Marrakech in Morocco

Marrakech, with its aura of mystery and exoticism, begs to be explored! Set out on a journey of discovery across this ancient city that has been prominent in shaping the history and culture of Morocco. The city was founded in AD 1062 by a chieftain of the Almoravid king Youssuf Ibn Tashfin. From its humble origins as a garrison of the Almoravids, desert warriors who were attached to their Islamic religion, Marrakech today is a vibrant city where modernity meets tradition. Prepare to be dazzled by the ingenuity of ancient Andalusian craftsmen who used a blend of Saharan and African traditions to give the city its unique architectural character. The Almoravids are also credited with designing the complex system of khettara (network of underground irrigation canals) to bring water to the city from the High Atlas mountains. Many of Marrakech’s palaces and mosques were demolished in the 12th century by those in power and new structures rose in their place, such as the Koutoubia mosque. Since then, the city has been on a roller coaster of glory and decline which has shaped its current form. From the medieval ambiance of the ancient medina (old walled part of town) to the glitzy bars, restaurants, and art galleries in Guéliz the French quarter of the city, see it all in a day!

Themes

  • Heritage
  • Wine & Food

Highlights

  • Ancient Medina
  • Souks and Cuisine
  • Artisan Heritage

Places to Stay

Pavilion Pool at Amanjena Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco
Amanjena

Style: International

Amanjena is a sprawling property located in the outskirts of Marrakech. Discover a charming confluence of shaded courtyards, stone fountains, pools, and gardens with date palms, olive groves and flowering trees.

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Private terrace at Dar Baraka & Karam in Marrakech, Morocco
Dar Baraka & Karam

Style: Boutique

Riad & Spa Dar Baraka & Karam is centrally located at the Marrakech medina, less than 15 minutes away from the airport. The riad is conveniently set near most of the town’s key attractions, yet away from the bustle and clamor of the main streets of the medina.

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Exterior view of Dar Zemora Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco
Dar Zemora

Style: Heritage

Dar Zemora, less than a half hour drive away from the international airport, offers you a comfortable stay merely a step away from the bustling medina of Marrakech. Overlooked by the Atlas Mountains, the boutique hotel is styled like a sprawling countryside estate.

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Double room at El Fenn in Marrakech, Morocco
El Fenn

Style: Boutique

El Fenn, barely a ten minute drive from the airport, is a restored former private villa near the medina, marked by courtyards, gardens, secluded nooks and a roof terrace.

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Enchanting Travels Morocco Tours Panoramic view of Marrakech and old medina, Morocco
ES Saadi

Es Saadi is a sprawling property set within a vast and verdant park near the bustling heart of Marrakech. Relax in elegant ensuite rooms that either provide views of the poolside and garden or glimpses of the city.

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Outdoor dining at La Maison Arabe Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco
La Maison Arabe

Style: Boutique

La Maison Arabe offers you a comfortable stay in Marrakech’s famous medina. Painting a picture of Moroccan elegance, the hotel welcomes you with its flower-laden patios and traditional craftwork such as cedar wood ceilings and chiseled plaster.

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Double room at La Sultana Marrakech Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco
La Sultana Marrakech

Style: Heritage

La Sultana Marrakech provides you with an indulgent stay in the historical Kasbah area, just 15 minutes away from the…

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Pool at La Villa Des Orangers in Marrakech, Morocco
La Villa Des Orangers

Style: Boutique

La Villa Des Orangers, located in the heart of the Marrakech medina, is barely 15 minutes from the airport. Uncover…

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Lounge area at Ried Adore in Marrakech, Morocco
Riad Adore

Style: Boutique

Riad Adore is located right in the center of Marrakech’s old medina, barely a few steps away from the main…

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Roof terrace at Riad Dar Sara Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco
Riad Dar Sara

Style: Boutique

Riad Dar Sara, less than a half hour’s drive away from the airport, is located in the center of the…

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Outdoor area at Riad Farnatchi in Marrakech, Morocco
Riad Farnatchi

Style: Boutique

Riad Farnatchi, less than half an hour from the international airport, offers you a comfortable stay in Marrakech. This lovely…

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Pool area at Ried Slitine Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco
Riad Slitine

Style: Boutique

Riad Slitine is set at the heart of the Marrakech medina, less than a half hour’s drive away from the…

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Exterior view of Selman Marrakech Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco
Selman Marrakech

Style: Boutique

Selman Marrakech is an elegant palace hotel just outside the city at the foot of the Atlas Mountains in central…

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