Moroccan Tourism

The Best Moroccan Hotels and Resorts : The World’s Best Awards 2021

The Best Moroccan Hotels & Resorts in MENA Region

As the majority of countries around the world started lifting COVID-19 travel restrictions, this year’s World’s Best Awards survey was open for voting spanning  January 11 through May 10, 2021.

What are the World’s Best Awards?

The World’s Best Awards is a travel awards program run by Travel + Leisure, a famous monthly travel magazine with an estimated number of 4.8 million readers.

The award program is based on an annual survey allowing the magazine readers to vote for the best islands, cities, hotels, cruise lines, airports, and more.

Readers are encouraged to reflect on their travel experiences over a three-year period in order to rate these categories in terms of location, quality, service, value…etc.

This year, several Moroccan establishments have claimed their space in the Best Awards list as some of the top hotels and resorts in Africa and the Middle East. Three of which are in Marrakesh. We hope that this year’s Moroccan honorees, as we list them below, inspire your next adventure in Morocco.

1. Kasbah Tamadot, Atlas Mountains

2021 marks the fourth consecutive time that Kasbah Tamadot has received the World’s Best Awards. This year, Kasbah Tamadot has been named the #1 Resort Hotel in North Africa & the Middle East.

Situated in the spectacular High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, Kasbah Tamadot is only an hour’s drive south of Marrakech near the village of Asni.

This magical retreat has 28 rooms. Each room is distinctly decorated to reflect the architecture of the building in Moroccan/ Berber style, beautifully featuring antiques from all over the world.

( read more about Richard Branson’s latest visit to Kasbah Tamadot)

2. Royal Mansour Marrakech, Marrakesh

Just a few steps away from the famous Jemaa El Fna square in Marrakesh is one of the popular destinations in the city of Marrakech and the  Luxury hotel and exceptional palace, Royal Mansour Marrakech.

Royal Mansour was featured as a world-class hotel in the top 10 hotels in the MENA region and classified as number 26 globally in Travel + Leisure’s the World’s Best Awards. 

Commissioned by the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, This prestigious hotel immerses visitors in an authentic and luxurious  Moroccan atmosphere, a kind of medina-within-a-medina experience.

In Royal Mansour 53 independent riyads, three signature restaurants, lush gardens, pools, and winding alleyways are all awaiting you.  

 In 2018, the Royal Mansour won 7 awards among which is the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide award and the World Luxury Spa Award.

3. La Mamounia, Marrakesh

La Mamounia is one of the most coveted hotels among preeminent tourists visiting Morocco so it is only fair that Travel+Leisure’s readers placed La Mamounia as the third top hotel in the MENA region.

Not only that but La Mamounia has also been classified in Condé Nast Traveler’s gold list in 2018, 2019, 2021 as well as its reader’s choice awards in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Situated in the heart of the imperial city and being only a 5 minutes walk from the Jemaa El Fna square, This Moroccan lavish palace, reaching its 100th birthday now, has been redesigned by an internationally renowned architect and designer, Jacques Garcia. 

The interior of the palace magically reproduces Medina’s narrow streets with a touch of contemporary decor in its corridors, 135 rooms, 71 suites 3 riads, and much more.La Mamounia is also famous for its emblematic guest Winston Churchill that lent his name to the hotel bar that he used to frequent in Mamounia ( Bar Churchill ), as well as one of the most emblematic suites ( The Churchill Suite).

4. Four Seasons Hotel, Casablanca

Perched on a beach just 10 minutes from the busy city center, this modern seaside retreat is a breath of fresh air on the oceanfront. 

With architectural marvels both historic and modern, Four Seasons offers a  prestigious resort-style 186 guest rooms, including 29 suites with world-class restaurants serving fresh local seafood, ocean-view dining, an outdoor pool …etc.

Travel + Leisure readers classify Four Seasons Hotel as the number four best hotel in the MENA region.

3. Four Seasons Resort, Marrakech

Located between the city’s ancient medina and its most elite neighborhood, Hivernage, Four Seasons Marrakech is a garden Sanctuary and ranked as the third-best hotel in Morocco and the seventh in the MENA according to the travel magazine.

This luxury hotel is a Moorish oasis par excellence with lush gardens, refreshing pools, Moroccan spa, kids kasbah, and majestic views of the Atlas Mountains from your private terrace, offering the best of both traditional values and contemporary comfort. 

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