A wonderful riad that runs like clockwork.
ABOUT: Marrakech’s only five-star-deluxe establishment, La Sultana blends modern cons with a showstopping location inside the historic Kasbah, next to the Royal Palaces and – from its 360° roof terrace – above the Saadian Tombs. The unique hubbub of Jemaa-el-Fna square is also only ten minutes away, but you sure wouldn’t know it: hanging gardens, tiled fountains, shady nooks, a large outdoor swimming pool and open-air massages combine to create an atmosphere so languorous that you’ll have trouble keeping... your eyes... open...
ROOMS: The 28 multi-room suites fuse North African chic – handcrafted artworks, unusual antiques, dramatically-carved archways – with indulgent, Roman temple-style marble bathrooms. King-size beds, living rooms and fireplaces complete the opulent feel, while air-conditioning is available after sweaty excursions around town.
FACILITIES: La Sultana boasts a genuine destination spa: among its many offerings are customised treatments, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, a fitness centre and a Jacuzzi. French/Moroccan fusion dinners are typically served by candlelight on a terrace beside the main pool, or, for those seeking intimacy, in small, secluded rooms off the main courtyards
MORE INFO: La Sultana is famed for its service: positively desperate to go the extra mile for you, its staff rank among the city’s finest attendants. Other good news includes complimentary Wi-Fi in all public areas, and an elegant bar for pre or post-dinner cocktails.
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The La Sultana was fantastic in every aspect, and especially the staff.
Ian Hellens who stayed here in February 2015.
La Sultana was exquisite and it was a privilege to stay there. We loved every minute and although the medina was crazy in many ways and so busy in the evenings it was lovely to come back to the calm of the Riad. Actually the only negative comment I have was our inability to barter....we definitely need to brush up on our bartering skills!!
Andrea Hawkins who stayed here in April 2014.
La Sultana (Marrakech), Marrakech has been rated 2 times, with an overall rating of 5.00 out of 5.
Very well-run riad in the Bab Doukkala area of the medina of Marrakech. Choice of Moroccan or French restaurants and lovely spa.
Marrakech's best kept secret.. a haven of tranquility, peaceful architecture in large gardens and only ten minutes from the city centre.
Luxury five star riad-hotel located in the heart of Marrakech...
Riad Farnatchi has been created out of five small Riads in the heart of the oldest part of Marrakech where houses have stood for many centuries; some of the walls are over 400 years old.
Beautifully run riad with sumptuous spa. Located between souk el'khamis and the Majorelle gardens. Perfect for the best of the old and new Marrakech.
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.