Riad Youssef

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Sleeps: 16 - 20 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

2023/24 Special Offer
Townhouse/Apartment Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite

With charm, character, elegance and authenticity in abundance, Riad Youssef is a hot pick for groups of friends or a multi-generational family wanting to enjoy Marrakech and all that it offers. This truly exceptional riad offers five-star service, superb entertainment spaces, incredible views and some wonderful treats. It has been brilliantly renovated to offer modern comforts whilst maintaining its Moroccan charm and style. The location could not be better; just five minutes walk from the dazzling Jemaa el Fna Square in the heart of the Medina. The riad comes fully staffed, so you will enjoy delicious breakfasts before heading to the souks or outside of the city centre to the mountains. There are plenty of extra options for lunches, dinners, excursions, hammam treatments, massages and transport that the staff will be only too pleased to arrange for you.
 
Marrakech will set your heart racing. Framed by its blush-coloured city walls, the city was constructed in the 12th century and is known as the ‘Red City’. Its opulent vibrancy, bustling souks and squares, a myriad of narrow alleyways and street entertainment are all incredible. European, African, and Middle Eastern influences mingle and charge the air with an intoxicating, captivating charm. Snake charmers, acrobats, countless musicians, freshly-dyed carpets, silver lamps, delicious smells and colourful stalls will catch your eye. The city enjoys extravagant palaces, interesting museums and beautiful gardens, including the gorgeous Menara Gardens and the striking Jardin Majorelle, which was owned by Yves Saint Laurent until his death. The riad is just a few metres from the Marrakech Museum.
 
Riad Joussef is a sumptuous six hundred metre square riad with nine bedrooms sleeping sixteen guests very comfortably and up to twenty with children. It is an oasis of calm in the wild Medina. The door will shut, and you will find yourselves in this oasis of gracious and glorious living. Its rooms are organised around a traditional patio sprinkled with towering palms and other greenery. You will discover gorgeous outdoor spaces, including a spectacular rooftop where you can take your meals if desired and listen to the lively sounds of the city. With 360-degree views, the rooftop offers sensational vistas of the snow-covered chain of the Atlas Mountains, along with the city colours, mosques and rooftops. The terrace offers shaded alfresco lounge spaces where you can take pre-dinner drinks, an alfresco dining space and plenty of gorgeous potted plants. Below, the courtyard garden is cool and totally captivating with its plants and adjacent living spaces. You can also dine here amongst the calm or inside. Just off the courtyard are a number of colourful, elegant lounge spaces where you can plan your Marrakech adventures and relax. Another interior living space is cute and cosy, with sumptuous sofas and an open fire for a crackling atmosphere.
 
Each of the bedroom suites offers lavish furnishings, luxurious fabrics, sensational wall art and fabulous ensuite bathrooms. There are three bedrooms on the ground floor and five above, all opening to terraces. There is a ninth bedroom available with twin beds that is available on request for children. The upper terraces are calm, gracious spots where you can enjoy a little private time and perhaps a quiet read of your holiday book. The bedrooms are seriously generous in size, with many enjoying living areas and extra beds where you can sleep, additional children. They boast vibrant colour schemes, and lavish beds, all beautifully adorned with luxury throws and scatter cushions, modern artwork and fabulous, characterful accessories. You will enjoy the sleep of kings. Your immaculate ensuite bathrooms come with gorgeous tiles, excellent fittings, fluffy towels, luxury toiletries and wonderful plaster finishes in many cases.

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What you should know…

  • Breakfast is included in the price of the riad, but you can also enjoy delicious lunches and dinners for an extra fee
  • Extra beds can be used in many of the rooms on request, also for an additional small fee
  • Child care and babysitting, hammam treatments and lots of other additional services are available
  • Please bear in mind that during Ramadan, the traditional month of fasting and purification, some restaurants and cafes close during the day and general business hours are reduced

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace Safety Deposit Box All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Spa/Massage Indoor Games Working Fireplace/Woodburner

Ground Floor
- Large living room with comfortable seating, fireplace and access to a terrace
- Ample reading room with comfortable seating
- Various dining areas
- Hammam room (available on request)
- Massage room (available on request)
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom

Top Floor
- Roof terrace with outdoor dining

Exterior Grounds
- Large patio and garden area
- Outdoor dining
- Covered terrace
- Garden furniture

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Bath products
- Safe boxes
- Cot and high chair
- Cards and board games
- Books

Location

About the surrounding area of Riad Youssef
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Riad Youssef boasts a fabulous location in the Medina of Marrakech, just minutes from the main square and steps from one of the city’s excellent museums. This bustling, colourful city will awaken all of your senses. Colourful spices, glistening lamps with the promise of a genie, colourful carpets and leather in every shade imaginable are combined with rich, ancient architecture to capture your heart and soul. Its souks are loud, thrilling and very exciting. You will discover snake charmers, storytellers and potion sellers. Dining in the Medina is an adventure and will set your tastebuds tingling. Smoke rises from barbecues which are enjoyed along with Gnawa musicians, acrobats and fortune tellers. The famous Patisserie des Princes is perfect for sweet treats and ice cream afterwards. Many of the riads boast exquisite restaurants for fine dining experiences where you will enjoy creative, spice-laced modern Moroccan menus. In 1985, Marrakech’s Medina was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hammams were introduced to the city by the Romans and adapted to fit Islamic ablution rituals. Visitors enjoy wonderful hammam experiences at Hammam de la Rose, the Farnatchi Spa, the deluxe Royal Mansour and many other spas.
 
Marrakech boasts an excellent collection of museums, including the Musee Tiskiwin, where you can learn about the history of Marrakech and the region in general. The Dar Si Said Museum is an exhibition of historic and contemporary Moroccan art, full of intricate Byzantine designs and colours. The Music Museum is located in the Saadian quarter, built in the 16th and 17th centuries. The reception of the museum is a jewel of Arab-Andalusian architecture.
 
You can discover some of the city’s history at the 16th-century Saadian Tombs, where the Sultan al-Mansour spared no expense in decorating his opulent mausoleum with imported Italian Carrara marble and a gilded honeycomb muqarnas ceiling. The once magnificent Bali Palace is now a monumental ruin with giant reflecting pools and breathtaking views of the city. The stunning Bahia Palace is amazing and offers the mesmerising quarters of Bou Ahmed’s favourite concubine, Lalla Zineb.
 
As well as magnificent mosques and palaces, Marrakech enjoys a calm cloak of green. The area around the city is sprinkled with magical gardens. Le Jardin Secret is one of Medina’s largest and most important gardens, with a Persian garden full of tufty grasses and olive, pomegranate, fig and date trees and a second smaller garden offering exotic plants. An elaborate irrigation system weaves its way through the gardens, part of an ancient network that once distributed water from artesian wells and fed by the mountains. When fashion icon Yves St Laurent arrived in the city in 1964, he was overwhelmed by the city and its vivacity. He lived in the Jardin Majorelle with his partner, a lush garden painted with an intense shade of ultramarine blue. It is sprinkled with giant cacti, palms and bamboo groves. The Berber Museum is filled with Yves St Laurent’s personal jewellery and fashion collection, and the Musee Yves St Laurent offers a stunning choreography presentation of the clothes in a dramatic black hall.
 
Once you have sampled the vibrancy and energy of the city, you can venture a few miles out to the cooler heights of the mountains. Northern Africa’s highest peak, Mount Toubkal, is just a short distance away, surrounded by the magnificent wonder of stunning mountains that are simply perfect for a hike. Within easy reach from the riad, you will also find some of the best golf courses in Marrakech, including the Amelkis Championship Golf Course and the Marrakech Royal Golf Club. You will enjoy unforgettable day trips, visit traditional villages, taste delicious food, and enjoy the fabulous scenery and a mesmerising mix of Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Morocco is as diverse as it is beautiful.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Marrakech Menara Airport

(8 km)

Nearest Train Station Riad Laarousse Bus Stop L2

(700 m)

Nearest Town/City Marrakech

(450 m)

Nearest Restaurant Le Foundouk

(200 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub British Pub

(3 km)

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour

(3 km)

Nearest Golf Amelkis Golf Club

(5 km)

Nearest Tennis Marrakech Tennis Club

(3 km)

Sightseeing Majorelle-Yves Saint Laurent Gardens

(2 km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Riad Youssef is ideal for family get-togethers. With eight guest bedrooms, an additional child’s room and the option of extra beds, it is perfect for multi-generational families or perhaps two or more families with children. The entertainment spaces are excellent, and the location is perfect for discovering this vibrant city. Moroccans have a family-oriented culture and love children.
 
Marrakech promises fascinating delights around every corner, from cooking classes to mule rides and shopping experiences. The Amal Women’s Centre offers cooking classes for kids. Marrakech offers many gardens that are just lovely. Harti Jardin and Cyper Park are great for good walks. There are two small amusement parks for younger children, Ludipark and Paloozaland. Ludipark offers bouncy castles, pony rides, a mini zoo and an aquapark. Paloozaland offers a dinosaur theme and enjoys several rides, a 6D cinema, a swimming pool and live shows. There are always camels near the Menara Gardens which kids can ride. If you want more of a desert camel ride, you can take a taxi or arrange a ride through your riad to the Palmeraie. Another popular trip is to the Moulay Hassan racetrack on the edge of Marrakech for some kart racing. Moroccans do tea very well, so you can arrange a wonderful afternoon tea at the Royal Mansour. Kids also enjoy getting a henna tattoo or seeing a Fantasia Show. Chez Ali is a show that has been going for years and includes dinner as well as performances with horse riders and music. You will see horse carriages everywhere though you might want to check if the horses look well cared for.
 
