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3 Riads and Glampsites That'll Convince You to Visit Morocco

Morocco Epic Stays
by Matador Creators Mar 10, 2023

In Morocco, the type of accommodations you choose to stay in is almost as important as the destinations you choose to visit. In the medinas of popular cities, riad stays are a must to experience traditional Moroccan dwellings that have been converted into boutique hotels or guesthouses, usually with an interior courtyard that makes them undeniably charming. Morocco’s desert experiences are equally famous, meaning camping—or rather glamping—should be on your list of priorities too. From bustling Marrakech to the nearby Agafay Desert and the port city of Essaouira on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, these three accommodations in Morocco are worth traveling for.

We hope you love Ryad Dyor, Riad Baladin, and Inara Camp! Just so you know, Matador may collect a small commission from the links on this page if you decide to book a stay. Listed prices are accurate as of the time of publication.

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Ryad Dyor, Marrakech

Ryad Dyor is a luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Marrakech, Morocco. The property features a small collection of rooms, each uniquely decorated with traditional Moroccan design elements and modern amenities. Ryad Dyor offers a range of services and facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool, spa treatments, a concierge service, and an on-site restaurant serving authentic Moroccan cuisine. The ryad’s central location allows for easy access to nearby attractions and landmarks like Marrakech’s souks and the Bahia Palace.

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Riad Baladin, Essaouira

Riad Baladin is a charming boutique in Essaouira, Morocco. Highlights of the property include the rooftop terrace, outdoor pool, and traditional hammam spa. But the best thing about Riad Baladin is its central location in Essaouria’s medina, or old town, which makes for the perfect base camp to explore the port city’s beach, harbor, and historic landmarks like Skala de la Ville.

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Inara Camp, Agafay Desert

Inara Camp is a glampsite in the Agafay Desert just 45 minutes from Marrakech, Morocco. The camp features 10 spacious tents that are elegantly furnished with comfortable beds. Each tent has a private bathroom with hot water and eco-friendly toiletries. While in the desert, guests can enjoy activities ranging from riding quad bikes to riding hot-air balloons over the Atlas Mountains. The camp also offers yoga classes, stargazing sessions, and traditional Moroccan music performances around the campfire.

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