Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • a trip on a magic carpet

Chic Treats

Only when you book with Chic

Complimentary pair of handmade AnaYela babouches.

Early check-in/out

Welcome drinks

  • Overview

    Riad AnaYela is a 300 year-old palace and luxury riad in the heart of the Marrakech medina with an extraordinary story behind it. When the building was renovated in 2007 a small room was discovered behind a wall that was a later addition to the house and inside there was an old, dark wooden casket with a silver inlay and a story written in Arabic calligraphy on a sheet of paper. It was the tale of a 16 year-old girl called Yela who lived in the house and fell in love with a boy who lived down the road. At night she would sneak up onto the rooftop to look out over the skyline of the city and gaze at the stars. The restoration of the palace took months and all of the work was carried out by hand, using traditional Moroccan craftsmanship by over 100 artisans including one of the most renowned calligraphers in Morocco who hammered Yela’s story in silver on the vast doors throughout the riad. 


    AnaYela can organise day trips into the Atlas mountains with a driver, a personal shopper to accompany you to the best shops in the souk and help with the haggling and a traditional evening ‘soiree’ with live music, middle eastern dancing, snake charmers, soothsayers and a storyteller who will bring the tale of the house alive (in English, German or French). During the winter, you can relax with a mint tea around the open fire blazes in the lounge. If you are clever enough to guess the magic words then you can take a trip on the flying carpet from the rooftop terrace.


    Eat breakfast or dinner on the roof terrace, which has a spectacular view thanks to its position as one of the tallest buildings in the old town. There is also an authentic nomad tent with an open fire for barbecues and traditional Moroccan meals can be arranged. 

  • Facilities

    air conditioning

    child friendly


    swimming pool


    24-hour front-desk
  • Location

    28 Derb Zarwal, Marrakech 40000, Marrakech, Morocco

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    Every single piece of furniture, lighting and other decorative details at Riad AnaYela has all been designed by Bernd Kolb and Tannick Hervy and finished by Moroccan artisans. AnaYela has 3 rooms and 2 suites (with brick-built baths for 2), each individually decorated. The first floor is air-conditioned; the ground floor is a typically Moroccan open-plan design with an inner courtyard and heated swimming pool, which remains cool however hot it gets outside. There is also a large open-plan lounge on the first floor. 

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  • Conditions
    Cancellation policy

    • Cancellation 30-16 days before arrival: 30%
    • Cancellation 15-2 days before arrival: 50%
    • Cancellation 1 day before arrival or no show: 100% 

  • Rates
    Room Type Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019
    Chapter 1 $232 $232 $232 $232 $232 $232 $232 $232 $232 $232 $232 $232 -
    Chapter 2 $232 $232 $232 $232 $232 $232 $232 $232 $232 $232 $232 $232 -
    Chapter 3 $281 $281 $281 $281 $281 $281 $281 $281 $281 $281 $281 $281 -
    Chapter 4 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 -
    Chapter 5 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 $355 -
    Palace $1,529 $1,529 $1,529 $1,529 $1,529 $1,529 $1,529 $1,529 $1,529 - - - -

    Rates indicate cheapest price for the given period and may differ dependent on number of guests. Prices have been converted from EUR at the current exchange rate of = provided by European inter banking rates. Please note: The hotel will quote prices to you in EUR.

    Rates at Riad AnaYela are per room per night including breakfast and airport transfers. Tax of EUR 1.50 per person per night is applicable and payable in cash. Additional beds are available for children only at a cost of EUR 30 per night.



Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.


Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)



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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)