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Boutique hotels in Morocco (37)


The diverse landscape of Morocco offers something for everyone, whether you want to shop in the souks of Marrakech, go surfing in Essaouira or walk in the stunning Atlas Mountains. Lulu’s fabulous collection of boutique hotels in Morocco, luxury riads in Marrakech and chic B&Bs suitable for every budget, will make it easy to find just the right place to stay. If you are looking for a romantic break, then we'd recommend browsing our selection of small luxury riads in Marrakech or perhaps a beachside boutique hotel in Essaouira is more your style.


In Marrakech, you’re likely to spend your day shopping (the key rule is to haggle hard whether you’re in lantern alley, buying carpets or trying to get a bargain priced tan leather rucksack) or visiting the ruins of El Badi Palace. So at the end of the day, you want to return to somewhere relaxing, such as the Riad El Mezouar, part of the former Marrakech royal palace complex, or the charming Riad Anayela a new luxury riad with a wonderful story and heaps of atmosphere. If you’d rather stay outside the medina, our choice of boutique hotels in Marrakech also features the elegant Jnane Allia: boutique hotel luxury and excellent service with the atmosphere of an aristocratic mansion

Souks and palaces aside, the one sight not to be missed in Marrakech is the Majorelle Gardens in the New City. Created by French artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1930s and then later owned by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge, it’s famous for its cobalt blue buildings and exotic plants. Afterward, eat on the terrace of renowned French restaurant La Bagatelle or for something more casual, wait in line with the locals for pizza at Italian restaurant Catanzaro.


Less visited than Marrakech but just as remarkable is the historical city of Fez. Riad Fes, a Moroccan luxury riad at the heart of the labyrinthine medina, has a swimming pool in the patio garden (perfect for a dip after a day spent shopping in the souks), a rooftop terrace with views of the city and a traditional restaurant. Or why not take over all 3 rooms at the lovingly restored 18th-century Riad Numero 9, another of Lulu’s Moroccan luxury riads, which is full of carefully collected antiques and art, for exclusive use. Shop on rue Talaa Seghira and rue Yalaa Kebira; visit the Karaouine Mosque and the Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts & Crafts (it has fine examples of Islamic carpentry), and make your way up to the ruins of the Mereneid Tombs for sunset. Afterward, Maison Blanche and Mezzanine are both great lounge bars for a few early evening cocktails.


Coastal Essaouira combines a sandy beach with a UNESCO listed World Heritage walled medina and laid-back charm. The wind and strong currents mean the sea isn’t suitable for swimming but it is perfect for windsurfers and kite surfers: they’re great to watch if you don’t want to have a go yourself. Our selection of boutique hotels in Essaouira includes the luxurious Dar Sahil, a wonderful secluded retreat with amazing food cooked by the French proprietors. Paradis Plage Surf Yoga & Spa is an extensive luxury hotel with activities to energize mind, body, and soul. 

Walk the narrow winding streets full of shops or stroll along the sand dunes, past the horse and camel owners on the beach to Cap Sim, another popular surf spot. Stop for a bite to eat at Taros Cafe (try and bag a table on the rooftop) or try the food stalls near the entrance to the port for fresh seafood; at night, tuck into tagines and shrimp pastilla at La Licorne restaurant. From Essaouira, it’s also an easy 30-minute drive to Les Domaines du Val D’Argan, the smallest vineyard in Morocco, where you can taste the wine and then have lunch at the bodega.

Atlas Mountains

If you’d rather stay at a boutique hotel or hideaway in the Atlas Mountains, consider Kasbah Bab Ourika, which overlooks the Ourika Valley. The Kasbah can arrange mountain biking, rafting, canyoning and horse riding experiences and even has its own expert guide Mohammed, who can take you trekking with mules and muleteers (whatever your fitness ability). The child-friendly Maroc Lodge is a small luxury hotel with just 4 pavilions and has a pool and spa. Here in the Atlas Mountains, it’s all about the views so take a hot air balloon ride or trek to the highest peak, the Djebel Toubkal, to make the most of them. Hikers and trekkers will love the authentic Kasbah du Toubkal, the first Chic Retreat to open way up in the Atlas Mountains where donkeys have to carriage your luggage the last bit of the journey.


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ouirgane, amizmiz, morocco

Maroc Lodge is a small luxury hotel near Marrakech in the High Atlas mountains. Enjoy spectacular views from the Berber-style pavilions that sit amid gorgeous landscaped gardens, gourmet cuisine and treatments in the hammam & spa.


marrakech, morocco

Riad Farnatchi is a luxury riad in Marrakech and one of the best Moroccan boutique hotels you'll find. This is the most spoiling experience to be had in the medina of Marrakech along with the best Hammam to be found anywhere.


oued negro, morocco

Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay is a luxury villa-only beach retreat on the north west coast of Morocco. With the Mediterranean sea lapping at its feet, it has a Mediterranean vibe and exudes Moroccan charm.


marrakech, morocco

Vibrant and authentic, Fellah Hotel is a cool & contemporary hotel just outside Marrakech. Escape from it all and help out on the farm or zone out with some yoga; there's something for all ages at this hip hideaway.


marrakech, morocco

For a unique and refined riad experience in Marrakech, head to Riad de Tarabel in the Medina. Filled with light and designed in a French style, this 6 room hideaway is one of our favourite riads.


marrakech, morocco

Riad El Mezouar is a luxury riad in Marrakech, hosted by the knowledgable British owner, this is an oasis of calm in the Marrakech medina. 


marrakech tensift el haouz, morocco

Just 15 minutes from the Red City and 10 minutes from the lush golf courses of Marrakech, Dar Layyina is a very peaceful retreat. This charming boutique hotel has two swimming pools, a spa, tennis court, table tennis and stunning views across the famous Atlas Mountains.
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marrakech medina, morocco

Riad Sapphire & Spa is a luxury riad in Marrakech close to Place Jemaa el Fna boasting a private hammam, spa room, roof terrace, pool and 8 suites.


marrakech, morocco

Jnane Allia is a hip hideaway just outside Marrakech with 8 suites, a spa, swimming pool and restaurant. Owned by Italians this luxury riad serves both Italian and Moroccan food and offers incredible value for money.


essaouira, morocco

A luxurious guesthouse to the south of Essaouira owned by a French couple who have created a wonderfully hospitable boutique riad retreat with exceptional food, peace and privacy. As a bonus, a Gary Player designed golf course is just 10 minutes away. 


marrakech, morocco

Shabby chic riad in the heart of the medina with bags of soulfull character and hippie cool, and rooms inspired by the archetypal spices, scents and tastes of Morocco. 


marrakech, morocco

Just 2 minutes walk from the Jemaa El Fna square, Riad Abracadabra has one of the best locations in Marrakech,  With 8 sophisticated rooms and suites and a charming roof top terrace and pool this small boutique hotel is the perfect hideaway.



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