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9 Riads Near Bab Taghazout, Marrakech

Bab Taghazout is the gate at the north end of the medina of Marrakech. Recently this area has had a large investment by the government to clean up the area, replace doors and do general repair work on the streets and buildings. If you are wondering how far is Taghazout from Marrakech, it is approximately 169.26 miles (272.4 km) via A3.

It is one of the areas that is farther from the popular, central areas of the medina. However, there are some really beautiful riads if you’re looking for where to stay in Marrakech.

Consider these riads near Bab Taghazout if the prospect of staying in a residential medina area appeals to you.

Interior of a riad in Marrakech, Morocco with the text 9 Riads Near Bab Taghazout, Marrakech

Where is Bab Taghazout?

The Bab Taghzout gate is at the northern end of the medina just north of the Riad Laarous neighborhood. Of all the medina areas this is arguably the most residential. It is near the Zaouia Sidi bel Abbas – a well known mosque and shrine in the city.

What else is in the neighborhood?

As mentioned this is a very residential area. The Sidi ben Slimane and Sidi bel Abbas mosques and shrine areas are in this neighborhood. Non-Muslims can not enter them but the areas surrounding are quite interesting. You’ll also find small produce markets and on the evening several shops selling a variety of street food.


Dar Yacout and Dar Zellij are two well known restaurants in this area. Head a little south of the neighborhood to dine at Limoni (their lemon ravioli is fantastic!)

Why choose this area of the medina?

There are a few reasons you might want to choose this area of the medina for your stay.

  1. There are quite a few affordable options for high quality riads and boutique hotels.
  2. You’re away from heavily touristed areas and attractions meaning quieter streets and fewer shops.
  3. You want to be around the daily life of Marrakechi’s living in the medina.

Riads in the Bab Taghazout Neighborhood

If it is your first time in Morocco, staying in a riad would be a great travel highlight. A riad is a Moroccan dwelling renowned for its central courtyard and enclosed garden. Usually filled with plants and fountains, it embodies traditional architectural features.

Riad Dyor

Nour Junior Suite in Riad Dyor with in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Walk through the cool blue front door and enter a beautiful boutique hotel. A central plunge pool, beautiful carved patterns, rooms with balcony pergolas that stretch into the courtyard and more await you. As a riad in Bab Taghzout, Marrakech, it used to be 3 homes that have been combined to create one space. There are six rooms and suites to choose from.

Riad Sapphire

Fireplace and library in Riad Sapphire

This riad in Bab Taghzout, Marrakech is furnished with many modern touches including their unique water element in the central courtyard and plunge pool perfect for warmer months. Enjoy meals in the dining area or on the roof. As a restored riad, the clean and sleek design aids with your relaxation and provides a contrast to the very colorful and busy streets of Marrakech.

Riad Dar Zaman

Standard Room's Terrace or patio in Riad Dar Zaman

A comfortable oasis in the busy medina, Dar Zaman is a great spot to stay. The rooms are comfortable and individually designed and the rooftop is great for breakfast viewing over the medina. If you have questions the staff here is kind and always willing to help.

Riad Zitouna

Outdoor garden of Riad Zitouna

On entering you’ll find the namesake of this hotel – an olive tree -in the courtyard welcoming you. The rooms are simple and tastefully decorated using traditional Moroccan materials and calming colors. A great spot especially for couples or families that are traveling together as the whole riad can be rented for a single group.

Riad Zamzam

Suite (Rose) in Riad Zamzam with Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds

A lovingly restored riad with a giant date palm in the middle this riad is not only enchanting but has an enchanting story behind it – do make sure you ask. The rooms are beautifully laid out and the food served is some of the best in the city.

Palais Blanc Riad

Outdoor pool in Riad Palais Blanc

Nestled in Marrakech’s Medina district, just 900 meters from Palais de La Bahia, Riad Palais Blanc & Spa offers a luxurious retreat with a year-round outdoor pool and barbecue facilities. The riad boasts a sun terrace overlooking the pool, creating a tranquil atmosphere. Culinary delights await at the on-site restaurant, and with a 24-hour front desk, guests can experience seamless hospitality. If you are traveling from Marrakech to Taghazout looking for adventure, skiing, golfing, and horse riding, this is definitely the riad for you.

L’Hotel Marrakech

A hotel staff serving drinks in the bar of L'Hotel Marrakech

A luxurious boutique hotel that boasts a good onsite restaurant as well as swimming pool and spa area in one place. The hotel is very near to a parking area meaning you can get door to door service when you stay here – ideal if you’re someone worried about getting lost while walking.

Riad Cannelle

Interior of Riad Cannelle with red draped curtians

A traditional riad with multiple rooms including a family room this is an affordable option if you’re looking in the under €100 a night range. It has just four rooms with attached bathrooms giving it a small, homey feel.

Riad Kheirredine

Terrace/ patio lit with lights at night in Riad Kheirredine

Billig itself as a romantic destination this riad really appeals to couples and honeymooners. The riad doesn’t allow children under 12 and no outside food or drink can be brought in. The riad is exclusively for the use of residents. A three night minimum stay is required.

Decided this area isn’t for you? Check out our post that breaks down many of the neighborhoods to decide the best place to stay in Marrakech.

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