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Tucked away beside the Jemaa el-Fnaa square in Marrakech, the 6-bedroom Riad 11 Zitoune is truly one of the city’s hidden gems. Owners Alexandra and Ahmed have beautifully restored this historic home into a luxurious riad, with a décor inspired by the building’s former life as the house of a spice trader. Arabic styling comes to the fore, with simple bedrooms adorned with traditional woven textile, and rich colours and local artefacts creating an atmosphere of traditional elegance.
Home-cooked meals and cosy spaces to relax ensure an atmosphere more like a private house than a hotel, while the hotel's fantastic team will go out of their way to make sure you are looked after. After a day spent exploring the bustling medina, seek out sanctuary on the hotel’s roof terrace, where you can sip fresh mint tea as the sun sets over the crooked medieval streets of Marrakech.
Riad 11 Zitoune serves simple but delicious Moroccan fare, using only the freshest of local ingredients. Enjoy home-baked bread, tagines, salads and almond pastries, the local speciality. Meals can be taken on the rooftop terrace or in the charming central courtyard. Breakfast is no less delicious; you’ll be treated to fresh fruit and pastries, washed down with generous amounts of mint tea and coffee.
The 6 beautiful bedrooms are inspired by the flavours and fragrances of Morocco. The décor is laid-back but elegant, with the use of local furnishings creating a charming and authentic atmosphere. En-suite bathrooms are equipped with showers.
Enjoy a relaxing steam bath followed by a natural-oil massage at Riad 11 Zitoune’s off-site hammam, just a short walk from the hotel. The hotel offers daily yoga classes on the riad’s rooftop terrace, perfect for those looking to unwind.
On the hotel’s doorstep is the extraordinary Jemaa el-Fnaa, a carnivalesque space filled with snake-charmers, soothsayers and story-tellers. Visit during the early evening, when Marrakech’s crowds throng to the square, and the air is thick with the smell of spices and cooked meat. Close by you’ll find all of the best landmarks in Morocco, including the souks and the majestic Koutoubia Mosque.