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Marrakech is without doubt the premier tourist destination in Morocco, and many of the best places to stay in Marrakech have become destinations in their own right. The city offers more than a touch of exoticism and romance, with its old souks, fascinating Medina, and ancient buildings - many of which have been converted into atmospheric riads and hotels.
The best of these places to stay in Marrakech are located, generally, either in or in close proximity to the Medina. There are also some lovely hotels just outside the city some of which are included in our list.
For luxury and 4/5 star comforts and facilities you will probably end up staying in one of the hotels outside the Medina, but it you want to get the real Marrakech experience, book a riad inside it, because these are the most exciting and atmospheric places to stay. For a full listing of Medina hotels check out our Ultimate Guide.
With so many properties claiming to offer an “authentic” experience, it is often tricky to know where to start when selecting a hotel with a truly Moroccan feel. Our favourites in Marrakech would have to be Jnane Tamsna and the Riad Madani.
With the rise in popularity of Marrakech as a short break destination, it is increasingly hard to find value for money.
Browse through our list of the best places to stay in Marrakech and start to plan your stay. Please feel free to call or email a friendly guru for advice. Contact.
Marrakech (km 12)
World famous luxury hotel. This tranquil retreat pays homage to North Africa's stark beauty - sun-paled red walls, rose strewn fountains, reflective pools. A 'peaceful paradise' that breathes romance and beauty.
An 18th-century mud fort transformed into an Arabian Nights fantasy. Beautiful canopied suites and fantastic open-air spa - opulent romance encases this fortress.
This beautiful Moorish palace is the perfect romantic hideaway. Tranquil gardens, beautiful swimming pool, more than luxurious rooms - a fairytale honeymoon.
A fabulously relaxing and romantic retreat in a frenetic city. Subtly lit rooms with neutral tones and sensual shapes. Sensational food, fantastic hammam, and wonderful roof top terrace. Truly luxurious.
Smart French-owned hotel with authentic Moroccan decoration. Sophisticated rooms with rich Moroccan-style wooden furnishings, beautiful and luxurious hammam, and inner courtyards for relaxing. A destination for wellbeing and pampering.
A designer riad, owned by Vanessa Branson, and furnished with flair in the heart of the Marrakech medina. Lush gardens, secluded terraces and courtyards, surrounding fragrant rose gardes, and magnificent views of the city. The ultimate place for wellbeing.
Intimate, modest and painstakingly beautiful restored family home. Bubbling fountains, tropical gardens, turquoise tiles, fairytale rooms - a heavenly fiction for honeymooners.
Ten African eco-lodges sprawling through an acre of garden. Combining contemporary design and a hint of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship. Absolute barefoot luxury and wellbeing in a private setting. Ideal for groups.
Marrakech (Rue Souk el Fassis)
Elegant and spoiling luxury riad. Traditional white marble hammam and fabulously chic suites - a really exquisite and intimate spot.
Palmeraie de Marrakech
An exclusive and romantic haven amidst tranquil gardens and only a short drive from the centre of Marrakech – the perfect place to relax and enjoy a dash of opulence.
A small and luxurious country house nestled in gardens of olive, palm and citrus trees. A romantic 'Jungle Book' oasis to get lost in.
Understated elegance created through fusion of Moroccan and European styles in these two riads. Beautifully decorated rooms, fantastic views from the roof top terrace, and delicious food - an award winning haven in the heart of Marrakech.
Opulent surroundings, gastronomic multi-course dinners, antiques and artworks - the chance to live like King and Queen in this expertly-run riad.
Marrakech (Bab Doukkala)
Iconic restaurant turned luxury hotel with magnificent interior. Understated elegance - sublime combination of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship and smart European style. Fountains, swimming pool and delicious cuisine. For those who like the best.
Marrakech (Derb Dabachi)
An eclectic mix of furniture fills a warren of rooms at this unique riad set in beautiful grounds. Shabby-chic at this eccentric home from home. An oasis of peace with a swimming pool in the centre.
Marrakech (Riad Zitoun Kedim)
The beauty and elegance of this riad stands out from the crowd. Light airy rooms with striking furnishings, indulgent spa, and traditional cuisine - serenity amidst the bustle of the city.
A fairytale hideaway set in acres of beautiful gardens. Minimalist Moroccan splendour achieves a peaceful contemporary look. Organic produce from the gardens and the hammam spa awaken the senses. The perfect location for a wedding or group holiday.
An intimate and romantic riad with excellent service. Courtyards flooded with sunlight. opulent shaded rooms, delicious Italian-Moroccan-French cuisine - the perfect romantic hideaway.
Marrakech (Issebtinne 40000)
Boutique hotel with an elegant aristocratic ambience. Its understated style avoids fake orientalism. It provides authentic peace and harmony with simpler white washed walls, orange trees, and a beautiful inner courtyard.
New boutique riad in a great location. Seemless mix of traditional Moroccan decoration and modern comforts. Two central courtyard patios, rooftop terrace, plunge pool and hammam. An intimate spot for romantics.
Marrakech (Kennaria, Medina)
Romantic central Riad with flickering lights and cosy rooms. Exceptional value for money. Elegant rooms in Berber style in creams and beiges. A place to impress.
Stunning, luxury riad-hotel, featuring a gastronomic Moroccan restaurant and Cookery School. Stunning bedrooms with private jacuzzis, attractive patio with swimming pool, traditional hammam spa, and one of Marrakech's best restaurants. For those who like the finer things in life.
Marrakech (Km 24 Route d'Amizmiz)
Exceptional charm at this small hotel formed from a collection of village dwellings. Open fireplaces, rich silks, shaded courtyards, beautiful gardens,and celestial mountain views serve to create a true sense of wellbeing.
Calm, stylish refuge filled with fine furniture and art. Beautiful white washed patios and roof top sun terrace. A place of tranquility and calm. Its accommodations are well suited for families.
Simple but stylish rooms in a well-located and inexpensive riad. Truly unostentatious authentic surroundings - rugs, wrought iron beds, rich cottons. Great value for money.
A cosy, authentic riad with charming staff and great-value prices. Simple and fresh - a great base from which to explore Marrakech.
Beautifully renovated riad in the heart of the medina, just a stone's throw from the Bahia Palace. An intimate city destination.
Marrakech (40000 Marrakesh)
Cluster of caïdal tents make a peaceful haven in aromatic gardens. Large infinity pool, private Hammam tent, and local dishes in the shade or in the restaurant. Total relaxation and great value for money.
Carefully displayed artworks at this minimalist-chic hotel in the heart of the medina. Stark white walls, authentic pottery and classical music in the communal areas. Great breakfasts and views over the city towards the mountains from the roof-top terrace.
Marrakech (Zaouia Sidi Bel Abbes, Bab Taghazout,)
A delightful Bohemian and old fashioned riyad just outside the centre of the Medina. The tallest rooftop garden in the medina makes up for simple rooms that are wonderfully inexpensive. Fantastic views over the city and a beautiful swimming pool.