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Discover the best hotels & riads of Marrakech

Marrakech, a vibrant and culturally rich destination, offering a unique blend of traditional Moroccan architecture, bustling markets, delicious cuisine, historic sites and unique accomodation. From luxury hotels to traditional riads, there is something to suit every traveler's taste. We’ve picked 10 favorite hotels and riads for an memorable boutique escape to Morocco.

Royal Mansour

Royal Mansour

Marrakesh Hivernage

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The Royal Mansour, a magnificent five-star hotel commissioned by King Mohammed VI, holds a prestigious royal endorsement. Sitting on a sprawling 1.5 hectare property within walking distance of the medina and the Koutoubia Mosque, the hotel showcases traditional architecture and mirrors the design of an old-style medina. Instead of rooms, each guest is assigned a personal riad with a sun-soaked rooftop and a private pool. The hotel's gardens are an idyllic haven, infused with the fragrance of orange blooms, and a discreet staff is trained to cater the needs of A-list celebrities and Saudi royalty.

Royal Mansour, a Leading Hotel of the World
Rue Abou Abbas El Sebti, Marrakech 40000
info@royalmansour.ma
+212 529 808 080

royalmansour.com

El Fenn

El Fenn

El Fenn

Medina Marrakesh

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El Fenn, a secluded and intimate hideaway in the historic Medina of Marrakech, draws inspiration from the intricate and captivating markets of the city. No two rooms are the same at this gem. Handmade throws, dark wood furniture crafted by artisans, and brightly-colored accessories sourced locally all contribute to the African flair. The exotic decor combines elements of traditional riads with a contemporary twist. The design incorporates elements of traditional riads with a modern touch.

El Fenn Hotel, Restaurant & Rooftop Bar
Derb Moulay Abdullah Ben Hezzian, Marrakesh 40000
contact@el-fenn.com
+212 5244-41210

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Les Deux Tours

Les Deux Tours

Marrakesh Palmeraie

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Les Deux Tours in Palmeraie is a legendary hotel for good reason, with its signature four-poster beds in the garden. The sprawling three-acre gardens offer plenty to explore, including two restaurants, a hammam, and various drinking venues. Each of the traditional villas boasts authentic features, such as antique Moroccan furnishings, fireplaces, tartari ceilings and bejmat tiles, and some even feature hand-carved wooden frescoes above the bed.

Les Deux Tours
Circuit de la palmeraie, Marrakech 40000
contact@les-deux-tours.com
+212 5243 29525

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Riad de Tarabel

Riad de Tarabel

Riad de Tarabel

Medina Marrakesh

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A magnificent colonial-style riad with a refined Old World charm, offering 10 sumptuous suites across four interconnecting buildings, an impressive 8-meter swimming pool, spacious lounges and terraces adorned with intricate rattan sofas and plush cushions, and one of the finest spas in Marrakech. It’s a very quiet, relaxing and inspirational place that feels like home. The entire house is kept very airy and open so that it feels like you are in your own private house.

Riad de Tarabel
Dar El Bacha, 8 Derb Sraghna, Marrakech 40000
info@royalmansour.ma
+212 5243 91706

tarabelmarrakech.com

Sakkan

Sakkan

Medina Marrakech

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Riad Sakkan is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary, located in a trendy and fashionable side of the Medina. With its 12 rooms, Sakkan exudes a private residence vibe, featuring a mix of vintage and modern decor, including black-and-white fashion photos and contemporary artworks. Each room is designed to provide comfort, from the cozy-but-glam Small Luxury rooms to the Master Suite with its fireplace and freestanding bathtub. The riad offers ample indoor and outdoor spaces for relaxation and a rooftop restaurant, lounge, and bar serving breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktails and dinner.

Riad Sakkan Marrakech
43 Rue Sidi el Yamani, Marrakesh 40000
info@riadsakkan.com
+212 662 670290

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Riad Anayela

AnaYela

Medina Marrakesh

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AnaYela, a 300-year-old city palace, is a stunning gem in Marrakech and unlocks the charm of the medina. With a central courtyard as its centerpiece, the palace boasts a rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of the city. It's also one of the first eco-friendly projects in Marrakech medina, restored by over 100 artisans using only traditional techniques. The palace boasts a luxurious indoor courtyard with a heated limestone pool, making it a mystical retreat. The rooftop terrace, which provides panoramic views of Marrakesh during the day and night, is the perfect spot for breakfast, sunbathing, and dinner.

