Marrakech

Riad Mena & Beyond

Riad Mena & Beyond

Marrakech, Africa

Every time you walk through the rooms and courts of this nobiliary riad in the medina, you will feel like you are in a dream. The dream of a mother, who found her pleasant retreat here, and the dream of her daughter Philomena, who devoted this house to creative, intimate, authentic and happily unclassifiable reception…

Dar Darma

Dar Darma

Marrakech, Morocco

There is something magnetic about this riad, and this city. Both will conquer your heart and leave you with sweet vivid memories. It’s a mild evening of May and we’re in the heart of Marrakech’s Medina surrounded by flat rooftop terraces. At night, the muezzin reaches us in the quiet top rooms…

Lost in Medina

Lost in Medina

Marrakech, Morocco

They say you should experience getting lost in Marrakesh’s medina at least once. We got there on what looked like a luggage trolley, we rang at a huge wooden black gloss door and disappeared through the cool and dark rooms of a riad. I got back out almost immediately and started walking through the narrow streets of the medina and its gentle bends at a quick and steady pace. It’s a labyrinth where you feel you know your way and you’d swear you recognise its streets…

El Fenn, a place where time stops

El Fenn, a place where time stops

Marrakech, Morocco

“El fenn” means “art” and this riad is full of it. It’s a place where time stops. From the red streets of Marrakech you enter the medina and at first your eyes struggle to adjust to the darkness of the rooms you walk through. But then, you’re back to the light, in the shaded garden at the centre of the building. In the square-shaped, deep and tall patio, the vegetation rises up to the blue sky and houses birds that have found here their paradise. There are turtles walking on the marble and coming to greet you by lightly hitting their head against your feet. This space, where you arrive and will keep coming back to, is like an open-air living room where to meet before heading toward other corners of this magical and intimate house…

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