Cheap Holiday to Morocco: A Review of Accommodations

My friend Fi and I were recently reminiscing about our holiday to Morocco. I asked her how would she describe the accommodations and she responded, “Bed & Breakfast meets textile heaven”. Her description was spot on! Whether we were at a riad (a traditional Moroccan house with an interior courtyard), a hostel or a hotel, we were constantly amazed by the exquisite architectural and decorative details. I will never forget the feeling of peace and joy I felt while staying in our accommodations. We got a little taste of royalty (on a budget!). We had a cheap holiday to Morocco, as our accommodations ranged from $60-90 per night, which included all breakfasts and most dinners. All of the places we stayed at had strong customer service and delicious traditional meals!

Here’s a photo montage and a review of our accommodations in Morocco:


Riad Shama

Most Likely to Give You an Instagram-Worthy Pool Shot

My first mint tea of my trip! It's customary for your riad to welcome you with mint tea.

Located in the heart of the medina in Marrakech, Riad Shama was our first taste of traditional Moroccan houses. It was about a 15 minute walk away from numerous restaurants, bars, and key attractions like the Jardin Marjorelle.

My favorite feature was the beautiful pool with its lush green backdrop. We got to enjoy breakfast by the pool and hear birds chirping in the morning, and I appreciated how tranquil it was in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the medina. The room was beautiful, but it was dimly lit because one of the ceiling lights blew out. Management didn’t have the capacity to fix it that day, but we were only there for a night so we didn’t make a huge deal about it.

Dade’s Valley

Auberge Panorama

Most Likely to Make You Want to Eat All Your Meals on a Terrace

The Hamsa symbol can be found all throughout Morocco. It serves as a protection from evil and it also viewed as a sign of good luck. All of the keys for our accommodations were on Hamsa keychains.

The Auberge Panorama hostel takes the prize for best breakfast view during our trip. The panoramic view of Dade’s Valley from the terrace was incredible! There was also a little patio in our room which was a nice touch. The wifi was limited. However, we were only there for a night and in a way it was nice to be disconnected for a little while.


Auberge Le Petit Prince

Most Likely to Get You Excited About the Sahara Desert

The Auberge Le Petit Prince hotel is situated at the foot of the highest sand dune of Merzouga. We stored our bags overnight here while we camped in the Sahara Desert. The rooms were really basic (i.e. minimally decorated) and hot. I’m glad we didn’t have to sleep there, but it served its purpose in storing our belongings and providing us with a shower and breakfast the morning after our long Sahara trek. The courtyard was gorgeous and the shower had great water pressure. Also, there were a colony of cats around. I know this may not be a good thing for some people but as someone who LOVES cats, I was fine with it. But, I did love these cats from a distance because I’m certain they weren’t vaccinated. 



Riad Guennoun

Most Likely to Make You Want a To-Go Plate

While I didn’t have a bad meal in Morocco, the dinner in Riad Guennoun was my favorite! I was obsessed with their dining room, which was very intimate and beautiful. This riad had magnificent 17th century architecture and decor and we had a lovely suite on the first floor. The only annoyance was that the noise from the medina carried into the room and it was incredibly loud late at night.

Riad Sultan

Most Likely to Make You Feel like Royalty

Riad Sultan was my favorite riad experience! Their interior courtyard and rooms would make anyone feel like royalty. Their rooftop had the most amazing view. After 3 days of attempting to wake up early enough to catch a sunrise, we were successful in Fes. Our initial room was on the very top floor but it was really hot and the air conditioning wasn’t working properly. Once we notified the management, they immediately switched our rooms.


Darechchaouen Maison d’hores

Most Likely to Make You Never Want to Return Home

Ending our time in Morocco in Chefchaouen, aka Blue Pearl City, was magical and staying at Darechchaouen Maison d’hores made it even more special. This colorful boutique hotel is a 10 minute walk to the medina. The facility itself is stunning! I wish we had another day to just relax and enjoy the amenities.

Overall, my accommodation experience in Morocco was enchanting! Feel free to ask any questions in my comment box below!

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This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. Collette Stohler

    Morocco is majorly on my bucket list. I will definitely utilize this in the future!

  2. Céline CLudik

    I’ve never been to Morocco but it’s definitively on my bucket list 🙂 Morocco has a lot to offer – beautiful scenery, tasty food, hospitable people, and a quality and simplicity of life that is rare in our days ! I will keep in mind the The Darechchaouen Maison d’hores in Chefchaouen: it looks beautiful and quiet.

    1. Jewels Rhode

      You described Morocco perfectly! And I highly recommend the Darechchaouen, it was so serene.

  3. Ellis Veen

    I was in Morocco last January. Wish I knew about some of these places then. It is such a beautiful country.

    1. Jewels Rhode

      That’s cool you started off the new year in Morocco!

  4. Lisa Burns

    Oh goodness, I love Morocco and after visiting three times I still can’t get enough. The riads are almost the best part, I love that you’ve shared such a variety here! Auberge Panorama looks incredible!

    1. Jewels Rhode

      That’s so awesome you’ve been there 3 times!! The riads were my favorite too because they are such an unique experience.

  5. justyn gourdin

    Awe I just died a little. I was just talking about how badly I want to go here and this just made that desire so much stronger! ALL of these places looked like something out of my dreams!

    1. Jewels Rhode

      It really felt like I was dreaming at times. My accommodations definitely made my experience even more special!

  6. Stephanie Ippolito

    Absolutely stunning! how did you ever talk yourself into leaving? I think I would stay at the Auberge Panorama hostel just for the view. How long were you there that you managed to stay in so many places?

    1. Jewels Rhode

      It was so hard to leave!!! I really didn’t want to leave! I arranged a tour with Morocco Easy Tours, and with the exception of 2 nights in Fes, we spent a day in a few cities. It was a good way to get a taste of different areas.

  7. Danila Caputo

    I thought the luxury accomodation (the pictures look so beautiful!) would cost so much more, especially with breakfasts and some dinners, wow! I’m going to note these down for future reference, thank you very much!

    1. Jewels Rhode

      You’re welcome! The low prices were such a pleasant surprise!

  8. Anshula Varma

    Love these reviews! Morocco is high on my bucket list and I’ll admit, I didn’t know what a riad was prior to reading this post (I’ve seen the word tossed around so many times on Instagram but I always assumed it was a kind of hostel). Now, I’m thinking…that’s what houses in Morocco look like? Wait, why am I staying in Texas again? The tiling, walls, and decor in each one is so pretty!

    1. Jewels Rhode

      haha you and me both! I want my future home to be built with a Moroccan influence. Everything has intricate details.

  9. Kat anaussieinsf

    Wow. This is so beautiful. You know sometimes you go to a place that feels kind of the same as every other non-descript place? You can’t say that about Morocco.

    1. Jewels Rhode

      I 100% agree… the accommodations were so unique I needed to dedicate a whole post to it.

  10. Jamie Joyner

    I’ve never had Morocco on my bucket list, but you’ve convinced me to add it – now! I love the way you title each location and accommodation. I want to eat all my meals on the terrace!

    1. Jewels Rhode

      Yayy I’m glad I convinced you :)… I would lovvvve to have all my meals on a terrace with that view.

  11. Aarti Kamath

    I have no doubt (after seeing all those pics) that you had a great time! .. The view from the pool is fantastic and so is the pic where you are having breakfast enjoying a great scene :)…

    1. Jewels Rhode

      You got that right! This was my first time visiting a place and wanting to spend an equal amount of time in the accommodation and exploring. It was a special experience.

  12. $60-90 per night for all those places?! AND they had great service and food? I’m dead.. that’s amazing! My sister may be going to Morocco soon, so I’ll def pass this along to her!

    1. Jewels Rhode

      Yes!!! And that was spilt amongst my friend and I. Amazing. Thanks for passing it along to your sis!

  13. Kimanis Ome

    Wow, such exquisite accommodations. Love the detailed tile work and scenery. What a steal for that price breakfast and dinner included!! Good to know. Morocco is on my bucket list and good to know about the different amazing B&B’s.

    1. Jewels Rhode

      Yes, I was expecting it to be more expensive. If we had these accommodations in the States it would be triple priced.

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