A Night in the Sahara

An overnight stay in the Sahara desert is a stay like no other. Our writer visits the Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp in Morocco and has a night to remember.

Disappointments of the Year

Hideaway Report editors often find themselves at the point where the hotel website collides with reality. Here are our biggest disappointments of the year.

Hotel Standouts of the Year

Last year, our editors stayed in an astonishing number of hotels and resorts. Here are five contrasting standouts from 12 months of relentless globe-trotting.

Hotel Restaurants of the Year

Once, hotels regarded their restaurants as an afterthought. No longer. Here are our Editors' Choice winners for Hotel Restaurants of the Year.

Best Amenities: Spas, Beaches, Pools and More

Hideaway Report editors single out particularly memorable amenities --beaches and baths to spas and pools -- from the hotels and resorts they visited.

Favorite Hotels of the Year

In 2018, Hideaway Report editors discovered an unusual number of exotic far-flung retreats and several exquisite city hotels. Here are their favorites.

Hotels With Nothing to Dislike — Except Having to Leave

On rare occasions, Hideaway Report editors find a property that defies any attempt to ferret out fault. Here are six hotels that our editors hated to leave.

What Guidebooks Get Wrong About Marrakech

Guidebooks and travel magazines offer all sorts of advice about how to explore Morocco's souks, much of it misguided. Here's how they get it wrong.

Marrakech's Beautiful, Awful Airport: Arrival Strategies

The new Marrakech airport may be visually striking, but it is a terrible experience for travelers, especially those on domestic flights within Morocco.

Best (and Worst) Marrakech Museums

Marrakech plays host to quite a few museums. Here are five worth visiting and one to avoid -- unless you don't mind hordes of tourists jostling selfie sticks.

Moroccan Wine: A Pleasant Surprise

Morocco may forbid drinking in public, but alcohol is not hard to come by in restaurants and hotels. Here's how to wisely choose your Moroccan wines.

Memorable Marrakech Restaurants

Marrakech has no shortage of excellent restaurants in a range of neighborhoods. Here are four options we recommend.

Where to Shop — and Not Shop — in Marrakech

Marrakech ranks among the great shopping cities of the world. Here are 12 shops we visited — some worthy of recommending and some not.

The Moroccan Hammam: What to Expect

After his trip to Morocco, our editor explains the ins and outs of the traditional hammam treatment, including what to expect and how much it will cost.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Morocco

For the May 2018 Hideaway Report, we went from Marrakech to the Sahara. We found three hotels to recommend, one of which was truly remarkable.

Magnificent Marrakech and Its Showpiece Hotel

With one of the finest hotels in the world, evocative architecture, vibrant souks and exotic cuisine, Marrakech checks all the boxes.

Ten Days in Morocco: A Suggested Andrew Harper Itinerary

Day 1: Fly into Marrakech and check in to La Mamounia or the evocative Riad l’Orangeraie, set in the heart of the medina.

News From Mandarin Oriental

Set on 130 acres of palm and olive groves at the foot of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, the 161-room Mandarin Oriental Jnan Rahma, Marrakech is now scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2011, nearly a year later than planned.