Morocco - a small North African country - is one that’s brimming with history and culture. Its history dates as far back as the B.C years and it’s evident in the architecture. The streets of any of Morocco’s cities tell a story. It’s a story of the rise of an ancient kingdom, one where Arabs and Berbers settled and honed their skills in commerce. It’s a story of the convergence of nature, where the Sahara sits on the southern fringes while the Atlantic Ocean takes hold of its frontier to the west. It’s a story of a blend of the old and new, where aged buildings meet modern development.
And there’s no better place in Morocco to experience this eclectic mix than in Marrakech. This is a beautiful town, which boasts its proximity to the Atlas Mountains, whose snow-capped peaks create an excellent backdrop. With the Sahara only a few hours away, Marrakech will keep you occupied for days on end. Mercifully, Airbnb has got our backs when it comes to affordable accommodation. Here’s a look at the top picks!
Found in the heart of the Medina, Marrakech’s old historic district, staying at the Riad El Grably allows you to easily access the attractions. From here, you’ll easily get to the Jemaa El Fna Square, the nerve center of Marrakech. Also, a few steps away are the Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Museum.
But, staying in such a luxurious accommodation might tempt you to stay indoors. The Riad El Grably has the familiar Moroccan old design. It’s a building laden with history but marked with the trappings of modernity. There’s a warmth and geniality that oozes from this place. The décor does a lot to boost this feeling. Plants dot the interior and create a relaxing atmosphere while the quaint furniture is chic and stylish. Art pieces hang on the bedroom walls and are illuminated by the light that streams in via the large windows.
Riad el Grably romantic breakMarrakesh, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
Top guest reviewsbathroom was nice and the amenities were goodthe room was excellent lots of air and very comfortable yet still quiethaving breakfast on the terrace -- even though basic -- was great experience and quite beautifuland a delicious breakfast to bootthe bathroom / shower are definitely a highlightour room was always clean and had everything we neededthe room itself was quite big and cleanvery clean lots of space and a wonderful traditional moroccan decorthe room was a 5 stars standard and very cleanour room was beautiful and very spacious; the bathroom was great as well
Host:staff very pleasant and attentivevery welcoming staff and lovely roomthe staff at the riad was so kind and accommodating that we felt at home instantlythe staff here are extremely helpful and accommodatinga honest and great hostRead more reviewsbeautiful spot in ideal locationbeautiful place in a beautiful locationthe place is in a fantastic area-- near to all the good stuffthe breakfast was very good the place is extremely centralgreat location and we couldn’t have been happier really
The Medina is the perfect place to stay and this Riad places you right in the heart of the bustling historic district. Known as Riad Shukran, the accommodation has six bedrooms and two living rooms. All this space is able to accommodate up to 14 guests. Perfect for those traveling in a large group, this Riad has all the trappings of a five-star accommodation.
Newly renovated, the now familiar Moroccan design allows ample light to stream in. The use of wood on the door frames and furniture creates a rustic appeal while modern décor offers a contrasting contemporary aesthetic. Each bedroom bears a different color scheme, each one with warmth and geniality. To enjoy the stunning views of the Atlas Mountains, the rooftop terrace provides an excellent vantage point.
*Charming Riad in the Medina Marrakech*Marrakesh, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
Top guest reviewsthe beds and air conditioning were perfect the marocan dinner was as good as any restaurantthe stay at the riad shukran was very pleasant and comfortablethe breakfast was good roof terrace had great views and really good atmospherebreakfast is served with a wonderful moroccan coffeeit has very beautiful interior the balcony is great and the pool just makes the story even betteroverall: it was very clean well-keptriad was very clean and very authenticrooms: we had two single beds very clean roomthe riad is very clean with a lovely roof terracebathrooms were clean but the water takes some time to warm up - just be patient with it
Host:staffs are quite helpfulthe staff were very helpful and great at recommendations for food and spasstaff were very friendly and helpfulthe staff was amazing and really wanted us to feel welcomethe staff based at the riad were lovely and super helpfulRead more reviewsbrilliant riad hidden away from the tourist hot spots in marrakech but still walkable to the main squarethe location of the riad was ideal and easy to walk into the heart of the médina fromwe could easily walk to all the places we wanted to seegreat location in old medinaideal location if you want to experience life in the medina
The Riad Inselisa is more than just a holiday accommodation, it’s your home away from home. With gracious hosts who are willing to induct you into the culture of Morocco, they are happy to show you around the town to ensure your stay is memorable. This affordable accommodation is found in the heart of the Medina, conveniently close to all the major attractions.
