A masterpiece of Moroccan hospitality: Royal Mansour Marrakech
Built on 3.5 hectares within the walls of the old city of Marrakech, was created to authentically represent the classic forms of the traditional medina – an elegant composition of just 53 Riads (3 floors each) , 2 gastronomic restaurants , a breathtaking top of the line spa, lounges and a library, you will never want this fantasy to end.
Royal Mansour Marrakech was born from a vision to create a spectacular masterpiece exceeding the demands of today’s discerning traveler whilst reflecting the true essence of Moroccan tradition.
When building Royal Mansour Marrakech, the Owner wanted it to emulate the radiant Moroccan lifestyle and be a testimony to Moroccan architecture and craftsmanship. This is evident throughout the property. His wish was to offer guests unparalleled experiences of wonder and emotion, leaving an indelible imprint in their memories.
The ground breaking, distinctive and ingenious design is exemplified by an intricate series of underground tunnels to each of the property’s 53 riads, accessed only by staff and thus guaranteeing the utmost privacy and discretion.
The service is superb, but it's the design that takes the breath away. The same skills that built all those Almoravid palaces and mosques have created vista after vista of winding paths, delicate fountains, marble pavements and Moorish arches. Inside, the riads are decorated with intricate zellige tilework, carved cedarwood and silk-smooth tadelakt plaster.
Guests are escorted through the main reception to Royal Mansour’s inner medina; an area of exclusivity and privacy inaccessible to non residents. Precious and mysterious, it is revealed only to its privileged guests who guided through the labyrinthine marble paved paths and courtyards, surrounded by olive groves and age- old palms to their own private accommodation in the form of a traditional riad.
The huge spa has all the usual treatment rooms, two swimming pools and a hammam with hot, mild and cold rooms created with combinations of light, steam and water. There are also the usual beauty, fitness and gym facilities. The best extra is the welcome: immaculately dressed staff welcome you off the plane, serve drinks while passport formalities are completed, then whisk you into a hotel Mercedes for the 15-minute drive to Royal Mansour, free of charge.
There are two gastronomic restaurants supervised by Yannick Alléno, who brought three Michelin stars to Le Meurice in Paris. La Grande Table Marocaine serves local cuisine while La Grande Table Française is probably already the best French restaurant in Africa. There is also a lobby dining area, La Table, open all day for hotel guests. There is a salon de thé in the Spa, a cocktail lounge, Le Bar, and a Piano Bar overlooking the gardens.