For a night in Marrakech: Riad Les Yeux Bleus

 

Looking down into the courtyard of Riad Les Yeux Bleus, Marrakech.

Looking down into the courtyard of Riad Les Yeux Bleus, Marrakech.

Although I’ve heard from many people traveling to Marrakech that it’s difficult to book a night at Riad Les Yeux Bleus, but please give it a shot as early as you can.  Near all the action of the city yet in a very quiet place, Riad Les Yeux Bleus is tucked away in the medina only ten minutes from Jemaa el Fna and offers all the luxury you’d ever want in a Moroccan riad.

Places for relaxation, sipping mint tea, and swimming -- all in the courtyard at Riad Les Yeux Bleus.

Places for relaxation, sipping mint tea, and swimming — all in the courtyard at Riad Les Yeux Bleus.

A riad is a traditional Moroccan house with an interior courtyard or garden.  Riad Les Yeux Bleus takes advantage of its open-air space by flanking a crystal clear pool with lounge chairs and tables where afternoon tea or cocktails await. As you might expect, heavily carved doors open to the courtyard adorned with tall, leafy plants and colorful Moroccan tiles.  But the unexpected is also quite nice — like lush banquettes offering a quiet respite for two or a group meeting for a party of four or five.

Alcoves and lounge chairs offer luxurious relaxation at Riad Les Yeux Bleus.

Alcoves and lounge chairs offer luxurious relaxation at Riad Les Yeux Bleus.

In good weather, the rooftop is the place to be — ample seating in clay-colored decor bounded by the exotic fronds and colorful flowers you’ve come to love in Morocco.

But no matter what you do at Riad Les Yeux Bleus, don’t miss dinner where you are seated among layers of patterns and colors and served Morocca specialities on a silver platter.

Dinner is served at Riad Les Yeux Bleus

Dinner is served at Riad Les Yeux Bleus

It’s comfortable in this romantic room off the courtyard where rich colors of Moroccan rugs contrast with white columns and tablecloths.  Elegant.  Simple.  And oh, so Moroccan.

Elegant dining at Riad Les Yeux Bleus

Elegant dining at Riad Les Yeux Bleus

And the dishes just keep coming — Moroccan specialties like salads, brochettes, and pastilles made of fresh ingredients (bought at markets in the medina, perhaps?). You’ll be happy your stay for the night is just around the corner in this intimate eight-room riad.

For convenience, impeccable service, authentic decor, and bountiful repasts, book a room at Riad Les Yeux Bleus.  But do it soon.  You won’t want to stay anywhere else if the medina’s shopping and hubbub are what you’re in Marrakech to see!

Loving the service and surroundings at beautiful Riad Les Yeux Bleus.

Loving the service and surroundings at beautiful Riad Les Yeux Bleus.

— Rusha Sams

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Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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11 Responses to For a night in Marrakech: Riad Les Yeux Bleus

  1. Rusha, I’ve always loved and admired the natural cooling effect that this type of architecture can produce. The folks that live all around the Mediterranean know a thing or two about how to keep cool, and the ambience inside one of these intimate, quiet, and shady spaces is absolutely fabulous. The first building I ever visited that had this type of courtyard was in Marbella, Spain, and I was hooked. BTW, don’t you look relaxed and at home in that last photo. Nice post. ~James

  2. restlessjo says:

    It looks sublime 🙂 🙂

    • It really is a quality place to stay. And when I’m traveling in a foreign city, I need all the suggestions I can get for a safe, clean place. This riad was not only safe and clean; it was over the top. So, I can recommend it for anyone venturing into Marrakech. Thanks for taking a look.

  3. prior.. says:

    Learn so much from your posts- and the ending one with the pose on the patio couhcb was a nice ending mood – 😉

    • You couldn’t have paid me a better compliment. I’ve been a teacher all my adult life, so sharing information is right up my alley! And thanks for the compliment on the ending pose. I felt very honored to be in such elegant surroundings!

      • prior.. says:

        And those little extras (like the closing photo) not only give us more about the blogger – but so many more details in the setting as we can see furniture etc.
        glad to have dropped a weight comment – woo hoo
        And glad to be blog friends
        Have a good night (or day)

  4. We have been going to Morocco for 15 years and just returned to our favorite spot of all ~ Essaouira! This hotel you feature looks magnificent! Love your photos. Nicely captured. Maybe next time …. too hot this time around!

    Peta

    • Oh, how I wish we could have gone to Essaouira! I’ve seen pictures, mostly on Pinterest and Instagram, and the site is lovely. But we have a great trip to Morocco — colorful, interesting, friendly yet so different from what we have here in Tennessee. Don’t you love travel? It truly exposes you to cultures in a way that you can’t get from just looking at pictures. Thanks for taking a look. And maybe you can stay the night at Riad Les Yeux Bleus!

  5. Pit says:

    That place really looks enticing! 🙂

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