Stylish little Eden tucked into the Marrakech Medina.
The name means Little Darling – and you’ll soon see what makes P’tit Habibi so adorable. From the petal-strewn splash pool on the top floor to the cool courtyard, this great-value riad is a little winner.
Know It All
Hit the Spot
A 20 minute walk from Djemma el Fna square.
Come here for...
● A brilliantly affordable bijou bolthole. ● P’tit home-from-home. ● The rooftop plunge pool.
There's a rooftop splash pool and plenty of shady sofas in the courtyard, where outdoor cinema viewing can be arranged. There’s also free wi-fi access and a Bose iPod base station in the lounge.
Good to know
The vibe is more groovy pad than hotel – backstreet Medina, splashed with nordic cool.
Three rooms and one suite
P'tit Habibi's four bedrooms are all individually decorated, with tiled floors, wooden shutters, aircon and a modern Maroc flavour. Quirky touches add an extra design flourish.
Try the aptly-named Love Nest, with its piles of cushions, the pink Peruche room or the balconied White Room, with its cushion-strewn daybed. Kitsch fans should try the Wangarata Suite with its Americana pinball mirrors, Sixties Moroccan photographs and a pair of moose antlers above the bed.
Eat & Drink
Dinner is cooked to order, and there's an open-fire barbecue on the rooftop. Dine on traditional Moroccan dishes such as lamb tagine or couscous with caramelized onions and free range chicken. The breakfast pancakes are excellent, too. Choose your own setting, whether it’s rooftop, courtyard or balcony: your hosts are keen to make this a unique experience.
Full breakfast is served until 10am
Available morning and evening.
See & Do
Dodge the donkeys, carts and mopeds to dive the city’s Medina maze, with its kaleidoscope of colours, then hop into a horse-drawn calèche (Marrakech’s version of the gondola) for a ride around town.
If the hustle-bustle gets too much, stroll through the Musée d’art Islamique, or the leafy Majorelle gardens. You could also take a day trip to the coast and chill out on the beach at Sidi Kaouki, or make a run for the hills and arrange a 4WD safari in the Atlas Mountains.
Hundreds of acts ranging from local musicians to international big names take to the stage at Essaouira’s Gnaoua Music Festival.
Check out the stars of tomorrow at the Marrakech International Film Festival.
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 100 - 180Check In
Normally midday, but flexible.Minimum Night Stay
Closed for three weeks in August.Air Conditioning
Yes – all roomsChildren
Welcome, though P’tit Habibi was designed with adults in mind. Babysitting can be arranged on request.Pets
Bis Sidi Ghanem, Zaoula Bab Lakhmis, 40000 Marrakech.Parking
There is nearby parking for EUR 3 a day, though you won't need a car here.Trains
Marrakech central station – 5kmTaxis
EUR 16 from the airport. We will be pleased to arrange your airport transfers on arrival and departure with P'tit Habibi. Manager Abdeloufi gives guests a card written in both Arabic and French, so when you get a taxi back from elsewhere in town, just show it to the driver.Airport
Marrakech Menara – 10km. EasyJet flies to Marrakech from London Gatwick and Manchester, while Ryanair flies from London Luton, Bristol and East Midlands.