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Agafay Luxury Camp

Your Next destination is Morocco, you do not see the time to know the desert closely, but unfortunately, the time of stay will be little and can not make the Sahara. Sad, but don’t look like a problem, you can turn your passage across the country into an incredible safari by staying at Agafay Luxury Camp, or rather saying: In the desert.

The Hotel with its camping and safari style is located in the Moroccan desert and what keeps you separated from the municipality of Marrakech, one of the largest cities in Morocco, is only 40 minutes. So In addition to enjoying the experience in the desert, you will not need to stop meeting one of the main sights of North Africa.

But do not think it is a hotel full of luxury, the place is very simple. When It comes to comfort it leaves to be desired. The beds look like rocks. The pillows are not goosed feather or super comfy mattresses that take you to another level of spirit when you sleep. The services of the site are also not of the best, but supply the need of those who stay there for a short time. Fortunately, none of this has prevented my onsite experience from being good.

Being in camping in the middle of the desert is really something unmatched and amazing. The scenery is beautiful and the hotel is very stylish, besides allowing you to travel in thoughts with the sunrise and sunset. For those who go to Morocco in winter, the place becomes even more beautiful, because from there it is possible to see the Alps, the famous High Atlas Mountain range, and in only 40 minutes you have access to the highest Ski station in North Africa, to Oukaimeden.

The Station is located 3600 meters high in the Atlas mountain range and receives many tourists in winter, about 30000 people a day ski there. The Place has 18 ski slopes that to access you are obliged to enjoy a kilometer climbing the cable car and enjoying the mountains and the expanse of the desert, which is possible to see even better when you reach the top.

So Here’s a hint: it’s very worthwhile to travel in winter too but to the right place. And The desert is definitely a good place.

The location can also be enjoyed in the summer as well as in winter. At Agafay you have the possibility to make ATV tours during the day by the local extension or take a good wine, which is very successful in the hotel, relaxing in the hotel pool.

Without a doubt one of the best moments I lived there was to see the sunset, it is breathtaking, hypnotizing, the will is to stop the time and stay just enjoying the view. And It does not end there, after the stunning moment you can enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner to the sound of local bands. It’s just amazing!

Best places to stay in Marrakech

Firstly when talking about Marrakech you can have two very different experiences according to the region in which you choose to stay.
The city of Marrakech is divided into two parts: the new part surrounded by nightlife, hotels, and restaurants of a high standard. And the Medina, which is the historic area of ​​the city with small streets, not signposted and frequented by very simple people.

In most of the Medina you can not have access by car or taxi, so to get to the place where you are staying is necessary to walk through these streets that seem more labyrinths, without any kind of signage and poorly lit, since there is no light in the streets at night, which can be a very unpleasant experience especially if you are a woman returning from dinner alone or partying.

So I recommend staying in the traditional Ryads of the Medina, only for one night so you explore the historic area and have the experience of being in a typical Moroccan Ryad.

In Medina, the hotels I visited and liked the most were:

  • Riad Rafaele

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The Riad Rafaele is very well located in the Medina, just a few minutes away from several tourist attractions. Besides the good location, the traditional Moroccan house offers large rooms with private bathrooms, meals, hammam, swimming pool and library.

  • Riad Be Marrakech

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Located 800 meters from Djemaa El Fna Square and a 10-minute drive from the Carré Eden Shopping Center, this Riad features a terrace with views of the Medina, 24-hour reception, a restaurant, a tour desk and large rooms with a private bathroom.

  • La Sultana Marrakech

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The hotel features a luxurious outdoor swimming pool, SPA, on-site restaurant and stylishly decorated accommodation overlooking the Atlantic mountain ranges.

  • El Fenn

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This boutique riad is in the heart of Marrakech, just five minutes from La Koutoubia. El Fenn has a terrace with city views, three swimming pools, a restaurant and SPA, and elegant accommodations.

  • Riad Palais Sebban

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This Riad is a few minutes’ walks from important sites in the Medina, such as the Koutoubia Mosque. It offers spacious accommodation, relaxing services, a swimming pool and a terrace with panoramic views.

  • La Villa des Orangers
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This luxurious palace is five minutes from the Jemaa el Fna square. The hotel offers outdoor pools, a restaurant serving Mediterranean dishes, a 24-hour bar, a beauty salon, and a wellness center, as well as large, comfortable rooms.

  • L’Hôtel Marrakech
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This beautiful riad offers spacious and cozy rooms, a lounge where you can make typical local and international meals and a terrace with outdoor pool and sun loungers scattered around for you to relax.

  • Indian Palace
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At the Indian Palace, you can enjoy an outdoor pool and accommodation with balconies, as well as the lounge where Mediterranean cuisine is served.

  • Riad Jena El Fna & Spa
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If your intention is to stay in the new, more modern part of the city, I indicate the hotels:

  • Royal Mansour marrakech

This stunning hotel offers an indoor and heated pool as well as an outdoor swimming pool, including a fully equipped kitchen, full spa, and wellness center. When it comes to restaurants, the place has four and three more bars.

  • Four Seasons Resort Marrakech

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The Four Seasons is world famous for its flawless infrastructure. The Hotel / Resort offers in Marrakech an incredible stay, entitled to three restaurants, each focused on a type of cuisine and a wellness center with sauna and hot tub.

  • Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech

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The luxury hotel is a little further from the other hotels but still close to several sights in Marrakech. The hotel offers a golf course, Spa, four restaurants and two bars for its guests.

  • Palais Namaskar

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Also further away from other hotels in the modern area, the palace-like hotel offers luxurious and spacious accommodation for its guests. The area also has bars and restaurants where American breakfast and local and international food is served throughout the day with an incredible selection of drinks.

  • Sofitel Marrakech and SPA
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The Sofitel is a contemporary hotel with modern décor and accommodation with a balcony overlooking the Atlas mountains or the hotel’s garden. The place has a swimming pool, spa, three restaurants, and three bars, plus a full gym.

  • Les Jardins de La Koutobia
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This luxury hotel allows you to enjoy a Spa, an outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as the Hamman’s facilities and an indoor heated pool. Les Jardins offers a restaurant serving Indian cuisine and luxurious accommodation.

If your intention is to spend time in the desert, I recommend the Scarabeo and Agafay Luxury Camp campgrounds, for a two-night stay. You can read more about it by clicking here.

And then, after this list, you no longer have to lose when choosing where to stay during your trip, make your reservation now!

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