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

With palm-filled gardens, palatial style and a grand scale, this majestic property, comprised of private luxury riads, is like a mini-medina in itself.

Commissioned by the Moroccan king, it’s (fittingly) popular with European royalty, Hollywood stars, and British celebs and is the place to check in for an extravagant stay.

Sumptuous decor, luxuriant furnishings, private plunge pools and hammam, and an on-site spa complete the picture, while a personal butler will ensure you’re properly pampered.

And if you only eat at one hotel restaurant during your stay, make it La Grande Table Marocaine, which has a creative, contemporary Moroccan menu by Michelin-starred Yannick Alleno.

The location for sightseeing is excellent. Koutoubia Mosque is close by, and it’s a short walk to Jemaa El Fna.

Surrounding area

This mini-medina within Marrakech Medina is tucked just inside the old city walls, surrounded by palm groves, giving the sense you’re in the centre of a date-palm oasis. This makes for a tranquil atmosphere and quiet stay, aside from when the call-to-prayer punctuates the silence.

Koutoubia Mosque is virtually outside the door, and the Jemaa El Fna just beyond. In the other direction is Marrakech’s busy main boulevard, connecting the old city to the new.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
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

Hot-air balloon flights over Marrakech

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[0.5 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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Jemaa El Fna

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[0.8 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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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Moroccan bread for sale in a shop in Marrakech

Bab Doukkala Market

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[0.8 miles]

Bustling with fishmongers and butchers, street vendors selling in-season fruit and veg, bread fresh from the local oven, and more. In between, small kitchens serve street food specialties through the morning and afternoon.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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

Bacha Cafe

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[0.9 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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Ornate, tiled interior of Moroccan burial chamber

Saadian Tombs

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[1.3 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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Interior of ornately-tiled museum with Moroccan carpets on display

Dar Si Said Museum

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[1.4 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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