I am Riad 42. I am a newly renovated riad by Sarah and Grégoire, a French-Belgian couple, who fell in love with Marrakech 12 years ago. Find my whitewashed walls in the neighborhood of Kaat Benahid, near the Medersa Ben Youssef and the Maison de la Photographie. With my subtle and calming color palette, my contemporary design goes hand in hand with the traditional Moroccan architecture, creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere. I feature 5 individually styled rooms, 2 suites and 3 double rooms, each boasting large comfortable beds, soaring ceilings and en-suite tadelakt bathrooms. Sunbathe in comfort on my spacious day beds on the rooftop next to the plunge pool or enjoy my family style dining experience—the perfect place for strangers to become friends. Despite my minimalistic interior I am able to provide my guests with a feeling of home and a touch of Moroccan hospitality.

Room Types

5 rooms including 2 Suites and 3 Double Rooms. Twin beds available upon request.


Lounge. Rooftop. Plunge Pool. Hammam.


No pets allowed. Non-smoking rooms. Dinner has to be ordered before 12:00 noon. Riad 42 can arrange airport transfers for $15, dropping off at Place El Moukef. There a man with a hand drawn cart will wait your arrival and escourt you to the Riad.

Riad 42, Marrakech, Morocco, Africa | Between Beds

Location & Closest Airport

Kaat Benahid, Marrakesh, Morocco, Africa.

20min from Marrakesh Menara Airport, RAK.

Riad 42, Marrakech, Morocco, Africa | Between Beds


Rooms start at $110 USD/ Night inclusive of breakfast (excludes city taxes of $3/person/night).

Check in: 2:00 pm (flexible, subject to availability). Check out: 12:00 pm.

Riad 42, Marrakech, Morocco, Africa | Between Beds

Highlights & Attractions at Riad 42

Explore the Medina: Allow yourself to get lost in the maze of the old medina and especially within the souks. Just remember that eventually, all streets lead back to the big square: Jamaâ El Fna. Once you get there, grab a mint tea on a rooftop terrace and watch the square come alive with storytellers, snake charmers and dancers. Also Don't miss out on Place des Épices. Here you will find delicious scents and smells that emanate from the bags of spices and cosmetic products made out of argan and amber. Enjoy some sweet Moroccan mint tea or dinner at one of the many cafes surrounding the square. Book a hammam: An ultimate Moroccan Spa experience that will leave your skin soft and your body relaxed. We recommend Les Baind de Marrakech located in the Gueliz (The new part of Marrakech) or Les Bains d'Orient located at the entrance of the medina of Marrakech an intimate Riad space dedicated to your well being. Visit the beautiful gardens of Marrakech: Jardin Majorelle and Le Jardin Secret are both popular sightseeing spots while in Marrakech. We prefer Le Jardine Secret as it is located in the old medina and also is bigger in size. Lunch with a view: You can also leave Marrakech for a day with an excursion to the Atlas: "the 3 Valleys" and enjoy lunch in a private Berber house or even better join an authentic Moroccan cooking class: A real meeting of Moroccan culture in a magical place. Restaurant Recommendations in the Medina:  Atay Cafe — rooftop terrace with traditional Moroccan food. Terrasse Des Espices & Cafe Arabe — stunning sunset views offering traditional & Moroccan fusion. Nomad — a strong emphasis on fresh local produce and ample variety for vegetarians, pescatarians, and carnivores alike. La Famille a lovely restaurant set in a beautiful garden (enjoy a delicious vegetarian and meat-free menu; lunch only and reservations are recommended). Other locations worth visiting: El Badi Palace, Bahia Palace, Ben Youssef Medrasa, Maison de la Photographie