February 15

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The best hotels & riads in Marrakesh

By Bewildered in Morocco

February 15, 2022


Lots of my readers ask me about riads in The Red City that I could recommend. There are thousands of riads in the medina and I visited only maybe something above 50. I Have a couple of places I loved and I like to book again. Here is the list from very cheap ones to the more luxurious ones.

Cheap hotels and riads

Hotel Cecil – in the very centre of Jamaa el Fnaa. Perfect location if you have a trip in the morning and don’t want to get lost. Rooms are clean, staff are super nice. It’s a low budget hotel so don’t expect anything “wow”. Breakfast is included, but is somewhat like hostel breakfasts – nothing really special.

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Hotel Aday – one minute walk from Jamaa el Fnaa. Perfect for one night. It’s super cheap (I once booked it for 16 EUR for a double room). Bathrooms are shared, rooms are ok, but some don’t have windows and it can be really annoying for some people. I book it when I have to sleep for couple of hours and leave quick.

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Hotel Sherazade – quite a big hotel just near hotel Aday, 3min walk from the main square. Very nice interiors and lovely breakfast with homemade jams and wide variety of pancakes. It’s a good choice for budget travellers who travel in groups – lots of nice rooms to choose from.

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Hotel Sherazade



Average price

Riad Mariana – I really like the owner, Philippe, and his cat! They make the ambience of the place and it feels like home. Rooms are clean and simple. The riad is located 10 min walk from the main square and the road is quite easy and straight forward. Breakfast is typically French style: baguette with jam and coffee.

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Riad Aladdin – one of the most beautiful riads I have ever been to. Quite big, centrally located close to restaurants and shops in the medina. Nice staff and very good food. It’s usually fully booked so you should book it well in advance.

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Riad Mariana



Slightly more luxury ones

Riad Camilia – beautiful riad ran by a great and super friendly manager, Nico. The interior of this riad is wow. I loved the inner, private patio of the room we stayed in and the big bathtube with a view overlooking the patio (see the main photo of this article). It’s located in the less touristy part of the medina, around 15min walk to Jamaa el Fnaa. The breakfast is really good: wide variety of Moroccan delicacies.

Riad Altair – very beautiful, intimate and clean riad located a bit out of the media. It overlooks the new and the old city. The service is very good and food is splendid. It is perfect for couples and travellers who need peace.

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Riad Altair



  • Wow! Fantastic places to live in Morocco and this what I am looking for on the internet somehow landed in the right place. Actually, I and my husband is planning to visit Morrocco but we were confused about where we can go that’s why was searching on the internet and Thank God, we found your this page. Now, we have got 2 places to stay, the first one is High Atlas and this the second Marrakesh. Thanks for sharing incredible information with all the booking details.

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