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Riad Tibibt: a house in the Orient

Bedrooms 5
Property type guest house


guest house

About the property

Charming Orientalist riad since 1804

In the heart of the Medina, at the back of a quiet “derb” and a few steps away from the famous bustling Djema el Fna Square, we renovated this authentic “dar” built in 1804 with this passion for orientalism and the memory of the French campaign in Egypt and the Orient dream of Pierre Loti. The 5 suites with bathroom open onto the patio planted with orange, banana and palm trees and papyrus. Here you can only hear the singing of the birds and the lapping of the fountain. On the roof, there is a large terrace planted with trees and not overlooked which is ideal to rest and tan while being scantily clothed! Erwan and Jean open the doors of their Oriental house that looks like a cabinet of curiosities with antique oriental and empire furniture. Fatima, the excellent cooker, and Abdou will be fully dedicated to you during the entire stay.

This is a place to receive your friends, a place where you can hear the birds singing and an ideal place to rest.

More Details

Erwan Braud
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian, Arabic, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2016

About Erwan Braud

Chemist in Nice, France, I always been passionate about Orient and Bonaparte, Majorelle and Pierre Loti. At the age of eight, I went on my first trip to Marrakech and I felt in love with it! 28 years later, it is a dream come true that Jean and I want to share.

Erwan Braud purchased this guest house in 2011

Why Erwan Braud chose Marrakech

It is our Thousand and One Nights Palace! Our waking dream! Our escape in the Orient!

What makes this guest house unique

An old and typical palace in the heart of Marrakech that will give you the opportunity to experience the Oriental charm, Morocco and the secrete hidden life of this millennium town.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Riad Tibibt: a house in the Orient
average rating of 4.142857 based on 9 reviews

Riad tibibt

  • 3 of 5

Le riad était très bien,Abde et fathima font tout pour que vous soyez bien,un peu

loin de la place,15 minutes,beaucoup de mobylettes ,bruyant.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ryad non privato

  • 1 of 5

Spiacevolissima sorpresa riservataci dal proprietario francese del Ryad, il quale nonostante la cortesia usataci di effettuare uno sconto sull'affitto di tutte le 6 stanze della struttura, mi ha indicato la possibilita' di pagare anche tramite bonifico bancario che a me tornava (erroneamente) piu' comodo. Purtroppo fu l'inizio di una sgradevole successione di disservizi creati volontariamente dal Proprietario.

Infatti giusto prima dell'arrivo con la scusa di chiedere info su come disporre le camere, mi informa candidamente che queste erano solo 4 su 6 richieste e mai confermatemi di proposito. Infatti all'arrivo constatiamo che una camera era stata affittata ad altri clienti e la 6 occupata da un guardiano che invece non era proprio menzionato , quindi anziche' godere della liberta' di vivere un'intera abitazione come da richiesta, siamo stati sorvegliati dal guardiano che ascoltava tutte le nostre conversazioni non consentendoci ne privacy e neppure di ricevere massaggi come tutte le strutture permettono.Pertanto il prezzo pagato non e' neppure stato rivisto dal proprietario che sprezzantemente ha fatto presente che le autorita' non avrebbero dato importanza al nostro disservizio in quanto troppo occupati con un evento internazionale.

Aldila' della cortesia addirittura squisita del guardiano , occorre menzionare che la distanza e la difficoltà nel raggiungere attraverso i mille dedali bui il Ryad pregiudica di molto la scelta del medesimo. Inizialmente fummo addirittura traumatizzati dalla paura di perderci nei vicoli di notte. Neppure i taxi ci erano di grande aiuto.

Per quanto riguarda la struttura invece occorre menzionare che nonostante l'affascinante decoro, gli impianti idrici in alcune camere sono difettosi.

Inoltre spesso ci ritrovavamo un cane tra di noi al quale veniva concesso di lasciare i propri nauseabondi bisogni sul terrazzo.

Suggerisco fermamente agli eventuali avventori interessati di assicurasi di avere contratti chiari prima di recarvisi per evitare sgradevoli sorprese. In effetti e' curioso che dal 2014 nessuno abbia lasciato recensioni ...

Tra l'altro il proprietario consigliandomi di pagare tramite bonifico bancario ha potuto evitare di pagare le spese di pratica Homeaway evitando di emettere contratto ufficiale che mi avrebbe tutelato dalla truffa subita.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simplicity and Elegance

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for simplicity, a touch of elegance and the desire to feel like what it was like to live in the Medina 200 years ago, you definitely should stay at Riad Tibibt.

None of the rooms have locks on the doors. It gives you a feeling of the old days where it was not necessary to lock your doors, because there was no crime.

There is no need to bring your bathing suits. There is no pool so to speak. What is considered the pool is the size of 2 bath tubs located on the ground floor. But there are lots of other things that make up for it. Wonderfull sounds of birds that are attracted by the lush greenery growing in the courtyard. The beautiful voices of Imams with the call to prayer from local Mosks. Last but not least, the incredible roof top. Spend some time and unwind there with a bottle of your favorite wine along with cheeses and cured meats that you can buy at Carrefour Supermarket at the Menara Mall.

The Riad staff is more then willing to store the cheeses and meat in the kitchen refrigerator .

Riad Tibibt is located in a maze of narrow streets. I counted my steps to each turn and I never got lost.

My every day life is the hustle and bustle of the big U.S. cities along with a great life style. My stay at Riad Tibibt was about going back to basics and a reminder of how beautiful life can be without the excesses.

I definitely will be back!

David S - U.S.A

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Séjour extraordinaire

  • 5 of 5

Un séjour vraiment extraordinaire, dans un cadre orientaliste très calme en plein centre de la médina, la décoration est juste magnifique, le jardin au milieu avec un bassin pour se rafraîchir. Le petit déjeuner sur la terrasse entourer par le chant des oiseaux. La cuisine est très délicieuses, meilleure que des restaurants bien réputé à marrakech.

Finalement je suggère ce bel endroit à toutes les personnes qui veulent vivres une expérience exceptionnelle à marrakech et pour moi sûrement à refaire plusieurs fois

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Excellent and Charming!

  • 5 of 5

The Riad was so charming and decorated in a unique but contemporary way. Everything was so comfortable, from the bed, the bathrooms, and the service from the staff at the Riad. Fatima's cooking was delicious, and her Meat and Quince Tagine was spectacular. Even the various Moroccan salds were always fresh!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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très beau séjour

  • 5 of 5

Un riad magnifique au coeur de la médina. Ma chambre décorée avec avec beaucoup de soin, des beaux meubles marocains, une salle de bain privative avec baignoire, une bibliothèque de livres et de guide sur Marrakech et sur le Maroc. La cour intérieur avec un bassin qui apporte la fraîcheur et plantée de bananier est un petit paradis. Sans oublier la cuisinière qui est la reine du couscous et du tajine. Je me suis régalé tous les soirs !! Merci à notre hôte pour ce beau séjour

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Le Marrakchi
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Marrakech Golf Palace
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Le Foundouk
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Medersa Ben Youssef

Museum of Marrakech

Museum for Photography


Many hammam

Djema el Fna Square and its cheap restaurants


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%
Stay tax €3 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 5 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house in Medina in Marrakech & High Atlas Mountains

Property Type:
  • guest house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 460 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 15 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom2 -
    Bathroom3 -
    Bathroom4 -
    Bathroom5 -
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 5 bathrooms with walk-in shower and 1 with bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
Gay friendly

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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