Types Of Accommodations In Marrakech, Morocco

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If you want to travel to Morocco, then Marrakech should be your choice, as it is the main destination for tourist in this country. It offers several types of accommodations, including hotels, riads, villas as well as apartments.


Marrakech Riads

Traditional Moroccan houses, riads, are situated inside old city districts. They are usually a few stories high and have an interior patio. They are private houses which were restored in the late 1970s. You can find Riads within the ancient walls of the city, as well as in the old town, also known as “medina”. Lots of Riads have been restored entirely and turned into beautiful guest house. They offer exceptional service in truly amazing buildings re-decorated and re-built in a traditional way.


Riads can be rented by the room or you can rent the whole riad if you are traveling as part of a group. Some Riads are small and cozy and others are impressively sumptuous and offer all sorts luxuries. Almost all riads suggest half and full pension and most of them offer a very wide range of services, such as spa, catering, swimming pool or pond, panoramic sundeck, massage, etc. Since they are located in the medina or old town, Riads are quite convenient for exploring the most authentic and exotic urban setting, such as the famous and colourful souks of Marrakech or its legendary Jemaa El Fna square.


Marrakech Villas

If your budget is bigger and you are looking for a more country-like experience, then a Villa is your best choice for accommodation. The great majority of Villas is located around Marrakech or in the famous Palm Grove, and offer transportation from and to the city or the airport.  Most Villas in Marrakech have their own swimming pools and large terraces with a stunning view of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Villas offer a quiet and peaceful setting, as well as many high-end amenities that are comparable to those offered in the best hotels. They can also be rented by the room or in their entirety for big groups and both short-term or long-term.


Hotels in Marrakech

Being the favourite tourist destination in Morocco, Marrakech offers innumerable hotels for your stay in the Ochre City. From the five-star luxury hotels in the Hivernage quarter, often occupied by film-stars and celebrities, especially during the Marrakech International Film Festival, to the more affordable hotels in the New Town or French Quarter of Gueliz, the range of prices, services and locations is very wide. Most hotels offer amenities such as heated swimming pool, bar and restaurant, spa, hammam and massage room, as well as the more common room service, internet access or telephone and fax, among many others.


Apartments for rent in Marrakech

Apartments for rent in Marrakech are usually located in the Gueliz quarter, in the New Town, and in other residential neighbourhoods. They can be rented for the night, by the week, or monthly. They are usually furnished, but you can also find semi-furnished or unfurnished apartments, depending on your needs and the length of your stay. You can even find many apartments for long-term rentals if you wish to stay in Marrakech for longer periods of time. In Gueliz, you will find many high-end and luxury apartments. But if your budget is smaller, you will find more affordable apartments not far from the Old Town and the New Town, in quieter and more authentic parts of the city.


So, if you are looking for the best accommodation in Marrakech, be it for your vacation, a business trip or a longer, more permanent residence, the Ochre City offers many options, among which the most sought after are hotels, riads, villas and apartments for rent.  Visit to find the most suitable riad Marrakech has to offer you and pick the finest according to your budget, requirements and wishes. And enjoy your stay!


David Gonzalez-Company

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