La Mamounia

Bab Jdid, Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco

Since 1923, Morocco's most prestigious hotel has achieved legendary status for its opulence, grandeur, celebrity guest list, and hefty price tag. Famed also for its elegant interiors, magnificent mature gardens, and immaculate service, La Mamounia occupies 20 acres of fragrant gardens that once belonged to 18th-century Prince Mamoun and is a glowing example of Moroccan Arab–Andalusian fine arts. As you enter the main foyer, doormen glide to your assistance as you're greeted by a waft of orange blossoms. The marble sculptures, velvet armchairs, antique furniture, and spacious lounges hung with Asian paintings ooze elegance. In 2009 the hotel was magnificently restored and renovated by architect Jacques Garcia and a team of hundreds of master craftsmen. A sumptuous underground spa, with Jacuzzi and hammam, is one of the added features. If money is no object, then your own private riad for a night will set you back around 80,000 DH. Otherwise, prices start at "only" 5,500 DH for a classic room (breakfast is an additional 350 DH per person).

PROS

  • one of the finest hotels in the world
  • exquisite restaurants
  • stunning architecture and interiors

CONS

  • some standard classic rooms
  • ground-floor rooms have no view of garden
  • exorbitant bar/restaurant prices

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0524-38–86–00

HOTEL DETAILS

208 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

What’s Nearby


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