You’ll enjoy staying here, in the midst of enchanting beauty. A patio welcomes you to spend time outdoors, surrounded by plants which bring a cool breeze. Inside, the living room is a mark of simplicity and comfort. A splash of color from the décor adds some personality to the room. This electric personality is extended to the bedrooms, brought by the radiant curtains and beddings. A rich history is evident throughout the home, from the ancient construction to the quaint furniture. From the Riad Inselisa, a shuttle service is available to take you to all the attractions and bring you back.
Riad Ineslisa 1 : "Welcome at home"Marrakesh, Marrakesh-Safi, Morocco
Top guest reviewsthe room had air conditioning which was unexpected but nicegreat price for the breakfast and room we gotthe breakfast is fantastic and they helped us organize a couple day trips that we enjoyedthe rooms are okthe room was clean and comfortablethe rooms were spacious clean and well-maintainedspotlessly clean fantastic breakfast very hot water in the shower fabulous rooftop terracethe room was lovely and clean and the breakfast traditional and tastythe riad is clean and the breakfast typical marrocan
Host:really nice staff thoughstaff was hospitable and kindstaff were so lovelythe hosts are really nicethey were very pleasant and attentiveRead more reviewsthe location is perfect walking distance to the markets/bus stopsnice place with great locationwalking distance from everything and with very nice decorationsgreat place near the medinagreat location karim was very accommodating and helped us with our travel arrangements
As its name suggests, this is a beautiful villa that’s located conveniently close to the Medina’s Square Jemaa El Fna and other major attractions of Marrakech. This exquisite accommodation has four bedrooms and can sleep eight guests. With luxury that’s akin to what is offered in 5-star establishments, this is a home fit for royalty. And you’ll certainly feel like royalty from the moment you arrive.
Built on two levels, the upper level holds the living room and dining area. A large glass door opens up to usher you out to the heated swimming pool. This house’s design is unique and spectacular. The elegance extends to the bedrooms, each boasting a queen bed that stands in the midst of beautiful décor.
VILLA CONTEMPORAINE SUR GOLF D’AMELKIS AVEC STAFFMarrakesh, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
Top guest reviewsthe poll is heated and there is good ac/heating in every roomgood internet and cabletv in every roomthe elevated pool the hammam the theater room and the room were amazing and above expectationsabsolutely friendly and beautiful clean placevery spacious and nice and cleanthe villa itself is beautiful and was spotlessly clean upon arrivalthe house is well designed and cleanthe villa was spacious and clean
Host:the staff were amazingthe staff did a great job accommodating usamazing house - fantastic staffthe staff especially fatima we’re wonderfulthe villa is luxurious and modern and the host is more than helpful and easy to communicate withRead more reviewsgreat villa perfect location and areaa great villa in nice quiet locationit’s located in a beautiful and calm community that is very easy to get toit's a great place & perfect to relax a few daysfantastic villa and makes a great place to be based
With 1,000 square meters (10,763.9 square feet) of floor space, this private villa boasts three luxurious bedrooms that can sleep up to six guests. This palatial home is chic, with beautiful décor in every room of the house. Rustic pieces of furniture are found in the living room, standing side by side with contemporary ones. This brings a fusion of the old and the new in one space.
The patio is accessible via the living room and its hallmark is the large private pool where you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon. The bedrooms have large glass doors, allowing light to find its way in. And the comfy beds beckon you to sink into them at the end of your exciting day in Marrakech.
Villa piscine privéeMarrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco
Top guest reviewsbit out of the way but once u get there it's heaven lovely quiet villa with a poolthe house is clean big and comfortablenice clean spacious 3 bedrooms one with bathvery clean the host welcomed us with delicious tangine and helped us with everything we needed
Host:fouiza is a very pretty hostthe host is also delightful and always ready to help with anything you might needa very considerate host thank uthe security guys were very nice and helpfulRead more reviewsthe accommodation is beautiful located near a bus to marrakech town
Unwind at this charming house that features Islamic architecture and design in many areas. The house offers three spacious bedrooms with seven comfortable beds in total to accommodate seven guests. You can also enjoy three bathrooms here, along with a living room that is equipped with a TV and a fireplace, a flowered terrace on which you can sit back and relax, and an equipped kitchen with a dining area. What’s more, there is a small pool on the patio to make you feel relaxed as soon as you jump in.
