Walking through the palace doors of La Mamounia, you could practically hear the history through the walls. Nestled on the outside of the medina, La Mamounia has welcomed guests since the 12th century. With guests like Churchill and De Gaulle, to fashion icons like Yves Saint-Laurent, La Mamounia has become a home to those who want to experience an oasis in the heart of Morocco.
Passing through the lobby, there is no traditional check in at this hotel. As you're seated in the hall amongst plush, crushed velvet chairs, a tray with fresh dates and almond milk fragrant with orange blossom is presented as a welcome. From here, the long hall takes you through a lively bar where live music plays out and both locals and guests enjoy an afternoon tea. Walking through the doors, it opens to the gardens of La Mamounia — acres of immaculately gardened rows of historic olive trees, orange trees, and alleys perfect for a stroll. This is just the first taste of a stay at the La Mamounia.
It seems there's a bit of everything to be experienced at La Mamounia. Whether you fancy a dip in their decorated indoor pool or in the outdoor pool in the gardens, there is something for everyone. Downstairs from the indoor pool, it opens up to a world-class spa where you can experience a traditional hammam.
After a wellness treatment, the dining options come to life at the hotel. With four restaurants, all with their own style, there is plenty to choose from. One dinner at Le Marocain will redefine how you taste Moroccan cuisine. It's a dinner to not forget, with multiple courses exploring regional cuisine, all set inside three different areas spread out through a well-decorated space. The evening continues in the main hotel, inside the famed Le Churchill bar known for taking you back in time with classic cocktails.
Checking into the spacious room, it feels as if you've stepped into a luxurious Moroccan apartment. With patio doors opening up to the gardens, the snowcapped Atlas Mountains immediately catch your attention. Stepping back into the room, the separate living room feels ever so cozy. It's hard to not be drawn to the well-appointed bathroom, with a soaking tub set with the amenities for a relaxing soak. A steam shower, double vanity, and a walk-in closet completes the room, making it feel elegant yet comfortable.
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A stay at La Mamounia provides a world of endless exploration. The concierge is fantastic in providing knowledge and tailoring every guest's time in Marrakech. With a rich history rooted in the arts and local culture, La Mamounia is a luxurious stay in Marrakech.
Bon Traveler's Tips:
+ Enjoy one dinner at Le Marocain
+ Book a spa treatment and enjoy the spa facilities
+ Stay in a suite for a spacious and incredible stay where you can choose from multiple views.
Avenue Prince Moulay Rachid, Marrakech, Morocco
Call +212 5243-88600 or visit http://www.mamounia.com/en/
*Bon Traveler was welcomed as a guest of La Mamounia. As always, all opinions are own.
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