When you book a hotel with eDreams you will be entranced by the sights and sounds that greet you in Marrakech. Everywhere you look is bathed in a hazy pink tint from the buildings in the city itself to the distant peaks of the Atlas Mountains. The city is full of architectural gems including the tall minaret of the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque. If you have been to Seville in Spain, you will recognise this as its twin is in La Giralda. The biggest attraction, however, is the Medina. This UNESCO World Heritage site dates from the 11th century and is surrounded by over six miles of walls interspersed by 12 gates. Duck through one of these and you are in a mesmerising web of souks and workshops. This is the place to shop for textile goods and spices to take home. Look for hotel deals in central Marrakech and the fascinations of the Medina will be right on your doorstep. Head to the eDreams website to find your perfect accommodation in just a few simple steps. After adding details on your travel group and dates, the powerful search engine does the hard work for you by filtering a list of the best hotels in the city. You can read reviews, check out pictures of the accommodation and discover all of the relevant information before you book.
Walk from your hotel in Marrakech to the Dar El Bacha Palace in the Medina to see a Mediterranean map made in the 12th century and a beautiful bathhouse or Hamman. From the palace stroll through alleys and courtyards and past mini-souks and fountains to the Bab Agnaou monumental gate and the Saadian Tombs. These were only rediscovered in the 1920s but hold the remains of 60 rulers of the Saadian dynasty. Two museums, one of which is the Marrakech Museum of Photography and Visual Arts, are housed in the El Badi Palace in the Place des Ferblantiers. This palace was built by Sultan Ahmed al-Mansur in the 16th century to celebrate his defeat of the Portuguese. The beautiful Jardin Majorelle with its shady paths, bamboo walks, water-lily pond and palm trees was laid out by French painter Jacques Majorelle in the early 20th century. Work on the garden was later continued by Yves Saint Laurent and next door is the contemporary Yves Saint Laurent Museum. If this vibrant mix of past and present tempts you then book a hotel in Marrakech and sleep among its streets and souks.
Although Islam is the religion of Marrakech, the influence of other religions can still be seen. These are part of the town's trading caravan heritage. Look for cheap hotels in the old Jewish district where the Lazama Synagogue and the Miaara Cemetery are located to find out more about this trading past. Also evocative of Marrakech's role as a caravan trading post are Mouassine and the Central souks. This is a place to dine on grilled meat flavoured with spicy cumin and practise your bargaining skills as you shop. To get the full experience, leave your map in the hotel and wander freely through the meandering streets. You might want to escape from the bustle of the Medina to somewhere more tranquil. If so, head to Ville Nouveau with its cafe culture, art scene, shady parks and elegant nightlife. Shop at Gueliz or stroll through the Hivernage neighbourhood with its Art Deco buildings and tropical gardens. If Marrakech entrances you, visit eDreams to search for hotel deals by location, price, date and room type.