Luxury Hotels in Morocco

Riads are one of the main reasons for any visit to Morocco, and we know the best of a thoroughly bewildering bunch in the heart of Marrakech, Essaouira and Fez. There are also some pretty amazing luxury hotels outside the city walls in Marrakech, some rocking kasbahs in the Atlas Mountains, and even a desert camp that puts the 'glam' in glamping:

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Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury Marrakech

Morocco > Africa > Marrakech

Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury Marrakech is one of the new luxury resorts springing up within striking distance of Marrakech. While we still recommend first-timers stay in the medina, of all of the out-of-towners, the Royal Palm has possibly the most going for it. Read more


Morocco > Africa > Marrakech

Tucked away in The Kasbah – the oldest neighbourhood in Marrakech and once the site of the Royal Stables – Almaha is a boutique 12 room Riad designed by Belgian architect Charles Kaisin. Read more

Dar Seven

Morocco > Africa > Marrakech

Situated in the heart of the Medina, in the old part of Marrakech, luxury riad Dar Seven is enclosed within ancient walls. Dar Seven offers guests an oasis of calm amidst the bustling souks and colourful sites of the Medina. Read more

Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay

Morocco > Africa > Tangier & the North

Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay is a spanking new property located on the northern coast of Morocco between the rugged Rif Mountains and the glistening Mediterranean Sea. Read more


Morocco > Africa > Marrakech

Part of the exclusive Aman Group of hotels, the Amanjena is situated three miles from Marrakech on the edge of the Palmeraie - an extensive oasis of palms and olive trees. Read more

Angsana Riads Collection

Morocco > Africa > Marrakech

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. Read more

Dar Zemora

Morocco > Africa > Marrakech

Dar Zemora is a boutique country house-style hotel set in the leafy surroundings of the Palmeraie, just outside Marrakech. Read more

El Fenn

Morocco > Africa > Marrakech

El Fenn is a stylish boutique hotel located next to the Bab el Ksour – one of the gateways to the bustling medina of Marrakech and only five minutes’ walk from the main square, Djemaa el-Fna. Read more

Riad Capaldi

Morocco > Africa > Marrakech

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. Read more

Riad Farnatchi

Morocco > Africa > Marrakech

Originally designed as a private home by an award winning British hotelier, Riad Farnatchi is a charming boutique hotel in the central Medina district that retains the intimacy and character of a private home, while having all of the facilities, style and service of a five star boutique hotel. Read more

Riad 41

Morocco > Africa > Marrakech

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. Read more

Riad Kniza

Morocco > Africa > Marrakech

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

Riad L'Orangeraie

Morocco > Africa > Marrakech

Located on the edge of the Souk in Marrakech’s labyrinth of alleys, Riad L’Orangeraie is one of the city’s most charming and well located riads. Read more

Jnane Tamsna

Morocco > Africa > Marrakech

Recently voted amongst the best hideaway hotels in the world, Jnane Tamsna is a collection of five luxurious villas on a peaceful, nine-acre estate in the heart of the Palmeraie, the huge expanse of date palms just outside Marrakech. Read more

Villa des Orangers

Morocco > Africa > Marrakech

A five-star luxury riad in Marrakech, Villa des Orangers is a member of Relais & Chateaux and has a prime location in the medina, just a stone’s throw from the bustling Djemaa el Fna square. Read more

La Sultana Marrakech

Morocco > Africa > Marrakech

La Sultana, opened back in 1998, was the result of a long partnership with the historical monuments organisation and the vision of an excellent interior designer, and remains one of the best places to stay in Marrakech. Read more

The Selman

Morocco > Africa > Marrakech

We normally advise first timers to Marrakech to stay in the magical maelstrom of the medina, but for repeat visitors wanting a bit of peace and calm, or those travelling with children, then there are places outside the city walls that are well worth consideration. One such hotel is the recently... Read more

Dar Ahlam

Morocco > Africa > Ouarzazate & the Southern Desert

This traditional Kasbah, on the edge of the desert in southern Morocco, has been authentically and artistically restored and still manages to feel like a private home. Read more

Riad Maison Bleue

Morocco > Africa > Fez

Riad Maison Bleue is a stylish boutique riad created from three neighbouring houses and the perfect balance of traditional and contemporary furniture just a few minutes walk from the Bab Bou Jeloud or Blue Gate entrance to the famous medina of Fez. Read more

Riad Fes

Morocco > Africa > Fez

Much of the charm in visiting Fez is to experience a city much unchanged since medieval times; but even the most history thirsty traveller would presumably want the whole Middle Ages thing to stop at their door of their hotel. Fortunately, in Riad Fes they can retire to one of the finest riads in... Read more

Palais Amani

Morocco > Africa > Fez

Tucked away down a narrow medina lane behind gold-studded doors, you’ll find this intimate five-star palatial riad; a true oasis amid the hustle and bustle of booming Fez. Newly renovated, Palais Amani retains its original 1930s art deco feel, spiced up with Moroccan design and smoothed over with... Read more

Kasbah Bab Ourika

Morocco > Africa > Atlas Mountains

Bab Ourika sits like an eagle's eyrie at the apex of the Ourika Valley, with spectacular views of the mountains, river valley and nearby Berber villages. Read more

Kasbah du Toubkal

Morocco > Africa > Atlas Mountains

Perched on a rocky outcrop at the foot of Jebel Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak, the former fortress of Kasbah du Toubkal is the most atmospheric place to stay in the High Atlas Mountains. Read more

Kasbah Tamadot

Morocco > Africa > Atlas Mountains

Kasbah Tamadot was bought by Sir Richard Branson during preparations for one of his famous ballooning expeditions in the late 1990’s, and opened as a luxury boutique hotel in 2005. Read more

The Capaldi

Morocco > Africa > Atlas Mountains

Located in the foothills of the Atlas Mountain range, the Capaldi is a friendly and comfortable hotel located in nine acres of olive groves just outside Marrakech. Read more

Azzaden Trekking Lodge

Morocco > Africa > Atlas Mountains

Kasbah Toubkal is one of our favourite places to stay in the Atlas Mountains, but the beautiful mountain landscape surrounding the Kasbah demands closer exploration on a trek, and this is where Kasbah Toubkal’s Azzaden Trekking Lodge comes in to its own. Read more

Rebali Riads

Morocco > Africa > Essaouira & The Coast

A boutique hotel that comprises of just six riad style villas, Rebali Riads has the best of both worlds, and its location in Sidi Kaouk to the south of Essaouira is fantastic. Read more

The Palais Heure Bleue

Morocco > Africa > Essaouira & The Coast

The Palais Heure Bleue is a riad hotel in the coastal town of Essaouira. Read more

Villa de L'Ô

Morocco > Africa > Essaouira & The Coast

As with any self-respecting riad, however central or busy the location, once you are through the enormous and ornate doors, Villa de L'Ô is a haven in the heart of Essaouira. Read more

La Sultana Oualidia

Morocco > Africa > Essaouira & The Coast

La Sultana lies just 112 miles from Marrakech and Casablanca, sitting on the banks of the Oualidia lagoon, famous for its oyster beds and flamingos, and with views of the Atlantic Ocean lapping on the sandbanks, its setting is quite simply spectacular. Read more

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