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Morocco doesn’t hold back when it comes to stunning travel destinations. Home to the incredible Atlas Mountains, brilliant surf spots, relaxing beaches, and the Sahara Desert, it’s a feast for all of the senses with delights hidden around every corner. Morocco’s a place with something for everyone, no matter whether you’d rather spend your days shopping in the medinas, digging into a delicious tagine, or simply relaxing at your hotel’s spa. These dreamy hotels offer the perfect setting for your time in Morocco, filled to the brim with authentic decor and vibrant designs. Read on for all of our favorites.
This world-class hotel is one you’ll keep at the back of your mind for future honeymoons or lavish celebrations. One of the most impressive hotels in Marrakech in every sense, Dar Rhizlane, Palais Table d’hôtes And Spa is one that’s definitely worth exploring slowly before you venture out to explore the rest that the city has to offer. Surrounded by a large garden with an outdoor pool, everything about this property is breathtakingly beautiful. A range of rooms and suites makes it suitable for all kinds of travelers, with the suites providing a wonderful getaway if you’re looking to splash out. But you likely won’t spend too much time in your room here: the surrounding areas are far too beautiful. From the huge, terracotta surroundings to the floor-to-ceiling glass windows in the dining room and the beautiful colored plants in every corner, there’s certainly a lot to admire here.
Riad Palais Ommeyad is set inside the old Medina, so there’s no excuse not to spend your days exploring and shopping in the markets while you’re staying here. This luxury Moroccan hotel is renowned for lots of things but especially its gorgeous spa, with its outdoor swimming pool, spa bath, massage, and body treatments. Every feature of this traditional palace building comes filled with authentic charms, like the ornate interiors and the sweeping suites and rooms with plenty of space. A resort that’s best suited to couples, this romantic spot is one you’ll never want to leave when you’ve checked in for the night. And it’s always a surprise when you check in here, as each room comes with a unique design. Muted tones on the walls and spacious double beds set the scene for honeymooners, with lavish features like circular beds and large baths adding an extra special touch if you’re looking to go all out.
While you might traditionally think of smoky souks and intricate Medinas when exploring Morocco, you’ll find a different kind of appeal in Casablanca. Vichy Célestins Spa Hôtel Casablanca is a luxury resort that looks like it could fit in just as well in Mexico or Europe, with a huge resort-style backdrop of the ocean and a large swimming pool to match. One of the best hotels in Morocco for anyone looking to switch off and focus on wellness for a few days, this five-star resort has everything you need to check out feeling blissfully relaxed. The list includes a lot of impressive features but namely the Wellness Luxury Clinic, with all of the latest technologies like Balneotherapy, Cryotherapy, and Endermology. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools ensure you’re all set for tanning opportunities or leisurely swims inside the building. There’s even a golf course here if you’re looking to spend a relaxed few hours with friends.
Marrakech is known for being one of the most colorful cities in Morocco and the Ryad Art Place is no exception. Everything about this luxury hotel is a feast for the eyes, from the vibrant walls paving the way through to the even more colorful bedrooms. A place where attention to detail reigns supreme and every need is catered for, this luxury hotel takes you on a journey into a new world of adventure. Rooms here are spacious and verge on being almost too big, with king-size beds in one corner, seating areas in another and beautifully decorated bathrooms in between. There’s a grand dining room for when you get hungry and a rooftop swimming pool overlooking beautiful Marrakech, where you’ll likely want to spend a lot of your time. This ornate hotel is decorated in traditional Riad style, which means plenty of greenery decorating every corner and open space in the middle. It’s a fusion of luxury and culture.
Essaouira is best known for its chilled-out nature and its proximity to great surfing spots. And this luxury hotel provides a brilliant backdrop for enjoying both of the above, in a huge setting with stunning views in every direction. Everything about Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa is designed for switching off and simply enjoying your surroundings, like the endless grounds filled with greenery and the incredible swimming pool where the sun gently reflects its rays. A perfect spot for romantic vacations, this resort sits on the Gary Player Golf Course and features two swimming pools and a fitness center. You won’t just stay in a mere room at this resort: instead, you’ve got a choice between a villa and a suite. Stay in the former if you’re looking to truly celebrate, with its natural, soft colors and butler service is provided. The resort has multiple restaurants, including a buffet restaurant and restaurants serving à la carte dishes. There are also multiple bars where you can grab a drink after a day of relaxing.
Marrakech can be pretty hectic and Les Jardins offers a breath of fresh air amidst it all. If you’re looking for the perfect midpoint between hustle and bustle and rejuvenating peace, this is the place to stay. Known as one of the most popular luxury hotels in the area, this spot makes good use of traditional sandstone architecture and contrasting colors on the walls. It’s not a place for garish decoration, instead, it prefers neutral tones that soften the fast-paced nature of the city in a way that ensures you’ll never be truly ready to check out. Set in Marrakesh’s historical center and close to Jamaâ El Fna Square, you’re set in the best location for everything the city has to offer. That’s when you’ve completed everything between the walls of the hotel: this spot has exotic gardens, an outdoor pool, a spa with its own hammam, a steam bath, and traditional Moroccan beauty treatments.
Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier is a newly opened luxury resort with picture-perfect views overlooking the Moroccan Riviera. Originally built in the 1920s as a residence for the King’s advisor, the palace has been restored and expanded with a wealth of inviting amenities. The beautiful 5-star property features a long list of on-site restaurants and bars, a lavish spa with a solarium and hammam, and a sparkling outdoor pool, while it also offers its guests access to curated local experiences. If you’re traveling with the family, there are even kids’ club activities for the little ones. The rooms, suites, and penthouses are stylish and sleek, with some looking out over the forested hillside and others with unobstructed views toward the Old City and mountains on the horizon.
