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Marrakech Hotels

Marrakech is famous for its riads – boutique hotels where the rooms surround a central courtyard decked out with lovely mosaics and lush plants. Like an oasis, they allow guests to take a breather from the busyness of the city. Some riads are grand affairs while others gear towards budget travellers. In addition, well-known international chains like Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons are also available.

The Marrakech hotels have been grouped into three pricing categories below. Prices are based on double room rates that usually include all taxes:
Luxury (over Dh1,500)
Moderate (Dh800 to Dh1,500)
Cheap (under Dh800)


La Maison Arabe

La Maison Arabe blends Moroccan hospitality and gastronomy effortlessly. A riad-hotel, it offers an intimate experience but is also loaded with services and amenities. Take advantage of the on-site cookery classes or rejuvenate in the spa.

Address: , 1 Derb Assehbé Bab Doukkala, Marrakech,
Telephone: +212 524 387 010

La Mamounia

Once a royal leisure ground, La Mamounia has attracted celebrities since it first became a hotel in 1922. Today, guests are still drawn to its grandeur and outstanding service. The on-site dining options and the world-class spa aim to please too.

Address: Medina, Avenue Bab Jedid, Marrakech,
Telephone: +212 524 388 600

Mandarin Oriental

Set in 20 hectares (49 acres) of fragrant gardens and olive groves with magnificent views of the Atlas Mountains, Mandarin Oriental is the ultimate Marrakech escape for guests who treasure privacy and tranquillity. The services are top-notch.

Address: , Route du Golf Royal, Marrakech,
Telephone: +212 524 29 8888


Riad Al Massarah

Hosts Michael and Michel have taken strides to create a modern, sustainable Moroccan experience for tourists, making this riad one of the best 3-star hotels in Marrakech in the process. The location is unbeatable too – it is within the old medina and a few steps away from the lively street market of Bab Doukkala.

Address: , 26 Derb Djedid, Bab Doukkala, Marrakech,
Telephone: +212 524 383 206

Riad L'Etoile D'Orient

Just a short walk away from Jemaa el-Fna, this riad offers a tasteful blend of modern and traditional Moroccan style. Free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs and roof-top jacuzzis are available.

Address: , Derb Dabachi, Derb Moulay Abdelkader n°52, Marrakech,
Telephone:  +212 524 391 796


Amour d'auberge

Frugality and comfort coexist at this hostel that offers dedicated male, female and mixed rooms. All rooms have bunk beds, Wi-Fi and a TV. Bathrooms are shared.

Address: , 1 Derb Chaabane, Riad Zitoune Elkdim, Marrakech,
Telephone: +212 524 428 554

Riad Dar Aby

Just outside the medina and opposite Dar el Bacha Palace, this traditional guest house offers five en-suite rooms circling a traditional Moroccan courtyard. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, a spa, and a restaurant.

Address: , 33 Derb Raouia, Marrakech,
Telephone: +212 606 519 036
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Riad Dar Aby

Situated just outside the Medina, Riad Dar Aby houses a number of en-suite rooms circled around a bright, tiled courtyard. The daily breakfast of Moroccan pancakes with lashings of jam provides a homely touch, while free Wi-Fi access, optional specialised tours and friendly staff complete the package.

Riad Cherihane

Notable for its vibrant rooftop garden where tortoises laze in sun, the well-priced Riad Chrihane is situated near the northern edge of the Medina, roughly a 15-minute walk from Jemaa el Fna. Though it can be tough to track down, due to its location down a quiet side alley, complimentary Moroccan tea and biscuits greet wearisome guests.

Riad L'Etoile D'Orient

Restored in 2010, this tastefully appointed riad mixes the modern with the traditional, meaning guests can upload snaps of the refined Moroccan decor using the speedy free Wi-Fi service. Just minutes from Jemaa el Fna, rooms here include flatscreen TVs and gorgeous bathrooms. There's also a rooftop terrace to enjoy.

Riad Al Massarah

This riad is the definition of Marrakech cool, with its blend of traditional lofty architecture, handsome custom-made furnishings and ultramodern bathroom fittings by Philippe Starck. Proprietors Michael and Michel are blazing the trail for responsible tourism with clever use of natural light and solar energy, contributions to local charities, and standard-setting wages for staff.

Riyad El Cadi

This elegant guesthouse is a maze of historic riads set around five courtyards and faceted with private balconies, terraces, staircases and light wells. Each of the rooms has its own décor scheme (stay in the cupola-capped Ottoman suite with Turkish tile and latticework harem balcony). It also has a pool with Jacuzzi, subterranean hammam and well-stocked wine cellar.

La Maison Arabe Marrakech

Opened in the 1940s, La Maison Arabe was a popular dining place for the rich and famous (Winston Churchill was a patron). It closed in the 1980s but reopened in 1998 as a hotel with Italian blueblood and African antiques collector Frederic Ruspoli at the helm. His collection is now the centrepiece of the hotel's luxuriously restored suites and rooms.