Hot, dusty, frenetic…all words you’d associate with a day in Marrakech. So what you’re looking for at the end of that day is Marrakech hotels with pools. Whether simply a small plunge pool in the heart of an interior courtyard or a larger offering surrounded by alluring loungers; a hotel with a swimming pool really is a must.
There are many reasons to visit Marrakech. It’s only three hours flying from the UK, the weather is reliably good and the atmosphere at Djemma el Fna is something everyone should experience at least once. Because of these and many more reasons besides, Marrakech is an increasingly popular destination with an ever growing myriad of places of stay.
Our selection of the best Marrakech hotels with pools will help you narrow down the choices. We only select hotels which offer something a little special, whether it be superb service, gorgeous bedrooms, delicious food or in these cases fab pools.
Marrakech hotels with pools in the Medina
The majority of our Marrakech hotels can be found in the Medina, but this does not necessarily mean that there is no outside space. You’ll often find a hidden courtyard with plunge pool plus a roof terrace with stunning views over the city.
Riad al Bushra is located in the heart of the Medina, and as well as a plunge pool for cooling off, it offers a fab roof terrace and all suite accommodation. It's also well know for its friendly vibe and is great value too.
English owned and run Riad dar Zaman is another central pick. The four chic rooms are traditional in style, plus there's a leafy courtyard with all important plunge pool and roof terrace with views over to the Atlas Mountains.
Riad Sapphire & Spa is a seriously stylish option with eight beautiful suites and a larger than average pool. Plus there's a hammam and delicious moroccan food.
Marrakech hotels with pools – The Palmeraie
If you venture just twenty minutes from the city centre you’ll find yourself in the leafy Palmeraie district. Here, outside space and a decent sized garden is the norm, so pretty much every property has a pool – it’s more a case of sorting out the best hotels to stay in.
Jnane Tamsna has long been one of our favourite places to stay in Marrakech. It's set in nine acres of lush, landscaped gardens and as well as five pools, there's a tennis court if you're feeling really energetic!
Les Cinq Djellabas offers a spot of unashamed barefoot luxury. 10 eco-friendly African style thatched lodges offer sumptuous interiors and all are dotted around a divine swimming pool – which is heated during the cooler winter months.
Dar Zemora is one of the Palmeraie's best kept secrets. Here you'll find just six beautiful rooms, gorgeous gardens, fantastic food and pool surrounded by teak loungers.
Romantic Marrakech hotels with pools
For those wanting to treat their loved ones to something special, and need a pool to tick all the boxes then we'd suggest:
Mosaic Palace Aziza is a romantic, secluded hotel offering luxurious accomodation, plus a pool, spa and two on-site restaurants. Perfect for couples who want to escape the crowds.
Dar Rhizlane is located in L'Hivernage district, a lively spot just outside the centre. Here there's a spa, tranquil gardens and pool, plus gourmet cuisine, and no young children in sight!
Dar Ayniwen is a romantic's dream - eight suites with elegant interiors, five acre gardens, delicious Moroccan food and that all important pool for cooling off!
Great value Marrakech hotels with pools
There's no shortage of great value accommodation in Marrakech and we're lucky enough to have found some that even have a pool.
Book Riad al Jazira for some value chic in the city centre. As well as a courtyard plunge pool, there's a revitalising hammam, fifteen stylish rooms and wonderful views from the roof terrace. And rooms start from just €55 per night including breakfast.
Villa al Assala can be found in the palmeraie, just ten minutes from the souks. The rooms are simple but very spacious and the large pool is perfect for unwinding. Plus you can stay for as little as €75 per night.
Riad Shambala offers a lovely blend of old meets new and East meets West. Rooms are simple but stylish and there's a little couryard pool for cooling off. Doubles start from only €65 B&B.
Family friendly hotels with pools
Marrakech is a great destination to bring the family. It's full of exciting new sounds and smells and a wonderfully buzzing spot for all ages to enjoy. Our pick of the best places to stay with kids in tow are:
Jnane Allia is located about 11 miles outside Marrakech, but don't let this put you off! It's got a lovely pool, hammam, and there's bikes to borrow for exploring - activities galore for all the family.
Jardins d'issil is also just outside Marrakech (about 8 miles). Here you'll find a charming cluster of Caidal tents (all with air conditioning) arranged around a fabulous infinity pool. There are great on site facilities including mini golf and the family tents sleep up to four.
