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The light had the preternatural purity which give a foretaste of mirage: It was the light in which magic becomes real, and which helps to understand how, to people living in such an atmosphere, the boundary between fact and dream perpetually fluctuates.
– Edith Warton 

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Amanjena

  • Modern, $$$$ $$$$
  • Route De Ouarzazate, Km 12
  • Marrakech, 40000
  • +94-11-203-5700
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The look and feel of this Aman resort was inspired by nearby Berber villages. It's a splurge-worthy oasis just outside Marrakech (20-minutes from the airport), on the road to Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. There's a library, restaurant, pool, spa, and access to biking, hiking, and golf.

AnaYela

A 300-year-old palace has been turned into an intimate boutique hotel — only three rooms and two suites — that feels like a really nice home. A desert tent is pitched on the rooftop patio, and there's a fire pit for barbecuing. Book out the place and throw a party; the hotel is ready to arrange snake charmers, musicians, and storytellers as entertainment.

El Fenn

  • Medina, Modern, $$$$ $$$
  • 2 Derb Moullay Abdullah Ben Hezzian, Bab el Ksour
  • Marrakech
  • +212-524-44-1210
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Live colorfully in this charming boutique riad. Traditional fixtures are mixed with contemporary furniture pieces, and it's a refreshing touch. Owner Vanessa Branson curates the riad's art installations. Bring a designer maxidress and a Paul Bowles novel. Leave the golf clubs at home. This is not a place for Starwood points.

The Great Getaway Medina

  • Sidi Ben Slimane, Timeless, $$$$ $$
  • 6 Rue Bin Touahame Sidi Ben Slimane
  • Marrakech
  • +212-613-22-58-74
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This historic urban mansion in the market quarter has six colorful rooms, a spectacular round courtyard, and views of the Atlas.

Hotel Fellah

  • Ourika Valley, Modern, $$$$ $$$
  • Route de l'Ourika, km13, Tassoultante
  • Marrakech, 40000
  • +212-525-06-50-00
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Remember the episode "Jet Setters" from Mad Men? When Don Draper finds himself in a mysterious, sun-drenched villa full of sexy bohemian weirdos? Fellah is that place, with a community outreach program, cocktails, and the Atlas Mountains in a background. It's located just outside Marrakech but is well worth the effort.

La Maison Arabe

  • Medina, Timeless, $$$$ $$$
  • 1 Derb AssehbĂ© Bab Doukkala
  • Marrakech, 40000
  • +212-524-38-70-10
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An absolutely charming riad in a terrific location. Gorgeous courtyards and delightful cooking school. Do not miss the pool club just outside town: It's the best of both worlds.

La Mamounia

  • Medina, Timeless, $$$$ $$$$
  • Avenue Bab Jdid
  • Marrakech, 40040
  • +212-524-38-8600
  • Website

A sprawling estate — at once old-world and freshly modern, familiar and exotic, real and surreal. There's a movie-like quality to the grounds, as if it's suspended in its own space-time continuum, where everything (sun rays, the scent of orange, the ripple of a pool wave) moves slowly and deliberately. Service, outfits, dining, and spa treatments are impeccable.

La Sultana

  • Timeless, $$$$ $$$
  • 403 Rue de la Kasbah
  • Marrakech
  • +212-524-38-80-08
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An elegant and feminine complex of riads. Set up your own Kodak moments among the stunning drapes, chandeliers, hanging gardens, fountains, and courtyards.

La Villa des Orangers

  • Medina, Modern, $$$$ $$$
  • Rue Sidi Mimoun
  • Marrakech, 400000
  • +212-524-38-46-38
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You'll feel like the houseguest of a very important person. The once-private riad is now a 27-room Relais & Chateau property down an unassuming corridor close to the Koutoubia mosque. Bedrooms (some with a private terrace) open onto inner courtyards for peace and quiet in the middle of it all.

Le Bab

  • Gueliz, Modern, $$$$ $$
  • Angle bd Mansour Eddahbi, Rue Mohamed El Beqal
  • Marrakech, 40000
  • +212-524-43-52-50
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This contemporary hotel, in the newer shopping district, has action at the bar (it's a local hangout) and reasonable prices for long-term stays.

Royal Mansour

  • Medina, Timeless, $$$$ $$$$
  • Rue Abou Abbas El Sebti
  • Marrakech
  • +212-529-80-80-80
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You can't afford to stay here. No joke! You can't. But you really, really should see this place. It is mind-blowingly designed, and the restaurants are white tablecloth and then some. Their private hamam suites will transport you to another time and place. 

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