YOUR PRIVATE 3 BEDR. RIAD, A PRIVATIZED RENTAL!Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
Top guest reviewsit is beautifully decorated spacious with plenty of amenities like a washing machine and good wifiwe made great use of the courtyard pool especially given how it was during our stay (mid-july)not only was dar ahwach beautifully-decorated comfortable and amazingly spacious…sabah came by every morning to clean and make breakfast and coffee/teaand then there’s the pool totally beautiful totally private totally refreshingit is sparkling clean toothe house is beautiful and super cleanit was clean tidy very spacious and beautifully decoratedthe place was very clean thanks to sabah - the housekeeperwhat a lovely place to stay large clean comfortable
Host:sabbah is a kind soulhost is great very nice womanshe was very kind in doing our washing as wellshe is warm helpful and kindshe was a wonderful person and very kind and helpfulRead more reviewsperfect location and safe & securevery close to all attractionsexcellent location for shopping and eatingthe location is also greatgreat location with easy access from the airport and a short walk with luggage
Have a unique stay at this cozy palace that features soft colors and traditional materials throughout, to provide you with a fine Moroccan ambiance. The accommodation features two comfortable beds, along with a private bathroom, to accommodate up to four people. Relax in the courtyard and enjoy a chill moment under the shade of the trees. Other facilities offered here include a dryer and wireless internet access.
The Cozy PalaceMarrakesh, Medina, Morocco
Top guest reviewshad a wonderful ac unit and a fanthe decor furnishings and bathroom all felt authentic and originalthe courtyard offers a serene and cool place to take breakfast or indeed dinnerjust needs tea and coffee facilities in the rooms otherwise adorablethe artwork the four-poster bed the tiling and the dome ceiling - just wow treat yourselfthe room is very clean and so beautifulthe room was spacious and clean and had the most beautiful decorour room was incredible - clean spacious and what felt like very authentically moroccanthe suite was absolutely beautiful tasteful decoration and cleanthe home is clean spacious and wonderfully decorated
Host:amad the manager was a fabulous host and very helpfulthe whole staff is amazing and will make you feel at homethe host is really nice and helpfulgorgeous riad with a friendly and accommodating staffthe staff was super friendly and always available onsiteRead more reviewsbest location to experience marekeshperfect location and wonderful food for breakfastgreat location and great priceperfect location on a quiet street yet within easy walking distance to the chaos of marrakechvery stylish and super close to the main square
If you are traveling to Marrakesh with some of your loved ones, why don’t you book this traditional Moroccan house that is big enough for eight people? The house offers facilities that include four bedrooms and four bathrooms, along with a patio, a swimming pool, a Moroccan lounge, and an equipped kitchen. You will also be granted access to free wireless internet.
Lovely Riad privatisé pool&WIFIMarrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco
Top guest reviewswifi is available in most of the rooms and functions perfectlythe breakfasts prepared by amine were deliciouswe loved the interior all rooms with different moroccon details and own bathroombreakfast can be arranged by fatima which was greatfatima cooked us delicious breakfasts which set us up for wandering the souks all dayall very clean and well looked afterit was clean with hot waterit is clean and very nice to stayit´s big quiet nice decorated and cleanthe place was super clean with many little sitting areas
Host:her staff is incredible and has the best hospitalitypros: great service from the very kind staffthank you christel for being a great hoststaff is very helpful and responsivethe concierge rachid was very helpful when neededRead more reviewsgood location walkable to central square areagood location on quiet derbgood communication and locationbeautiful riad in a great locationexceptional value for money riad in a vibrant and fast paced location
Enjoy a comfortable stay in this Moroccan building that offers a private room, along with a private bathroom for two people. Breakfast is served for free every morning, so take your time, as you do not have to rush to find a coffee shop or restaurant to buy something to eat. As a guest, you will also have access to the terrace, lounge area, and swimming pool.
Riad Hadda Chambre MalikaMarrakesh, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
Top guest reviewswifi is strong and stablelove the patio and the interior of our roomour room was spacious clean quiet and had a lovely view of the courtyardthe breakfasts were delicious and very tranquil with the beautiful little courtyardbeautiful riad very comfortable nice breakfast and for a small supplement an amazing dinnerclean and tidy - 5 star recommendedthe room was clean and the bed was comfortableeverything was very clean andeveryone was very friendlythe room is big and cleanthe room was beautifully decorated and cleaned daily
Host:abdel is a good hostthe staff is very helpful and nicethank you mehdi for being a wonderful hostthe staffs are very nice and welcomingthey are both kind and made us feel at homeRead more reviewslocation is a bit far from main attractionsgreat location only 15 minutes walk to the squarea beautiful riad 15 mins walk from the main square perfect locationfurther the location was great and was with in walking distance to everything we wanted to seebeautiful inside really close to city center
Nestled within walking distance to the famous Jemaa El Fna Square, this luxury guest house offers a private room and is ready to treat you like royalty. You can enjoy the natural paintings here, along with prominent features like the rugs that are made by local craftsmen and the zelliges tilework, for an authentic experience.
