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A complimentary bottle of champagne or wine.
Chic and modernist Marrakech riad in the heart of the Medina
This tranquil riad in the heart of the Medina is all crisp, contemporary cool. Instead of traditional decor and an old-Morocco vibe, light and airy Talaa 12 is a modernist take on the trad.
Know It All
Hit the spot
In the medina, close to the Marrakech Museum.
Come here for...
• A serene in-town sanctuary. • Fabulous roof terrace. • Plenty of peaceful corners for chilling out.
Talaa 12 has a traditional hammam offering both traditional Moroccan and Swedish massage. There's also an attractive lounge cum dining room and a roof terrace.
Good to know
There's no pool, but guests get complimentary passes to Nikki Beach.
Seven rooms and suites
Bedrooms are individually styled with a contemporary feel and calming colours, while bathrooms have big walk-in showers. Wi-fi is available. The two Deluxe suites have huge beds and private balconies overlooking the courtyard.
Go for one of the two sprawling Deluxe suites, with a private balcony. One even has a working fireplace.
Eat & Drink
Dining is on request, and chef Karima is happy to serve you traditional Moroccan dishes wherever you want – be it on the roof, by the fire in the chic dining room, or à deux in your room.
Breakfast is served until 11:30am, and the rooftop is a great place to enjoy it.
Available 24 hours a day.
See & Do
With the souks virtually on your doorstep, you’ll need to hone your haggling skills for a day’s bargain-hunting. Wander through 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.
For an interlude of cool and quiet, stroll through the Musée d’art Islamique, or the leafy Majorelle gardens. After a day on the town, you’ll be ready to slip back to base for a soothing massage in the hammam. Super-helpful staff will set you up with an out-of-town itinerary in the rugged Atlas Mountains or further afield.
You can enjoy a hammam and massage treatments at Talaa 12. For a day by the pool, staff will be pleased to arrange passes for nearby Nikki Beach club.
Soak up the colour at the Festival des Arts Populaires de Marrakech – a mix of traditional Moroccan acts, jazz and dance.
It may not be Cannes, but the Marrakech International Film Festival attracts its share of stars and arts aficionados.
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ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 150 - 270Check In
12:00 MiddayMinimum Night Stay
Two nights in low season, three in high seasonOpen/Closed
Open all yearAir Conditioning
Yes – all roomsChildren
Talaa 12 is fully licensed to hold weddings, and can be booked on an exclusive use basis. Receptions for up to 100 guests can be arranged.
Talaa Ben Youssef, Medina, MarrakechParking
Should you need it, private parking is available nearby for a small charge. However, we don't suggest driving in Marrakech!Trains
Marrakech central station – 2kmTaxis
We have included a private transfer from the airport in your room rates. Staff from Talaa 12 will meet your taxi at the end of the street (it's pedestrianised) and escort you to the riad.Airport
Marrakech Menara – 15km. EasyJet flies to Marrakech from London Gatwick and Manchester, while Ryanair flies from London Luton, Bristol and East Midlands.