Fodor's Expert Review Es Saadi Marrakech Resort

Rue Ibrahim el Mazini, Marrakesh, Marrakesh-Safi, Morocco

What started as Marrakesh's first casino has grown into a complex with two hotel properties as well as the Es Saadi casino and the Teatro nightclub. The original Es Saadi Hotel is rather dated and worn, but the luxury Es Saadi Palace is a whole class above its sister. In addition, there are 10 individually styled luxurious villas with one or two bedrooms and their own private garden terrace. For a slightly more rustic "'kasbah"' experience, there are eight ksars built in the style of desert kasbahs, each with two bedrooms, a private sun terrace, and direct access to the Palace pool. There are 19 acres of gardens blooming with orange trees and roses, and sun-loungers and hammocks scattered on luxurious lawns. There's a massive outdoor pool (free for Es Saadi Palace, Villa, and Ksar guests), as well as a smaller unheated pool at the Es Saadi Hotel. There are also loads of organized children’s activities as well as daily yoga sessions.


  • family-friendly
  • spacious grounds
  • three swimming pools


  • original hotel is a bit dated but Es Saadi Palace is magnificent
  • big and impersonal
  • large pool/garden not open to all guests




Phones: 0524-44–88–11


267 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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