Morocco, the name is synonymous with bazaars, antique carpets, tasty tagines, spices and fragrant Kasbahs. Some travellers mistakenly believe that Moroccan hotels can’t offer all the comfort they are used to, but that’s simply not true. Morocco has plenty of luxury resorts offering all the best modern conveniences, from WiFi to full spa facilities and gyms.
People who are not familiar with Morocco think of the country as simply dry, while in truth, Morocco has an almost infinite variety of landscapes that range from the scorching Sahara to the beautiful beaches along the Mediterranean Sea to the snow caps of the Atlas Mountains.
The oldest city in Morocco, Fez, was founded in the 9th century, just a few years after the Arab conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. Fez is home to the amazing Fez el-Bali, a medieval medina so well preserved that it’s been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The architectural beauty of the Kairouine Mosque, Bouinania Medersa, the Nejjarine Fountain and the Foundouk Nejjarine are famous all over the world. Fez is also the home of the world's oldest university; the University of Al-Karaouine was founded in 859 as a school for the study of the natural sciences.
Morocco’s other cities are just as fascinating. Although Rabat, the capital of Morocco, sports a lot of contemporary architecture these days, the city is still surrounded by its ancient fortifications. Then there’s Marrakech. Jemaa el Fna, the main square in Marrakech, is almost a cliché, with fortune tellers who read your palm for a few dirhams to trance-spinning whirling dervishes dancing in time to the rhythm of Gnaoua drummers. Meanwhile, the Ville Nouvelle with its gourmet restaurants, trendy clubs and top hotels showcases a more refined side of Marrakech.
Casablanca, made famous by the Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman film, is a bustling modern city with great shopping, great restaurants and great Moroccan hotel packages. The famous port city of Tangier was for centuries the wildest city on the legendary Barbary Coast, but has since cleaned up its act - and also sports some of the best deals! Then there is the imperial city of Meknes, with the amazing Roman ruins of Volubilis.
Morocco is a mix of small farming villages, oases and moon-like landscapes. Wherever you want to travel in Morocco, you'll find hotel deals that are right for you. To really get a great cheap Morocco hotel deal and secure the best prices, book your reservation well in advance.