Stay in the heart of Marrakesh Excellent location – show map

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This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. This elegant riad is located in the heart of the Medina, just a 2-minute walk from the famous Jemaâ El Fna square, the souks and the historical district. It offers free Wi-Fi access.

The guest rooms at the Riad Balkisse have a traditional Moroccan décor and feature air conditioning and private bathrooms.

Guests can enjoy a daily breakfast in the dining room, and relax with a mint tea on the outdoor terrace. Additionnal features include a lounge with a TV with satellite channels.

The Riad Balkisse is in close proximity to Marrakesh Train Station and Marrakesh Menara Airport. Special passes are available for a local swimming pool, just a 1-minute walk from the riad.

This is our guests' favorite part of Marrakesh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Riad Balkisse has been welcoming guests since Sept 24, 2010

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Marrakesh, this property has an excellent location score of 9.3!

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Hosted by Jean Jacques

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Jean Jacques
The Riad Balkisse is a small riad of 8 rooms, a great location and offering every comfort (air conditioning, terrace ...) to stay in the medina of Marrakech. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, heating and an adjoining bathroom.
Hello and welcome to Marrakech My name is Jean Jacques I live in Morocco for 10 years and it is a great pleasure to welcome you in my riad and share with you my vision and my love of Morocco. You are at home here, I receive you like at home and my whole team and myself, at all times, are here to bring you everything you need or want.
The attraction of the Riad Balkisse is that it is located next to 2 minutes from the Jema el Fna square and close to the main attractions of the medina (souks, Koutoubia, Bahia Palace ...). You can do everything on foot.
Languages spoken: Arabic,English,French
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Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Located in the historic old town

Explore Marrakech's 1,000-year-old city center, where colorful bazaars, ancient palaces, and winding streets are everywhere.

What's nearby
  • Dar Si Said Museum
    0.3 miles
  • Djemaa El Fna
    0.3 miles
  • El Badi Palace
    0.3 miles
  • Moulay El Yazid Mosque
    0.3 miles
  • Koutoubia
    0.3 miles
  • Saadian Tombs
    0.3 miles
  • Souk of the Medina
    0.4 miles
  • Bahia Palace
    0.4 miles
  • Mouassine Museum
    0.5 miles
  • Boucharouite Museum
    0.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Café des princes
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Nejarine
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Cyber Park
    0.6 miles
  • Le Jardin Secret
    0.6 miles
  • Marrakech Museum
    0.7 miles
  • The Orientalist Museum of Marrakech
    0.7 miles
  • Menara Mall
    1.2 miles
  • Place du 16 Novembre
    1.4 miles
  • Majorelle Gardens
    1.6 miles
  • Yves Saint Laurent Museum
    1.7 miles
  • Marrakesh Train Station
    1.9 miles
  • Menara Gardens
    2.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake BARRAGE
    18.6 miles
  • Mountain OURIKA
    21.7 miles
Closest Airports
  • Marrakech-Menara Airport
    2.7 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: Moroccan

    Open for: Brunch, Dinner, Cocktail hour

Amenities of Riad Balkisse
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Massage Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Adults only
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


7:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 17 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Riad Balkisse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

The fine print

The property provides an airport shuttle at 20€ per 3 people.

Please inform Riad Balkisse of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

License number: 40000MH0731

FAQs about Riad Balkisse

  • Riad Balkisse offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Bicycle rental (additional charge)

  • Guests staying at Riad Balkisse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Riad Balkisse by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 20min

  • Check-in at Riad Balkisse is from 8:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Riad Balkisse is 0.9 miles from the center of Marrakesh.

  • Riad Balkisse has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The nearest beach is 500 feet from Riad Balkisse.

  • Room options at Riad Balkisse include:

    • Triple
    • Double

  • The prices at Riad Balkisse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.