Welcome to Riad Al Massarah, a captivating retreat nestled in the heart of Marrakesh. This enchanting haven combines the essence of Moroccan traditions, minimalistic design, and the transformative power of joy. Drawing inspiration from the origin of the word “Riad,” our sanctuary embraces the architectural wonders of Morocco, featuring inner courtyards and intricate details that transport you to a world of tranquility. Within our walls, you will discover a harmonious fusion of minimalistic design and unparalleled comfort, where every element has been thoughtfully chosen to create an ambiance of serenity. But it is the name itself, Al Massarah, meaning “joy” in Arabic, that truly encapsulates the essence of our sanctuary. We have crafted a place where joy blossoms, weaving happiness into every corner and creating a radiant haven in the heart of Marrakesh.

Serene Oasis of Joy

Experience the pure bliss of a serene oasis of joy at Riad Al Massarah’s Pool & Patio. Step into this tranquil haven in the heart of Marrakesh and immerse yourself in a world of relaxation and serenity. Surrounded by lush greenery, the sparkling pool beckons you to unwind and find solace as you lounge in the comfort of sun loungers. Let the gentle sounds of flowing water and chirping birds serenade your senses, as you dip into the cool waters and feel your worries melt away.

ROOFTOP & terrace 

Our rooftop terrace offers a serene escape in the heart of Marrakech’s old Medina. Here, guests can unwind, bask in the sun, and enjoy a cup of traditional mint tea while taking in the captivating views of the bustling city below. This tranquil space combines Moroccan charm with contemporary elegance, creating an unforgettable experience that allows guests to relax, connect, and immerse themselves in the authentic essence of Marrakesh.

a place with a story

The Riad held the echoes of a local family’s history until it was purchased in 2005. With a passion for preservation, it underwent a meticulous renovation, blending Moroccan traditions with modern comforts. Today, this Riad stands as a sanctuary where guests can embrace its rich heritage, forge connections, and create new memories, embodying the enduring spirit of Marrakesh.

We are delighted to announce that we have acquired the riad next door, and by 2025, we will reunite the two properties as they were originally intended. This expansion from 6 to 11 rooms will allow us to offer an even more enchanting experience while preserving the rich history and stunning architecture that make our Marrakesh Riad so special. Join us in celebrating this beautiful blend of tradition and luxury.

Sustainable Tourism

It is our utmost aim to run Riad Al Massarah in a sustainable manner, mindful of our environmental, economic and social responsibilities.

Whilst we recognise that a vital part of your stay with us is relaxation and having a high level of comfort and service, we encourage you to consider the environment in your stay with us. We ask you you to consider no more than you probably carry out in practice at home, for example being careful about water and electricity consumption.

We have solar heating for hot water, and wood-burning stoves for more efficient heating; all of our light bulbs are energy saving bulbs and we have showers and taps that minimise water usage whilst giving high customer satisfaction. 

We ask you to consider having your towels changed less frequently. And we now offer free filtered tap water for those who want to cut down on the usage of plastic water bottles.

We have a no-smoking policy in the bedrooms and public rooms. Please only smoke on the terrace and be considerate to other guests and staff.

We are committed to exploring further ways of reducing our environmental impact through reducing wastage. We re-cycle plastic bottles, glass, paper and cardboard, as their are now facilites in the city.