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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

6
Review score
The city should have banned motorcycle from entering the souks and small alley. Very dangerous and have to be cautious all the time. This affects the overall exploring and shopping experience.
Maggie Sau Wing
Belgium
February 19, 2017
8
Very Good
We found lots to do and see. The first day we had a tour for 4 hrs which we felt helped .From then on we found our own way around.Used buses which were good clean and cheap. Lots to see lots of history.
ashleigh
United Kingdom
February 19, 2017
6
Review score
You only need a couple of days to see all that is worth seeing in the city. As they get a lot of tourists there are too many locals out to take advantage of them.
United Kingdom
February 19, 2017
10
Exceptional
Marrakech is a city worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. It is rich with culture, terrific foods and amazing excursions.
Clyde
United States of America
February 19, 2017
10
Exceptional
Colourful city with oriental touch.Loved numerous souks,beautiful Jardin Majorelle.Fresh squeezed orange juice every day,fresh strawberries.
HELENA
Latvia
February 19, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Marrakesh

Eden Andalou Aquapark & SPA - All Inclusive

7.1 Good

Score from 2,511 reviews

$94

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    132 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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Les Jardins De La Koutoubia

8.9 Excellent

Score from 805 reviews

$220

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    65 related reviews
  • “great pool area”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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Kenzi Club Agdal Medina - All Inclusive

8.2 Very Good

Score from 1,520 reviews

$130

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    70 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    56 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
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Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech

8.3 Very Good

Score from 1,641 reviews

$85

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    84 related reviews
  • “location was great”
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  • “great pool area”
    60 related reviews
Red Hotel Marrakech

7.7 Good

Score from 1,029 reviews

$53

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    48 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “great pool area”
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Kenzi Menara Palace & Resort

8.1 Very Good

Score from 1,148 reviews

$113

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    65 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    50 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
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Les Jardins de l'Agdal Hotel & Spa

7.5 Good

Score from 1,818 reviews

$66

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    74 related reviews
  • “beautiful building”
    64 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
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Chems Hotel

7.1 Good

Score from 2,108 reviews

$48

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    136 related reviews
  • “great pool area”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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Es Saadi Marrakech Resort - Hotel

7.9 Good

Score from 708 reviews

$116

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “great pool area”
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  • “location was great”
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Discover Marrakesh

Popular Neighborhoods in Marrakesh

Medina

785 properties

The full-on Marrakech experience. The old town is an unfathomable maze that launches a total assault on the senses. Sharpen your bartering skills in a “souk” (market) and gaze at masterful carvings in Medersa Ben Youssef. As dusk nears, take your seat at Café du Grand Balcon and watch the timeless variety show that is Djemaa El Fna Square.

Mechouar-Kasbah

144 properties

Rock the Mechouar-Kasbah! El Badi Palace certainly did back in the day. It hosted all manner of mediaeval knees-ups before being left to crumble. Seek out more ruins among these impossibly narrow streets. Twist and turn through the labyrinth to track down the exquisite Saadian tombs – a beautiful reminder that you can’t take it with you.

Gueliz

66 properties

Had your fill of haggling? Head to Guéliz for a more orthodox and stress-free shopping experience. Moor and Studio Lalla sell Moroccan chic that’ll be the envy of friends back home. For scented candles and assorted trinkets, make a bee-line for L’Orientaliste. Then stop off to soak up colonial grandeur at Grand Café de la Poste.

Hivernage

45 properties

Thoroughly modern Marrakech. Hivernage’s avenues are lined with shiny apartment blocks, offices and shops. Splash your dirhams at La Mamounia Casino, or scratch that retail itch in outlets like Zara and Louis Vuitton. Then make for Le Comptoir, where candlelit dinners can easily morph into an extravaganza of live music and “joie de vivre”.

Palmeraie

38 properties

Palm trees, palm trees, everywhere! Stretching out towards the Atlas Mountains, Palmeraie is known for its luxurious buildings in the shade of its numerous date palms. It’s dotted with lavish film-star villas, tip-top hotels and immaculate golf courses. Work on that swing at Palm Golf before a pamper-fest at Le Palmeraie Spa. This is the life!

Agdal

21 properties

To the country! Alongside this road out of the city, the endless olive groves of Oliveraie and Agdal Gardens evoke a lost rural idyll from times past. Join city-dwellers for a stroll around the placid lake of Sahrij Al-Menzeh. Then cut a rug at Pacha Marrakech Nightclub, where Ibiza beats blend with Moroccan opulence to create a heady cocktail.

Avenue Mohamed VI

17 properties

Hail King Mohamed! Once known as Avenue de France, this long avenue was recently renamed after the country’s head honcho. The links to old Morocco don’t end there – its modern office blocks are resplendent in ochre hues, a nod to the city’s architectural heritage. In December, film royalty descends on Conference Palace for Marrakech Film Festival.

