A day spent meandering through the kasbah, medina and souqs leaves an indelible imprint on the memory, with brightly coloured carpets hanging from roofs, the smell of spices in the air and the sound of vendors selling their wares.

The snow-capped High Atlas Mountains are a dramatic backdrop, and framed by the red desert, Marrakech is like a city that time seems to have forgotten.

The huge Djemaa el-Fna market square at dusk feels almost medieval, as soothsayers, apothecaries, musicians, and acrobats entertain the huge crowds of locals and tourists alike, and foodstalls miraculously spring up out of nowhere to sell everything from fresh orange juice to rich tagines.

The key to enjoying Marrakech to the full is choosing the right place to stay, and it can be extremely difficult to keep track of which riads and hotels are any good in the seemingly never-ending blizzard of new openings. Original Travel visit the city at least a couple of times a year to keep tabs on the new 'in' places and old favourites alike so you can be sure to find the place that's right for you - be that a five-star deluxe hotel in the desert outside the city or a tiny privately-owned riad right in the heart of the medina.

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The key to enjoying Marrakech to the full is choosing the right place to stay especially when it comes to hiring a riad in it's entirety. Original Travel visit the city at least a couple of times a year to keep tabs on the new 'in' places

Fee, Original Traveller

Where to stay

Maison MK

Maison MK

This hotel is the creation of two professional photographers, and fuses cutting-edge design with a historic Moroccan framework.

Maison MK
Angsana Riads

Angsana Riads

The Angsana Riads collection is comprised of six riads - Bab Firdaus, Blanc, Lydines, Si Said, Tiwaline and Dar Zaouia, the latest addition to the Angsana family – each as exceptional as the next.

Angsana Riads
Riad Capaldi

Riad Capaldi

Located in the heart of the medina, next to the Musée de Marrakech, the Riad Capaldi is perfectly placed for guests wishing to immerse themselves in the Moroccan lifestyle, shopping and sights.

Riad Capaldi
Riad Kniza

Riad Kniza

Dating back to the 18th Century, Riad Kniza is a charming boutique riad.

Riad Kniza
Riad 41

Riad 41

There are now so many riads in Marrakech that it’s become our stated aim to sift through them all to find and offer only the very best – the most stylish, the most luxurious riads in the whole city. It was a tough job, but somebody had to do it.

Riad 41

Fee is our 'Private Hire Marrakech' expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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