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Last updated: 03 December, 2023
Expert travel writer: Mandy Sinclair

Established in 1946, this legendary hotel is one of the Medina’s finest and most comfortable, with intricate carved doors, lattice windows, cedar ceilings, and plush furnishing.

Oriental paintings and candelabras hang on walls and Moroccan lanterns illuminate each room. Pretty courtyards with fountains and potted palms, two big and beautiful swimming pools and a spa with hammam complete the picture.

The location in bustling Bab Doukkala, a short stroll to Jemaa El Fna, is excellent, making this an ideal choice for a first Marrakech stay.

While you're there

The hotel is also famed for its resident cooking school, run by a traditional Moroccan Chef (dada). Workshops start with a visit to the spice market, and a traditional neighbourhood bread oven.

Surrounding area

The Medina location in the Bab Doukkala neighbourhood is excellent.

Just over the hotel walls is a lane dotted with superb antique stores. Follow it to reach Marrakech’s main square, the Jemaa El Fna, via a fascinating 15-minute stroll through the bustling souks.

In the other direction, it’s a 10-minute walk to Bab Doukkala, a gate in the city wall. En route is a local market lined with hole-in-the-wall grocery stores and local eateries.

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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Spa
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free
Yoga

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
*
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types

Apartments
Bedrooms
Cabins
Suites
Tents
Villas
Yurts

Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities
WiFi

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Marrakech

Marrakech-Safi, Morocco

Ornate, tiled doorway with round door

An exotic time capsule of ancient streets and souks, blending Arab culture and French colonial heritage. Soak it all up in the wonderfully evocative atmosphere of the Jemaa el-Fnaa.