On the southern part of the city of Marrakech is the area known as Agdal. This area has gone through a lot of development lately however it's not really among any tourist sites. There are several large hotels here, some are all-inclusive and all have swimming pools.
Where is Agdal?
Located in the southern district of Marrakech on the road to Ourika and south. The name refers to the Agdal Gardens that are part of the royal palace.
What else is in this neighborhood?
Not a lot to see when it comes to tourist sites. There is a shopping mall here; Al Mazar Mall that has several shops and a large Carrefour grocery store. Nearby the mall is the Megarama cinema that shows multiple movies; most all in French or Arabic but sometimes in English.
Across from the shopping center is a playground and walking area that is popular with families in the evenings.
Why choose this area of Marrakech?
The area is still close enough to the medina that you can easily get taxis to and from the areas you want to visit. Here are a few more reasons to choose this area;
- You want an all-inclusive hotel – there are several here.
- You prefer to stay in an actual hotel setting. Most all of the accommodations here are traditional hotels.
- You need accessible accommodations. Many of the hotels here are able to accommodate people who have more limited mobility.
Kenzi Club Agdal – All Inclusive
As the name implies this is an all-inclusive hotel with swimming pools and water slides for guests to enjoy. There are over 300 rooms including family rooms and suites.
Five restaurants and bars serve food and drinks that are both Moroccan and International. A 1500 sq meter spa is fully staffed to offer hammams, massages, and an indoor heated pool.
Al Fassia Aguedal
Al Fassia started with a restaurant in Gueliz and expanded to include this hotel and restaurant in Agdal. There are 27 bedrooms and suites available for guests with a variety of layouts. A full size swimming pool and garden is also part of the grounds and perfect for relaxing. Make sure to enjoy at least one meal on-site.
A full-service hotel with a variety of room layouts for guest parties of all sizes. The large hotel has free parking, a big plus for guests who self-drive. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
Three restaurants; Moroccan, Italian and International are available for guests to use. When parents would like a break there is also a complimentary kids club.
Riad Albakech House
A lovely British owned Moroccan home with seven different room types for guests. The hotel is close to the city center but far enough away that the evenings and mornings are quiet. The rooms are large and easy to maneuver and the hotel also has dining and spa options available.
Decided this area isn't for you? Check out our post that breaks down many of the neighborhoods to decide the best place to stay in Marrakech.
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