Riad Soleil d’Orient – a small hotel with a big green vision

The Green Key awarded Riad Soleil d’Orient in the city of El Jadida is a traditional Moroccan house with a green ‘look and feel’.  

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A 'riad' is a Moroccan traditional house. It is often not very prominent from the outside, but when you enter you will see a beautiful old house with two or more floors surrounded by a central courtyard. 

Riad Soleil d’Orient is a small accommodation located in the centre of El Jadida with eight bedrooms in traditional Moroccan style all facing the beautiful green patio with trees and herbs and a beautiful fountain in the middle. In the courtyard, there is a small restaurant, where guests can eat their dinner in the shadow of the trees. Most food served, such as e.g. fish, meat and vegetables, are locally sourced.

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Besides, its green image through the vegetation in the patio and roof garden, Riad Soleil d’Orient has also focused a lot of attention on green features through its actions. The hotel has installed an advanced solar panel system that can heat water for the showers to a temperature that it is not necessary to mix it with cold water enabling the hotel to save money on water and energy. The various water and energy saving initiatives have enabled the hotel to save 20-25% on resources.

Olivier Revelut, General Manager of Riad Soleil d’Orient says: “Riad Soleil d’Orient is proud to have achieved the Green Key award, and we have experienced an increasing demand through various German booking sites. Our plans for the future include an ambition to expand our solar panel system.

On the coffee table in each room, you can find a detailed Green Key information folder describing the work of the hotel with the programme, and each guest is encouraged to comment on the performance of the establishment through an environmental questionnaire.

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For more information about Riad Soleil d'Orient, please visit: https://www.riadsoleildorient.net/