These riads, hostels and hotels not only offer roof-terrace views of the medina and calm courtyards to escape the heat, they are also excellent value given Marrakech’s enduring popularity
More than 1,000 traditional riad houses in Marrakech’s ancient medina now offer tourist accommodation. At the luxurious end prices soar, but there is a great selection of budget stays, including several that have been converted into fun, modern hostels. As smartphone GPS coverage can be patchy in the medina, ask the riad staff to meet you somewhere, or pay them for an airport pick-up. Otherwise it can be frustrating trailing up and down alleyways suitcases down alleyways and dealing with unofficial guides.