Hotels in Morocco
Morocco hotels offer many different kinds of travel experiences from intimate, boutique riads to sprawling golf resorts with luxury spas. Beach hotels in Morocco don’t get better than Villa Maroc, the best known of Essaouira's riad hotels. With 20 rooms and suites in four restored 18th-century medina mansions, you will be loath to leave your room even though the beach is right outside. Hotels in Morocco tend to emphasize the exotic, but if you’re looking for a little Bel Air in your desert oasis, look no further than Jardin d’Inès. Nestled in the foothills of the Atlas Range, Ines is part of La Palmeraie Golf Palace. The large space and big swimming pool makes it the perfect destination for families with children. All suites have fireplaces and terraces, so kick back and relax after you’ve hit a few rounds of golf.
For an unforgettable experience at one of the best hotels in Morocco, try the desert oasis of Dar Ahlam in Ouarzazate. Dar Ahlam means “House of Dreams,” in Arabic, and guests will immediately see why. Thierry Teyssier restored this luxurious retreat in 2002. Guests are treated like royalty and lulled into a utopian relaxation, dozing in a hammock under the shade of a palm tree or wandering the silk-curtained corridors admiring the desert’s beauty. For a romantic getaway, try Dar Roumana, a beautifully restored century-old mansion in the medina in Fez. Treat yourself to their sumptuous cooking lessons for an experience that you can take home to impress your friends.
One of the medina’s flashiest addresses, co-owner Vanessa Branson (sister of Richard) has tripled the size of the place since it opened in 2003.
This property in changing ownership and will reopen in the near future.
Although the chaotic, colorful marketplace atmosphere of Marrakesh is its main attraction, there is no need to actually stay amid the dusty commotion.
Riad hotels—traditional Moroccan houses with interior gardens—are popping up at a rapid clip in Marrakesh, so these days a property must truly be distinctive to stand out. Riad Meriem has had no problem turning heads.
Co-owner Jill Fechtmann pulled out all the stops. Opulent rooms here have a mix of Moroccan, Syrian, and Indian furniture.
Formerly Sofitel Thalassa Mogador
Ensconced in the heart of the medina, this riad underwent a 3½-year restoration completed in 2010 that enhanced its existing features—mosaic-adorned walls and floors in Fez’s signature shade of vibrant blue—with copper work, embroidery, and calligraphy from some of the most skilled artis
Opened in late 2009, Riad Siwan is owned by a Dutch couple, Cees and Maryk Van den Berg, who have strong ties to the community and a track record of success with their popular Riad Azzar, a 10-minute walk away.