Morocco is an African country like no other with its variety of cultural influences. Its colorful streets, markets, and fascinating cities offer a whimsical appeal that brings travelers from around the world to explore this special place. Lovely Airbnbs can be found by the handfuls within old, renovated houses with beautiful courtyards, known as riads. With a majority of accommodations in Marrakesh, these are the most authentic Airbnbs in Morocco.


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The Cozy Palace, Marrakesh The Cozy Palace
The Cozy Palace

The Cozy Palace, Marrakesh

Banana trees shade the courtyard, natural light peers down toward one of the bathroom tubs, and authentic meals are prepared for guests at top wish-listed Airbnb, which now is a bed and breakfast. One room comes with your booking, but a different selection of uniquely decorated accommodations are offered. View the vibrant city from the rooftop terrace—the perspective high above the streets allows guests to see a different side of Marrakesh.

Lovely Riad Privatisé, Marrakech Lovely Riad privatisé
Lovely Riad privatisé

Lovely Riad Privatisé, Marrakech

With four bedrooms and four baths, guests have the entire authentic home to themselves—up to eight people can retreat here. Being in an alley of old down, the location is ideal to the Moroccan city of Marrakesh. Perhaps the most eye-catching feature is the palace worthy pool that resides in the courtyard, which the riad completely encircles.

Authentic and Cosy Riad, Marrakech Authentic and Cosy Riad
Authentic and Cosy Riad

Authentic and Cosy Riad, Marrakech

Stairs gently descend into the turquoise waters of the courtyard pool, which is accented with foliage and detailed lantern lighting. A rooftop terrace awaits with ample lounging including a couch surrounding a fire pit perfect for nighttime relaxing. A handful of suites are up for grabs, and a spa is a few minutes away, where one can use the facilities for free before enjoying a massage or facial.

Ideal for a Romantic Getaway, Marrakech Ideal for a romantic getaway
Ideal for a romantic getaway

Ideal for a Romantic Getaway, Marrakech

Walk to famed sites like the Jemaa El Fna square or play a round of golf, while staying at this riad Airbnb with intricate tiling and paintings—even the rugs have been locally crafted. Surprisingly, 10 rooms with en-suite bathrooms fill the space, which overlooks yet another wonderful pool. Breakfast is included in your stay.

Affordable Luxury Room Sattva, Marrakech Affordable luxury... Room Sattva
Affordable luxury... Room Sattva

Affordable Luxury Room Sattva, Marrakech

Tadelakt walls, which is a type of true Moroccan stucco seen within riads, envelope the basic but enriching bed and breakfast. Located near Bab Doukkala, many famed sites are within reach, making this particular dwelling perfect if wanting to truly delve into the surroundings. And of course, you probably want to when in vibrantly cultural Morocco. Each room’s furnishings have special aspects, such as a poster bed that has been locally carved by an artist.

Beautiful Riad, Marrakech Beautiful Riad, Heart of Marrakech
Beautiful Riad, Heart of Marrakech

Beautiful Riad, Marrakech

With ornate architecture and a somewhat glitzy look, the villa has five rooms that can be booked individually. In the center of the traditional home is a circular pool bathed by sunlight, and many more common areas are at the disposal of guests. Three spacious terraces provide extra seating for enjoying the city views, and two living rooms with couches and richly colored materials are optimal for time to yourself.

Medina Marrakech Red Room, Marrakech Medina Marrakech Red room 2 bed swimming pool
Medina Marrakech Red room 2 bed swimming pool

Medina Marrakech Red Room, Marrakech

No doubt, the elaborate center with a larger than average pool is the focal point of this riad. Zig zag blue and white tiles, scalloped trim, magnificent posts and rich hues of blue drape from the true Moroccan space, complete with tables and lounging space. Rooms are snug and welcoming, and a breakfast of bread and spreads are served each morning.

Riad Hadda Chambre Naima, Marrakech Riad Hadda Chambre Naima
Riad Hadda Chambre Naima

Riad Hadda Chambre Naima, Marrakech

It’s all about personalizing your visit at this riad, which offers its guests a stay in a natively styled room with its own private bathroom. Breakfast is provided and adds a local touch to each experience, and more immersive culture awaits nearby at Jemma el Fna square, which you can easily walk to. Enjoy the pool, dine in open-air spaces, and book excursions directly through the hosts.

Riad Dar Tiflet, Marrakech Riad Dar Tiflet smart and authentic
Riad Dar Tiflet smart and authentic

Riad Dar Tiflet, Marrakech

Five bedrooms comprise the down to earth, real deal bed and breakfast that once served as a large family home. Moroccan ceramic tiles accent much of the space, and other touches have been carefully crafted by locals. You’ll notice popping details like ornate lanterns and bright hand-painted furniture, which make each room a treasure. The terrace has some of the best 360 views around.

Radija Room with Terrace & Jacuzzi, Marrakech Radija room, terrace, Jacuzzi, Riad Dar Tayib
Radija room, terrace, Jacuzzi, Riad Dar Tayib

Radija Room with Terrace & Jacuzzi, Marrakech

Proximal to Medersa Ben Youssef and the Museum of Marrakech, the riad’s terrace offers a diversity of relaxation spots. One is covered and the other open for sunbathing, and a jacuzzi tops it all off. Guests book their room but have access to a multitude of commons spaces. Little extras give this Airbnb that magical touch, from the welcome Moroccan cupcakes to other native delicacies.

Casa Guapa Tamuziga, Essaouira Casa Guapa Tamuziga
Casa Guapa Tamuziga

Casa Guapa Tamuziga, Essaouira

Venturing away from Marrakesh and into Essaouira, we have a structure that stands out but still exudes authenticity. The bed and breakfast incorporate interesting wood structures, but all the colorful ambiance one could want on their vacation. Terraces provide striking views of the sea and a seriously great place to meditate if you are alone. Definitely be sure to enjoy some of the cuisine presented by the hosts.

Riad Quara, The Medina's Diamond, Marrakech Riad Quara, The Medina's diamond
Riad Quara, The Medina's diamond

Riad Quara, The Medina's Diamond, Marrakech

Everything looks a bit more polished and refined at this well-preserved riad, where guests will be able to relax and detach. Along with enjoying incredible breakfasts and dinners, travelers can dive into a cooking class where they’ll learn all about the details and special ingredients that make Moroccan food such a beloved cuisine. Airport transfers can be arranged as well.

Riad Laylati - Tayri Room, Essaouira Riad Laylati - Tayri Room
Riad Laylati - Tayri Room

Riad Laylati - Tayri Room, Essaouira

The three-story riad in some of the historic parts of town is the epitome of traditional in Morocco. Subtle refinement and modernization has preserved the feel, which has been enhanced by the work of local craftsmen. Everywhere you look, there’s a new feature to discover, from intricate metalwork, roofing and flooring. And there’s absolutely a lovely terrace from which you can enjoy a meal or just incredible views.

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