You will also enjoy an en-suite bathroom, along with toiletries. Sit back and relax on the patio that provides you with views of orange trees. Take a dip in the swimming pool to relax your muscles after a day of adventure in the city. Other on-site services that are available include airport transfer, musical evenings, and massages and treatments.
Ideal for a romantic getaway !Marrakesh, Marrakesh-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco
Top guest reviewsbeautiful room and amenitiesthis riad also had some of the strongest wifi we found in moroccowe had a warm welcoming with mint tea on arrival and was shown to our roomamazing place to stay great local tips very cosy and authentic riad and good breakfastone con is that the beds were very tough which isn’t the best after a long day exploringvery clean and beautiful roomsrooms ok size and cleanthe rooms were nice and cleanthe room so clean & classicwhile the rooms were clean we were greeted in our room by an enormous cockroach
Host:the staff was super helpfullovely staff and very attentivekind hospitality and passionate staffsstaff was very attentive and helpfulthe staff is helpful and amazingRead more reviewsgood location short walk to the main squarein a great location in marrakeshnot too far of a walk from the main attractionssafety in regards to the riads location was never an issuelocation is just outside the main city which gives you some relaxation
If you’re traveling alone or as a pair, this elegant unit is the perfect place to stay. Located right in the heart of Marrakech, you get easy access to all the famous historical sites. For instance, the Bahia Palace is just a few steps away. The unit is found within the Medina complex. The architectural design is typical of Morocco, speaking volumes of the history. It’s a breathtaking work of art, well-built to the last detail.
And the double room is a testament to the beauty of this complex. It’s made up of rustic furniture that is accentuated by colorful décor. The cool atmosphere inside contrasts with the warmth outside and creates a relaxing aesthetic. With all the luxuries of modernity, juxtaposed against the old architectural design, you’ll feel as if you’re staying at a modern day palace.
Riad Jnane Double Room Marrakech Medina .
This budget accommodation offers a great option for those who want affordability without compromising on luxury. Standing just minutes away from the best of Marrakech, staying here gives you easy access to the most popular attractions. This unit is marked by a simplicity that blends effortlessly with luxury.
Built in typical Moroccan fashion, this house has a unique design. It’s a design that ensures cool air streams in, pushing out the warm air, creating a soothing atmosphere. This is complemented by the beautiful décor found in the living room and bedrooms. And, on the rooftop terrace, you’ll be able to enjoy the stunning views of Marrakech as you while away your days.
My bohemian home
Found just a few minutes’ walk from Jemaa El Fnaa Square and the Souk Market, this riad allows you to easily explore Marrakech. This alluring unit emits a radiant personality that’s lent to it by the creative use of different colors in each room. The bedrooms are a testament to this, as they each bear various colors that make the space more vibrant.
And through the large windows, light constantly adds more verve, bringing an aura of liveliness. Outside, the patio is your den of relaxation. Furniture is neatly arranged to surround a plunge pool. You’ll find yourself spending a lot of time here on a warm Moroccan afternoon.
Two bedroom riad
Just seven minutes away from the city center, this apartment is the perfect base when visiting Marrakech. It bears a simple, homely aesthetic, ensuring you feel at ease from the moment you walk in. This simplicity is first noticed in the living room, a space that holds a just the seats and a television. Still, with large amounts of light coming in, the space is bright and welcoming.
The kitchen is fitted with modern appliances for when you need to prepare your own meals. In the bedrooms, you’ll find comfy beds, covered with supple bedding, all conspiring to lull you to sleep.
Apartment near city center
Deviating from the traditional design is this modern apartment in Marrakech. Found in a bustling part of the town, staying here puts you conveniently close to major shopping outlets, restaurants and, of course, the attractions of Marrakech. The design is contemporary, with two bedrooms that comfortably sleep four guests.
A color scheme of red and gray is seen in the living room. It exudes a welcoming spirit that immediately puts you at ease, making you feel right at home. Walk out onto the balcony via the living area and enjoy a pleasant view of the street outside. There are two bathrooms, both with high-end fittings that emit an air of luxury. The bedrooms are havens of relaxation, bearing queen beds which entice you to lie on them.
Convergence of ancient and contemporary
Marrakech is a town of contrasts - there are old streets that take you back in time and ancient architecture that dates back centuries dot these streets. A few blocks away, modernity reveals itself in recently built parts of the city. This makes for an exciting experience in an exquisite part of Morocco. And with great accommodation that also shows these contrasts, you’re bound to enjoy every minute of your stay here. So, go ahead and book a place to stay.
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