Riad Laksiba – No Ordinary Guest house

An exceptional Proposition.

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The English Owner has done an utterly successful restoration of his Marrakech Medina Riad, his architectural concepts; design & build subtly resonate throughout Riad Laksiba.

Blending creams and beige, terracotta, cedar wood, plaster effects (tadelakt) all of which sympathetically harmonise without attempting a bold-statement. “Old Palace”, style, is a tall order for any designer and very hard to achieve, or at least, pass-off as authentic.

“Riad Laksiba feels centuries old.
Riad Laksiba looks, feels and is… totally authentic”…
This is an imageBeautiful hand carved arches and columns, in sable-de-la-mer and tadelakt, influenced by the Kasbah Mosque and the Saadian Tombs. Solid Cedarwood doors and windows with hand carved Berber motifs. Quiet salon areas outside four of the five en-suite bedrooms to give guests quite individual space to enjoy sumptuous breakfasts, mint tea, discuss the world, keep in touch through the Riad’s free wifi or relax and read one of the many books and novels scattered around.
FREE wi-fi
Complimentary Breakfasts
Complimentary Mint Tea
Complimentary “Shisha Pipe”
This is an imageWell-appointed, un-fussy, bedrooms with polished cream plaster walls, terracotta floors, and ethnic rugs; all enjoying the modern comfort of Air-conditioning and en-suite wet-room, good pressure, showers. All beds have been hand carved specifically for Riad Laksiba, twin beds in each room – pushed together to make doubles when required, with firm mattresses and hand weaved stripy covers in cream, beige and chocolate.
The Splash Pool on the ground floor courtyard offers a respite from the heat of the day and acts as a natural acclimatisation to the common areas.


The south facing roof terrace has sun lounger’s and also an essential, summertime, cold water shower and great “chill out” furnishings for shisha-pipe star gazing in the evenings. During the winter the terrace boasts excellent views of the Mighty snow-capped Atlas Mountains.


Our Staff prepare freshly made breakfast; and serve to the table, at a time that suits the guest; Freshly squeezed orange juice, pancakes, crepes, strawberry preserve, wild honey, fresh baked bread, natural yoghurt, fresh fruit, English tea, coffee or mint tea if you prefer.


This is an imageRiad Laksiba sits in a small cul-de-sac, Derb Kadi; with a stable opposite housing six beautifully kept horses and two Caleche’s (horse drawn carriages) to serve tourists. Street life in Derb Kadi consists of children playing and locals going about their day to day lives. The street, in itself, offers a fascinating insight into Moroccan life; all neighbours are very welcoming and enjoy interaction with Riad Laksiba and its guests.
Located in the Royal Kasbah district of the Medina (the first Citadel of the Sultans of Morocco) and very easy to find; one would struggle to rival its location.
Simon explains: “A Marrakech location choice is always going to be a compromise. If you locate close to the main square (Jemaa el Fna) then it’s constant pulse, especially at night, may well become tiresome. A location within the Souks then you may struggle to find your way within the labyrinth, find it somewhat intimidating after dark and taxis may not be able to drop you to the door. I took all of these considerations on-board when house hunting and buying my house in Marrakesh. The Kasbah quartier was the most expensive, per square meter, but did offer wide streets, good street lighting, easy parking & vehicle access. Moreover as we are surrounded by Royal Palaces, including the current monarchs, Mohammed VI, and Royal Gardens; the level of security in the Kasbah is better than the rest of the Medina and the state investment in the Kasbah’s continual renovation initiatives, currently: Kasbah Mosque & Saadian Tombs area & the public gardens opposite Riad Laksiba’s medina entrance Bab Ksiba totally justified this extra spend. If it gives me confidence then it will do the same for my family, friends and guests”.

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