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When traveling to Morocco you have to stay in a traditional riad for at least part of your stay. If you’re scrolling through the most popular photos of Marrakech on Instagram I guarantee you’ll come across Le Riad Yasmine and it’s gorgeous courtyard several times. The entire riad is a photographer’s dream but besides the beautiful photos you can take here’s why we loved our stay.
Getting to Le Riad Yasmine
After a nine hour flight from Miami to Marrakech with a 12 hour layover in Madrid (read our one day in Madrid itinerary here) we landed at Marrakech airport at 1:30AM. To say we were tired was an understatement. The last thing I wanted to do was try to catch a taxi, negotiate a price and potentially get lost if a language barrier caused me to give the address incorrectly. To avoid all of that I arranged transportation through Le Riad Yasmine. It was 15 euro for my daughter and I and when we came out of the airport our driver was there with a sign waiting for us.
Our Room at Le Riad Yasmine
Check in was smooth, even at 2AM! A staff member was waiting for us and showed us to our room. We stayed in the Agafay Suite Terrace and there was a large bottle of water waiting for us as well as tea and coffee. Watch the video below for a tour of our room.
There are seven rooms at Le Riad Yasmine and they book fast, view them all here. Rooms start at just 95 Euros a night which is a steal for such a popular place. With a two night minimum stay be sure to book well in advance of your trip. If you’re reading this and your trip is coming up quickly, still give it a try, you never know if someone had to cancel at the last minute.
Meals at Le Riad Yasmine: What’s Included
After sleeping like babies after our long journey it was great to wake up and not have to worry about where to get breakfast. We just walked downstairs and were seated at a table near the courtyard for our breakfast that was included in the rate. Of course breakfast includes Moroccan tea and you can also get juice and coffee.
While lunch and dinner are not included in your stay it is offered by Riad Yasmine. Be sure to let the staff know in advance you’ll be wanting either as it’s only served when requested.
Everyone flocks to Le Riad Yasmine for the courtyard but the rooftop deserves a lot of love too. It’s huge with a variety of seating arrangements. From tables to lounge chairs there are even nooks and crannies so guests can spread out and not be in the same area.
From the rooftop you can see views of the medina, the Koutouia, Medersa Ben Youssef and the Atlas Mountains. My daughter and I had the best time dancing on the roof and just enjoying each other’s company throughout the riad. Just look at all the fun we had!
Lounge Area with Games
Back downstairs there is a small lounge area with books and games. It’s a great place to relax if you want to get out of your room, especially if you’re traveling with friends and want a bigger area to hang out indoors. If you’re visiting during the winter you’ll also be able to enjoy the fireplace.
The big draw to le Riad Yasmine is the courtyard and it’s easy to tell why. It is absolutely stunning! With green and white all around including the tile in the pool it makes not only for great pictures but just a calm and serene place to relax. One of my other favorite accommodations was the luxury tent camp we stayed in on our safari in Kenya.
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Other Amenities Offered
Each room is equipped with an air condition that is controlled by you! There is free WiFi throughout the riad, the password will be given to you upon check-in. If you pack light like we do they can arrange for your laundry to be done. They also offer a cooking class on the rooftop, just email them ahead of time to arrange it for your stay. We didn’t take our cooking class through them but we did take one during our time in Marrakech. It was at the Amal non-profit center and I go into more detail in this post.
The exact check out time escapes me but our flight to Fes (read that itinerary here) was late enough after where it didn’t make sense to head to the airport at that time. They allowed us to hang out on the property until it was time to go as long as we cleared our room.
What’s Near Le Riad Yasmine
Located in the Medina, Le Riad Yasmine is roughly a 20 minute walk from the main square, Jemaa El Fna. If you’re interested in visiting the souks, which I highly recommend you’ll be happy to know it’s only a 5 minute walk from the entrance.
We had a great stay at Le Riad Yasmine and hope to return one day. Another place is Morocco that is as picturesque as Le Riad Yasmine is the Blue Pearl City, Chefchaouen. Read my guide on visiting here. Did you find this article helpful? If so please share it!
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Wow, what an incredible experience. What fortunate children to be able to travel and see the world for themselves at such a young age. It is good for them to get exposure to the diversity the world has to offer.