Riad Anayela, member of Design Hotels
28 Derb Zerwal, Marrakesh 40000
anayela@abury.net
+212 5243 86969

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Riad BE  Marrakech

Riad BE Marrakech

Medina Marrakech

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BE is a vibrant and imaginative boutique guesthouse that provides a flexible platform for creating a customized Marrakech experience, that was brought to life by the energetic Swiss-Moroccan duo Nicole and Mohammed. The ambiance in BE is energetic and social, in stark contrast to the serene atmosphere of Essence, the second riad, which boasts cappuccino-colored tadelakt walls and black and white zellij floor tiles. The differing vibes provide guests with a variety of environments and opportunities for relaxation or lively socializing. On the roof terrace, guests gather for conversation, smoking shishas, and sipping mint tea in cozy nooks.

Riad BE Marrakech
23 Derb Sidi Lahcen o Ali, Marrakesh 40030
beincontact@be-marrakech.com
+212 524 384511

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Amanjena

La Mamounia

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Amanjena

Amanjena

Amanjena

Marrakech (5km from the Medina)

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Amanjena translates to "peaceful paradise", and architect Ed Tuttle's minimalist interpretation of a Moorish palace, with its large reflective pools, fountains, elegant arches and stone courtyards creates a serene and peaceful atmosphere that embodies the Moorish heritage of the region. Its sun-bleached red walls and shimmering pools pay tribute to the stark beauty and rich history of North Africa. Located within a lush oasis of palm and olive trees, the resort's pisé walls reflect the Moorish influence throughout, including the guest pavilions that surround an ancient basin, reminiscent of a sultan's palace.

Amanjena
Route de Ouarzazate km 12, Marrakech 40000
amanjena@aman.com
+212 5243-99000

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Berber Lodge

Berber Lodge

Oumnass (20km south of Marrakesh)

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This rustic but elegant retreat about half an hour outside of Marrakech in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains is exactly the Morocco you were hoping still existed. Romain Michel Meniere is a French-Swiss interior designer living in Morocco since 2002. The lodge is inspired by traditional Berber architecture. It was built on an old Olive Garden using local resources and craftsmen. Walls have been built with the garden’s earth to create adobe briques.

Berber Lodge
Route de Barrage، Oumnass, Marrakesh 42312
hotelbergerlodge@gmail.com
+212 6-71-08-36-08

berberlodge.net

La Mamounia

La Mamounia

La Mamounia

Marrakech

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La Mamounia, the most renowned hotel in town and "Grand Dame of Marrakesh". Since its opening in 1923, it has witnessed historic events and welcomed a long list of illustrious guests, including Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, and Tom Cruise. The hotel boasts a Moorish design that encompasses its salons, 270 rooms and suites, and three riads, adorned with beautiful tile work and vivid colors created by French designer Jacques Garcia. The hotel's gardens, featuring 700 orange trees and over 5'000 rose bushes, are almost as well-known as its illustrious guests, and the large outdoor pool is one of the most sought-after spots in the city.

La Mamounia, a Leading Hotel of the World
Avenue Bab Jdid, Marrakesh 40040
informations@mamounia.com
+212 5243 88600

mamounia.com

About Marrakech

Discover the captivating beauty and rich cultural heritage of Marrakech, the stunning "Red City" of Morocco. Immerse yourself in the vibrant markets, charming medinas, and breathtaking palaces that make this city a feast for the senses. Marvel at the intricate details of the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech, or relax in the peaceful gardens of the Majorelle. Whether you're seeking adventure, history, or simply a chance to unwind, Marrakech offers something for everyone. Don't miss this opportunity to explore one of the most enchanting destinations in the world.

Hotels & riads in Marrakech

Hotels in Marrakesh are known for their opulence and comfort, while riads are traditional Moroccan houses that have been converted into charming guesthouses. They are typically located in the heart of the Medina and are characterized by their inner courtyards and intricate design elements. Staying in a riad is a unique experience and allows visitors to immerse themselves in the local culture and history.

Marrakech

Whether you choose a hotel or a riad, Marrakesh offers an unforgettable travel experience. With its bustling souks, vibrant markets, and rich history, the city is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Morocco.

Best time to vist Marrakech

The best time to visit Marrakech depends on your personal preferences and travel style. Generally, the best time to visit is from September to November and from April to May, when the weather is mild and comfortable. During these months, the crowds are also less intense, making it easier to explore the city and its attractions. Winter months can be chilly and rainy, but it's still a good time to visit for those who enjoy a quieter atmosphere and lower prices. The peak tourist season is from June to August, when temperatures are high and the crowds are at their largest, making it a less ideal time to visit for those who prefer a more relaxed pace.

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Published in January 2022. All listings on this page were independently selected and personally reviewed by our team of passionate travel experts. The information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. Do you have any feedback or suggestions regarding our guides, please contact us via the contact us page.