Hotels

 Riads in Marrakesh

A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard. The word "riad" comes from the Arabic word for garden, "ryad." These structures are commonly found in cities like Marrakesh, Fes, and other historic Moroccan cities. Riads are known for their unique architecture and design, featuring an open central courtyard adorned with plants, fountains, and sometimes a small pool.

Riads are characterised by their inward-facing design, with rooms and windows opening onto the central courtyard. This layout provides privacy and a peaceful atmosphere for residents. The architecture often includes intricate tilework, carved wooden doors and windows, and other decorative elements that showcase traditional Moroccan craftsmanship.

Many riads in Marrakech have been converted into boutique hotels or guesthouses, offering visitors a chance to experience traditional Moroccan architecture and hospitality. Staying in a riad can provide a more intimate and culturally immersive experience compared to larger hotels, as they often preserve the historical and cultural aspects of Moroccan living spaces.

Riad Aladdin 

Nestled within the enchanting labyrinth of Marrakech's historic medina, a mere 10-minute stroll from the vibrant JamaΓ’ El Fna Square, Riad Aladdin beckons with an oasis of tranquility. Immerse yourself in the allure of this riad, boasting air-conditioned, sound-proofed rooms that offer a harmonious blend of comfort and tradition. Ascend to the rooftop terrace, where a captivating panorama of the medina unfolds before your eyes.

Each guest room at Riad Aladdin is adorned with a rich tapestry of traditional Moroccan dΓ©cor, featuring a welcoming patio. Experience indulgence in the well-appointed en suite bathrooms, complete with complimentary toiletries and a luxurious bathtub or shower.

Awaken your senses each morning with a delightful breakfast served in the riad, setting the stage for a day of exploration. As the sun sets, savour the flavours of Morocco with traditional dishes served in the inviting dining room.

Riad Turquoise

Nestled in the heart of Marrakech, Riad Turquoise beckons with its prime location, a mere 10-minute stroll from the bustling JamaΓ’ El Fna Square and the iconic Koutoubia Mosque. Immerse yourself in the enchantment of this Riad, where complimentary Wi-Fi and a terrace adorned with a charming seating area and a refreshing plunge pool await your discovery.

Indulge in the allure of individually decorated, air-conditioned rooms, each offering a captivating view of the patio. Adorned with Moroccan-style dΓ©cor and featuring satellite TV, every room at Riad Turquoise is a unique blend of comfort and exotic elegance. Luxuriate in the ambiance of your private bathroom, complete with a rejuvenating shower.

From before his teens John's main interest has always been adventurous expeditions. At the age of 12, he eventually concluded a long campaign to persuade his mother to allow him to cycle the 30km round trip each day to school and back. After school John joined the British Army but wasn't particularly convinced by the merits of Brits killing Serbs, so left by the age of 21 and has committed himself to diverse expeditions ever since.

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You will be collected from your Riad at 0800 am and transferred to Imlil where you will meet your guide. Your guide will do a briefing and check your equipment. There are shops to rent equipment in Imlil centre if required. 

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On arrival at Marrakesh Menara international Airport, once you have passed through immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Toubkal driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to your hotel or traditional Riad in Marrakesh.

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Tamsoult Waterfall Trek and Mount Toubkal Ascent

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Lake Ifni and Mount Toubkal Ascent 

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Mount Toubkal Climb with Sahara Desert Tour

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You will be collected from your Riad at 0800 am and transferred to Imlil where you will meet your guide. Your guide will do a briefing and check your equipment. There are shops to rent equipment in Imlil centre if required. 

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The vast majority of our climbers have loved ones back home who are concerned about their safety and happiness while away in Africa. For family and friends of a climber it can be worrying to imagine them struggling against altitude, the elements, and objective risks associated with climbing a mountain, and to have no information or updates about how they are faring. It is with these concerns in mind that we have developed a system of live-time reporting - complete with photos - sent directly from the mountain.

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