Palais de l'O is another great option in the Palmeraie. It offers a wide range of accommodation with plenty of options for family groups, separate children's pool, and babysitting on request.
Intimate newly restored riad in the heart of the Medina. All suite accommodation at very reasonable prices, just a stone's throw from Marrakech's major attractions. Roof terrace and plunge pool for relaxing. Book the whole place and throw a party to remember!
5 rooms from $84
Sights nearby - close to royal palaces, and just three minutes walk from the famous Jemaa el Fna Square.
Charming four roomed riad situated in the heart of the medina. Traditionally decorated rooms feature berber rugs and original hand-crafted pieces. Delicious Moroccan cuisine and cooking classes available too. Beautiful sun terrace with views to the mountains. An excellent value chic retreat.
4 rooms from $89
Exclusive offer - Free transfer and dinner
Groups - Take over the whole riad for a stay to remember!
Views - Fantastic views over the medina and to the Atlas Mountains in the distance from the roof terrace.
Cooking classes - Scour the souks for ingredients, then return to the Riad to learn how to cook them.
Restrictions on children - No children under 12 unless you take over the whole property
Brand new stylish riad situated in the heart of the Medina. Eight cool suites offer simple yet elegant furnishings with plenty of local craftmanship on display. Two marble courtyards for relaxing after a day at the souks, roof terrace to soak up mountain views and spa with hammam for pampering.
Spa - Private hammam and spa
Swimming Pool - Larger than average for a riad in the Medina
Sights nearby - Situated in the heart of the Medina
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.
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
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.
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.
Located in L’Hivernage, a lively part of town just 2km from Jamaâ El Fna Square. It has a spa, tranquil gardens and a pool. Cuisine is gourmet and there are popular cooking courses on offer. Light filled rooms eschew Moroccan glitz for simple luxury. All have modern bathrooms and private terraces.
20 rooms from $195
Local markets - Vendors may drive a hard bargain but there are some gems to be found if you enjoy haggling!
Great walks - Through the tranquil Jardin Majorelle. Check calendar for exhibition details.
Sights nearby - The Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs and Bab Agnaou are within easy reach.
Restrictions on children - Young children not permitted.
A value chic riad in central Marrakech. Delightful creamy bedrooms, romantic terraces, spectacular city-scape views from the rooftop, a central courtyard pool, and revitalising hammam. Excellent prices, spotlessly clean, and romantic. Perfect for a couple or for big groups to rent the entire riad.
15 rooms from $63
Roof terrace - Fantastic city views from the roof top.
Local markets - Souks with special areas for all sorts of different things: leather, spices, woodwork, babouches (jewel encrusted slippers)..
Spa - The riad has its own hammam, the perfect place for a relaxing scrub.
Located in a tranquil palm grove ten minutes from the bazaars of Marrakech Villa Al Assala boasts modern rooms with Moroccan touches, all with four posters and private terraces. Dine al-fresco by the pool on delicious local dishes. There is also a hammam and spa. A wonderfully romantic abode.
10 rooms from $80
Local markets - Daily shuttles into Marrakech town allow you to explore the colourful markets.
This boutique, owner managed property is a perfect blend of old and new, East meets West. From the food (there is a continental breakfast and fusion cuisine) to the simple yet stylish rooms: muted palettes, Moroccan accents and natural materials of exposed stone and wood. Plus an inviting pool.
5 rooms from $63
Sights nearby - Koutoubia Mosque, Jemaa El Fna and the Saadian Tombs are just some of the sights within easy reach.
A veritable oasis in the midst of Morocco's desert this boutique resort is an authentic and luxury abode. Rustic rooms are decorated in earthy colours, hand woven rugs, traditional artwork and antiques. You will find local and Italian dishes on the menu. There is a pool, hammam, yoga and bicycles.
8 rooms from $146
Local markets - There are daily shuttle services into Marrakech city where you can drive a hard bargain at the local souks.
Sights nearby - The unforgettable sights, smells and sounds are a short drive away.
A cluster of caïdal tents in the rugged countryside fringing Marrakech. Enchanting Moroccan interiors set a romantic tone with flowing drapes, candles and cushions. Dine on local dishes in the dappled shade of the aromatic gardens. True paradise!
17 rooms from $90
Exclusive offer - B&B special
Romantic Break - Romantic Moroccan style tents in a poolside paradise - the perfect romantic retreat