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Best Places to Stay in Marrakech

Discover the Best places to stay in Marrakech and make the most of your stay in this beautiful red city of Morocco.

Marrakech is one of the most ancient and imperial cities found in the Western part of Morocco. The city was established in the early Neolithic time by Emir Abu Bakr ibn Umar and became the operating capital of the Almoravid.

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Marrakech has been among the best places to visit in Morocco after the big cities of Rabat and Casablanca since the Neolithic time.

The traditional and modern structures and the stunning layout that the Almoravid designed form the best features that attract most people worldwide. For example, the red walls by Ali ibn Yusuf built around the city made the people give the town its second name of the ‘Red City.’

The red stones made on the wall attract many tourists. Furthermore, the city was restored by new monuments like the Koutoubia Mosque, the Kasbah, and great places like El Badi Palace after being demolished by the Nupe people of Fez, a neighboring city.

The architectural jewels like the Ben Youssef Madrasa, Bandiâ Palace, the Saadian Tombs, several extraordinary residences, and Place Jemaa El Fnaa make a veritable open-air theatre.

The city increased based on the culture, religion, and trading activities that the Berbers undertook, like farming in the region. An old fortified city called the Medina quarter found in Marrakech consists of vendors who carry out their business installs, making it one of the busiest places on the African continent.

The hotels around the site make it a perfect place to stay for anyone visiting the area. 

Riad I’ Oise au du Paradis

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Riad l’Oiseau du Paradis, Medina, Marrakech

Riad I’ Oise au du Paradis is located 1.8km from the center of Marrakech. The rooftop terrace of this hotel is the most fantastic thing, especially the view of the Koutoubia Mosque and the adhan sounds that come from it during the Muslim prayer time.

It’s a short walk from Jemma El Fnaa square. Furthermore, the hotel serves a variety of food staff mainly consisting of the traditional Moroccan dishes where you can dine either in the elegantly decorated lounge or on the patio.

The place is beautifully decorated in traditional styles with curved furniture and colorful fabrics. When we consider the means of transport, the Marrakech train is a 15-minute drive from the Menara International Airport and less than 20 minutes by car. Visit Riad l’Oise au du Paradis on Booking.

Riad 117 Hotel

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Riad 117 Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco

Riad 117 is another big hotel located in the heart of Marrakech and 0.6 mi away from the Koutoubia Mosque. Unlike other big hotels in the city, Riad 117 is built with unique features. For example, the accommodations offer a barbecue, making it the guests’ favorite part of Marrakech. It is located 300m from the Souk of Medina and 3.1 mi from the Menara Airport.

Other properties of the Riad 117 hotel include the private bathrooms with showers and complimentary toiletries, and the guest room is equipped with modern furniture and wardrobes. Furthermore, the hotel serves a buffet breakfast and various African dishes where visitors can dine in the in-house restaurant. Visit Riad 117 Hotel on Booking.

Riad Aliya Hotel

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Riad Aliya Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco

Riad Alia is located 300m from Bahia Palace. Apart from offering concierge service, they also provide guests with a year-round outdoor pool. The property is set in the Medina district.

At the riad, each room includes a terrace and a flat rooftop that enables one to view the fabulous areas of Marrakech. Built-in is the private bathrooms with showers and complimentary toiletries.

Some units at Riad Alia also boast a pool view. All guest rooms have a wardrobe and exquisite furniture. A buffet breakfast is available daily at the hotel. Visitors can dine in the in-house restaurant, which serves a variety of African dishes and also offers Halal options.

The accommodations provide a barbecue. Souk of Medina is 300 m from Riad Alia. Marrakech-Menara Airport is 3.1 mi from the property. This is our guests’ favorite part of Marrakech, according to independent reviews.

Palm Plaza Hotel & Spa

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The Palm Hotel & Spa in Marrakech

Another high-class hotel located in Agnal garden is the Palm Plaza Hotel & Spa. It is one of the best places to stay in Marrakech. The hotel offers luxurious residential services with free Wi-Fi. It offers comfortable rooms and suites with terraces. The traditional dishes in the hotel’s restaurant bring a tasty Moroccan vibe to the pool bar.

