The Best Luxury Hotels in Marrakech

Enjoy a dip in the pool and a luxurious spa day at Royal Mansour Marrakech
Enjoy a dip in the pool and a luxurious spa day at Royal Mansour Marrakech | Courtesy of Royal Mansour / Expedia
Mandy Sinclair

In Marrakech, where opulence and luxury reign, there is no shortage of hotels and riads offering travellers an Arabian Nights experience. Here, Culture Trip has put together our list of architectural gems that are sure to delight even the most discerning guest.

1. La Mamounia

Spa Hotel, Hotel

La Mamounia
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Known as the grande dame of Marrakech, La Mamounia recently underwent a major restoration project and its interior has been redesigned by the famed Jacques Garcia. There are spectacular rooms for every taste where you can gaze out at either the famous Koutoubia Mosque or the lush Mamounia gardens and their bougainvilleas, cacti and unique barbary figs. Just steps away from the Marrakech medina, and yet in an entirely different world from its hustle and bustle, La Mamounia is perfect for exploring both the old and new city.

2. Royal Mansour

Resort, Spa Hotel, Hotel, Riad

A small, private guest seating area decorated inn a traditional North African style at Royal Mansour in Morocco
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Built entirely by hand by the country’s finest craftsmen, the elegance and grandeur of the Royal Mansour doesn’t stop at its mind-blowing reception hall. The hotel is made up of individual Moroccan riads and each private residence boasts its own central courtyard, living room, bar and dining room. The spacious and luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms take up the riad’s first floor while the rooftop terrace provides guests with a private swimming pool and unforgettable views over Marrakech.

3. Mandarin Oriental

Resort, Chain Hotel, Spa Hotel

Mandarin Oriental
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Surrounded by fragrant gardens and olive groves, the Mandarin Oriental is Marrakech’s newest resort just minutes away from the city centre. Mandarin Oriental is a perfect option for families or couples on a romantic getaway and each of the luxurious suites and villas feature a king-size bed, marble bathtub and a plunge pool for those hotter days. Don’t forget to also savour the breathtaking view of the Atlas Mountains from your own private terrace!

4. Selman Marrakech


Selman Marrakech
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Prepare to feel like you’ve stepped in to a true palace upon arrival at the Selman Marrakech. Beautiful Zellige tilework adorns the floors while brilliant chandeliers and plush purple furnishings, designed by Jacques Garcia, decorate the lobby. The rooms overlook either the pool or the garden, and feature king-size beds and spacious lounges exuding grandeur and refined craftsmanship. Wander through the stables to visit the owner’s private collection of Arabian horses and make sure you don’t miss the Arabian horse show during Sunday brunch!

5. Amanjena Resort

Resort, Spa Hotel, Hotel

Amanjena Resort
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Arched doorways filled with soft light and a gorgeous plunge pool mirroring the surrounding palm trees make entering the Amanjena Resort a true One Thousand and One Nights experience. You only have to step further inside, into the pavilions, to be amazed – king-size beds, romantic fireplaces, plunge pools and private gardens are all standard features. Built to resemble a sultan’s palace, we understand why you may never want to leave.

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