Honorable Mentions

Because not everything makes it on the blog, but these things should.

The Medina

I read that Marrakech was somewhat lacking in major attractions and, compared to Paris or Rome, I suppose that’s true. However, the medina itself is quite an experience and we really enjoyed the Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs (I was mostly in it for the storks who nest up on the ramparts). Also, if you’re like me and enjoy taking pictures of doors and mosaics, there’s really no better place!

La Mamounia

While most of Marrakech’s luxury hotels are in the new town, I love that La Mamounia is right in the medina. We enjoyed a day pass here which included a massage (or hammam), spa access, lunch by the pool, and access to the beautiful grounds. After a few days in the dusty medina (or desert), it’s a real treat.

Hotel Chez Pierre

Though Riad Kniza in Marrakech was equally special, I’m giving Chez Pierre a shout out because of its remote location by the Dades Gorge. We stayed here overnight on our way to the desert and were completely blown away by the property and the delicious food. After passing all manner of lackluster pensions on our drive, we were prepared to be underwhelmed. But alas, this place could not have been more lovely.

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