The truly eclectic ochre-and-rose-hued city of Marrakech offers a vast collection of luxury boutique hotels, however Riad Jardin Secret will seduce you with its exotic allure.
Hidden behind an unassuming doorway in the Bab Doukkala area, the early-20th-century home has been entirely and lovingly restored into a slow-life retreat. Parisian couple, photographer Cyrielle Astaing and art director Julien Phomveh, left their jobs in the fashion industry longing for a different pace of life.
The Boho-chic Riad
The enduring magic of Marrakech never ends. After bartening for treasures in the souks, indulging ourselves with mint tea in a chic cuchion-filled cafe, Riad Jardin Secret, with only 3 rooms and two suites, became our intimate haven of peace.
Staying at this anti-modern place, as the owners call it, was like returning to the spirit of the 70s. Every corner of this utterly unique gypsy riad is an amazing place to sit, to read and relax.
Youssef and Ilam, other members of the family, prepared us real home made organic Moroccan meals and did their best to made us feel at home. We will never forget Youssef´s loving smile!
Organized in several little nooks with different atmospheres and filled with lush plants and fragrant flowers, the Instagram-worthy pink rooftop was my favorite part of the riad. The stripped cushions and pillows, kilims, low-set tables, lanterns, hanging lights, and an upcycled door-turned-table definitely add such an inviting bohemian flair.
Located on the first floor, our Junior suite was absolutely to die for with a delicate hand-painted ceiling, magnificent Zellige tilework, an open wood fireplace, Berber rugs, carefully hand-woven textiles and intricate details. Interestingly, most of the furniture are picked from the finest flea markets around the “Rose City” and from the different craftsmen they work for.
Junior Suite: 240E
43 – 46 Arset Aouzal Bab Doukkala Marrakech
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