A guide to Best Hotels in Marrakech

Marrakech is an exotic and welcoming city, and if you opt for holidays in Marrakech, you can rely on the fact that the accommodation is just as wonderful as the destination. From larger resorts set in the elegant suburbs offering everything you could imagine and more, to smaller boutique hotels set in 18th-century buildings located in the heart of the Medina cultural centre.

Sofitel Marrakech Hotel

This magnificent hotel with an artistic decor is located in one of Marrakech’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, Hivernage, close to the ancient Medina. It has lush, tranquil gardens with palm trees and views to the Atlas Mountains that will whisk you into a world of calm and comfort. Its features include four swimming pools, a kid’s pool, Bedouin-style sunbeds, hammocks, and four fantastic international restaurants.

Kenzi Menara Palace

Kenzi Menara Palace is a modern hotel set among citrus tree gardens that has an authentic Moroccan feel, with rooms boasting deep red curtains and dark furnishings. Aside from a Moroccan restaurant, there’s an Italian and International venue too, as well as a spa with a hammam Moroccan steam room. The hotel is located just outside the Medina walls, adding to its authenticity.

Sirayane Boutique

Oozing ultra modern design, the Sirayane Boutique hotel was created by architect Imaad Rahmouni, a Philippe Starck protege. A clean, cubist theme has been used on the hotel with a pool at the centre surrounded by five acres of gorgeous gardens with palm trees. The interior offers top-notch features and warm orange, red, and brown tones throughout, as well as modern art adorning the walls.

TUI BLUE Medina Gardens

TUI BLUE Medina Gardens is an adults-only hotel just a short walk from the Medina, with its wonderful souks, and close to Marrakech’s most famous square, Jemaa el-Fna. The hotel is contemporary with a Moroccan feel and facilities include a wonderful outdoor swimming pool surrounded by palm trees, fitness areas, plenty of daytime activities, a selection of restaurants, and a spa and hammam baths.

Aqua Mirage Club

The kids will love the waterpark with thrilling slides at Aqua Mirage Club but this modern hotel is a great place for all the family. This is thanks to the large rooms, family-friendly activity zones, and fun just for adults, too. There’s a fitness centre, sports courts, a spa, and a bar including evening entertainment, as well as a selection of international restaurants and a cafe. And it’s just a 20-minute shuttle bus ride away from the centre of the city.

TUI BLUE Riu Tikida Garden Hotel

Everything about this terracotta hotel screams elegance and tranquillity. The grand facade and entrance looks more like a palace than a hotel, giving a taste of what’s to come. At the centre is a large swimming pool surrounded by sunbeds and beautiful gardens. Adults will enjoy the bars and live music, while the kids can make the most of the children’s club. It’s located in the suburb of Palmeraie, just 10-minutes’ shuttle bus ride from the Medina.

Riad Catalina

Situated in a stunning 18th-century building in the centre of Marrakech is this unique boutique hotel boasting just 12 exclusive rooms. It features arched doorways, mosaic tiling and exotic Moroccan decor throughout. There is a stunning rooftop swimming pool with fantastic views over the Medina and the authentic courtyard garden is filled with orange trees.

Riad Dar Sbihi

Located in the northern part of the Medina behind what feels like a secret wooden door is this gem of a hotel. The rooftop restaurant serves authentic Moroccan cuisine and the gorgeous courtyard garden is a lovely place to sit and enjoy a bit of relaxation time. You’ll also discover a small pool and Turkish Bath, while the bedrooms offer traditional dark wood furnishing and blue and white tiled walls.

Kenzi Farah Hotel

This smart hotel is situated in one of Marrakech’s most upmarket areas, Hivernage. The hotel boasts manicured gardens with palm trees, at the centre of which is a large swimming pool with a decked area and gorgeous pergola, as well as a bar for those all important poolside refreshments. There are also three restaurants, and a spa with an indoor pool.

Riu Tikida Palmeraie

Spread over an incredible 13 acres in the tranquil area of Palmeraie is this smart hotel. It has a modern feel, yet still maintains a Moroccan style that’s exotic and welcoming. At the Riu Tikida, rooms are spacious and there’s a huge outdoor swimming pool, an indoor pool, and an authentic Moroccan restaurant. Numerous activities are organised to keep you entertained, including tennis, boules and themed nights or hop on the shuttle bus to explore the centre of Marrakech.