Mellah

17 properties

Mellah became the city’s Jewish quarter in 1558. Found in the medina (old citadel), traces of the old neighbourhood still remain. Lazama Synagogue’s courtyard brims with blue hues, but it’s hard to locate – tip a local kid and they’ll show you. Then wander the Jewish Cemetery to see the white-washed tombs of wise elders, and sip mint tea on Le Tanjia’s terrace.

Targa

5 properties

Safe and sleepy. This upscale district is the definition of a residential neighbourhood. It’s peppered with plush villas and pristine apartment blocks, where privileged schoolchildren hop in and out of SUVs or splash about in private pools. A smattering of supermarkets and hospitals complete the picture of Targa’s modern suburban idyll.

Chrifia

3 properties

Splash! Chrifia’s known for its swimming pools, a welcome watery tonic amid the dusty African heat. Plage Rouge is a waterside lounge where cool cats sip cocktails and bask on red loungers. Oasiria Water Park offers thrills and spills aplenty for families and adrenaline junkies. If you’d rather be roaming the fairway, Atlas Golf is the place to go.

Local Tips for Marrakesh

Mountain Views
Zineb by Zineb

Zineb moved to Marrakech 10 months ago and loves hanging out in its cultural heart, the Medina.

I love to wander through the Medina’s winding streets and stop off at Café des Epices, which treats you to a great view of the mountains and some delicious cinnamon tea. The Medina is a great place to be around during evening prayer time, when its many mosques come to life.

  • Café des épices, Place des épices (Rahba), Medina, Marrakech
Traditional Story telling
Bouchra by Bouchra

Bouchra’s new to Marrakech but already loves the lifestyle and its mix of modern and traditional.

Café Clock is a great place to hang out and soak up some of the city’s arts, music and creativity, along with some good food. Other events include yoga, cooking, dancing and calligraphy classes, as well as traditional story-telling, known as Hikayat.

  • 224 Derb Chtouka, Marrakech
  • Open Monday-Sunday 10:00-22:00
Grande Stade de Marrakech Stadium
Saad by Saad

Saad moved from Casablanca to Marrakech last year and loves its climate and welcoming people.

There’s nothing like going to watch a football match in the Grande Stade de Marrakech Stadium. It’s painted in red, which is very much the colour of the city and it’s packed with atmosphere on game days.

  • Km9, Casablanca Road (National Road N°9), Marrakech
Ourika Valley
Mariem by Mariem

Mariem is proud to have lived in Marrakech all her life.

I love to venture out the city into the Ourika Valley, about an hour’s drive away. You can take a picnic and laze by streams and waterfalls, all in the shadow of the beautiful Atlas Mountains.

  • High Atlas, 30 km from Marrakech
Maison de la Photographie
Yasmina by Yasmina

Yasmina was born in the north of Morocco but is a regular visitor to fascinating Marrakech.

Maison de la Photographie is home to over 8000 photographs taken between 1870 and 1950. The terrace offers picture-perfect views and is a great spot to grab some lunch.

City View
Ismail by Ismail

Ismail has spent his life living in Rabat and Casablanca and is a regular visitor to Marrakech.

Gaze over the Red City from The Pearl Marrakech’s Namazake Restaurant Bar & Sky Lounge. You can savour some delicious Japanese food, or simply relax in the sumptuous surroundings of the terrace, which looks onto the Medina, Agdal Gardens, Imperial Ramparts and the Atlas Mountains.

  • Restaurant & Bars-Namazake Sky Lounge, Angle Av. Echouhada Et Rue Du Temple, Hivernage, Marrakech
Palm Grove
Abir by Abir

Abir hails from Marrakech and loves to party, travel and discover new cultures and cuisine.

Palm Grove is an exclusive, enclosed area set in Palmeraie, packed with resorts, restaurants and bars. You can explore its desert landscape by camel or quad-bike, and there are also activities including golfing, horse riding and swimming.

  • Circuit de la Palmeraie BP 1488, Marrakech
Dyer’s Street
Nebia by Nebia

Nebia has lived in the city for a year and keeps on discovering new parts to it!

Start exploring the Medina at Dar el Bach House — the only part of the quarter accessible by car — and wander past charming antique shops. Admire the foundouks (traditional Moroccan inns set around courtyards) and cross Rue Mouassine into the colourful, centuries-old Dyer’s Street.

  • Dar El Bacham, Medina, Marrakech
Bab Agnaoui
Houriya by Houriya

Houriya fell in love with Marrakech’s charm 9 years ago when she moved here.

Bab Agnaoui is beautiful gate located in the Medina’s atmospheric Kasbah area. I love to walk through the surrounding souks (bazaars), along to Djemaa el-Fnaa Square. It’s a great spot to check out some restaurants, or to treat yourself to a session at a hammam.

