Riad Oudaya

Riad in Rabat

Tucked away down an impasse just north of Mosquée El Mekki, this small French-owned riad is an oasis of style and tranquillity in the heart of the medina. There are two standard rooms on the rooftop and two suites sleeping two or three people downstairs. Dinner in the gorgeous open courtyard costs Dh250 but must be booked in advance.

Note that it is a great choice in autumn or spring but rooms are too hot in summer and the open courtyard means that the restaurant will be cold in winter. Credit cards are not accepted.