The Riad Amina occupies an 18th century building that was renovated in 2000. The project lasted a year and a half and great care was taken to preserve its original architectural style. The riad used to belong to Amina, one of the sisters of King Hassan II. As in most of Marrakech's riads, one enters through a small door that leads into a large courtyard of brickwork and tiles, decorated with flower arrangements and a magnificent fountain. The atmosphere is relaxing and you can even hear the birds sing. The hotel features an original lounge area, with an intricate ceiling, large wooden doors, and thick walls. The dar that faces the riad was built in 2005 and includes a massage parlour, individual Turkish baths, and a jacuzzi. It also boasts a magnificent painted wooden ceiling but doesn't have a fountain or a courtyard. Don't worry about returning late to the hotel, as there is always someone to open its doors for you. The terrace overlooks the new part of the city as well as the palm grove and affords a magnificent view of the mountains and the road to Casablanca.