We love the Red City, named for the rose hues of its buildings. Marrakech, with its sights, smells and sounds, riads, souks, and dars, is as wondrously mosaicked as its famous textiles. One minute away from the theater of life in the souks, hidden at the end of a typical derb of the medina, lies the charming Riad Alkemia. Enter its set of inlaid-wood Berber doors, and immerse yourself in quiet and relaxation.
Marrakech has a strong architectural heritage, and this home has plenty of treats for the eye. Carved domes and arches soar overhead in many of the rooms, while wrought-iron balconies swing around the central courtyard, looking down toward the pool and intimate corners for lounging. Unwind in the hammam and take your tea on the stunning rooftop terrace, with those spectacular pink-tinted buildings spread out below and around you.
This vacation rental in Marrakech operates a bit like a hotel: owners Bouchra and Youness will take care of all your needs, including delicious breakfasts and daily cleanings (both included). Youness can also arrange traditional dinners, private parties, and private tours.
It’s the perfect home base for following in the footsteps of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, who had a profound love affair with Marrakech; there is even a vast botanical garden and museum (designed by Studio Ko) dedicated to him.
Let the city and this unique riad inspire your own creativity.