Luxury Romantic Boutique Hotel in the heart of Marrakech

Welcome to Riad Timila

Just three hours from London, and a few minutes from the bustle of the souks, discover the peace and tranquility of our ancient riad.
Timila has been lovingly restored to provide you with the perfect base from which to explore one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world.
We love it, and we hope you will too…


Riad Timila: an ancient courtyard house in the heart of the magical Marrakech medina, filled with contemporary comforts and effortless style. Charming staff look after your every need, delicious food, amazing views – Timila has all this and more.  Our video will give you a taste of the magic…

Riad Timila sleeps up to twelve adults in six luxurious bedroom suites, and is available to rent either in its entirety, or on a room by room basis.

To book, please email Victoria at, or call her on +44(0)797 0013331.

Our Team

We are incredibly lucky to have such a brilliant team of staff at Timila, who are dedicated to making your stay perfect.

Brahim, our wonderful manager, is your host, and together with Henia our talented cook, and Ismail our ever-smiling butler, he will ensure that you have everything you need throughout your stay. Brahim speaks excellent English and French, and he is an expert guide to all that Marrakech has to offer – from a table at the best new restaurant to belly-dancing lessons, from mixing a cocktail to booking a round of golf…




Rooms & Suites

Six utterly individual, luxury bedrooms with goosedown pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, wonderful mattresses and chic shower rooms – all designed to ensure your total, blissful comfort…

Chambre Bronze

Chambre Ivoire

Chambre Bleue

Chambre Verte

Chambre Rose

Chambre Rouge


There is so much to explore and experience at Timila – it’s a delight for all the senses…

The tranquil deep blue pool is the central feature of one of the courtyards. It’s not huge, but it is a great place to cool off after the heat of the souks or sunloungers…

Food & Drink
Henia is our resident cook and we think she is the best in Marrakech – and so do many of our guests – see our reviews.
Using the freshest local produce, every meal is a feast. Henia can prepare you anything from a simple omelette and salad, to an elaborate celebration banquet, and is happy to cater for vegetarians or other special diets. A delicious breakfast included in the rental, other meals to order – just speak to Brahim to arrange.
And we operate an honesty bar from the roof-top kitchen – help yourself to wine, beer and soft drinks whenever you fancy.

Hammam – Spa – Massage
The roof-top hammam and massage room provide an on-site spa experience which will leave you revived, refreshed and pampered…

Roof Terrace
The Timila roof terraces are amazing!  Sun-lounging mattresses, parasols and a cool-off shower cater for the sun-worshippers, while the shady roof-top dining area can comfortably seat twenty.  The views from the top terrace are some of the best in Marrakech; you can watch the sun set behind the Koutoubia mosque, and the snow sparkle on the Atlas mountains.

A bhou is the Moroccan name for a shady outdoor seating area.  We have lots of them, private places for curling up with a book or a friend…

Salon & Media room
Sometimes it does rain in Marrakech, or your children may be addicted to playstation, or you may need to send an urgent email.  Don’t worry – our media room has it covered: squashy sofas, dvds, games and books, wide-screen tv, ipod docks – and of course full wi-fi and free internet throughout the house, so you can stay in touch if you want to. Or try the salon – a cool and elegant retreat for reading, listening to music and relaxing, with an open fire for when it gets chilly…

Guest Reviews

Check out what our previous guests had to say about us on Trip Advisor …

Tailor-Made Packages

If you are planning something special to mark a big birthday, anniversary or even a wedding, we can help. Timila offers you a luxurious home-from-home in the ancient heart of vibrant and dynamic Marrakech. So pick a date, fill the house with your friends and enjoy the exclusivity of your own riad, with staff to make everything effortless.
Here are a few ideas, but do contact Victoria at or +44 797 001 3331 to discuss whole house bookings.

Hen Party

Timila hosts legendary hen parties, offering the privacy of the riad combined with all the fun of magical Marrakech. One of our hen parties was featured in The Independent recently – and we can organize something similar for you.

Invite your friends and let us organise an amazing party for your birthday or anniversary. Unforgettable celebrations could include hot air ballooning, dinner reservations at the best clubs and restaurants, or a star-lit roof-top banquet. Picture Celebration opener

Hammam & SPA

Our in-house hammam and massage room, delicious organic food (vegan if required) and roof terraces perfect for sun salutations, all make Timila perfect for a relaxing retreat.


If sport and adventure is more your thing, we can arrange an action-packed schedule of quad biking, trekking, golf, white-water rafting or ski-ing. Camp under the stars in the desert, ride a camel or run a marathon – it’s all available.

Our Location

Timila is in the heart of the medina, the old walled centre of Marrakech. We are a five minute walk from the main square, Jma el Fna, a twenty minute drive from the airport, and a stone’s throw from the bustle of the souks – but in spite of its central location, the riad is an oasis of calm…