Amongst exceptional equestrian estates, lush oases, and riads with breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains, these luxury spa hotels in Marrakech stand out as must-visit destinations in the Red City.
LE ROYAL MANSOUR MARRAKECH: A LUXURIANT MINIATURE MEDINA
Located near the city walls and the central Jemaa el-Fna square, this charming oasis reinterprets the concept of a traditional medina, with rooms and suites transformed into sumptuous riads, and corridors reminiscent of winding alleyways. By reinventing the codes of luxury hospitality, Le Royal Mansour is a hidden gem surrounded by a romantic, lush greenery designed by landscaper Luis Vallejo spanning two and a half hectares. The property features 53 riads adorned with oriental tapestries, each offering enveloping lounges, tree-filled courtyards, and refined bathrooms with resting terraces overlooking the Atlas Mountains. Among the hotel’s four dining options, Sesamo, led by the renowned three Michelin-starred chef Massimiliano Alajmo, takes guests on a culinary journey to Italy.
The spa at Le Royal Mansour is a haven of tranquility, boasting aromatic Oriental scents and a remarkable atrium with a hammam, heated pool, and ten treatment rooms offering therapies by marocMaroc, Sisley, Intraceuticals, Subtle Energies, and Dr. Burgener.
LA MAMOUNIA: A LEGENDARY HOTEL IN THE HEART OF THE OLD CITY CELEBRATING ITS CENTENARY
La Mamounia is situated on a 13-hectare orchard that once belonged to Prince Al Mamoun during the 18th century. Designed by French architects Henri Prost and Antoine Marchisio, this former hotel of the Moroccan Railways Company combines Moroccan architectural influences with Art Deco touches, making it an idyllic haven. Alongside the 135 rooms and 71 lavish suites, interconnected corridors replicate the winding streets of the Marrakech Medina. The gardens of La Mamounia house three private riads, providing secluded Moroccan luxury with heated pools and private terraces. Among the hotel’s restaurants, two are orchestrated by the renowned, multi-Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, while the chic Moroccan restaurant is accompanied by the melodies of an Andalusian music trio.
The spa at La Mamounia is a tranquil haven with soothing marble interiors and curved walls coated in traditional Tadelakt plaster. Offering a wide range of massages, scrubs, facial treatments, and envelopments, the spa features traditional hammams, a sauna, a jacuzzi, and majestic pools.
MANDARIN ORIENTAL MARRAKECH: AN ESSENTIAL DESTINATION IN THE RED CITY
Situated on a 20-hectare estate of fragrant landscaped gardens and lush olive groves, this haven is located just 10 minutes from the heart of the Medina. The Marrakech Hotel with a spa offers suites and private villas with gardens, some featuring bathrooms with traditional hammams. An array of restaurants and bars caters to all tastes. For lunch, head to the Pool Garden restaurant, where Mediterranean-inspired seafood and dishes are served poolside. Shirvan restaurant offers a delicate and spicy dining experience with Michelin-starred chef Akrame Benallal. A not-to-be-missed dinner option is Ling Ling by Hakkasan, renowned for its signature Cantonese cuisine.
The spa at Mandarin Oriental Marrakech is a superb holistic sanctuary, complete with a Moroccan hammam and a serene indoor turquoise pool. With an outdoor pool as a backdrop, guests can enjoy a range of treatments, both indoors and outdoors, including massages, facials, and body therapies.
SELMAN MARRAKECH: AN EQUINE HAVEN OF TRANQUILITY
Nestled at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, just a short distance from the Guéliz district, this Moroccan palace designed by Jacques Garcia promises a magical experience amidst a world-class Arabian thoroughbred horse stud. Surrounded by lush vegetation, the property owned by the Bennani Smires family offers 55 rooms and suites with an Arabo-Moorish charm. The warm interiors of this Marrakech spa hotel unveil the splendors of ancient oriental design, with precious fabrics harmonizing beautifully with walls adorned in traditional Moroccan zellige mosaic. For a more intimate stay, the hotel offers four private villas, each opening onto a beautiful courtyard with a fountain—a perfect setting for a relaxing weekend getaway.
The ultimate luxury can be found in the grand Selman Villa, featuring two bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms. Each villa comes with its own garden and a 15-meter heated swimming pool. With four gourmet restaurants offering a rich and varied gastronomy, guests are spoilt for choice. The Pool restaurant provides refreshing dining experiences by the poolside, while Le Pavillon enchants with its verdant gardens. For an elegant and refined setting, Selman Restaurant offers a sophisticated menu. Finally, Assyl restaurant celebrates the delights of Moroccan cuisine.
The spa at Selman Marrakech is a timeless sanctuary. As the only Chenot spa in Morocco and one of only six in the world, it offers a range of treatments and therapies focused on bioenergetics, aimed at detoxifying the body. With its tranquil ambiance, traditional hammam, pools, and a variety of massages and targeted treatments, the spa provides a truly rejuvenating experience. Adding to the allure, the hotel boasts an immense 80-meter outdoor swimming pool, bordered by palm and olive trees, inviting guests to indulge in endless laps. The spa also offers curated wellness programs lasting from three to ten days, complemented by specialized meals at the restaurants.
AMANJENA: A RETREAT BEYOND THE CITY
Escape the city’s hustle and bustle at this paradise nestled amidst endless olive groves and palm trees. Inspired by traditional Marrakech architecture, Amanjena boasts beautiful pink villas, some with private pools, amidst a backdrop of murmuring fountains and poetic watercourses. The opulence of high ceilings and lacquered wood furnishings blends harmoniously with zellige-tiled floors and traditional Berber carpets. Dining options include a Moroccan restaurant, an Italian cuisine venue, and a Japanese gastronomic experience at Nama, where sushi is savored by the monumental turquoise pool. Tennis courts and a golf course are also available for sports enthusiasts, while custom excursions to the city and the desert dunes of Agafay cater to those seeking exploration.