Palais Calipau

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • A traditional riad in a historic area of Marrakesh
  • Close to the medina and Djemaa el Fna square
  • The hotel has its own hammam
  • Rooms are typically Moroccan, with mosaic tiles and handcrafted ceilings

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Marrakesh Menara Airport. As the riad is located outside of the medina (where cars are not allowed), you’ll be able to get a taxi directly to the front door. The hotel can arrange a taxi to meet you at the airport.

Rooms & Rates

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Located in the Kasbah neighbourhood in Marrakesh’s old city, the boutique Palais Calipau is a traditional riad with only 12 rooms. Recently, and painstakingly, refurbished, it’s a luxurious hotel with traditional Moroccan features, such as gold tapestries, intricate lanterns and an antique cedar door.

The Palais Calipau is less than a mile from the Medina and Djemaa el Fna square, where you'll find snake charmers, open-air food stalls and the entrance to the souks, which sell everything from pungent spices to intricately woven carpets. The Agdal Gardens, which are filled with fruit and olive orchards, are also a mile away.

There’s an elegant saloon, where you can enjoy freshly brewed mint tea or dinner prepared by the hotel’s chef. The menu changes daily but might feature a 7-vegetable couscous, Moroccan orange salad or spiced lamb tagine. Dinner can also be taken on the rooftop terrace, where there’s also a number of padded sun loungers. Other facilities include a traditional hammam, with a massage room and a plunge pool in the covered courtyard.

Rooms are individually designed and each is named after a different place in Morocco (Fés, Casablanca, etc). Bathrooms are large, particularly for a small riad, and some have two sinks and a bath. The Essaouira Suite is particularly attractive, with an original, handcrafted ceiling that was saved during the renovation process, while the Marrakesh Suite is suitable for families and has a large living room with an extra bed.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer


  • Public car park

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the riad prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: MAD 220 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: MAD 200 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: MAD 27 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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