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Last updated: 28 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Mandy Sinclair

A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this is one of Marrakech’s most sumptuous properties – a handful of riads remodelled into one opulent complex, creating five courtyards around which rooms and suites are arranged.

The architecture and interiors are some of the Medina’s most ornate, with intricate stuccowork, detailed wooden carvings and richly decorative tiles. The dark wood, medieval brickwork, and terracotta and crimson walls lend it a warmth some other riads don’t have.

Just being in the hammam is an experience. An ornate traditional bathhouse, decorated in floor-to-ceiling pink marble, Oriental lanterns, with multiple columns, trickling water features, and even a crackling fireplace – it’s authentic and atmospheric.

Abundant amenities and mod cons will leave you wanting for nothing. It’s also close to the key sights, making it ideal for a first visit.

Surrounding area

Beneath the Kasbah walls in the southern Medina, La Sultana is superbly located for sightseeing.

The property overlooks the Saadian Tombs, Baadi Palace is seconds away, and Bahia Palace just minutes beyond. Busy Rue de la Kasbah is on the corner, yet in the other direction is a tangle of dusty lanes worth getting lost in. There’s a buzzy local market right near the hotel.

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Key facilities

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

Food & drink

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

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

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

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Jemaa El Fna

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[0.9 miles]

UNESCO World Heritage-listed central square that hums with snake charmers, musicians, magicians and other exotics.

Best for ages: 6+ | Free

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Hot-air balloon flights over Marrakech

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[0.9 miles]

Float high over dramatic, arid landscapes and look down into traditional Berber villages – a unique and thought-provoking perspective on a spectacular landscape.

Best for ages: 10+ | £150 | 5+ hours

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Souks of the Medina

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[1 miles]

The world’s quintessential Arabic bazaar, the Medina’s maze-like souks are a shopper’s paradise.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Ornate, tiled interior of Moroccan burial chamber

Saadian Tombs

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[0.1 miles]

Royal tombs of the Saadi dynasty, dating back to the 16th century, decorated with mosaics and intricate woodwork. There are no explanation panels to explain the historical relevance, so only really worthwhile if you’re interested in decorative arts.

Best for ages: 18+ | £6

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Old stone palace with reflective pool of water in front

El Badi Palace

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[0.3 miles]

The (shell) remains of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur’s colossal, 16th-century palace. Once one of the world’s great monuments, it was stripped bare in the 17th century.

Best for ages: 18+ | £1

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Interior of ornately-tiled museum with Moroccan carpets on display

Dar Si Said Museum

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[0.8 miles]

An impressive 19th-century palace with intricate Byzantine designs, Dar Si Said is home to a huge collection of artworks, instruments, arms and some of the oldest artifacts in the city.

Best for ages: 18+ | £3

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Fez-wearing cafe worker in front of wall covered in tin jars

Bacha Cafe

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[1.6 miles]

Nestled inside the Dar el Bacha palace, Bacha Cafe is elegance at its finest. Coffee recommendations are suggested based on time of day, and are best accompanied by a treat from the cake counter.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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