  • Bab Agnaou, Medina, Marrakech
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Recommended in Marrakesh

The bizarre ritual/game of manoeuvering around crowded souks (covered markets), avoiding the motorbikes, donkey-carts & stray cats, while trying to admire the billion fascinating, colourful items without being dragged into a protracted haggling/argument with every single stallholder! If you have a beard, expect to be called "Ali-Baba" by everyone! Best to just smile in polite incomprehension and pretend you speak nothing but Sumerian to avoid talking to everyone. Be incredibly discrete when taking photos to avoid being 'charged' for the privilege. Enticing smells and curious sights around every corner.

Never look lost! Try not to look too much like a tourist. Say 'non merci' (no thank you) and smile sweetly if approached by a young man with an offer to help you find somewhere or sell you something you don't want!

The open top buses are an excellent and cheap way to see the sights without the hassle of constant haggling over prices.

Did not go to market only vegetable and fish. Best not to speak any language.

Narrow and busy streets with small markets and vendors everywhere.

they are very helpful. polite, respectable and jolly

Food tour, cooking classes

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Transportation

Marrakesh Transportation

Air – Marrakech Ménara Airport

Menara Airport is located 5 km outside the city and a taxi from here to the city centre will cost you about EUR 7 but it’s best to agree on a price beforehand. The public bus no. 19’s express service runs every 20 to 30 minutes and stops at the city’s main square, Djemaa El-Fna. Buses cost around EUR 8 for a single trip, or EUR 13 return, tickets can be bought on board.

Bus

The city’s 30 bus routes pass through Djemaa El-Fna Square and you can buy tickets on board, costing around EUR 1 for a single trip within the centre. The main bus station is Gare Routiere Voyageurs Marrakech and inter-city connections run by several companies such as CTM leave from here. Buses run till around 23.00 and after this time, it’s best to jump in a taxi.

Scooter

Locals tend to travel around by scooter rather than by car and there are lots of places where you can hire a scooter or a motorbike. It gets very hectic around the centre, so bear this in mind if you aren’t used to travelling by these means. It's good to know that you can only enter the Medina by bike or scooter. A scooter will cost around EUR 2 per hour to hire, while motorcycles will cost about EUR 30 for a day’s rental.

Train

Trains are not used to travel within the city itself and there is only one train station in Marrakech, Gare de Marrakech. ONCF runs regular services to Casablanca, Tangier, Rabat and Fez. First class carriages have air conditioning and you can book tickets online in advance.

Taxi

Taxis are a bit tricky if you’re not local, so it’s best to consult your accommodation’s staff for some advice if you have any doubts. It’s also advisable to ask for a metered fare and not to negotiate a price. Petit Taxis are small yellow cars that can be found all over the city and can take a maximum of 3 passengers. Grand Taxis can take up to 6 passengers and are a little cheaper, if less comfortable!

Caléche

Calèches are carriages which run in the city centre and are a popular way for tourists to get around. They stop at Square de Foucauld and can take 4 to 5 passengers. A typical tour around the Medina will cost between EUR 10 and 20, and would take in sights including Menara Gardens and Koutoubia Mosque.

Food in Marrakesh

Top Restaurants in Marrakesh

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Extrablatt Lounge Marrakech
  • Corner Avenue Echouhada and Avenue El Kadissia, Hivernage, Marrakech
  • Open every day 08:00-22:00
  • 00212 662 17 56 29
Upscale Dining
International
Lotus Club
Mid-Range Fare
Grill
Table du Marché
Upscale Dining
French
L'Orangerie
Cheap Eats
Italian
Pastaz
  • Rue el Imam Chafii, Marrakech
  • Open every day 12:00-16:00 and 19:00-23:30
  • 00212 524 44 70 70
Mid-Range Fare
Moroccan
Le Foundouk
Upscale Dining
Moroccan
Restaurant Diaffa
Upscale Dining
Moroccan
Le Tobsil
  • 22 Derb Abdellah Ben Hessein, Medina, Marrakech
  • Open Wednesday-Monday 19:30-00:00
  • 00212 524 44 40 52
Upscale Dining
International
Le Jad Mahal
Mid-Range Fare
International
Cantobar
  • 38/39 Boulevard Moulay El Hassan, Hivernage, Marrakech
  • Open every day 19:30-01:00
  • 00212 524 43 33 50
Cheap Eats
Moroccan
Henna Café
Upscale Dining
French
L'Epicurien
  • Rue Ibrahim El Mazini, Casino de Marrakech, Hivernage, Marrakech
  • Open every day 20:30-03:00
  • 00212 620 28 25 14
Upscale Dining
International
Le Jardin
Upscale Dining
Moroccan
Al Khaïma
Upscale Dining
International
Jack is Back
Upscale Dining
Moroccan
Le Stylia
Mid-Range Fare
International
Rock'n'Kech
Mid-Range Fare
International
Narwama
Upscale Dining
Spanish
La Casa
Mid-Range Fare
International
Amaia Restaurant
Mid-Range Fare
International
Restaurant Al Bahja
Cheap Eats
International
Caruso
Cheap Eats
Moroccan
Djemma El-Fna Food Stalls
  • Djemaa El Fna Square, Medina, Marrakech
  • Open every day 07:00-01:00
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