Marrakech, Marocco

Riad Sakkan


    Review by Mila

    Written on 13-12-2023

    Stylish riad with swimming pool and rooftop bar in the trendy district of the medina

    Looking for a unique stay in a traditional Moroccan dream house for your city trip to Marrakech? Put Riad Sakkan at the top of your list. This special and luxurious riad in the medina has an impressive interior, a rooftop bar, and a swimming pool and is run by friendly and hospitable Belgian owners. In short, a spot you really want to visit for an unforgettable lodging experience.

    The magical city of Marrakech, where the bustling vibrancy of the Arabic souks is tempered by the sultry African rhythm is incredibly versatile. On one side, you have the new center with the leafy gardens, nice restaurants, nightclubs, and large, cool shopping malls. And on the other side, the photogenic old medina with thousands of souks, many colors, and that's where you also find Riad Sakkan.

    Riad Sakkan is located in the Mouassine district. An authentic and vibrant neighborhood with a history of hundreds of years and some trendy bars, restaurants, and concept stores. When you arrive at the riad after a maze of dusty streets, you won't believe your eyes! The traditional Moroccan building exudes grandeur and radiates tranquility, luxury, and comfort. Not to mention the special interior that has been created in collaboration with designer Willem Smit and the attention to all the little details.

    Just take the extraordinary rooms that have all been decorated with care and are so beautiful that you just want to pinch yourself to check if you're not in a fairy tale. Especially when you've booked the Junior Suite or the Suite for your city trip. Then you have a copper bath in which you can paddle. And then there are those oh so nice details, like the generous beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, the luxurious Botanika bath products, and the thick fluffy bathrobes you can completely lose yourself in. Here you stay in style and enjoy all the comfort. You won’t find better!

    Pure passion

    Riad Sakkan was born out of a passion for travel, gastronomy, art and architecture. It was the dream of the Belgian owners to one day open their own hotel and bring all of this together under one roof. When the old traditional Moroccan house in the medina became available, they immediately seized their chance and turned it into a palace, along with designer Willem Smit, who carefully restored the riad and decorated it enchantingly.

    Rooms to dream of

    After all the impressions of the day, you can quietly catch your breath in one of the special rooms. These are, to put it mildly, fabulously decorated and also extremely comfortable. Whether you spend the night in the Small Luxury Room with a king-size bed and minibar or in the exclusive Suite, with a fireplace and copper bathtub, you are in for a wonderful time at Riad Sakkan no matter what.

    Evening stroll

    Riad Sakkan has an awesome rooftop bar. It's the perfect starting point for an enjoyable evening. You here have a fabulous view and can enjoy fantastic aperitifs. If you feel like a culinary adventure after your drink, be surprised by the delicious dishes on the menu. Or wander down, dive into the medina and settle down at one of the other great dining spots in the neighborhood.

    In the trendy part of the medina

    Riad Sakkan is also a recommendation because of its good location. It is located in the 'Mouassine' district, known as one of the coolest neighborhoods in the city due to the better bistros and concept stores established there. A place where you can also take beautiful snapshots for your Instagram and from where you can easily walk to the world-famous Jeema el Fna square and the impressive Koutoubia mosque.



    Riad Sakkan is located in the heart of the medina in Marrakech, in the hip Mouassine district. A ten-minute walk away you will find the Koutoubia Mosque and the bustling Jamaâ El Fna Square.

    Accommodation address

    Riad Sakkan

    43, rue Sidi el Yamani,
    40000, Marrakech,

    +212 6 84 55 92 23Book Now


    The nearest airport is Menara, Marrakech Airport, which is approximately 7 km away. From there you can take a taxi to the riad.


    It is recommended to reach Riad Sakkan by taxi.

    Practical information

    Important to know

    Check-in: Available from 09:00

    Check-out: Available until 11:00


    • iconPets are not allowed
    • iconAirconditioning
    • iconOutdoor pool
    • iconFamily rooms
    • iconFree WiFi
    • iconRestaurant
    • iconSpa & Wellness
    • iconBathroom with bath
    • iconOutdoor swimming pool (heated and open all year round)
    • iconAirport shuttle (charges apply)