A stunningly refurbished super-luxe palace in the very centre of the city, a couple of minutes walk from the main square, Jemaa El Fna, this palatial hotel has numerous cosy lounges where fresh Moroccan mint tea or a cocktail can be served at a moment’s notice. Ancient oil paintings hang in gilded frames throughout and the en-suite bathrooms are exquisite; ornate cornicing and beautiful coloured tiles with free-standing baths and silver ornaments. Traditional Moroccan spices and locally sourced ingredients are served on the indoor patio in the winter, and on the rooftop during the summer months.
The Sultana Spa is certainly worth a visit, offering one of the best hammams in Marrakech, along with a Jacuzzi, a beauty centre, massage cabins and a sauna.
Moroccan cookery classes are popular and can be attended by non-residents. The service provided by the hotel’s staff is among the best we’ve encountered.
The latest addition to Marrakech’s luxury hotel scene, the Selman is a country retreat with easy access to the city’s nightlife, souks and entertainment. Manicured gardens, exotic water features and paddocks provide a splendidly serene, lush ambiance. Extravagant purple furnishings and chandeliers adorn the hotel’s reception and numerous lounges. One and two-bedroom riads provide a luxuriously private retreat set in the hotel’s lush grounds. Each riad enjoys a private patio and swimming pool. The interiors have been designed by expert Jacques Garcia, and include original photography, intricate black and white mosaic fireplaces and Moroccan furniture, all incorporating the hotel’s trademark art deco twist. Deluxe and Junior suites are also available.
Two restaurants, Pavilion and Selman, each with its own bar, offer simple, unfussy Moroccan cuisine, relying heavily on locally sourced ingredients, spices and herbs. The magnificent 80 metre long swimming pool – one of the longest in Marrakech – offers a super bar snack menu, cocktails, spirits and wines delivered to your sun lounger. Sheer decadence!
Pop over to the in-house Espace Vitalite Chenot spa for a selection of traditional, Istanbul-inspired hammam, massages and beauty experiences.
Intimate elegance combined with Eastern-inspired architecture, Palais Namaskar presents forty-one luxurious villas, suites and rooms, and three extraordinary palaces. The villas and palaces offer private swimming pools, large terraces and spacious bathrooms with high-tech rain showers.
Choose to dine in one of the four in-house restaurants; Le Namaskar, La Table d’Antoine, L’Ephemere and Espace T, where the menus include seasonal delights such as Crabe des Neiges (Snow Crab, Amarena jelly and French caviar), Tajine de Bar de Ligne (Chermoula spices in a wild sea bass tajine served with seasonal vegetables), and a Pla Phad Med Mamoung (stir-fried John Dory with cashew nuts and chilli paste).
Le Spa provides exceptional treatments and massages. Why not make a request for a masseur to visit you in your very own suite? Bliss!
Wiz over to glitzy Casablanca in the hotel’s very own Dessault Falcon 900LX private jet for the ultimate luxury getaway.
Conveniently located a stone's throw from the vibrant Medina, this haven of sophistication and tranquility offers guests the choice of one, two or three-bedroomed riads, each with plush interiors, beautifully designed marble bathrooms and large external terraces with plunge pools.
Guests can choose between two main dining establishments; La Grande Table Marocaine and La Grande Table Francaise, and an additional, pared-back option, La Table, which is located amongst the lush, green olive trees outside.
The in-house spa, with its striking glass atrium and calming ambiance, provides guests with an extensive range of tailored treatments, massages and beauty rituals administered by local Moroccan experts.
Kasbah Bab Ourika
With commendable eco-credentials and an enviable out of town location, Bab Ourika is a boutique luxury hotel with an abundance of charm and space. Each of the fifteen elegant and simply decorated bedrooms and suites have awe-inspiringly beautiful panoramas to the the Atlas Mountains and the Valley of Ourika.
Guests are treated to an all-encompassing Moroccan dining experience with a focus on traditional Berber recipes using ingredients sourced from local villages.
The hotel's innovative electricity system is run using solar panels and all of the water is recycled. In fact, even the local village below the hotel benefits from these remarkable biodiverse credentials.
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