Half hotel, half riad, La Maison Arabe in Marrakesh has a colonial feel with a fantastic spa and pool. There’s a great cookery school and with Moroccan, Thai and Mediterranean menus you won’t go hungry.
The Oberoi Marrakesh
Located around half an hour’s drive from Djema el Fna square, the Oberoi Marrakesh, is set amongst its own picturesque gardens, orchards and olive groves, with views to the Atlas Mountains. The building itself is designed to be reminiscent of a Moroccan palace, taking inspiration from Medersa Ben Youssef - the ancient Islamic college in Marrakesh, and incorporates elaborately carved stone doorways, intricate tile work and reflective pools.
The 84 spacious rooms and villas have an elegant style, with high ceilings, wooden floors and ornate wall carvings framing the beds. Each room includes a private terrace overlooking the gardens and the deluxe villas include their own private pools.
There is also a large, outdoor pool for all guests to use, a luxurious spa and three restaurants offering Moroccan and International cuisine as well as a bar with panoramic views over the Atlas Mountains.
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The resort has 84 rooms, divided into four different categories, deluxe rooms with private terrace, deluxe villas with private pool, presidential villas with private pool, and royal suite with private pool. All rooms are spacious and include elegant Moroccan design features.
Facilities include air-conditioning, internet access, hair dryer, freestanding bath and separate shower and a fully stocked minibar
Situated amongst twenty-eight acres of citrus trees and orchards, the Oberoi Marrakesh is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The property offers views of the nearby Atlas Mountains, which can be reached in around an hour. For tours of the city, sites like Djema el Fnar, the Majorelle Gardens and La Koutoubia can all be easily reached in around 30 minutes.
Food and drink
Breakfast can be enjoyed overlooking the High Atlas Mountains in Tamimt, one of three restaurants at the Oberoi Marrakesh, serving Mediterranean and international cuisine. Azur, the hotel’s pool restaurant, serves light and healthy meals throughout the day. For dinner, there is a choice between Tamimt, which serves international dishes and the Oberoi’s famous curry menu each evening or Siniman, which serves authentic Moroccan cuisine, and overlooks the outdoor patio, inspired by Medersa Ben Youssef. There is also the Vue bar, which serves an extensive range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, perfect for a relaxed evening.
We love this hotel because it provides a peaceful oasis, among the olive groves, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Marrakesh tour ideas
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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The Jardins de la Medina in Marrakesh is a great hotel with a good central location, garden and lovely pool.
Riad Djemanna is a lovely, simple place to stay in Marrakesh, offering consistent, reliable service and food, as well as comfortable guest rooms. This property is a classic example of a traditional Moroccan riad.
The location of the Riad Farnatchi is one of its greatest assets, hidden away in the very heart of the oldest part of the Medina. This intimate Riad with only 5 suites offers a personal and romantic setting.
Conveniently located near the main sights of Marrakesh in the heart of the old medina, Riad Ilayka is a small riad, but traditional in style and full of Moroccan charm and character.
Riad Kniza is often regarded as one of the best luxury hotels in Morocco, and deservedly so. From the décor and the food to the service and the amenities, every aspect has been carefully thought out.
Conveniently located near the main sights of Marrakesh in the heart of the old medina, Palais Khum offers a beautiful haven of peace. It perfectly combines modern Italian décor and traditional Moroccan style.
In addition to its spacious and comfortable rooms, the Villa des Orangers in Marrakesh also features a spa area with a gym, hammam, pool and massage rooms.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Visit two of Morocco's most famous kasbahs, Ait Benhaddou and Telouet, on a tour through the country's stunning Ouarzazate Valley.
Head into the High Atlas Mountains to meet and have a traditional lunch with a Berber family before visiting the Assafou Foundation, a charity that supports local children, women and older men who want to further their education.
La Maison Arabe in Marrakesh offers cooking workshops designed for anyone who wishes to discover the pleasures of Moroccan cooking.
Head to Kasbah Du Toubkal in the High Atlas Mountains for a day of relaxation, mule rides, walks and traditional hammams.
An ancient Portuguese fortress that dates from the 18th century (formerly called Mogador) and one of the most attractive towns along Morocco’s Atlantic coast.
The gardens of Marrakech are as famous as the medina itself and with or without a particular interest in gardening you will be sure to enjoy time spent in these beautiful retreats.
In the morning you visit the historical sights, including the Saadien Tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque, and the El Badia Palace. In the afternoon you focus on the arts and crafts of the city visiting the souqs and concluding at the Djemaa El Fna.
Experience the tastes and smells of Moroccan cuisine with this tour that will take you through the culinary delights of Marrakesh’s Djema el Fna and its surrounding souqs.
Pick up your camera for this half-day tour that takes in the workshops of Marrakesh’s artisans, medieval inns and Museum of Photography.