The fantastic Oasiria Waterpark, on the outskirts of Marrakech, offers eight swimming pools, twenty thrilling attractions and seventeen slides. One of the attractions, Aquaroc, is the first climbing wall in Africa. It is 25m long by 5m high and offers three courses, initiation, improvement and training. The waterpark sits in ten hectares of landscaped gardens sprinkled with ponds, paths, flowerbeds, century-old olive trees, desert crossings, palms, wooden pontoons, streams and colourful flowers, and there are five restaurants. There is even a kids club for six to nine-year-olds and nine to twelve-year-olds with meals and snacks included. These are run by experienced leads which offer supervised swimming, treasure hunts, fairs, toboggan competitions, climbing on the Aquaroc, beach soccer, water games, tug of war, football and more. The wonderful Eden Aquapark is another popular family pick. It boasts endless rides, slides, swimming pools, a river, a beach for little pirates, entertainment and a luxurious hotel attached to it. It is a giant aquapark that offers a world of water entertainment.
 
Terres d’Amanar is a zipline park roughly forty-five minutes outside of Marrakech. There are activities for all ages, with a pool and lunch included. Children love heading for the Atlas Mountains and enjoying stops at the village of Imlil, where they can enjoy mule rides and see the waterfalls. The Ourika Valley is another fabulous trip where kids can play in the shallow Ouritka River and hike to the waterfalls.
 
The Anima Gardens are lovely, with lots of sculptures as well as natural fauna. You can buy a timed ticket which helps to ensure that the gardens are not too crowded. There are shuttles to and from the city.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Maid Service Included
  • Breakfast Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Breakfast Included

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2,000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner before/upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3 pm
Departure time 11 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Heating costs included? Not available on this property.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price.
Pool towels included? No.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 2 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Not available on this property.
Tax Tourist Taxes are not included in the rental price and are to be paid locally in cash on arrival (the correct total per person per night will be sent to you after booking confirmation).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Housekeeping and daily breakfast are included in the rental price.

The following services are available at an extra cost to be paid directly to the owner:
- Dinner: €30 per person per day
- Hammam treatments: please enquire
- Laundry service: please enquire
- Baby sitting: please enquire
Other Ts and Cs A non-refundable 40% deposit is required to confirm a booking at this property (or full payment if booking within 12 weeks of departure).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 3rd 2024 - Jun 2nd 2024 £3,372 £5,057 £6,743 £8,429 £11,800
Jun 2nd 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £2,851 £4,276 £5,701 £7,127 £9,977
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 16th 2024 £3,372 £5,057 £6,743 £8,429 £11,800
Nov 16th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £2,851 £4,276 £5,701 £7,127 £9,977
Dec 21st 2024 - Sep 4th 2025 £3,720 £5,580 £7,440 £9,300 £13,020

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 3rd 2024 - Jun 2nd 2024 €3,668 €5,502 €7,336 €9,170 €12,837
Jun 2nd 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €3,102 €4,652 €6,203 €7,753 €10,854
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 16th 2024 €3,668 €5,502 €7,336 €9,170 €12,837
Nov 16th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €3,102 €4,652 €6,203 €7,753 €10,854
Dec 21st 2024 - Sep 4th 2025 €4,048 €6,071 €8,095 €10,118 €14,165

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 3rd 2024 - Jun 2nd 2024 $3,978 $5,967 $7,956 $9,945 $13,922
Jun 2nd 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $3,364 $5,045 $6,727 $8,409 $11,772
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 16th 2024 $3,978 $5,967 $7,956 $9,945 $13,922
Nov 16th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $3,364 $5,045 $6,727 $8,409 $11,772
Dec 21st 2024 - Sep 4th 2025 $4,390 $6,584 $8,779 $10,973 $15,363

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • An oasis in the wild medina

    on 23/10/2021

    The property is very nice, an oasis in the wild medina. The room is clean and beautiful, the breakfast is great, you can have it served on the stunning rooftop. Mohammed will take great care of you, his service is excellent!

  • Élégant et confortable

    on 12/03/2020

    Karim est très professionnel et chaleureux, le Riad élégant et confortable est très bien tenu.
    J’ai été agréablement surprise par la belle voix de contre alto du muezzin, très mélodieuse le matin. Je l’en remercie.
    Un petit plus, j’ai regretté qu’il n’y ait pas de crème et/ou d’huile d’argan dans la Sdb, mais on est allé en acheté plus rapidement

  • Amazing location

    on 18/02/2020

    Amazing location right next to Ben Yousef and at the end of the main Souk thorough way. Lots to do within a few minutes walk. Staff were all super helpful

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