Navneet, Chennai, India, August 2018

"Abdelilah was great right from check in to check out and amazing hospitality and great breakfast, and thanks a ton again for allowing us to leave the luggage for a day and check in again."

Alan, Deal, UK August 2018

"This Riad is an absolute gem in a perfect location. The hospitality was overwhelming, coupled with superb help and advice on what to do in the Médina, where to go and eat etc... Would highly recommend to anyone considering and will definitely stay again when I find myself back in Marrakesh."

Kerstin, Seatle, USA August 2018

"We loved our stay in this beautiful Riad! Abdelilah was super friendly & helpful & made us feel very welcomed! The traditional breakfast served daily was also amazing. We would totally recommend this place for anyone traveling to Marrakesh".

Karolina, Krakow, Poland July 2018

"The most hospitable and the most beautiful home I have ever lived in on holiday! It is impossible to describe everything. Besides, the feeling that you live in a real riad - priceless."

Whitney, Nashville, USA June 2018

"The location was great! Richard arranged for someone to meet us in the Medina and walk us directly to the riad. We were then greeted with mint tea! Richard also arranged a taxi for us to go back to the airport. Great experience all around!"

Renata, Pisa, Italy June 2018

"The Riad Nejmati is located in a very convenient position in the medina; it is beautiful and furnished with extreme taste. The person who cares for the riad in the place of Richard, is extremely helpful and gentle. All perfect. Absolutely recommended."

Usmann, Shrewsbury, Mass, USA May 2018

"Great home and great host! Made it very easy for us to get situated in Marrakech. Definitely recommend."

Emily, Ottawa, Canada May 2018

"Right in the Medina, beautiful little gem of a place. You feel like you’re in a palace. Very spacious, lovely terrace! It is an old building, so it isn’t sparkling and shiny like a new hotel would be but it has a bunch of charm. The manager is your contact while staying here and he is so sweet. Made us breakfast each morning (breads, pastries, jam and coffee)."

Torsten, Cologne, Germany May 2018

"Richard's riad is a Moroccan dream. The manager was more than outstanding. The riad is really right in the middle of the medina and can only be reached on foot. The manager had agreed on our arrival with our taxi driver a meeting place and picked us up at this. He also helped us to find landmarks so that we could safely find our way back to the riad alone. The riad is so lovingly and tastefully designed and big, as we had not expected. It is very clean and well equipped. The rooftop terrace with table and loungers provides a great retreat after touring the city. The breakfast was delicious and again positively surprised by the nice service. The manager also organized the night transfer to the airport for the return flight and so we were glad not to rush with all our belongings through the Medina alone at night. We can warmly recommend Richard's riad and will certainly return here again."

Lena, Switzerland, May 2018

"Great riad in the middle of Medina!"

Jacob, Los Angeles, USA April 2018

"Had an excellent time."

Samomo, Chiyoda, Japan April 2018

"We had good time. Thank you."

Elana, London, UK March 2018

"A tranquil spot in the bustling Medina. Richard and Moha were very attentive personable and informative hosts. The Riad was very charming and a nice place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of souks. Nice way to start the day. Richard was even kind enough to drive us to Ait-Ben-Haddou, an ancient town few hours away, since I’m not the most organised person and left organising a trip till last minute. His local knowledge and experience were invaluable. Pretty seamless experience straight from the airport to Medina square where Moha came to pick us up and walk us home (few mins away) where he made us tea and cakes. The whole stay was very well organised and everything was taken care of - pre, during and post stay. Just great."

Anna, Manchester, UK February 2018

"Richard's place is so lovely and so central! Really beautiful Moroccan decorations and a wonderful spacious sun terrace. It was great to have the whole place to ourselves as we booked both rooms, would definitely recommend!"

Lynne and Steve Smith, Christchurch, New Zealand, August 2012

I just wanted to let you know what a highlight our stay in Marrakesh and in particular your Riad, was. Abdellah was a great host and the four of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We will be sure to recommend Riad Najmati to anyone we know travelling to that part of the world.


Just back from Marrakech, we had a fantastic time, your riad was just stunning, we loved staying in such an original, authentic, quirky place.

We couldn’t get over how quiet and tranquil the riad was when it is so close to the hubbub. We loved the terrace and spent most of our time there when we were not out and about.

Your real find, which cannot go unmentioned is Abdellah, what a great manager he is. He met us at the airport, and helped us with our bags. On arrival at the riad he showed us the rooms, made us drinks, carried all the bags upstairs, then showed us a nearby restaurant to get a meal, a bit of an orientation visit, including where to change money, get a taxi, and the tabac.

Every morning he made us a wonderful breakfast on the terrace. He always seemed happy and nothing was too much trouble.

My friend wanted to look at a fixed price shop to get an idea of prices before attempting the souk and he kindly walked us all the way to ensure we found it. Later in the week he walked with us to find the Ben Yousef school.

He gave advice on how much we should pay for taxi fares and water and milk.

Without Abdellah’s advice I am certain our holiday would have been more difficult and more expensive. For example, he advised that a taxi to Majorelle gardens should be not more than 20 Dirhams, a little different to the 60 that one driver wanted to charge, and indeed we did manage to negotiate the price suggested by Abdellah.

