Where to stay in Marrakech? The choice is overwhelming, with around five times as many guesthouses as there are in Fez. If you want a totally relaxing holiday away from the medina, head for guesthouses in the Palmeraie. But for a first (or second) trip to Marrakech, you’ll probably want to explore the medina and the excitement of Djemaa el Fna, the main square, so it’s a good idea to stay in the medina within walking distance of the square. All of the following guesthouses are in the medina. We have plenty more in medium and high-end price ranges – contact us for details. See Concierge Morocco if you are planning a trip around Morocco.
Map of Marrakech Medina (click to enlarge)
This stylish, British-owned guesthouse features just six bedrooms and has a pool in the courtyard. All the bedrooms have a bathroom en suite, air-conditioning, Wifi and an i-Pod dock. The house is located close to parking, and to the Museum and the Medersa Ben Youssef. It is around 12 minutes’ stroll from Djemaa el Fna. Rooms from 80 Euros for two per night, including breakfast.
This pretty riad is located in the Kasbah quarter of the medina, about 12 minutes’ walk from the main square. It’s close to the Saadian tombs, and for a splash of local culture and food, the new Café Clock. The riad has a pool in the courtyard, 7 bedrooms and a sunny roof terrace. Double rooms start at 55 Euros per night.
RIAD AL JAZIRA
This is the flagship of Marrakech Riads, a beautiful house with banana palms and a swimming pool. Rooms here start at 89 Euros per night for two, including breakfast. It’s a large riad with 15 rooms, and has a hammam, parking and Wifi. There’s an excellent roof terrace. The house is around 12 minutes’ walk from Djemaa el Fna.
Dar Sara has nine rooms prices from 65 Euros per night for two, including breakfast. There’s a swimming pool, hammam and massage treatments, and Wifi. The house is not far from parking. The roof terrace has several levels, offering sunny and shady areas to relax.
DAR SARA SGHIRA
Attached to Dar Sara is this smaller (sghira) house with just three bedrooms, making it ideal for groups of friends. It has its own hammam, Wifi and is close to parking. Guests can use the terrace and the pool at Dar Sara. Rooms start at 65 Euros per night for two, including breakfast.
Dar Baraka has five rooms from 65 Euros per night for two, including breakfast. It has Wifi, a hammam, and is close to parking. The excellent roof terrace has views of the Glaoui Palace and the Koutoubia minaret.
Attached to Dar Baraka is the elegant Dar Karam, with its four double rooms and one single. It has Wifi and a lovely roof terrace. Rooms are from 74 Euros per night for two, including breakfast.
This little gem of a house has five bedrooms and a roof terrace with wonderful views. An olive trees shades the courtyard, where you’ll find a plunge pool. Rooms are from 42 Euros per night for two, including breakfast.
With just two bedrooms, one bathroom and a salon with a fireplace, you can make believe you’re a Marrakchi with your own little house. There’s a pretty courtyard and furnished roof terrace. It comes at 102 Euros per night for the whole house that sleeps four to six people.