Stylish Riad Porte Royale is set in the spiritual heart of the medina, west of the beautiful shrine of Sidi-bel-Abbas. Near the ramparts, it is easily accessible by car, but only a few minutes stroll from fine restaurants and the hurly-burly of the tourist trail that leads to nearby monuments and the colorful souks on the way to Djemma el Fna square.
Dating back to around 1750, Riad Porte Royale has five bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Restored by master craftsmen, traditional finishes enhance the clean lines, and features such as the thick walls have been retained. In the luminous courtyard, the plunge pool mirrors the dramatic portico and the ancient ‘porte royale.’
Textiles, rugs, and objects d’art from the old caravan routes of Asia and Africa accent the white bedrooms. Elsewhere, there are several corners to relax in, from the b’hou off the courtyard, to the upstairs loggia with its fireplace and pretty window arches, or the tent on the roof terrace with a view of nearby palms.
Where possible Riad Porte Royale endeavors to be eco-friendly and provide sustainable services and accommodation in Marrakech.