As a travel blogger, it is not just about the places you explore; it is also about the spaces you stay in – your accommodation. And when it comes to Morocco, there is an endless array of luxurious hotels that will transport you to a world of culture and comfort. Here are some hidden gems that you must discover in Morocco.
1. La Sultana Oualidia
Let’s start with La Sultana Oualidia, a luxurious hotel set in a protected lagoon on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Here you will discover a peaceful oasis with panoramic views of the ocean, manicured gardens, and palm trees. This small, exclusive hotel has just 12 rooms and suites, each designed to blend traditional and modern elements. You can unwind in the spa, relish fresh seafood in the restaurant, and indulge in kayaking, surfing or kite surfing on the lagoon.
2. Dar Kawa
Dar Kawa is not just a hotel, it is a haven of tranquility and elegance in the heart of Marrakech. This Riad (traditional Moroccan house) has five rooms, with an exceptional suite that boasts a private terrace and a free-standing bath. The interior is minimalist chic, with muted tones, Moroccan artworks, and bursts of greenery. You can enjoy breakfast in the courtyard, relax in the rooftop terrace, or book a private cooking class with the hotel’s chef.
3. Dar Ahlam
Another extraordinary hotel in Morocco is Dar Ahlam. It is located in Skoura, a verdant oasis in the south, surrounded by a grove of ancient palm trees, and overlooking the Atlas Mountains. Dar Ahlam has just 19 rooms and suites, each furnished with Moroccan antiques and vintage pieces. The hotel’s restaurant serves traditional Moroccan cuisine with a contemporary twist, and you can relax by the pool, stroll in the lush gardens or explore the local souks (markets).
4. Kasbah Bab Ourika
Kasbah Bab Ourika is a dreamy hotel that invites you to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life. It perches on a hill beside a Berber village overlooking the Ourika Valley, and the Atlas Mountains. This stylish hotel has 26 rooms and suites, each decorated with earthy tones, Berber carpets, and local artworks. You can relax in the spa, savor traditional cuisine in the restaurant, or take a guided hike in the mountains.
5. El Fenn
Our final hidden gem is El Fenn, a chic hotel in the heart of the medina (old city) of Marrakech. This 28-room hotel combines Moorish style with contemporary design, featuring courtyards, terraces, and a stunning rooftop pool. The rooms are spacious and individually decorated with local crafts and textiles. El Fenn’s restaurant serves modern Moroccan cuisine, and you can enjoy a drink in the cozy bar or indulge in a traditional hammam.
In conclusion, Morocco is full of hidden gems when it comes to luxurious hotels. From the peaceful oasis of La Sultana Oualidia to the dreamy Kasbah Bab Ourika, you can find yourself in a world of culture, beauty, and comfort. So why not plan your next Moroccan adventure and discover these exceptional hotels for yourself?