Marrakech is the city with 101 choices when it comes to hotels. Whether you want to stay in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the Medina or prefer a more relaxed, laid-back stay; there are options for every budget and need. My favourite hotels in Marrakech incorporate true Moroccan style whilst still keeping things luxe, without going over the top. Each of these 5 hotels truly provide an amazing experience to get to know Marrakech.
1. STAY AT THE PALAIS AZIZA
Palais Aziza is probably one of my favourite places that I've ever stayed. Fancy spending time with the hotel peacock or relaxing by the pool whilst ordering healthy smoothies; you got it. Located in the Palmerie outskirts of Marrakech its the perfect location if you want to have a more relaxed trip. It takes about 15 minutes to pop into the craziness of the medina. But still in the comforting knowledge that you can return back to tranquillity whenever you want.
Palais Aziza hosts regular rooms as well as private villas, maintaining the Moroccan style when it comes to all the buildings, furniture, and decor within the hotel and each room. It is truly an oasis and also has a spa if you fancy trying out the local Hamman. On top of how gorgeous the hotel is the staff are amazing and you won't feel more welcome anywhere else!
Palais Aziza & Spa, Mejjat 3/38, Cercle Ennakhil, Commune J'Nanate, 40060 Marrakech, Morocco
2. STAY AT DAR SABRA HOTEL
For art lovers, the Dar Sabra hotel is the one for you. Dar Sabra has a very futuristic vibe from the architecture to the various sculptures and other pieces of art dotted around the grounds. Like Palais Aziza, Dar Sabra is located in the Palmerie which makes it the perfect place to relax by one of the 2 pools. The rooms are completely gorgeous and again incredibly modern whilst piecing together different architectural styles to create a truly unique hotel. The spa is also worth a visit for extra pampering.
Dar Sabra, Douar Abiad, 40000, Marrakech, Morocco
3. STAY AT THE RIA DE TARABEL
Riad de Tarabel is the place to stay if you want to explore what Marrakech has to offer whilst being right in the centre of the action. The Riad is super chic with a mesh of French and Moroccan styles which really make it magical. It also has a heated pool available which is normally quiet enough to have all to yourself. In addition, you can even arrange to have dinner by the pool in the evening if you fancy a serene evening. Plus most rooms also come with a stand-alone bath tub which is always a winner in my eyes!
Riad de Tarabel, 8, Derb Sraghna, Quartier Dar El Bacha, Marrakech Médina, Morocco
4. STAY AT THE BELDI COUNTRY CLUB
The Beldi Country club is the Instagram hotspot of Marrakech. Not only is it a hotel, but it also boasts its own souk of shops, restaurants, multiple pools as well as rose gardens. The Beldi is again just outside the medina so perfect for nipping in and out whilst also being enveloped in absolute luxury. If you prefer to stay in a Riad during your stay you can always pay the day rate for the Beldi country club. This includes lunch an afternoon by the pool for 35 euros for a truly unique and relaxing afternoon.
Beldi Country Club, Km 6, Route de Barrage, "Cherifia" Marrakech, Morocco
5. STAY AT THE TIGMIZA HOTEL
The Tigmiza hotel is one of the further hotels, however, with a free 15-minute shuttle bus coming to and from the medina and the YSL gardens throughout the day it may just be the most convenient of them all! Very similar in style to the Palais Aziza in style it plays up Moroccan interiors and architecture with modern, luxurious amenities. Wherever possible they try and upgrade guests and we ended up getting upgraded to one of the private villas along with a private pool the last time I was in Marrakech! The poolside snacks and juices are also delicious so highly recommend!
Tigmiza Hotel & Spa, Route de Bab Atlas, Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco