Awash with white marble, light and airy interiors and modern Moroccan furnishings, Riad Sapphire is exactly the sort of retreat one needs in the midst of Marrakech’s labyrinthine medina. Like most riads within the medina walls, Riad Sapphire is almost invisible from the outside; the stylish central courtyard a pleasant surprise upon entering. The eight spacious suites come with a variety of individual touches, from original Moroccan features such as alcoves with latticed woodwork and pyramid skylights, to large four-poster beds strewn with fine white fabrics. Take your afternoon tea (Moroccan mint and deliciously sweet and sticky pastries) up on the sunny rooftop terrace, or retreat to one of the two cool marble courtyards. Those in need of some in-house pampering can also make use of the riad’s petite hammam or order in a relaxing massage.