You’d be forgiven for checking into Les Deux Tours and wondering if you’re still in Marrakech. This tranquil getaway doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of the fast-paced nature of the city, instead of providing peace and quiet in a beautiful setting far away from the noises and atmosphere of the center. This luxurious boutique hotel sits in a beautiful 3-hectare landscaped park in Marrakech and comes with everything you need for pure relaxation. The heated infinity pool and spa are probably where you’ll want to spend most of your time, although there’s plenty more to explore, too. All of the rooms and suites here come with views overlooking the garden, which means you’ll start every day gazing down at the green grass and up at the bright sunshine. There’s also room service available if you fancy breakfast on the balcony. If not, there are multiple on-site restaurants, serving Moroccan and French gourmet cuisine.
Take a trip up north into Morocco’s famous “blue city”, where you’ll find Dar Ba Sidi. A hotel with an almost mythical appeal, this hidden gem is beautiful on a 24/7 basis, glowing prettily at night with its individual villas sat around the swimming pool and vibrant in the daytime surrounded by nature. You’ll start your mornings here waking up in your vibrant room, which sits far away from the city in the middle of the mountains. If you’re looking for a fast-paced adventure of a vacation this might not be it, but it’s a brilliant opportunity to spend some time with nature in a different part of Morocco. The hotel covers a lot of ground, with greenery snaking its way in every direction and guiding you from your room to the pool, or the on-site restaurant, or the spa. This romantic spot is brilliant for couples, thanks to its switched-off nature and relaxing theme.
Borj Des Cascades & Spa is a building you’ll see from miles away and it’s certainly one of a kind. This sprawling, bright pink castle of a building is a bucket list spot in Morocco and it’s one you’ll never forget staying at. Set in a beautiful location in front of the Ouzoud Falls, you’ll struggle to decide just where this hotel has the best view. Balconies overlook stunning nature down below, while the terraces overlook the hotels equally as gorgeous amenities. A rainbow of an experience, it doesn’t matter which direction your room faces or where you find yourself spending time in this hotel, you’ll find yourself a little overcome from all over. As well as the range of rooms and suites, there’s a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge, and a garden, as well as the seriously fancy spa. The area is best known for hiking and fishing, as well as simply wandering around and admiring its interiors.
Palais Namaskar offers the best of both when it comes to Marrakech. Rather than being located close by to the Medina, this luxury hotel is a short drive away. That means days spent exploring the center and evenings spent inside the hotel, making good use of all of its wonderful facilities. Looking more like a real-life palace rather than simply a hotel, the best time of day to admire this spot is at sunset. You’ll struggle to find anything more beautiful than the backdrop of colorful sun rays slowly disappearing into the horizon behind the building here. This luxury hotel leans more towards understated charm rather than vibrant colors, with a range of spacious rooms decked out in neutral tones. Outside, there’s a large courtyard with a swimming pool in the middle and plenty of grounds to wander through. Curved archways and beautiful, subtle lighting just add to the effect.
Almaha is a seriously romantic spot in Morocco, filled with swathes of white curtains and rooms designed to be enjoyed by two people. This serene hotel sits in the heart of Marrakech, somehow bringing together the charm of the city center and the tranquility of a luxury hotel at the same time. The spa here is the most impressive feature, with its own Hammam if you’re looking for some authentic pampering. And then there’s the huge pool, which sits in the middle of the property and glows in the evening with soft light from all angles. A place that definitely deserves a few photo opportunities on your Instagram, every inch of this place was carefully designed to appeal to luxury travelers. Large rooms with terraces and even bigger suites offer a chance to switch off with no distractions before you’re ready to start another day in this incredible city.
Domaine Des Remparts Hotel & Spa is a stylish hotel that is just as suitable for business travelers as it is for those traveling for a vacation, with all of the amenities needed for a wonderfully relaxing break or a swish business meeting. A place that infuses Moroccan charm and character into a modern hotel setting, it’s filled with impressive interior design and equally impressive features outdoors, too. Domaine des Remparts sit on a two-acre park in Marrakech and offers a view of the Atlas Mountains, so you’ll never feel anything less than seriously relaxed while staying here. As well as the beautiful views, it’s home to a long list of amenities, including two swimming pools, one of which is heated, as well as a fitness center, a yoga platform, a tennis court, and multiple restaurants. Staying here also comes with access to the spa, which has a hammam and offers exfoliating massages, aromatherapy baths, and beauty treatments.
You won’t find many hotels quite as ornate as this one. Huge in size and somehow even more spacious from the inside, Riad La Porte promises an entire world of adventures inside its doors, which set the scene for a decadent stay. A hotel that sticks firmly to traditional decor, every room of this luxury hotel comes decorated with typical Moroccan charm. Expect lots of colors and patterns, as well as unbeatable hospitality from the staff. Set close by to Royal Palace Fes and 100 meters from Batha Square, it’s situated in a great location for those looking to wander around Fes. Accommodation here varies from rooms to suites and apartments, which means it’s well equipped for couples and families as well as groups of friends looking to check in for a few days. The beautiful courtyard is the center of attention here, but don’t leave without enjoying mint tea outside overlooking the garden.