Accomodations for Visitors and Travelers to Morocco
There is quite a variety of choices when it comes to choosing accommodation in Morocco. Below is a description of the basic types of accommodation available in this vibrant and exotic country.
Morocco has about 100,000 hotel beds to provide for its thriving tourist market, and there is quite a wide choice of accommodation in all sizeable centers. The upper end of the market is represented by internationally known hotels in most main towns, notably Agadir, Marrakech, Tangier and Casablanca.
Self-catering Apartments and Guesthouses
Self-catering apartments are available in Agadir, Marrakech and Tangier. They are a little cheaper than most hotels and are very comfortable. A self-catering apartment or a guesthouse might be a better choice if you want to save money or if the whole family is with you on vacation.
Camping and Caravanning
There are established campsites with good facilities in many parts of Morocco. Camping or caravanning will be a good social experience. Because of Morocco’s thriving tourist market, the campsites are always well visited and very vibrant.
There are hostels in Asni, Azrou, Casablanca, Fez, Ifrane, Meknes and Rabat. They are very comfortable and are notably cheaper than most hotels and self-catering apartments.
Riads or Mansion d’hote
A Riad is a house built around a patio garden – in fact, the word ‘riad’ correctly refers to the garden rather than to the house. ‘Mansion d’hote’, on the other hand, is French for ‘guest house’. Usually Riads are rented by the room or often the whole house. Most of them have roof terraces and some have a plunge pool or Jacuzzis. Almost all offer en-suite rooms and breakfast is usually included in the room price.