Book a holiday rental in Marrakech and enjoy a sensory overload. Get lost in the souks, visit some mesmerising historical sites, and spend an afternoon sipping Moroccan tea whilst listening to the fascinating storytellers in the Djeema el-Fna. We have a range of accommodation here; find a romantic riad for a couple’s getaway or an apartment perfect for a larger party.
Book a holiday rental in the red city
Marrakech is a country that has it all; incredible architecture, amazing souks, a rich history and great holiday lettings. Use Likibu to find your perfect holiday rental whether that be an authentic riad or a five-star hotel. Just select your dates, use our filter tool and we will find plenty of accommodation to suit you.
When to visit Marrakech?
We would recommend visiting Marrakech in the spring (mid March-May) as the days are warm and everything is starting to bloom. Autumn is also a good time to visit when the summer temperatures have dropped. In the winter the nights are very cold and if you visit in the summer you should expect extreme temperatures of 45+ degrees Celsius. Also be aware that during Ramadan many of shops, restaurants and tourist attractions are likely to be closed.
How to get there?
The easiest way to get to Marrakech is by plane, if you fly from London to Marrakech Menara Airport your journey will be roughly 3 and a half hours. We would recommend you organising a transfer from the airport to the medina through your hotel or riad, it will cost you roughly £15-£20. There is the no.19 bus that leaves regularly from the airport however we would advise only using this is if you know Marrakech very well.
How to get around in Marrakech?
The majority of the medina is a car free zone, therefore walking is the best way to get around and also a great way to get a feel for Marrakech. Calèches are horse drawn carriages and they are are a popular way to travel in the city. You will find them in the southern part of the Djemaa el-Fna and they roughly cost £10 an hour. We would advise not hiring a car unless you are planning to travel outside of Marrakech.
Where to book your accommodation in Marrakech
Bab Doukkala is situated very near to the souks, so booking a holiday rental here is very convenient. This is a predominantly residential area and so it is easy to find apartments and riads in Bab Doukkala. It is also arguably the best place to stay in Marrakech if you want to immerse yourself in the local way of life; you will find a great vegetable market here, delicious Moroccan bakeries and cafes where all the locals hangout. There are also fantastic restaurants and clubs a quick taxi ride away.
This is known as the Chelsea of Marrakech, it is filled with ornate Saadian architecture, enormous riads and beautiful mosques. This neighbourhood is the best place to stay in Marrakech if you are after a five-star hotel or a luxury riad. It is also right in the centre of trendy artisan boutiques and restaurants. Moussaine is very near Douiria Derb el-Hammam and Le Jardin Secret, overall it is a great place to book a holiday rental (especially for single female travellers).
Derb Dabachi and Kaat Benahid
These two neighbourhoods are filled with quaint maze like streets and charming architecture. If you are looking to rent cheaper accommodation in Marrakech then this is a great place to book a holiday rental. There are numerous apartments and riads available here on websites such as Tripadvisor. This is also conveniently located near the grand Ali ben Youssef Medersa, the Marrakech Museum and the Photography museum.
Palmeraie is an oasis three miles away from the medina, it is a popular place for A-listers to stay when renting accommodation in Marrakech. Palmeraie is a great place to find a luxury resort or riad if you want to have a few peaceful nights away from the centre of Marrakech. Here you will find many outdoor activities such as cycling, riding and golfing. However it is not that easy to get into town from here so book somewhere else if you want to be near the souks.
What to do in Marrakech
Yves Saint Laurent Museum
The Yves Saint Laurent museum is home to an incredible collection of designer clothing and accessories from forty years of work from one of the most talented designers in the world. This is a very innovative building; it was designed by Studio KO and it is meant to replicate woven fabric. Inside the museum you will find an 150-seat auditorium, a research library, a bookstore and a terrace café. This is the perfect place to visit if you want to discover some of the culture of Marrakech.
The Jardin Majorelle is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Morocco so much so that you might even imagine that you have seen a mirage! The electric bright blue villa was originally bought by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé; they later gifted the Jardin Majorelle to Marrakech in 1966. The garden was started in 1924 by a Marrakashi ethnobotanist called Abderrazak Benchaâbane. The garden currently holds 300 different plant species from all over the world.
The Marrakech museum was once the ornate Mnebi Palace and it now holds a collection of Moroccan works of art in its ornate former salons. Although the museum has an incredible art collection, it is worth a visit just to see the intricate internal decor. In the central internal courtyard you will find beautiful stained glass windows, incredible painted door panels and amazing zellige (colourful mosaic tiles).
Djemaa El Fna
This is arguably the hub of Marrakech, this is where the city's main square is. Djemaa El Fna has quite a gruesome past as it used to be where public executions were held in AD 1050 which explains why its name translates to ‘Assembly of the dead'. However nowadays it is a great place to visit and there is plenty to see. Start your trip to The hoopla which is a very entertaining street theatre, afterwards take a stroll through the square and you will find a myriad of snake charmers, incredible markets and delicious restaurants serving traditional Moroccan food.