With a tourist attendance of more than 2 million visitors each year, Marrakech is one of the most popular Moroccan cities with foreigners, especially the French. Between the traditional souks and markets, the lush gardens and the impressive mosques of the city, Marrakech has a lot to offer to many visitors who dare to think outside the box and explore the maze of winding narrow streets of the Medina. Marrakech is also very lively at night. Be careful, during the Ramadan periods, the city is much quieter and the clubs are generally closed. There are 3 neighborhoods to be privileged to go out at night: in the city center, the district of Hivernage gathers the main clubs of the city; you will also find some clubs around hotels in the south of the city, next to the airport; not to mention the famous Palm Grove, which combines upscale hotels, vibrant nightlife and relaxation in a lush oasis.
We have selected accommodations in the three neighborhoods that are the most lively in Marrakech. The first is located next to the city center and the touristic center of Marrakech. There are no less than a dozen clubs in the district of Hivernage (like the Theatro, the So Lounge Marrakech, the Must or the VIP Room) not to mention the countless bars that can be found there. Further south of Marrakech, there is Agdal with club-hotels and a little less than a dozen nightclubs including the famous 555, the White Dream or the Maj not counting the beach parties of Myah Bay. North of Marrakech, we find the famous Palmeraie with its main club, the Mariinski but also Nikki Beach to spend the day sipping cocktails while listening to your favorite DJs.
AGDAL, SOUTH OF MARRAKECH
Ushuaia Clubbing Hotel
The Ushuaia Clubbing Hotel is perfect for the budget traveler who wants to fully enjoy the moroccan nights. It is south of Marrakech in Agdal and has its own nightclub. If you are looking for a relaxing and quiet holiday, do not choose this hotel: it's party 24/24! The rooms are simple and decorated in a traditional style and all are air-conditioned with a private bathroom, a minibar and a WiFi connection.
Adam Park is a luxurious 5-star hotel located in the Agdal district in the south of Marrakech. It has a restaurant serving Italian cuisine, a Moroccan specialty restaurant and two international specialty restaurants. The hotel has a swimming pool, spa and free Wi-Fi. The rooms have a contemporary style and feature: air conditioning, minibar, seating area, balcony and bathroom.
HIVERNAGE, IN THE CITY CENTER
This hotel is located at the beginning of the Hivernage district and offers good value for money for a hotel in the city center. This 3-star hotel offers simple but relatively spacious rooms in a traditional style. All rooms are air-conditioned, have free internet connection, TV and minibar. There is a hairdryer in the suites. You will also find a swimming pool on the roof.
Dellarosa Hotel Suites & Spa
In the heart of the Hivernage district, this 4-star hotel offers all the comforts for a great stay in Marrakech. With good value, it enjoys a strategic position in the heart of the Moroccan nightlife. You will be able to enjoy its restaurant, its bar but also of its swimming pool and its spa for a small massage. The rooms are elegant and decorated in a contemporary style with air conditioning, internet connection, private bathroom with hairdryer, TV and minibar.
This large 4-star hotel, located in the heart of the action in the Hivernage district, features an outdoor pool and a spa with a sauna and a steam room. Breakfast is served as a buffet and guests can enjoy a drink by the poolside bar. The rooms are simple and bright and equipped with air conditioning, a private bathroom and a safe.
Es Saadi Resort
This elegant 5-star hotel is located in the Hivernage district and offers 4 restaurants serving French and Moroccan cuisine, a bar and free access to the Theatro club. On site you will find a gym, spa with sauna and steam room, swimming pool and even a tennis court. In a simple, elegant style, rooms come with a balcony, air conditioning, minibar and air conditioning.
Sofitel Palais Imperial
Located in the hivernage district, this magnificent 5-star hotel welcomes you in a traditional style, with a very large garden in the middle of which stands a large swimming pool well exposed and surrounded by palm trees. All rooms are air conditioned with internet access and a bathroom with L'Occitane products.
Sofitel Lounge & Spa
This luxurious 5-star hotel has 3 restaurants, 3 pools and a bar. There is also a fitness center and a spa with a steam room, jacuzzi and indoor pool. The reception is open 24 hours a day and the hotel has a very good Wifi connection. The rooms are decorated in a contemporary style, have a balcony and are air-conditioned.
THE PALM GROVE, NORTH OF MARRAKECH
The Murano is a very good 4-star hotel located in the Palmeraie and combines contemporary decoration in a traditional setting. Its restaurant serves vegetarian, French and Moroccan cuisine. You will also find a bar and a swimming pool. The rooms have an Ipod station, a bathroom and the Wifi connection is free.
This superb 5-star hotel has two swimming pools (one dedicated to children and another dedicated to adults), a spa, three restaurants serving Moroccan and international cuisin and a bar. The rooms are decorated in a contemporary style. They are bright and have a balcony, bathroom, hairdryer, internet connection and a safe.
TRADITIONNAL / ALL INCLLUSIVE
It is one of two establishments slightly off the main points of interest in Marrakech since it is 500 meters from Hivernage and clubs. This luxury riad will pay close attention to details with its rooftop terrace and swimming pool. The owners are very caring and bring you a traditional meal on request. The rooms are air-conditioned, have an internet connection, a bathroom and a sitting area.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this 4-star hotel offers all-inclusive packages. It has a swimming pool, spa with steam room and indoor pool. The restaurant serves an American buffet breakfast, as well as Moroccan and Italian cuisine. You will also find 3 bars to cool off. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a safe, a balcony and WiFi is free throughout the hotel.
Please remember to bring a European adapter for electrical outlets.
All the rooms are non-smoking.
These hotels have been chosen to suit all possible budgets. They are all ideally placed within 10 minutes of nightlife, combining comfort and proximity.
The climate in Morocco and Marrakech is generally pleasant with dry weather and very little rain. We can therefore enjoy the mild temperatures in winter between November and March where it averages 22°C in the afternoon. In summer, the temperatures can go up to 45°C, especially in July and August, so choose a hotel with swimming pool to enjoy the shades and a good cocktail in the early afternoon . Marrakech is a perfect destination for off-season travelers, especially between March and June and between September and November.
The most spoken language in Morocco is Arabic but because of its history, you will have no difficulty in making yourself understood in French. On the other hand, English is hardly spoken by Moroccans. Francophones will have no problem communicating and anglophones will have to talk with their hands!
The currency used in Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham. It is advisable to always carry cash, especially to be able to pay in the souks, and to exchange your money only in a bureau de change. The current exchange rate as of November 2017 is: 1€ = 11 MAD 1$ = 9,5 MAD
To make a call
From Morocco to France: 00 + 33 + corresponding number
From France to Morocco: 00 + 212 + corresponding number
Check with the consulate of the country of destination if a visa is required, but also with any countries crossed if a transit visa is required.