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Marrakech had hundreds of riads where you can stay, many of which are very luxurious. In recent years, more resort-like hotels have also sprung up. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors love retreating back to these places after a day exploring the medina:
1. Riad Farnatchi. Marrakech is famous for its riads, the beautiful courtyard guesthouses that are oases of calm amid the hubbub of the city. One of the most luxurious is the Riad Farnatchi, which has its own hammam where you can get a gommage massage.
2. La Mamounia. The epitome of decadent elegance, La Mamounia sits on 20 acres of meticulously manicured gardens. Rooms have views of the Atlas Mountains and celebrated chefs whip up gourmet feasts in the kitchen. An expansive pool beckons the rich and sometimes famous who still flock to what was once Winston Churchill's favorite hotel.
3. Royal Mansour. Built by his Highness Mohammed VI, king of Morocco, to be the most lavish hotel in Marrakech, the property features 53 two-story riads serviced by private butlers through underground tunnels. Public spaces include three top restaurants and a spa.
4. Amanjena. Located just outside Marrakech, this Aman resort is indeed the “peaceful paradise” its name translates to. The stunning Moorish property is made up of a variety of stuc Venetien-dome pavilions, two-story maisons and a two-bedroom maison. Pavilions include exotic peach-colored walls covered in tadelakt (a lime plaster), wood-burning fireplaces and garden courtyards, some with private pools.
5. Four Seasons Resort Marrakech. Let this calm oasis function as your base during a trip to Marrakech and you won’t be sorry. Rooms are bright and sunny, there’s a lavish hammam spa and beautiful pools (one for adults only and one for families).