What is a Ryad in Morocco

Ryad Morocco
Finally that day came, the day that we could fly to Morocco: our most wanted travel destination ever. Me and my friend was planning this trip since years but for some reason we went on postponing this trip for years and I don’t want to hide that when the right moment came we were really excited. We were so prepared by now about the country that it didn’t take so much of time to schedule our plans. Without any advice or suggestions, we booked all our overnights in Ryads and believe me that have been the best thing that we could ever do for this travel destination. 

When we were searching for hotels on Booking.com, we casually noticed that many of the given options were having the suffix Ryad but obviously at the moment we weren’t too concerned, actually, to be honest we thought that it was an Arabic translation for the word hotel.  Only later, once in Morocco, we learnt that Ryad was a traditional Moroccan house normally of two or more floors around an interior garden where plants and fountains were located. Once it used to be a city home of merchants and courtiers, means the wealthiest and for this reason it was built accurately, representing then the finest example of Moroccan architecture.  The word Ryad comes from the Arabian term for garden. Even if the style of these Ryads has changes along the years, the basic form still remains. Since the tourism has started in Morocco, many of these building have been restored as Bed and Breakfast or restaurants and that gave an opportunity to the traveler to experience the real framework of the country. There were plenty of Ryads inside the Medinas of all the cities so combining Ryad accomodations with the visit of the Medina, is certainly an excellent idea.


Here for you five good reasons for what you must stay in a Ryad
  1. Be ready guys, Morocco was one of the places where I eat delicious food. Since now when I think about Morocco, the first thing that comes to my mind is food. If you stay in a Ryad, then you will have an opportunity to taste the original homemade food. What they offer here had nothing compared to what we found out in the restaurants.
2)    Staying in a Ryad definitely brought the original Moroccan culture to us. The Moroccan family who owned or managed the Ryad usually lived in the Ryad itself and they were good enough to guide us through their traditions.

3)    We enjoyed the Moroccan interior design; they cannot be absolutely comparable to the new hotels in the country.

4)    Being in touch with the locals helped us to overcome our middle-class prejudices. Yes this is really true.

5)    The last reason which made us wanting to return again and again to the Ryads was obviously the budget. They were not expensive at all and that made us happy every time.
Ryad Morocco
Ryad Morocco
Ryad Morocco
Ryad Morocco
Ryad Morocco

2 comments:

  1. Oh it's RIAD LALLA FATIMA OUEDGHIRI in FES MOROCCO, IT'S VERY Beautiful place for relax and taxe a very nice trip in medina ... we are spending a very good time.

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  2. Oh it's RIAD LALLA FATIMA OUEDGHIRI in FES MOROCCO, IT'S VERY Beautiful place for relax and take a very nice trip in medina ... we are spending a very good time.

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