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Overview of Riad Africa

Riad Africa

3.5 star property
Family-friendly riad with 2 indoor pools, near Mellah Market

8.0/10 Very good

38 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
94-95 Derb Sakka, Marrakech, 40000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Children's pool
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Medina
  • Jemaa el-Fnaa - 7 min walk
  • Majorelle Gardens - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Menara Airport (RAK) - 14 min drive
  • Marrakech Central Station - 11 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Riad Africa

3.5-star family-friendly riad in the heart of Medina
Located close to Jemaa el-Fnaa, Riad Africa provides a free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a rooftop terrace. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a Swedish massage or a manicure/pedicure. Be sure to enjoy a meal at the onsite international cuisine restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a library and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • 2 indoor pools and a children's pool, with sun loungers
  • Concierge services, smoke-free premises, and outdoor furniture
  • A front desk safe, luggage storage, and secured bicycle storage
  • Barbecue grills, a computer station, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast, pool, and quiet location
Room features
All guestrooms at Riad Africa include perks such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
More amenities include:
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee and electric kettles
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, heating, and daily housekeeping


Arabic, English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - midnight
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Local laws may restrict unmarried guests from sharing a room


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Bed rails
  • Cabinet locks

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike storage
  • Pool loungers


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2002
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Bicycle parking


  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: MAD 26.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MAD 225 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 11 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Parties and events are allowed on site.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Property Registration Number 56/2013

Also known as

Riad Africa
Riad Africa Marrakech
Africa Marrakech
Riad Africa Riad
Riad Africa Marrakech
Riad Africa Riad Marrakech

Frequently asked questions

Does Riad Africa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Riad Africa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Riad Africa?
As of 7 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Riad Africa on 7 November 2022 start from NZ$196, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riad Africa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Riad Africa?
Yes, there are 2 indoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Riad Africa?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Riad Africa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MAD 225 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Riad Africa?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Riad Africa?
No, this riad doesn't have a casino, but Casino de Marrakech (7-min drive) and Le Grand Casino de la Mamounia (13-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Riad Africa and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Riad Africa also has 2 indoor pools.
Are there restaurants at or near Riad Africa?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Dar Anika Kitchen (3-min walk), ZWIN ZWIN CAFÉ (4-min walk), and Earth Cafe (4-min walk).
What's the area around Riad Africa like?
Riad Africa is in Medina, a short 7-minute walk from Jemaa el-Fnaa and 6 minutes' walk from Bahia Palace. Travelers recommend the riad for its quiet location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

4-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Property manager s difficult to access right in the heart of old Medina! Streets are unpacked making it difficult to roll suitcase. The rooms were unaired and smelled terrible so had to move to 3 different rooms! No hot water, and my third night no heat so I literally froze. Rasheed who seemed to be the only handyman, concierge cook, cleaner... tried to fix the heater for over 20 minutes He just gave up in the end and left me to freeze till morning. Faisal was the property manager was very apologetic but was there daytime. No one during the night hours. I stayed 2 nights then went to Chefcewan, and they kept my suitcase for me. The third night as I described above was a disaster and I had to book another hotel and leave. Very disappointing indeed!
Salpy Hovannes, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

10 out of 10, would come again
Right from the start my trip started out excellent being picked up on time from the airport by a very friendly driver. The Riad is located in a very central location making it easy to walk out into the main square. I felt very welcomed into the property by the very helpful staff, especially Redouan who was very attentive whenever I needed any help or had any questions. Travelling with COVID meant I was the only guest staying but it was made very easy, everything was kept very clean and as safe as possible.
Naomi, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good, but not very cheap.
I was for the second time Marrakech, first time in Riad Africa. I was very much surprised, when I entered the room; it was depressingly small and had no mini bar and free bottle of water, as promised by Hotels.com publication. I came late on the evening, so I accepted it. The first good surprise next morning was Breakfast: the Continental Breakfast was actually the English one with everything and with fried eggs or omellettes. The juice and coffee were very good.I had - after Breakfast - the talk to Hotel Manager, Mr. Redone, who is wonderful person, very kind and a real proffessional, always prepared to help.He understood I couldn't stay in such small room and he upgraded me to the much better one, where I could really breathe. The room had small fridge, safe, tea/coffee facility and I also got the free water.So, because of Mr. Redone I really enjoyed my staying in Riad Africa. Each room has its name and mine was Okavango.The price, however, is not very low (about 57 euros, including good Breakfast and all taxes). I am staying again in Riad Africa, if I come back to Marrakech.This "if" is because of Marrakech traffic system. The narrow shoppong streets should be for pedestrians only, but there are so many motors, small cars and vehicles with different animals, that it is very dangerous for shoppers, as they are driving as if they are crazy, men, women,young and older ones.They have all priorities on these narrow streets and I've been hit by them several times.The air isbad.
Vladimir, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best trip amazing hotel!
Adam, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

The service and location were fine. The visit was marred by heavy smoking in the central area that filled the adjacent rooms, my family members left their room to sleep elsewhere. I did not have this issue at the Riads we have stayed at.
Chris, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

The riad is beautiful but my room was unexpected small. You basically open the door then jump onto thr bed. However, there is all you need.
Shirley, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

We had a great experience at Riad Africa. The room was great, but a little cold at night. Breakfast was good.
2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A nice friendly and extremely well run Riad. Located 5 minutes walk from the main market. The Riad also offer personalised trips to the Atlas Mountains as well as other day trips which can be booked in advance. They also have a spa/hamman which is a must! They did every they could to look after us. Abdul on reception is an absolute asset. We will definitely go back.
Mark, 3-night trip
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