The riad was the traditional urban home of some Moroccan cities and, it can be found only in their medinas. The riad (“garden” in Arabic) develops around a large courtyard, often with a central pool of water. Usually these are medium-sized structures divided into floors and topped by a terrace on the roof level from which you can enjoy wonderful views. All rooms have windows facing the garden.
For several decades, many riads have been transformed into accommodations. Staying in a riad is a unique experience that allows you to feel at home and receive warm hospitality.
Although they have been renovated with all comforts, these structures are not always very functional: there can be several stairs to reach your room, sometimes the ensuite bathrooms do not have proper doors, most are located in alleys of the medina, and hence they are not reachable by car.
Nevertheless, the atmosphere you breathe sitting in the greenery of a garden or on the terrace at sunset surely compensate for the small inconveniences.