We might not have a Kardashian-level budget, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have an equally luxurious vacation to Morocco. And the “Red City” of Marrakech is the perfect place to start. With over a million people calling it home, and millions more visiting every year, Marrakech is one of Morocco’s most popular cities. The city’s culture is reflected in its architecture, which includes traditional Islamic designs as well as influences from Europe and North Africa. This extends to the city’s luxury hotels. From riads — a traditional property set around a central garden or courtyard — marble clad opulent palaces accommodations, to big-name hotels, there’s an impressive collection of stunning properties scattered across the bohemian city. To help you make an informed decision about your vacation to Morocco, here is a list of some of the best Marrakech hotels.
The Most Spectacular Hotels in Marrakech for an Unforgettable Moroccan Vacation
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Royal Mansour Marrakech
The Royal Mansour Marrakech is housed in the palace once owned by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI. In the heart of the Ocher City, it covers five hectares and is made up of 53 guest riads, each three storeys high with up to four bedrooms. And it get’s better. Each has a private rooftop with views of the Atlas Mountains which can be enjoyed from the outdoor plunge pool. The courtyards are also spectacularly detailed, with colossal scalloped archways and intricately carved doors. The five star has some of the best hotel amenities in the country, including a stylish outdoor pool surrounded by lush gardens and an indoor pool with views of the mountains, and three restaurants headed up by French Chef Yannick Alléno.
Royal Mansour Marrakech: Rue Abou Abbas El Sebti, Marrakech, 40000
Price per night: $2,393
The Oberoi Marrakech
Set within 28 acres of fragrant citrus trees and centuries-old olive groves, the hotel offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city with cinematic mountain views. The Oberoi Marrakech is renowned for its stunning traditional Arabic-Andalusian architecture. It also takes pride in its level of service. There are around 280 staff and three concierges who will jump through hoops to make your stay here as special as possible, with curated experiences such as a desert helicopter ride. Another highlight is the Ayurvedic spa, which is housed in a glass-cube. There you’ll find a mind-blowing indoor pool, Moroccan hammams, a fitness center and yoga studio, and various treatment rooms with calming views over a pretty pond.
The Oberoi Marrakech: Tribu R’hamna — Fraction Touhina, Douar Ghezoula, Marrakech, Marrakech Tansift Elhouz, 40000
Price per night: $2,012
Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech
This tranquil resort is set in the countryside on a 231-hectare estate in Tameslouht, eight miles from Marrakech. It’s the perfect antidote to the frenzied city. It offers 124 opulent suites overlooking landscaped gardens with dreamy views of the Atlas Mountains. There are also 10 two-bedroom private villas, each with their own garden, plunge pool, and terrace. Amenities don’t disappoint either. A lake-like swimming pool and a 72-par, 18-hole golf course make the Fairmont feel like an exclusive country club.
Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech: BP 2470 – Km 12 Route d’Amizmiz, Tameslouht, Marrakech, 40000
Price per night: $680
Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
Four Seasons Resort Marrakech is located on the edge of Hivernage beside the royal Menara Gardens. Famous for their level of service, the Four Seasons in Marrakech retain a very high bar. And it helps that the majority of staff have been loyal to the brand for years. The amenities are impressive, to say the least, making this is one of the best luxury options for families traveling to Marrakech. The family pool has multiple levels and sunbeds with direct access to the kids club. There is also an adults-only pool with an efficient cocktail service and a pleasant restaurant for light lunches.
Four Seasons Resort Marrakech: 1 Boulevard de la Menara, Marrakech, 40000
Price per night: $643
Hôtel & Ryads Barrière Le Naoura
The location of this hotel is great. It’s close enough to walk into the entertainment district in Medina, but quiet enough to have a relaxing break away from the buzz of the city. The boutique hotel features spacious rooms and suites that are decorated with warm colors and traditional furnishings by designer Pascal Desprez. Guests can choose from a variety of room types, including family rooms, junior suites, and private riads. The hotel has two restaurants — one formal, one for breakfast and brunch — serving delicious local cuisine and international dishes. There is also a lively bar where guests can relax with a drink or two while taking in views of the city.
Hôtel & Ryads Barrière Le Naoura: Rue Djebel Alakhdar, Bab Doukkala, Medina, Marrakech, 40000
Price per night: $436
Riad Kniza is a small luxury hotel in the heart of Marrakech’s old city. This 18th-century traditional Moroccan building has been lovingly restored with traditional materials. It offers an intimate (and arguably more authentic Moroccan experience) stay and personalized service than many of the other hotels of this caliber. The hotel has 11 individually decorated bedrooms and suites with a rich warm color pallet of terracotta, maroon, and gold. It’s also very conveniently situated a few minutes from Jemaa el-Fnaa and a short distance from the Gueliz, the modern quarter of Marrakech.
Riad Kniza: 34 Derb l’Hotel, Bab Doukala, Marrakech, 40008
Price per night: $337
Riad Joya is another small boutique hotel in Medina that has been refurbished with an acute focus on design details and respect for the building’s history and original features. There are seven charming suites that are bright and airy and feature a private seating area, a large dressing room, and spacious natural stone-clad bathrooms. On-site there’s a spa with a hammam room, a neighborhood-style restaurant, and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views over the city. The stunning outdoor space is also used for special events such as the hotel’s cooking workshops which you can book in advance.
Riad Joya: Hay Mouassine, Derb El Hammam 26/27, Marrakech, 40000
Price per night: $287
What is the difference between a riad and a hotel?
A riad is a traditional Moroccan house that has been restored and typically has two or more stories around an Andalusian-style courtyard. Riads are usually smaller than hotels, often having less than 10 rooms or suites. They provide an authentic experience as they allow you to stay right in the heart of the city and live like locals while enjoying genuine Moroccan hospitality.
What area of Marrakech is best to stay?
Medina is your best bet. It is a bustling area full of winding alleys and narrow streets and is conveniently located near some of Marrakech’s most iconic attractions, such as the Bahia Palace, Djemaa el-Fna, and The Menara Gardens.
How many days in Marrakech is enough?
If you’re looking to explore the best of Marrakech, then three to four days is the perfect amount of time. With three days in Marrakech, you’ll have enough time to explore the city’s souks, enjoy attractions at a comfortable pace, and even venture out to the nearby mountains. On your fourth day, you can venture out and take a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood of Mellah and the botanical gardens of Le Jardin Majorelle.