Palais Calipau

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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


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.

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


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 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


  • Hair-dryer


  • Public car park


Checkout: Standard Time is 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-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.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • 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 room
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: MAD 220 (from 10 to 17 years old)
  • 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 Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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