The luxury hotel ‘La Mamounia’ is located at a short walk from Marrakech’s city centre. It is said to offer one of Africa’s most atmospheric spa & wellness setups. Next time around I should free up some more time in order to check with my own eyes
Recently renovated with an art deco, moorish decoration and lighting by designer Jacques Garcia is fairly dark, maybe as a contrast to the bright sunshine outside. Fresh callas and different room types make for a varied hotel lobby setup that fits classy tastes.
The three Riads are set amongst the heart of La Mamounia’s wonderful gardens, each having 700 sq. metres of space to provide three bedrooms with excellent bathrooms, a large dining room and private pool on a terrace.
These seven Signature suites are each individually themed with original and unusual Moroccan-style decor. Your choice includes the Churchill, the Majorelle, Koutoubia, Baldaquin, Marquetrie and the Al Mamoun suite.
The suites (64 in total) have views over the extensive gardens, the Atlas Mountains or the Koutoubia mosque. There is an expansive lounge, and king size beds in the bedrooms. An executive suite gives you a terrace and bathroom with separate shower and bath. The Moroccan suites have been decorated by local artisans for a fully Moroccan feel. Four Prestige suites on the middle floors look over the gardens, their 100 sq. metres include two living rooms with dining and seating areas and a walk-in wardrobe.
The 13 Classic rooms are comfortable and located between ground and first floor, looking over the city and gardens. 19 Superior rooms on the second to fourth floors display vibrant colours of Moroccan styling and look over the Hivernage. Deluxe rooms (104) are decorated with wood, leather, stucco and moucharabieh and have views of the Koutobia, park or the Atlas Mountains.
Requires a minimum stay of 2 nights