Top 5 Luxury Hotels and Riads in Marrakesh, Morocco

La Sultana Marrakech

Marrakesh is one of the most important cities in Morocco. This is the place known for its trade and entertainment among the locals. Berber villagers and southern tribesmen continue to bring their goods to the marketplace only to spend their money for the pleasures of the town. For travelers, Marrakesh is a synonym of beauty and color. Typical for all Moroccan cities, the Djemaa el Fna medina is the gathering place for acrobats, drummers, pipe musicians, dancers, storytellers, comedians and fairground acts. After visiting this remarkable city separated in two halves, the walled Medina and the colonial Ville Nouvelle, you would want to return again and again.

Jamaa El Fna at Dusk
Jamaa El Fna at Dusk

The hotels and riads in Marrakesh are well known for its luxury. The city of Marrakesh is home to some of the most coveted accommodations in the world. If you’re looking to travel to Morocco in luxury, you’ll want to be inspired by the beauty of these top 5 luxury hotels and riads in Marrakesh.

Marrakech Riad

Ksar Char-Bagh

Ksar Char-Bagh has received 6 awards for the best hotel in the world while Forbes names it “Sumptuous, stunning and very stylish”. Situated just a 20-minutes’ drive from the city center, this is an out-of-the earth paradise surrounded by mountains and gardens. The air here is filled with the smell of the Orient. Once a palace in the XIV century, this art of the Moorish architecture has 26 rooms surrounded by peace and nature. Personalized service accompanies the hotel guests during their stay while making all their wishes come true.

La Sultana Marrakech

La Sultana Marrakech is the perfect spa and attraction destination for those looking to pamper themselves in a way only Moroccans know. This is a unique hotel located in the hearth of the Medina and only 10 minute walk from the famous Jemaa El Fna Square. Comfort and style is found in each of the 21 rooms decorated with sophisticated elegance. Enjoy a massage in the typical Moroccan Hammam after a long day exploring the Saadien tumbs, the Koutoubia and the Dar Si Said Museum. The beef with raisins served in the hotel’s restaurant will make you crave more of the traditional cuisine.

La Sultana Marrakech
La Sultana Marrakech

Jnane Allia

Jnane Allia is another fascinating place to retreat situated in the famous Marrakesh palm grove. If you are looking to escape the rustle and bustle of busy life, this is your destination. All 21 rooms are filled with the traditional Moroccan spirit and a fireplace to keep you warm in the chilly evenings while enjoying the sunset over the white peaks of Atlas Mountains. This little palace is fully equipped with hammam and a massage parlor. Guests name it “Paradise outside the Medina”.

Riad Kniza

Riad Kniza is like a step into another world. This splendid riad is hidden in a narrow alley just off the Medina. Upon entering this gorgeous XVIII century Moroccan building, you are immediately surrounded by superb hospitality. The ambiance and the deliciousness of the food is a must try. There are eleven rooms completely furnished with beautiful draperies, carved wooden ceilings and tile accented fireplaces. The owner Haj Mohammed is an antique expert and has been a tour guide for more than 35 years. He is known to have guided some of the famous Hollywood names including Tom Cruise and Jennifer Aniston. Mr. Mohammed will be delighted to share with you insights about the best places to visit while in Marrakesh.

Riad Pachavana

Riad Pachavana is situated in the heart of the city and it the perfect place to explore both the old Medina and the Ville Nouvelle. The ground floor is nicely decorated with tables and chairs overlooking the pool area. This is a welcoming and cool place to be during the day and offers a stunning view for the evening. The riad has 12 rooms furnished in traditional and contemporary style, extremely comfortable and spacious. You can enjoy a plentiful continental breakfast on the sundrenched roof terrace right before taking on the city.

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About the author

Kevin Dyck is the founder of Mosaic North Africa and has over 11 years experience living in North African countries. He is an Arabic speaker with a passion for travelers to encounter the diverse cultures and natural beauty found throughout the North Africa region. He currently lives in and works for MNA from Tunis, Tunisia.

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