La Mamounia, a symbol of traditional Moroccan hospitality, is located in the heart of the imperial city, nestled in a 17 acre park just 5 minutes walk from the Jma El-Fna square.
"The most lovely spot in the whole world." A comment not from TripAdvisor, but rather from Winston Churchill, a regular Mamounia visitor as he painted the Atlas Mountains from its gorgeous roof terrace. Other famous heads on the hotel’s beds have included Nelson Mandela, the Rolling Stones and Alfred Hitchcock. Read the sacred Livre d’Or (guestbook) for the full roll call, before adding your own autograph. You might as well show off: wholly refurbished from 2007-9, the five-star Mamounia remains the iconic residence in Morocco.
There are 135 stylish, high-ceilinged rooms, plus 71 suites and a trio of separate riads, each with three bedrooms, private terraces, salons and a pool. Carefully balancing comfort and Moorish/Art Deco opulence, every room has striking views of city, gardens or mountains.
La Mamounia’s setting is like a sleight of hand: hidden in 17 pretty acres of gardens and parkland, yet under ten minutes from Marrakech’s focal Jma El Fna square. The facilities are just as impressive: four restaurants, including two with Michelin-star chefs; five bars; a 27,000sq.ft spa offering 80 treatments; a pool; tennis and squash courts; a casino; and a driving range, with two nearby golf courses for good measure.
Culture’s a big thing at La Mamounia, with regular art exhibitions and fascinating photography lining the walls. And its brilliant staff are able to arrange anything: souk tours, skiing and probably even an easel on the roof...
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Note that the online map offers both a satellite view (click satellite in the top right) and, for some locations, a street level view (Drag the person in the top left onto the map). These let you explore the country; and when you wish to explore in person, or if you have any questions about the places you see, give our staff a call, or request a quote. Our staff regularly visit the places and accommodation that we feature.
When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.
A traditional Kasbah surrounded by a Garden of Eden, on two hectares of land. The property is located at the gateway to the Southern Moroccan desert, 40km east of Ouarzazate, in a palm grove named Skoura.
Kasbah Tamadot is a luxurious hotel in the Atlas Mountains which was bought by Richard Branson during one of his ballooning expeditions.
Probably the most luxurious hotel in Morocco. A spectacular masterpiece exceeding the demands of today’s discerning traveller whilst reflecting the true essence of Moroccan tradition.
Luxury five star riad-hotel located in the heart of Marrakech...
Amanjena (peaceful paradise) is the first Aman resort on the African continent and is located just outside the ancient city of Marrakech.
Selman is a new super luxurious hotel experience in the countryside near Marrakech (only 5 minutes from the city).
When travelling around Morocco it is not (contrary to common belief) necessary for women to ‘cover up’ out of respect for local modesty traditions. Morocco is a very mixed society with Moroccans who dress as westerners and more traditional families dressing in a more traditional way.
The only areas of the country where it is advisable for women to cover up their legs and shoulders would be in some parts of the High Atlas Mountains (very remote areas) where the locals are rarely visited by foreigners. It is highly unlikely that you will be visiting these areas on any holiday arranged by Lawrence of Morocco.