The Medieval Berber City of Marrakech Morocco, with it’s myriad alleys and colourful souks is dramatic and exotic. Both the old walled city and new are teeming with things to see and do in Marrakech.
With a convenient modern airport and cheap flights landing from Europe, Marrakech is a major destination. Take a trip to the nearby walled port beach town of Essaouria, the high Atlas Mountains or a multi-day Sahara Desert Trip.
With so many day trips originating here, Marrakech is the obvious choice for a Moroccan home base. Morocco is amazing and invites you to go hard, but don’t under-estimate the pleasures of a safe relaxing place to retire to each night.
The Marrakech Medina is one of the most captivating, other-worldly experiences of my life. It’s narrow alleyways and Souks, snake charmers and monkeys, are as colourful as they are confusing.
Vehicles don’t fit in the inner Medina, so visitors walk to their Riad or Hotel, with luggage transported by hand-drawn carts.
There is a place to suit everyone when considering where to stay in Marrakech. This post aims to help you decide, based on your requirements. Something attracts me to each one of these Marrkech Accommodation choices and each is owned by an experienced Airbnb SUPERHOST.
Which is your favourite.
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What You Will Find in This Post
Where to Stay in Marrakech Morocco – Between Airport and Medina
4.96 out of 5 starts from 73 reviews – SUPERHOST
Arriving late at night or don’t want to tackle the Old City straight up?
This apartment in the west of Marrakech, roughly half way between Marrakech Airport and the Medina, is a solid choice. Rachid is available by phone for all queries and can arrange transport from Airport prior to arrival.
Darkech is an elegant 2 bedroom apartment located in one of the trendiest neighbourhoods of Marrakech and is your space entirely.
The living room is bright with elegant sofa, 55 ”flat screen TV with satellite, Netflix and IPTV, while the dining room features designer table and chairs. The fully equipped kitchen, has an electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine. A terrace with starry Atlas mountain Views and a shared swimming pool open year round for guests is the icing on the cake.
There is a saying that you get what you pay for. If you value security, modern amenities and a large relaxing share pool, look no further.
- 24hour security
- Secure Complex
- Quiet apart from some plane noise
- 10 mins by car to Centre of Medina
- 6 mins by car from Menara Airport
- Taxis are cheap and easy
- Local Malls nearby
- 20 minute walk to Menara Gardens
- Air-conditioned and Fireplace
- Balcony with pool and Atlas Mountain Views
- Pool access
Where to Stay in Marrakech Morocco – Marrakech Medina
4.95 out of 5 stars from 62 Reviews – SUPERHOST
Located in a relaxed northern part of the Medina, this budget option in bab Taghzout, has a local vegetable souk nearby, providing a lovely relaxed introduction to the Souks of the Medina.
Other rooms are let out as well, so there is the opportunity to mix with other travellers.
One reason the price is so low at Dar Mata Jaconde, is the surcharge of 5 Euro per room per day for use of air-conditioning to cool or warm.
A traditional Moroccan breakfast is provided at 8.30 am each day. Dinner can be provided at extra cost. Good food choices nearby the Airbnb.
Traditional roof top terrace – one of the delights of Marrakech.
Host Frederique and team are available to help with bookings and organising transport.
Taxi can drop off nearby and parking area close by.
4.92 out of 5 stars from 96 Reviews – SUPERHOST
Located in Bab Agnaou in the Southern end of the Medina, this three generation family owned Riad is now Rooms to Rent, with 5 Rooms sleeping 11 people all up. It has recently been renovated in traditional Moroccan style. Mother prepares a traditional Moroccan breakfast each morning and offers a traditional Moroccan Meal for an extra charge.
Walking distance to major attractions and situated away from the Chaos.
Rooms here are beautiful and the family, friendly and helpful.
A taxi can drop guests directly at the Riad.
Parking is next door to the Riad at 2 Euro/day.
4.96 from 5 stars 56 Reviews – SUPERHOST
Bring your friends and family or treat yourself to this 350 sq.m. of luxury. Invite us – we would love to join you.
Picture yourself in a traditional Moroccan house, split over three levels with a courtyard in the middle, located in a quiet part of Bab Taghzout north of the Medina.
- Ground Floor is the Riad Entry, living room, cosy fireplace, fully equipped kitchen and dining, toilet, courtyard and small pool.
- Second Floor has the 3 bedrooms – all with their own private bathrooms. These bedrooms aren’t clones – each is decorated in a different style. The bathrooms are equipped with Meraki (Scandinavian) Products.
- Third Floor is the stunning rooftop with beautiful Medina views. Relax in the shade or soak up the sun on one of the lounge chairs. Have your breakfast up here if you wish, but you might not be able to drag yourself away. On those hot sunny Marrakech days enjoy an ice-cold drink at your bar.
5 out of 5 stars from 12 Reviews – SUPERHOST
The exciting and iconic Jemaa El Fna is a mere 300 m away from this fabulous Riad.
BINGO! Riad Alkimia has a great location and provides value for money:
- 3 Double Bedrooms with A/C
- 2 Bathrooms
- Rooftop Lounge
- Bright Patio
- Equipped Kitchen
Step from your peaceful, clean and spacious Riad into all the colourful culture of the souk. Yes, it’s touristy and crazy, but the alleys are well lit and it will soon feel like home. I can’t think of anything better than my own peaceful oasis amidst the Souks.
This Riad is clean and bright with a lovely terrace. Breakfast can be prepared and served for an extra charge.
If you love being in the middle of all the action this Riad is yours.
Where to Stay in Marrakech Morocco – Far Northern Medina
4.95 out of 5 stars from 298 Reviews – an enviable score – SUPERHOST
El Fenn means “Artist” – referring to the carved timber detail above the bed. Off the bedroom is a violet bathroom.
Situated in the far North of Marrakech Medina in Zaouia El Abbassia neigbourhood above Bab Tagzhout, this romantic Riad is a smidgeon outside of the souks. Village-like, the neighbourhood has small markets and feels lazy not crazy like the inner medina souks.
The Mosque of Sidi Be Abbes where artisans learn wood and plaster carving, leather work or copper hammering from Masters, is next door and can be visited.
To say this Riad is beautiful is simply factual. Just how beautiful and romantic needs to be experienced in person. Take a bike for free and explore the Medina at your leisure, hosts Jacques and Nicolas, 12 year residents of Marrakech, will steer you toward the best food, leather bags and carpets and away from tourist traps.
- Ensuite Bathroom
- Queen Bed
- Lush Green Patio
- Free Bikes
- Free Wifi
- Own Key
- Beautiful ambience
Where to Stay in Marrakech Morocco – Gueliz (New Town/Expat Area)
5 out of 5 stars from 12 Reviews – SUPERHOST
If the Medina lifestyle is not your cup of tea and normality appeals (as normal as Marrakech can be), I’ve searched out this bright spacious and affordable two bedroom/two bathroom Apartment in Gueliz the Expat Area of Marrakech, away from the Medina.
The apartment is 12 minutes by taxi (3 euros) to the famous Djemaa el Fna square, the lifeblood of the souks and 5 minutes by taxi (2 euros) to the blue garden Jardin Majorelle and Yves Saint Laurent museum.
Café de la Poste and Catanzaro are literally around the corner of the apartment with Carré Eden shopping centre 3 minutes by foot.
The natural light in this apartment is gorgeous and it has everything to make your stay hassle-free, including Isaam the Concierge. Check the link for Isaam’s contact details. Amenities include TV, Air-Con/Heating, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine.