With North African temperatures but a short-haul flight time (under four hours and no jet lag), the fashionista’s favourite Moroccan city is the perfect destination at any time of year – especially when you can stay at one of the best hotels in Marrakech.
BEST HOTELS IN MARRAKECH
Morocco's red city is one of the most stylish places to visit this year, along with Lisbon, Mykonos and Copenhagen, of course. Home to Yves Saint Laurent's iconic blue Jardin Majorelle, the UNESCO-protected medina packed with hammams and spice souks, and the Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech is one of the most photogenic cities in the world.
Whether you want to check in at a traditional Marrakech riad within the medina maze or stay a little out of the city in a Palmeraie paradise, there’s a boutique retreat for you.
The dusky Djemaa el Fna square is Marrakech’s main hub, and it’s right by the entrance to the medina and its shop-lined labyrinthine streets. The city is also the gateway to the Atlas Mountains, perfect for when urban days get a little hectic. Or just stay by your palm-lined pool in the Palmeraie with a cocktail (no one’s judging).
For an unashamedly opulent, all-terracotta palace, book Selman and act like sultans – or get some interiors inspiration from Sakkan, which makes a literal art form out of eye-catching wall-hangings.
There are lots of traditional Marrakech riads in the medina, too – you’ll probably get lost trying to find your way to them, but that’s all part of the charm. We love 72 Riad Living for its lofty rooftop (with especially good views) and Riad Dar One for its modern soft furnishings and statement lighting.
Read on for our pick of the best hotels in Marrakech… (Riad Dar One)