Guesthouse Ma’ab, that is traditional design infused with hand made Berber furnishings from the craftsmen of the neighbourhood.

It is a casual and comfortable home to return to after the exotic and vibrant street life of the medina.

It is a cuisine stocked with olive oil and argan oil, fresh local produce and proteins, for Berber inspired meals, fresh and delicious, as well as vegan meals or Moroccan wines.

Remaining true to the art of travelling, it means no TV by design. It means 100% ecological cleaning products, fragrances and spices.

It is... riad Ma’ab.

The Location

You will find us in a quiet ‘derb’, or dead end alley, named derb Chentouf, in the quarter Riad Laarousse within the ancient medina of Marrakech. This is close to the Musee de Marrakech, the famous and beautiful Islamic college “Ben Youssef Madrasa”, and of course the souks.

Jemaa el Fna square is only a 10 minute walk through the souks.

The Rooms

There are 5 guest bedrooms.

One is located on the ground floor and four rooms on the first floor, each decorated with hand loomed Berber carpets and artifacts from regions of the Atlas Mountains.

All have private bathrooms, two with full deep baths and three with showers.


Within the courtyard is the “bhou”, a comfortable sitting area to read... write... eat... or have Moroccan tea.

Relax in the salon listening to the selection of North African music or dine by the fireplace in the cooler months.

The courtyard, naturally shady and cool during the hot months is perfect for breakfast or tea. On the terrace, views of Ali Ben Youssef Mosque and peeks of the Atlas Mountains by day; by night the rising steam from Jemaa el Fna.

Choose between the Moroccan sofa and traditional Berber sitting area or at the zellige tables (Terra Cotta tile work) under the Berber inspired umbrella for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Lounge under the magnificent Moroccan sun for a healthy dose of vitamin D. Or just relax with light appetizers and drinks before sunset and watch the strokes fly by.


Guesthouse Riad Ma'ab has free WiFi Internet access, iPod docking station on request , an iron for those who have to and easy phone access.


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