Accommodation in Morocco is something that will not trouble you much, as there are hotels and Riads for all tastes and budgets. The growth of the tourism industry in the country “brings” ever more accommodation options. Big companies invest in new hotels or renovate former villas and offer quality accommodation in reasonable prices. But there are also plenty of individual citizens who utilize their abandoned houses and transform them into beautiful Riads of 3-5 rooms!
In Morocco’s Medinas you will not find hotels and tourist resorts, as the densely-populated urban networks are not subject to changes. Inside the walls there is only space for Riads. The experience of staying at a Riad give you a taste of how the locals live. Most Riads, of course, have been upgraded and provide multi-star services. Outside the walls you will find many hotels with much lower pricesς.
The average price for an overnight stay in Morocco is 80€. Prices, of course, differ from city to city. In tourist-oriented Marrakech they are higher than in Rabat. In Fez and Eshawira, on the other hand, they are reasonable, but options are both limited and of lower quality compared to the ones in Marrakech! Also, we must mention that almost all of the hotels and Riads in Morocco offer rich, local breakfast for free.
Hotel Tips Morocco: a) If you stay at a Riad inside the walls of the Medina, make sure the Riad is close to the walls. Otherwise you will get lost…Medinas are labyrinths! b) Pay via card at the accommodation site and ask to withdraw the amount in Dirhams and not in Euros! (you will gain in terms of exchange, while you will not pay for commission) c) If you stay at a Riad, make sure you book a room on an upper floor. Ground floor rooms are very noisy and damp! d) Riads are houses of locals, which have at their center a square uncovered yard (patio). Over there, families gather (usually women and children) for food, to share the news of the day as well as to relax, away from people’s looks! e) Most accommodation sites are located inside the Medinas (70-30 ratio).