Riads UOVO

Marrakech, Morocco

The name ‘Uovo’ comes from the word “egg” in Italian and represents the perfect house: a place of warmth and safety, but also one that gives energy and vibrancy to life. The traditional riads and dars of Riad Uovo feature traditional zellij tiling.

At a Glance

  • Relax in an authentic Moroccan setting -traditional zellij (intricate Moroccan tile-work) and carved cedarwood ceilings and doors are offset with stunning Berber fabrics

  • Riads Uovo can claim to be some of the highest riads in Marrakech - the Pasha was an acquaintance of the original owner and gave his permission for the unusual height of the buildings

  • Riads Uovo cleverly blend modern Morocco with ancient Berber

  • The choice is yours with three distinct Riads on offer in this collection - Riad 12, Riad 72 or Riad Due

  • Riad 12 boasts a noble location, close to the royal palace of Dar El Bacha

Parties & events, Couples

Insider's View

While the dining options in Marrakech are plentiful, the food served in the riad is fabulous. Ideal for an intimate meal for two, surprise someone by booking a table on top of the riad with views of the city, for just the pair of you and let the riad's fabulous staff take care of the rest.

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The Uovo Riads aim to offer guests "the perfect home when it is not your own".

Established in 2002 Uovo is a collection of Moroccan dars and riads (traditional Moroccan courtyard houses). Each property has been carefully renovated to preserve its traditional architectural features, but updated with contemporary design.

All of the properties include generously sized bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and luxurious living areas along with their own special something: a private Hammam perhaps, or a rooftop plunge pool? A clandestine restaurant serving local specialties? Or a neighborhood spilling over with antiques stores?

Riad 72 mixes the best of modern Moroccan craftsmanship with contemporary design. With just four rooms it is a stylish boutique riad with its own private Hammam, ideal for romantic breaks. As one of the highest riads in Marrakech – the original owner was a friend of the Pasha and was granted special building permission – Riad 72 offers breathtaking 360º views.

Riad Due is the most contemporary of all our riads with a hip, easy-going vibe. Oatmeal hued tadelakt and tiles provide a clean backdrop to the quirky creations of local artisans. Soaring columns, a courtyard plunge-pool and lush tropical plants give it just enough edgy style for “coolhunters”, while four high-personality rooms keep it intimate. The roof-terrace is the ultimate spot for a sundowner.

Elegant and sophisticated, Riad 12 offers a classical kind of chic; comfortably minimal on a white and beige palette with a courtyard plunge pool. Quality art works, antique doors and a secluded roof terrace make this is the natural choice for families and groups traveling together seeking a quiet retreat to call their own.


A variety of unique rooms and suites, varying in decor and size. Each beautifully decorated, with a nod to its Moroccan home, some more traditional, some more contemporary. Note that rooms in riads can be a rather odd shape and often long and narrow due to the design of these traditional houses. They are generally set around a central courtyard and have windows looking into the property.


Children of all ages are welcome to come and stay at Riads 12. However, there are no specific facilities available for them. If take on exclusively, the riad is an ideal accommodation type to comfortably sleep a larger family in three rooms.


The riad has a lovely courtyard and an inviting plunge pool to help you cool down and refresh in the heat of the day. There is a TV lounge fully stocked with DVDs and books to provide some quiet evening entertainment. The roaring fire place provides a welcome atmosphere in the colder months. The roof terraces is a great place to relax in a comfy sun lounger to soak up some rays.

Location & Directions

Marrakech, Morocco

Tucked away off the streets toward the northern edge of the medina, between the Bab Doukkala, Dar el Bacha and Bab el Khemis districts.

When to go

Weather-wise, the best times to go are spring and autumn, when temperatures are 20°C to 25°C by day and at least 10°C by night, and November to February, with cooler nights but similar daytime temperatures and light rainfall possible. The weather in March and April features sporadic, light rainfall with some sandstorms in April, while June sees dusty siroccos (desert winds) sweep through the city. From mid-June to August temperatures rise into the 30s and occasionally 40s.

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