Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Amanjena

Old Rte. de Ouarzazate, Km 12, Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco

Just south of the Palmery, this blend of Moorish and ancient Egyptian architecture, completed in a palette of subtle hues and set in its own grounds away from the city, lives up to its name: a peaceful paradise. As you enter into the lobby with its high vaulted ceiling, fountains, and pillars, the impression should be of reaching a palace, albeit a slightly neglected and unloved palace. Accommodation is in two-story private terra-cotta villas and pavilions with generously sized bedrooms and high domed ceilings that surround an immense turquoise basin from which a series of smaller lagoons spread out through the manicured gardens. Some units have private dipping pools, fountains, and lush garden courtyards with drapes and white divans. There are Moroccan and Japanese restaurants to choose from as well as the option to dine at your own pavilion.

PROS

  • stunning architecture
  • incredible attention to detail
  • staff is attentive without being overbearing

CONS

  • you will need deep pockets to stay here for even a short time
  • few on-site activities
  • decor needs refreshing

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0524-39–90–00

HOTEL DETAILS

39 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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