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 in 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, snakecharmers and dancers. 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 Jardin Majorelle or Le Jardin Secret: Both gardens are popular sight seeing 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: Kasbah Bab Ourika is located in the Ourika Valley with stunning views over the Atlas Mountains, enjoy lunch under the shade of an olive tree with a glass of wine. Restaurant Recommendations in the Medina: Naranj — delicious Lebanese & Moroccan Cuisine with excellent customer service. 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, pescetarians, and carnivores alike, Other locations worth visiting: Place des Épices, Bahia Palace, Ben Youssef Medrasa, Maison de la Photographie.