Sensational hotel in the beautiful Bab Atlas area of Marrakech's palm groves.
ABOUT: A decadent hotel in the Palmeraie’s beautiful Bab Atlas area, 20 minutes’ drive from central Marrakech. Seclusion, perfect panoramas and palatial grandeur are the order of the day here: musky gardens and a lake vie for attention with deep carpets, damask fabrics and Murano chandeliers. Dusk is especially lovely: log fires crackle, lanterns flicker and champagne flutes clink in celebration of a bolthole very well chosen.
ROOMS: Offering a modernist update on the mosaics and ornate hand-carvings found in most Moroccan hotels, Namaskar’s indulgent rooms, suites, villas and two palaces blend Oriental decorative principles with contemporary design. Tan-coloured and spacious, most residences boast either a private pool or outdoor Jacuzzi, while Bang & Olufsen plasma-screen TVs, iPod docks, Wi-Fi, rain showers and king-size beds are all regulation provisions.
FACILITIES: The large main pool is flanked by daybeds and oversized cushions; nearby is a vast Feng Shui-focused spa with six treatment cabins, plus a fitness centre with optional personal trainers and yoga teachers. The kilometre-long perimeter path makes for a great jogging circuit, too. Two restaurants cover Moroccan, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine; dinners can be taken in the gardens, lakeside or on private terraces. Be sure to nurse a nightcap on the rooftop bar afterwards.
EXTRA INFO:Golf, quad-biking, camel and horse-riding, trekking or cycling in the Atlas Mountains, paragliding and hot-air balloon rides can all be arranged.
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The 'Palais Namaskar' was incredible, the place and staff are amazing. I really cannot express in words how wonderful it was.
Bal P who stayed here in February 2013.
Palais Namaskar, Marrakech has been rated 1 time, with an overall rating of 5.00 out of 5.
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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.