thank you. – Emily, December 2009

I wish you had more rooms so people can stay and book anytime. – Ronny, September 2009

It’s terrific that you have an environmental policy, unlike most in Morocco. You have the opportunity to try and change practices, so keep up the good work – Jen, June 2009

I thought the stay was fabulous. The rooms and Riad are beautiful. The information provided was comprehensive and useful. – Anonymous, April 2009

The stay was absolutely fantastic and hospitable. We had a wonderful time and would recommend Riad al Massarah as a spectacular and welcoming accommodation. Thank you. – Marc, January 2009

It’s difficult to improve upon perfection! It seems like half the things we were offered during our stay were above and beyond what was expected. I can’t imagine anything different, since I wasn’t able to imagine the original. – Charissa, December 2008

I really appreciated the recyclable shopping bags, it truly encouraged me to say ‘no thank you’ to the many little plastic bags offered on our shopping trips. – Elizabeth, December 2008

Virtually all of our favourite things in Marrakech came through your recommendations or reservations. The Riad was truly an oasis from the chaos of the streets and we’re very grateful to have had such a relaxing place to retreat – Miranda (& Joe), July 2008

The Riad is tranquil, beautifully furnished and a joy to stay at. Your team there were so helpful and courteous, and the food was really sensational – Jo, April 2008

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