Riad Farnatchi

House party vibe in a riad

Kaat Benahid, Marrakesh, Morocco

212 (0) 5-24-38-49-10

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At a Glance

This riad in the medina attracts lots of stylish Brits who love its laid-back, house party feeling.


This ravishing riad, right in the center of the medina, is the brainchild of British hotelier Johnathan Wix, who spent two years transforming what had been his vacation home into a nine-suite mini hotel with an authentic atmosphere. He personally hammered the pictures on the walls, imported Philippe Starck bathroom fittings and down pillows, and commissioned locally made furniture. The result is a crisp and comfortable setting, with lovely big bedrooms, a hammam and massage room, and the added benefit of twenty-four-hour room service—a rare occurrence in a riad. Breakfast is served on the roof terrace, the pool is a cold refresher of the best sort, and the house melon juice is sweet nectar.

Written by Melissa Biggs Bradley

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