The flat rooftop offers a balcony where one can enjoy the view in the Agnal garden and the mosques around the place. The Spa features a qualified refreshment pool, a human, and tools that provide gym services.

Villas Marrakech Lux Hotel

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Villas Marrakech Lux Hotel

Villas are another warm place to stay in Marrakech, consisting of a series of hotels. The area is located 27 km from the center of the city. Many fascinating people travel from all over the world to go for enjoyment in this place.

Hotels like Villa Marrakech Lux Feature Boasting Garden provide a fascinating view all over the area, splendid accommodation, and exceptional food staff made from traditional methods of Morocco.

This property offers ample free parking and a private pool where you can enjoy your premises. The airport is near the place,19 mi from Villa Marrakech lux and an Orientalist Museum and Boucharouite Museum of Marrakech.

Souks (Traditional Markets)

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Marrakech Souks

The Souk is the traditional market in Marrakech. Traditionally, locals rely on the open-air market for essential goods as Souk would provide from the merchants traveling through there frequently.

 The Souk is divided into retail areas for specific goods and services, for example, metalwork and leather products brought from other parts of the country by these merchants. The most exceptional items are the traditional woven Moroccan carpets, and rugs made by the Berber called Boucherouite to make the stalls beautiful when they are displayed.

The products sold from this area entirely attract the westerners and the people from the rest of the world. It’s straightforward to get lost in Marrakech’s souks unless you are conversant with the streets branching off Jemaa El Fnaa.

The solution to getting lost in souks might be using a local guide when exploring the area, especially when there is only a short time. Sometimes you might find yourself in a situation where the local directory cannot help you, so you are allowed to ask for directions from the people-it’s another way of enjoying your trip.

Bahia Palace

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Bahia Palace

Bahia Palace is one of the ancient palaces in Marrakech, established by the grand vizier of the Sultan, Si Musa, and Sultan Mohamud ibn Abdul Rahman in the Neolithic revolution.

Today it serves as the best historical monument and tourist attraction in the city. The palace is most famous for its decorated walls features written with colorful Arabic words.

Explore the courtyard made from traditional Moroccan architecture and plant orange trees around it. There’s a substantial luxurious marble courtyard at the center of the palace, making it look so amazing, following the significant number of rooms (150) that the court is composed of make it a better place to stay while learning the fascinating history of the grand

vizier, his family, and his many wives.

Jemaa El Fnaa

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The Jamaa El Fna Square (street theater) in Marrakech

The fascinating areas in Medina are the square called Jemaa El Fnaa and the streets that cut across the city where one need not travel with their map to enjoy. There’s much excitement when traveling on a camel while watching the colors of the walls and buildings around the city.

In addition, you can enjoy talking to local friends who are welcoming, and thus you can learn a lot from their fantastic culture. The traditional products traded in the market attract more people from different countries and make it the best place to visit Morocco.

The hotel, Riad Jemma El Fnaa, and Spa, most notably, provides air-conditioned rooms that comfortably accommodate many visitors. The swimming pool and bar are the crucial points of interest; despite Morocco being an Islamic state, alcohol is prohibited in many places.

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The Riad Jemma El Fnaa & Spa, Marrakech

Among the facilities of this hotel are restaurants and rooms fixed with free Wi-Fi throughout the property. The popular points of interest around the hotel include the Orientalist and Boucharouite Museum of Marrakech and the Bahia Palace. The hotel is accessed easily by either road or air means of transport. Furthermore, the uniqueness of this hotel is the free airport-hotel shuttles. Visit Riad Jemma El Fnaa & Spa on Booking.

