Riad Catalina is a restored 18th-century residence set a 15-minute walk away from Marrakech’s main square, Jemaa el-Fna.
This 18th-century residence, complete with arched doorways and patterned tiles, sits in the very heart of Marrakech, a 10-minute walk away from the chaotic main square of Jemma el-Fna.
There are only 12 rooms and three suites in this authentic Moroccan riad, which features a rooftop pool overlooking the red city and a courtyard garden filled with orange trees. This hotel is part of the Simply Travel collection until April 2017. It will then join our Small & Friendly range – home to holidays with an authentic and intimate feel.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based On 324 reviews
- Official Rating
Small & Friendly
Holidays with an authentic feel
- Properties with a traditional feel
- Often family-run
- Picturesque settings, usually by the sea
- Everything from 2T to 5T
Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks|
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
Facilities ► View all
The restaurant offers traditional Moroccan cuisine and it gives you the chance to indulge in the local culture.
While it may not be the biggest, this pool has prime position on the hotel roof with views of Koutoubia Mosque and the Atlas Mountains. Surrounded by potted plants and with sunbeds dotted around it, you'll have a relaxing time lazing by the pool.
Orange trees offer some shade as you sit on the wrought iron table and chairs surrounded by hanging lanterns in the courtyard garden. It's an ideal for a place to just sit and chillout, and you can even enjoy your breakfast out here.
Rooms ► View all
superior twin room
These spacious, superior twin rooms, feature oceanic tones with simple furnishings. There's a lounge area, for that bit of resting space. And you'll also find air-conditioning, and a TV included.
These light and airy twin rooms, have cool tones and simple furnishings. There's a sofa for that bit of resting space. And you'll also find air-conditioning, and a TV included.
TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »
A beautiful oasis. Friendly staff. Highly recommend
Absolutely loved this wonderful Riad. The setting is amazing, a stunning courtyard filled with plants, a water fountain and with birds tweeting. The rooms are lovely and we had views out over the city roof tops. The staff were amazing and went the extra mile by allowing my boyfriend to fix his memory card using the office computer. They also went out and helped me to organise a birthday cake as a surprise for my boyfriend as it was his birthday while we were there. The location is brilliant. Peaceful and quiet but just a few metres away from the hustle and bustle. I have the best memories of Marrakesh and Riad Catalina. I can't fault it. More
Everything you could ask for!
If you are even slightly pondering staying in Riad Catalina for your trip to Marrakech, my advise would be 100% do it. My boyfriend and I spent 5 nights at the riad in the heart of downtown Marrakech and couldn't have asked for anything more. The location was perfect - about 5-10 minutes walk from the medina and the souks and about 15 minutes walk to new town Marrakech. Our room was beautiful, decorated with traditional Moroccan decor and a great view of the rooftops and the atlas mountains. The staff were extremely helpful and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. One in particular was our flight was at 8pm and check out in midday. As we were lying by the pool and out all day exploring, they offered us another room to use to shower and change before our flight home. You don't get this kind of service in the large hotel chains! We had dinner in the Riad a few nights. The food was great and they served wine, beer and spirits which you don't see much of in Marrakech unless you go to the bars in the new town. Overall a fantastic experience and we both really feel that we experienced the real traditional Morocco.More
Booked this quickly through Thomson, wanted somewhere small and in the medina. We are loving it here -the main area set around a lovely courtyard. Our room is small but clean and has very comfy beds and a great shower. The staff are very attentive and friendly without being overly so. Breakfast is good with plenty of coffee - I require a gluten free diet and have been very happy with omelette, salad and fruit. Leave the Riad and meander through the alleys to the main road and you quickly find yourself in the main square - all well lit so you can find your way home after dark. Rooftop pool is great for a cool down after a hot day in the souks. Staying with my daughter and would definitely return here.More
We loved our stay
if you visit Marrakech make sure that you stay in a Riad. I recommend Catalina. The staff are very friendly ,Nadia from reception speaks different languages and is always ready to help you with everything you need. The Riad is beautiful and well kept , it takes us back to the old days. loved it. Thank youMore
great place with very friendly and flexible staff.
We arrived earlier than the room was ready, and asked for lunch . The lady said that they not serving it jet. but she was happy to ask kitchen and they prepared great lunch for us. the garden is in shade and of course in the morning and evening is chilly. but the atmosphere and singing birds is great. The pool is small but sunny. The breakfast was nice but nothing extra special. only what I could recumbent is concentrating on serving their traditional food more than anything else. and then if someone request do the continental. Overall great place to stay! Thank you for everything. Great work team!More
Things To Do View all »
People who looked at this hotel also viewed...
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally