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12 of Morocco's Most Luxurious Hotels

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Updated: 7 December 2017

There are many luxurious hotels in Morocco, but none compare to the ones with a friendly and professional staff, picturesque landscapes, infinity pools, Arabian horse farms, and unique facilities that will make your stay an unforgettable experience.

Sofitel Marrakech Lounge and Spa Hotel

Located in the sophisticated neighborhood of Hivernage in Marrakech, Sofitel is a blissful oasis in the middle of the—sometimes—chaotic city. As soon as you step inside, you can feel the peaceful atmosphere with palm trees everywhere, an incredible fountain, and a pool overlooking Marrakech, with everything in the most authentic yet sophisticated Moroccan décor. They also have one of the best restaurants in town, l’Orangerie, where they serve exquisite French and Moroccan cuisine with a view over the Atlas Mountains. This is definitely a hotel to check out while visiting the red city.


Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca

Of course, the Four Seasons must be included in this list. In this case, the Four Seasons Casablanca is a diamond on the seafront of the largest city in the Kingdom of Morocco. Walking in, you will instantly notice the modern chic décor, with marble floors, fireplaces, and gorgeous chandeliers in the most relaxing and elegant atmosphere. The rooms are as beautiful as the outside, with white walls and sophisticated furniture, an incredible view directly over the beach of Casablanca, and a marble bathroom perfect for photos. The hotel also has three different restaurants with various kinds of cuisine that you must try, or if you are not feeling like getting ready, you can simply check out their in-room dining menu that is as good as the restaurants.


Mandarin Oriental Marrakech

This incredible resort is located only a few minutes away from the city center and it is the perfect place to spend a relaxing trip. As soon as you step inside you feel like you’re in another world where everything is perfect. There are marble floors everywhere, Moroccan tiles, gardens, and olive groves surrounding the outside area, with a gigantic pool and comfy chairs. At Mandarin Oriental, you can choose a suite with a large bedroom and bathroom with a terrace that includes your own pool area, where you can sunbathe while sipping a drink. A penthouse spreads over the entire floor and has 8 bedrooms, hammams, spacious terraces with stunning views over the resort, and various plunge pools. And last but not least, you can choose your own incredible villa with a courtyard and including a pool, a master bedroom, an outside kitchen and jacuzzi, a spacious living area, and much more! This is truly a place where Moroccan meets contemporary chic.


Hotel Sahrai

This hotel, located in Fez, the imperial city in Morocco, is a five-star luxury hotel with views over the oldest medina in the world. As you step inside, you are greeted with friendly and professional staff, lights everywhere, and calm and steady fountains are found in the lobby. They also have an amazing famous restaurant, Le Relais de Paris, where you can enjoy your favorite French dish with a view over the medina and an infinity pool. There is a bar called The Rooftop where you can enjoy a drink while listening to the live band that plays. The rooms are not only stunning but original, with glass spacious bathrooms, marble floors and sinks, and an amazing bath and shower. And everything has a panoramic view over the garden and pool. Hotel Sahrai is also the only hotel in Africa and the Middle East that has a Givenchy spa with all the products Givenchy.


Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses

Sofitel is one of the best hotels in Rabat and is located near the Royal Palace, where the King Mohamed VI lives. It has a beautiful Andalusian garden with over 3,000 roses, which is a perfect location to take stunning pictures. Whether you are at the restaurant, in the lobby, or in your balcony, the background is always picturesque. They also have an amazing restaurant called Au Patio where they serve delicious dishes in an incredibly beautiful décor, a traditional Moroccan hammam, an incredible spa, and a famous club called the So Lounge. The rooms are as elegant as the rest of the hotel with modern furniture and spacious bathrooms and balconies overlooking the gorgeous gardens.


Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech

Described as the “40-acre Moorish garden sanctuary,” this Four Seasons in Marrakech is an absolute paradise between the old medina and the new city. When you step in, there is a magical feeling of being taken to the ultimate Arabian experience, especially after sunset, when all the lights are on and you walk through the garden while listening to the water flow in the fountain. The rooms are absolutely gorgeous with modern and chic furniture, comfortable beds, large bathrooms, and a tremendously stunning view over the beautiful gardens and pools. There are three restaurants—Quattro, Azzera, and Inara—where they serve various kinds of food, from Moroccan to Lebanese and Mediterranean.


Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech

Located only 20 minutes from the city, this luxury resort has everything you could possibly ask for—an enormous garden with a large pool, palm trees everywhere, even inside the pool, and a décor that begs for photos. Fairmont Royal Palm offers the ultimate luxury experience, offering yoga, tennis, squash, a spa by Clarins with an indoor pool, a golf course, acres of greenery, a great Kids Club, and much more. The rooms are as impressive as everything else, with rooms, suites, and villas. The rooms and suites are both large with the suites having up to two rooms, a fireplace, a spacious living area, and a terrace overlooking the Atlas Mountains. The villas are very spacious, with two rooms as well, en-suite bathrooms, hammam, a swimming pool, and a picturesque garden.


Palais Amani

Palais Amani is located in the vibrant city of Fez, just a few minutes away from the old medina. It is a traditional Riad that provides refined dining, fifteen spacious rooms, a library, a living area, a rooftop bar, a spa, and much more! Their luxurious hammam offers the best Hammam experience, with an exfoliation room, showers, and a relaxation area where your body and spirit can loosen up. The rooms are of traditional Moroccan décor, with zellij on the floors and walls, big rooms overlooking the open area of the riad, a spacious bathroom with a shower and bath, and a living area with Moroccan sofas.

Selman Marrakech

This five-star luxury hotel in Marrakech is located close to the Atlas Mountains, with picturesque views and incredible décor. Selman Marrakech offers a unique hotel and spa experience, with a long pool surrounded by palm trees that sounds just right on a hot summer day in Marrakech, a gym, a beautiful area for relaxation, and the amazing spa with a hammam. They also have rooms, all with a terrace overlooking the beautiful pool and garden, spacious suites in a picturesque décor with neutral colors, a living room, and a large bathroom, and villas with large king-sized bedrooms, a spacious living area, bathrooms, and your own private garden with a swimming pool. They also have a stud farm with rare, beautiful Arabian horses that have won many international competitions, a golf course, a Kids Club, and much more!


Beldi Country Club

Located just 10 minutes away from the city center of Marrakech, Beldi was built as a typical douar—Moroccan village—to give the best traditional experience.  This 15-hectare village features a Country Club style restaurant and pool, a spa, a boutique hotel, its own souk with colorful stalls, and much more! The Hotel by Beldi has 38 suites, each with its own private terrace overlooking the Atlas Mountains or the picturesque douar houses, two pools surrounded by olive groves, and a tennis court. The restaurant El Badia offers traditional Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine, using fresh and local fruit and vegetables to make the most delicious dishes for you to dine on by the 35-meter-long swimming pool. There is also a bar, from which you can sip on a drink while listening to jazz music.


La Mamounia

This palace is an extremely elegant and sophisticated hotel where actress Jennifer Aniston, footballer David Beckham, and the one-and-only Winston Churchill have enjoyed their stay. The hotel itself has the most sumptuous traditional Moroccan décor with zellij everywhere, enormous chandeliers, doormen dressed in traditional attire, and fountains surrounded by beautiful lights. The rooms are just as incredible, with rooms, suites, and riads. The rooms are spacious with elegant Moroccan décor and white marble bathrooms, while the suites are larger, with bedrooms that include a walk-in closet, white marble bathrooms with a shower and a bath, a large living area, and a terrace overlooking the stunning pool and gardens. Last but not least, the riads, that are generously spacious, feature three rooms, each with a walk-in wardrobe, four bathrooms, an indoor lounge, a dining area, a kitchen, your own private pool, a terrace, and much more! The stay at La Mamounia has been described by many as a unique traditional experience.


Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay

Located on the beach of Fnideq, 15 kilometers away from the city of Tetouan, the Banyan Tree resort offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean and exceptional resort living through sumptuous private villas. There are 8 Villa categories, all including spacious bathrooms, a cozy living area, large master bedrooms, your own spacious backyard with a private pool, lounge chairs, and stunning views, among others. They also have an amazing spa where your body and mind can relax while skilled therapists take care of you, a gym and yoga room for the athletic ones, a library, a Kids Club, and a kid’s pool directly on the beach!