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Continuing our series of top 5 best beaches and luxury hotels around the world, in this article I pick the best hotel roof terraces in Morocco. Peering out over a city from the comfort of a roof terrace is a relaxing experience when compared with the frenetic energy found in the streets below. From Marrakech to to Fez, Casablanca to the Atlas mountains, a stay in a hotel where you can dine and drink outside under the stars, will add an extra element of romance to your trip. I pick some incredible places to stay, or simply venues that you can visit and enjoy an evening drink on a magnificent roof terrace.

1. Riad Palais Amani

Fez offers a real taste of the old Morocco. It is well worth exploring for its stunning architecture, carvings and mosaics and historic medina. Conveniently situated just inside the medina walls is the Riad Palais Amani (pictured above). An intimate and very beautiful luxury hotel which perfectly blends traditional Moroccan style and décor with state of the art facilities. A historic riad-style palace has been lovingly restored to create this opulent fifteen bedroom hotel.

The cuisine at Palais Amani is based on traditional Moroccan home cooking with a modern twist. Served either in the restaurant dining room or on the rooftop terrace, the dishes are prepared using locally sourced produce. The lemon mousse made with lemons grown in the hotel garden is not to be missed!

The rooftop terrace at Palais Amani is not restricted to food and drinks in the evening. Spend the day lazing on the many deckchairs scattered about to the same amazing views. There is no better place to relax in Fez!

2. Hotel La Renaissance, Marrakech

This iconic hotel offers a contemporary feel in the historic Marrakech, using colour and space to make this a unique place to stay in Marrakech. The reason to come to this hotel is its stunning rooftop pool and bar on the seventh floor. With breathtaking views across the city and the Atlas mountains, the open air pool is a wonderful place to relax and cool down. By night, the rooftop the bar and lounge Mirador is an exciting place to eat out and have a drink.

3. Maison MK, Marrakech

This romantic and fashionable retreat in Marrakech offers trendy mix of North African and European decor, excellent food, hammam and crucially a wonderful roof top terrace. Split into two parts, from the top section you can see past a mosque tower to the Atlas Mountains, while the bottom section is a candle-lit bar.

4. Riad Edward, Marrakech

Riad Edward is a bohemian and old fashioned riad just outside the centre of the Medina in Marrakech. This riad has the tallest rooftop garden in the medina, so if you want views, this is one of the best hotel roof terraces in Marrakech. From there you can gaze over the medina and a beautiful swimming pool. The rooms here are simple and charming. This riad is not luxury but is probably the best value bed in Marrakech.

5. The Villa des Orangers, Marrakech

What is better than a wonderful rooftop terrace to watch the stars from in Marrakech? Villa des Orangers has gone one better and has built a pool onto the rooftop sun terrace. This oasis of calm and freshness in the heart of the Medina of Marrakesh offers a luxurious and comfortable retreat. From the shade of the orange trees on luxurious patios, on the terraces, or poolside, enjoy the intense lights of the “Ochre City,” while you look out toward the Atlas Mountains.

Read my other top five best articles to discover the best luxury hotels in Fez, my best wilderness lodges in the world, my best destinations in Europe and the best swimming pools in Europe.

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