We had two evening meals at the riad cooked by him, one tagine and one barbeque, and both were lovely.

I am not sure if it is a British thing of not wanting to put people to any trouble, we were so impressed with Abdellah he is so knowledgeable, polite, friendly, informative, and attentive without being intrusive, we told him we felt like spoilt princesses, although I was not sure if he knew what we meant.

I am finding it difficult to sum up what a marvellous time we all had, but this is my clumsy attempt to let you know what a fantastic time we had and I feel your beautiful and quite magical riad and your riad Manager Abdellah were the two biggest factors in making our holiday such a pleasurable experience. I would hope to be able to visit again and will remember the secret is to bring, as we did at your request, porridge oats – now Abdellah’s favourite breakfast!

From Alex Llewellyn, Gloucestershire, UK

We had a fabulous holiday based in this riad; definitely one to remember!

  • The riad was exactly as we expected from the photos and info on your website. It is an old building which has been carefully adapted to keep many of the traditional features
  • All correspondence with the owner was efficient and extremely helpful
  • The resident manager, Abdellah, could not have done more to welcome us; he manages the riad extremely well and went out of his way to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable. We enjoyed talking to him and learning about his country and culture.
  • The position of the riad was perfect and enabled us to really "feel" the Marrakesh experience. The Medina is amazing.
Absolutely no complaints - we won't have changed a thing.

From Stephen Hough, London

We stayed for seven nights at Riad Najmati and had a wonderful time. It is the perfect place to relax and rest, and it's hard to believe that such a quiet and peaceful oasis could be only a few minutes' walk from the bustling centre of the old city. This riad is spotlessly clean and Abdellah is the perfect host - helpful in every way when you need him, but invisible when you want to have some privacy. I would unhesitatingly recommend it.

From Judy and Harvey Zagami, Brisbane, Australia

We thoroughly enjoyed our month-long holiday at your homes in Morocco, over Christmas; and in France, for the New Year.

The Riad in Marrakech was fabulous and authentic. Our kids (22, 28 and 29) had no knowledge at all about Marrakesh and couldn’t stop talking about it and the Medina for the first few days. They had all come over from London so the weather (average of 25 degrees most days) was very welcome also.

Abdellah was helpful and unobtrusive at all times (and made me many many pots of mint tea). We included him in everything we could as he got on really well with our kids and was close in age to them.

I was unsure about the Christmas present with him being Muslim, but decided to go with it and hoped for the best.

Our girls always need a Christmas tree and have many varied sorts, but a lemon tree in a pot was a first.

It was great to have the house in France warm for our arrival and it was clean and well presented. The bottle of wine was very much appreciated also. The house was very liveable and the kitchen very useable. We bought produce from the local markets and did some cooking as well as going to the local restaurants which were all good.

The bedroom with the bi-fold doors has a spectacular view. We opened the shutters when we woke then proceeded to enjoy the sunrises while we had breakfast in bed. We only had a couple of foggy mornings and rain on one day (this was December!) The temperatures varied from 6 on the coldest day to an average of 10 to 12 on most days so the weather was really good.

All in all, we both enjoyed our holiday immensely.

From Denny Sears, Merseyside

Just enjoyed a memorable stay in Marrakesh with my wife to celebrate our 25th Wedding anniversary. The accommodation at Riad Najmati played no small part in making our stay so memorable. The riad, located very near to the cultural hotspot that is the Jmaah El Fna, was very well laid out and met our needs perfectly. I would have no hesitation in recommending this 'oasis of tranquility' and would stay here again when I re-visit. Thank you Abdellah (resident manager) for all your support and efforts! (May 2011)

Nurashikin Kamal, Singapore

"Staying at your riad in Marrakech was a wonderful experience beyond any other and it was mainly thanks to Abdellah who was an excellent host, patient guide and a delightful flirt. Even with all the noise and laughter we three ladies brought with us, he was more than happy to entertain us. We had fun both in the riad and out."

From Caroline, Sally and Joyce, Leicester, UK

Your Riad is fantastic, beautifully decorated, homely and quiet. Abdellah was great and looked after us with mint tea, breakfasts and his advice of where to go and what do to was invaluable.

We have had a lovely time and the local people are friendly and helpful. The weather was lovely and I was able to wear my flip flops and teeshirt during the day. Abdellah arranged a trip for us to the Atlas mountains and the waterfall.

We would recommend your Riad, and we would love to visit and stay again.

Lynne and Steve Smith, Christchurch, New Zealand, August 2012

I just wanted to let you know what a highlight our stay in Marrakesh and in particular your Riad, was. Abdellah was a great host and the four of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We will be sure to recommend Riad Najmati to anyone we know travelling to that part of the world.

Jo Divver, Lincoln, July 2014

"We loved your riad. Abdellah was a star. Nothing was too much trouble for him. We would rate it a 5 Star Excellent. Would love to come again with the rest of the family. Thank you for all your advice, and we loved the Moroccan-made duck pate."