Savoy Le Grand Hotel Marrakech

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Savoy Le Grand Hotel Marrakech is another excellent hotel that can serve many customers by offering various services. The hotel is located 0.7mi from the Conference palace and 1.2 mi from the Manera Airport. Unlike the other hotels in Marrakech, Savoy Le Grand Hotel offers a 24 hours front desk. That

This means it’s ready to serve a large number of visitors within 24 hours. In addition, the hotel provides hairdresser services and free ample parking. Offering an outdoor pool makes it one of a kind in Marrakech providing additional services like free Wi-Fi and barbecue in the property. Rooms are equipped with TV sets and feature seating areas where visitors can relax after a busy day. Visit Savoy Le Grand Hotel on Booking.

Atay Café

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Atay Cafe in Marrakech

Atay Cafe is another dominant hotel that provides the best place to stay in Marrakech. There’s plenty of traditional food staff that qualified chefs and luxurious accommodations prepare.

The hotel has served many people because of easy access served by good roads from the Marrakech center. Cafe Atay is one of a kind in Marrakech because it provides services at affordable prices.

Cafe Clock

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The Cafe Clock in Marrakech

According to the personal intervention as a local, it’s believed that people who visited this hotel liked it. The hotel serves a great selection of Moroccan traditional food staff and can provide accommodations for many visitors.

The flat rooftop of the hotel enables visitors to enjoy the incredible view of Jemma El Fnaa. Around Marrakech city, we can enjoy a peaceful experience staying in the traditional ‘riad’ which means guest houses. These guest houses provide an incredible feeling about Moroccan architecture.

Jardin Majorelle

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Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden), Marrakech

Jardin Majorelle is one of the biggest blue houses in Marrakech, serving as a tourist attraction center. The gorgeous house and botanical garden create a true feeling of the tropical oasis, especially the covering of green vegetation.

The gardens and buildings form a complex, where specific facilities are dedicated to various museums that attract visitors. The gardens, which cover a great space, are open to the public daily and house an essential collection of cacti and sculpture.

According to the layout of this beautiful structure, anyone would like to visit the place and stay to enjoy the privilege that surrounds the home.

Ben Youssef Madrassa

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The Ben Youssef Madrassa in Marrakech

Ben Youssef Madrassa is a famous school located near Medina and is composed of Islamic symmetry. Although it might look weird visiting a balance, it’s an extraordinary place to visit, especially for people seeking know-how about Morocco’s people.

The school is built in beautiful Arabic architecture, especially the interior terrace centered around a tranquil pool. The Ben Youssef College has been a dominant school since the Neolithic time, and it has been offering camps for many visitors from all over the world.

We know how much it has provided many people service through collaboration with other colleges outside the place.

Atlas Mountains

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Atlas Mountains, Marrakech

The cooler climates around the mountain offer a great environment to stay. The beautiful valleys and the traditional Berber villages form the fantastic nature in Marrakech. The Berber are amiable, and this enables visitors to interact with them and learn a lot.

Situated on the Atlas Mountains and from south of Marrakech is the movie-like scenery called the Aït Benhaddou. Ait Benhaddou is an ancient village made from sandy buildings that have been preserved for an extended period. It is a fabulous place where you can spend some time visiting the mountains and watching the sunset over the red clay.

Manera and Agnal Gardens

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Manera Garden in Marrakech

Manera garden is one of the most extensive ancient gardens established by the Almohad ruler in Marrakech, and it’s located in the west and the Agnal park to the south.

The Manera and Agnal garden contains several water basins and palace structures that attract most tourists worldwide. Water reservoir in the region forms the primary water supply to both parks.

In conclusion of the best places to stay in Marrakech

Mellah (Old Jewish Quarter)

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Mellah; the Jewish old quarter, Marrakech

The Jewish old quarter of the Marrakech consists of structures like synagogues and souks that attract tourists. It is located around the Kasbah site of Medina. It is called the city of the Saadian, where the former stables for the sultan were.

The central street of Mellah of Fez is attractive with the distinctive domestic architecture of former Jewish houses. Currently, Mellah is a residential zone renamed Hay Essalam, and the Muslim population primarily occupies it.

It is considered the best place to stay in Marrakech because the Muslims in the area are so friendly, and thus, they can accommodate to keep with other people.

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