Riad Talaa 12   /  Marrakesh travel info

A very traditional and authentic Riad..

Unlike many riads who traded their traditional patio for a swimming pool or a lobby kind of space, Talaa 12 kept things beautifully authentic: four gardens built around a fountain, which following the Quran is a reminder of paradise. The décor is the brainchild of owner Marianne Lacroix, the sober quality of the lines and the soothing pale green woodwork create an almost monastic atmosphere – in opposition to the hustle and bustle of Marrakech medina.

And as tradition ditches, the Ryad Talaa 12 has its own hammam, a steam bath whose water comes from ancient roman thermal springs. Today guests can enjoy treatments with black soap before a traditional face scrub.

The ryad has 8 spacious rooms that accommodate a maximum of 16 to 18 persons.


Ben Youssef District. Easily accessible on foot or by taxi, Talaa 12 is near the Marrakech museum, the Merdesa Ben Youssef (Koranic School), the Ben Youssef Mosque, the Kouba, at the entrance to the souks and a 5 min. walk from Jemaa El Fna square. Guarded parking 2 min. away.

How To Get There

By Plane

From Europe Transavia (transavia.com), Royal Air Maroc (royalairmaroc.com), EasyJet (easyjet.com) and Ryanair (ryanair.com) fly into Marrakech’s Menara Airport. Taxis from the airport to the city centre take 20 minutes and cost around  EURO 12. Make sure you agree a price before setting off to avoid being overcharged. 

By Train

The Moroccan state railway, ONCF (once.ma), runs inexpensive (but limited) services to Marrakech from Casablanca, Fez and Tangier. Look for TCR (Train Climatisé Rapide) trains to guarantee an air-conditioned journey in summer. You’ll find plenty of taxis waiting at the city’s charming, if slightly run-down, station on Avenue Hassan II.

By Car

Driving in Marrakech can be horn-filled and hectic, but if you insist, hire a car from the Avis (avis.com) desk at the airport. To reach the hotel follow, Avenue de la Menara to the city centre. There’s a guarded car park two minutes from the hotel.


No 12 Talaa Ben Youssef
40000 Marrakesh

Around the Ryad…

The residence is decorated in subtle, refined colours and materials for a serene, relaxing atmosphere. In a magnificent courtyard of orange and palm trees, an aromatic garden surrounds the fountain. Broad terraces offer a 360° view of the medina and its menzeh (high tower) overlooking the museum of Marrakech, the Ben Youssef Medersa and the souks, with the Atlas mountains in the backdrop.

Hotel facilities

  • Evening "table d'hôtes".
  • Traditional hammam.
  • Swedish or Moorish massage.
  • Car, bicycle, moped hire.
  • Cultural tour of Marrakech with a professional guide.
  • Guests of Talaa 12 are allowed to use the beautiful swimming pool area of Le Palais Paysan.
  • Bookings for play with caddies at the Marrakech golf clubs (+ transfer of clubs).
  • Excursions to the Atlas of the Moroccan South with specialists: High Atlas Massif, Valley of the Dades, visit to the kasbahs, Waterfalls of Ouzoud, Essaouira, Ouarzazate...
  • Organization of events, themed stays, anniversaries or weddings, party meals, drinks parties - with musicians, dancers, traditional henna ceremony.

Deluxe Room

Deluxe room

Monastic atmosphere.

Rates : on request



No hustle and bustle.

Rates : on request

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe suite

Homely and quiet.

Rates : on request

Rate information

  • Rates mentioned are per room per night based on 2 people sharing, unless otherwise stated.
  • Rates mentioned are in Euro (EUR).
  • Rates mentioned include daily Moroccan breakfast.
  • Rates mentioned exclude taxes and service charges.
  • Rates mentioned exclude city taxes (EUR 3 per person per night).
  • Rates mentioned include your arrival transfer from the airport.

Property Information

  • This property is open all year round.
  • This hotel is on request.
  • The whole Ryad can be rented out at a price to be negotiated on request.

Extra Bed Information

  • Extra bed charge is EUR 85 per night.

Pet Information

  • Pets are not allowed.

Forms of payment

  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Cash

Additional charges

  • A 5% transaction fee will be added to credit card payments.

Booking Policy

  • To guarantee the booking a valid credit card is required.

Cancellation policy

  • If you cancel between 30 - 21 days prior to arrival date, they will charge a cancellation fee of 30% of the total booked amount.
  • If you cancel between 20 - 11 days prior to arrival date, they will charge a cancellation fee of 50% of the booked amount.
  • If you cancel between 10 - 0 days prior to arrival date, they will charge a cancellation fee of 100% of the total booked amount.
  • A no show or early departure is a 100% penalty charge of the total booked amount. 

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Marrakesh, Morocco

No 12 Talaa Ben Youssef
40000 Marrakesh


  • Cultural
  • Design


  • Leisure
  • Honeymoon
  • Riads


  • Hammam
  • Massage
  • Laundry services
  • Concierge services
  • Car rentals
  • Bicycles
  • Wifi
  • Airport transfers
  • Weddings
  • Family celebrations
  • Excursions
  • Shuttle service
  • Table d'hotes
  • Guided walking tours
  • Shops
  • Tours
  • Cultural activities


Checkin : 2:00 pm
Checkout : 12:00 pm (noon)