The Riad Star — named as such for Josephine Baker, the French jazz singer, revolutionary, and starlet who used to reside here — feels like a chic, but cozy home away from home. As one of four Riads in Marrakech owned by the British couple-turned-hoteliers Lucie and Mike Wood, it has a mix of contemporary luxury and traditional charm.
The hectic cacophony of noise on the streets seems impossibly far away once you step into the quiet calm of the Riad. From the intricate white facades of the centre courtyard to the earthy brown and black tiles lining the wading pool, every corner of the space is graced with thoughtful details. The handmade silver lamps, soft-patterned carpets, and beaded blankets are a textile-lovers dream.
When you’re lounging in draped cabanas on the rooftop with a steaming pot of mint tea and a basket of coconut biscuits or treating your skin to a steamy hammam treatment, Riad Star is where you’ll find serenity in the souks.