Best Hotels in the Palmeraie

Don't fancy the hectic buzz of the medina? Take a twenty minute taxi ride and you’ll find the Beverly Hills of Marrakech, a great palm forest dotted with luxurious hotels and stunning private villas. This is the Palmeraie, and our Gurus know the best hotels in the Palmeraie…

With Marrakech, the trick is to stay in the medina for a few nights before heading to the Palmeraie, the city's answer to a weekend in the country. Here you’ll find majestic views of the Atlas Mountains, herb gardens, spacious rooms and decent sized swimming pools. And to make sure your every comfort is met, our Guru’s recommendations for the best hotels in the Palmeraie.

The Best Hotels in the Palmeraie

The Best Hotels in the Palmeraie for Style

Jnane Tamsna is a fairytale hideaway of minimalist Moroccan splendour with a great hammam, set amid 9 acres of delicious smelling gardens.

The Best Hotels in the Palmeraie for Foodies

Dar Zemora is one of the Palmeraie's best kept secrets: it is small and luxurious, with just six beautiful rooms, set in three acres filled with lemon trees and roses. The food is fantastic and indulgent.

The Best Hotels in the Palmeraie for Luxury

The Mosaic Palais Aziza is set amid five acres of lush gardens with fruit and palm trees planted around the pools and terraces. The twenty eight rooms and six suites offer contemporary comforts all wrapped up in traditional Moroccan decor. Or try the Ksar Char Bagh, a stunning Moorish palace with more gorgeous gardens, a luxury hammam, an Alain Ducasse trained head chef, a vast library, fumoir and much, much more!

The Best Hotels in the Palmeraie for Romance

Dar Ayniwen is a truly luxury romantic haven. Originally built as a private home, many of the original owner’s treasures still remain. Accommodation is in eight luxury suites, four in the main house and four scattered around the beautiful gardens.

The Best Hotels in the Palmeraie for Eco-Friendly Values

Les Cinq Djellabas is a great alternative to the riads of Marrakech: an eco friendly hotel, with views of the Atlas mountains. Accommodation is in ten African eco-lodges dotted around the palm, banana and olive filled gardens.

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The Best Hotels in the Palmeraie

  • Jnane Tamsna


    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.

    24 rooms from $292
    Families  -  With extensive gardens, five pools, tennis courts, and prebooked specialised kids activities this is the perfect family getaway.
    Weddings  -  One of the hotel's main clientele due to the beautiful grounds and flexible accommodation in different buildings.
    Garden  -  A 15-acre walled estate.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
  • Dar Zemora


    A small traditional hotel nestled in gardens of olive, palm and citrus trees. Local Moroccan designs give a warm colourful feel yet all the mod cons are in place for contemporary living. The dining rooms deep red walls and candle lit tables make for romantic dining. Ideal for completely unwinding.

    6 rooms from $250
    Country Escape  -  A totally tranquil property near the bustling city of Marrakesh making it the ideal place to relax after a days exploration
    Romantic Break  -  A romantic haven, with lavish fourposter beds, incredible six-course dinners and lush gardens for strolling hand in hand.
    Swimming Pool  -  Two outdoor pools
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith
  • Hotel Les Cinq Djellabas

    Marrakech (Annakhil)

    A haven in the heat of Marrakech. 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. The ideal relaxation spot for couples.

    10 rooms from $258
    Total relaxation  -  A quiet, idyllic spot
    Secluded setting  -  but within easy reach of the Medina
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated Outdoor pool
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
  • Ksar Char Bagh

    Marrakech (La Palmeraie BP 2449)

    A beautiful Moorish palace, in the Palmeraie scrub-land. The elegant suites marry phenomenal attention to detail with Moroccan chic and European style. The tranquil gardens, luxurious hammam and mouthwatering cuisine make this a fairy-tale honeymoon retreat you'll never want to leave.

    13 rooms from $393
    Honeymoons  -  A private a and tranquil palace, with romantic suites, candlelight dinners and plenty of grounds to explore.
    Spa breaks  -  A wonderful hammam for the unique spa experience.
    Swimming Pool  -  Luxurious outdoor pool
    Architectural  -  Moorish palace.
  • Mosaic Palais Aziza

    Marrakech (Commune J'Nanate)

    A romantic, secluded hotel that’s ideal for couples who want to steer clear of the chaotic Medina. Luxurious, yet charming, this retreat offers a fusion of contemporary comforts and traditional Moroccan décor. The pool, spa & two on-site restaurants offer the perfect spot for ultimate relaxation.

    28 rooms from $303
    Sights nearby  -  Just 10 minutes from medina
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
    Spa  -  And hammam
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
  • Dar Ayniwen

    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.

    8 rooms from $224
    Cooking classes  -  Free cookery classes for hotel guests!
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor

Written by  Sarah Empson, posted Friday, 12th February 2010
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