Where to Stay in Marrakech: The Royal Mansour

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

In all my years as a travel blogger, I have been lucky enough to stay in some pretty nice hotels. But hands down, one of my favorite places I have ever stayed is the Royal Mansour hotel in Marrakech, Morocco.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco


Is the Medina the Best Place to Stay in Marrakesh?

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco
If you’re planning a trip to Morocco, you may be wondering what is the best area to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay inside the medina our outside?

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Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

The medina is the old city of Marrakech and where all the action is happening — and where you’ll probably be spending most of your time. You probably prefer to stay close to the medina so you can walk there easily and not worry about transportation.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

The medina is a maze of narrow, winding alleyways where no cars can go. Staying inside the medina can definitely be a fun, unique experience, but you’ll probably have to drag your luggage through the confusing streets, and it’s easy to get lost, even with maps on your phone.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

This is fine if you’re just wandering and exploring, but when you’re first coming into town with your luggage, it’s so nice to just be dropped off right in front of your hotel!

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

I recommend the best of both worlds. The Royal Mansour is located just outside of the medina, so it can be easily reached by car, and is less than a 15 minute walk from Jemaa el-Fna, the main square of the medina.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

The Royal Mansour is the hotel that the King of Morocco built. Staying there definitely feels like being a member of the royal family. I felt like Princess Jasmine!

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

The king hired thousands of the best artisans in Morocco who spent years creating the intricately handcrafted interiors of the hotel. There are over 118,000 square feet of handmade ceilings alone.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

The opulent rooms at the Royal Mansour feature colorful mosaic tiles, geometrically carved wood, sculpted marble and more. Every room is like a piece of art.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

The hotel is designed to resemble a traditional Moroccan village. Each guest has their own private riad. That’s right, you don’t stay in a room at the Royal Mansour — you stay in your own private three-story house.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco


Our Private Riad at the Royal Mansour

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

A riad is a traditional Moroccan home. In the center of the home is a fountain and a courtyard that is open to the sky.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

Let me give you a tour of our private, 3-story riad at the Royal Mansour.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

On the first floor was our courtyard and fountain, a living room, guest bathroom, small kitchen, and private outdoor terrace.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

First floor living room in our private riad at the Royal Mansour

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

There was even a cute little writing desk in the corner of the living room.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

How amazing is this??! As a welcome gift, all guests at the Royal Mansour receive their own custom engraved, gold embossed stationery.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

Just off the living room was the door to our private outdoor terrace.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

So beautiful and peaceful!

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

On the second floor was the bedroom and bathroom.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

Note: I was in Morocco with my friend and fellow travel blogger, Heather from Trimm Travels, which is why there are two beds!

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

I could not get over all the handcrafted elements of our riad — the ceilings, the doors, the carved wood. So beautiful!!

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

How gorgeous is this bathroom??

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

The shower was amazing!

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

But wait there’s more! There’s still one more floor to go…

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

The third floor was our very own rooftop terrace.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

With our very own private pool!

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

This was the view from our terrace. You can see the Koutoubia Mosque in the background.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

Although I definitely think I could’ve spent all day just enjoying our beautiful riad, there’s even more to see and do at the Royal Mansour.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

There are gardens, fountains, palm trees, restaurants, a spa, and a giant pool with many private cabanas and lounge areas for relaxing.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

You could definitely spend a day just exploring the property and enjoying the amenities.

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

If you stay here, definitely plan an extra day or two in Marrakech just to enjoy this beautiful property!

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco


The Spa

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

Don’t forget to check out the spa at the Royal Mansour, and maybe book a private hamman treatment!

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

A hamman is a traditional Moroccan spa. A treatment usually consists of a full body scrub, hot and cold water treatments, and full body massage. I honestly can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather get a hammam treatment than at the Royal Mansour!!

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

If you want to be treated like royalty at the perfect location in Marrakech, I highly recommend the Royal Mansour. I never wanted to leave!!

For more recommendations on what to see and do in Marrakech, be sure to read our Ultimate Guide to Marrakech for all the best things to see and do so you don’t miss any of the highlights!

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Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

Where to stay in Marrakech. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakech, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco