Moroccan cooking courses Posted September 5, 2017


We have recently doubled the size of our kitchen and Mouna has adapted her Moroccan cooking courses in order to take advantage of the new space available (photos to follow soon).

You don’t have to be staying at the riad to book a course but if you are, we are offering a discount on the courses. The discount will depend on the number of people doing the course but we try to make them as accessible to everyone as possible.

If you are interested please send us an email as we’ll get back to you with all the information.



Music update Posted September 5, 2017


Simon has recently recorded an EP called “Glad to be back” and you can hear the title track here:

If you would like to hear the EP in its entirety click here for Simon’s Soundcloud page where you will also be able to listen to “Haleshla” that is traditional Moroccan music with a twist, recorded by Mouna and Simon. They also regularly perform at the riad but you have to come to Meknès to see them!

The EP is a mixture of pop, funk, Moroccan and Latin percussion with lyrics in English and in French!

If you would like free copy of the EP, please let us know by email.


Autumn Promotion Posted September 5, 2017


From the beginning of September until the 1st of December, we are offering a 10% discount on our room prices. If you would like to benefit from this promotion, please send us an email quoting this discount and we will do the rest!


This years festival takes place from the 12-20th of May and is the 23rd edition of this great festival.

Fes tends to be booked up well in advance so why not stay in Meknès and then make the short journey to Fes?

You could enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Meknès medina before going to Fes for the evening concerts.

The official website for the festival is here:

If you’re thinking of spending a few days in Meknès, ask us about our offers on multiple night stays, Mouna’s fantastic cooking and her cookery courses at the riad.

Christmas and New Year promotion Posted November 17, 2016


For the Christmas and New year period we are offering a 10% discount on all bookings. You just need to email us through the site and mention the promotion offer.

Over this period there will be live music a special evening for the New Year celebrations.

Hope to see you here!


If you are interested in buying a riad in Morocco or starting a business here please contact us, we might be able to help.


“Jamian Toit Pour Moi” is a non-profit organization founded in 2011. Its main mission is to help the disadvantaged and poor living mostly in rural areas.

This association crisscrosses the country, villages and douars, to identify these populations to help them with basic needs, creating nurseries, distributing books…..

Mouna runs percussion workshops for children that you can see on their Facebook page and we donate a part of the sales of our CD to the association.

If you are interested in what they do either send us an email or go to their facebook and website pages:ès-155105704582591/info/?tab=overview


The 19th edition of the fantastic gnaoua music festival in Essaouira takes place this year between the 12th and the 15th of May.

Essaouira has an international airport as well as being easy to get to from Marrakech.

To see this year’s program click here:

If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us directly.

Ramadan 2016. Posted April 18, 2016


Ramadan 2016 starts on Monday the 6th of June and finishes on Tuesday  the 5th of July. We will be open as usual and if ever you have any questions about travelling in Morocco during Ramadan, please get in touch.

New Year 2016 Posted January 7, 2016


We would like to wish past, present and future guests at the riad a very happy and peaceful New year 2016.

Please contact us about multiple night promotions, cookery courses, music and any questions you may have about visiting the riad, Meknès and Morocco.

We hope to see you here soon!

Simon and Mouna