Charming retreat in the heart of the Medina
L'Hôtel Marrakech is set in the heart of the red city's Medina. L'Hôtel is located conveniently close to the vibrant Jemaa El Fna square, the bustling Souk and the nearby 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. This historic 19th century riad, originally the central part of a Caidal palace, comprises of five spacious suites surrounding a uniquely wide courtyard garden and swimming pool. This charming retreat combines delicious food, great comfort and service, whilst capturing the elegance of hotels from the 1930s. Owned by Jasper Conran, the riad combines superb Moroccan craftsmanship with selected pieces of antique furniture, textiles, lighting and art from his collection, making it feel more like a home than a hotel.
The fine restoration has been executed using skilled local craftsmen and traditional materials. An atmosphere of timeless relaxed grandeur has been created, and white voile curtains flow on the terraces giving privacy to the generously proportioned suites. Simple whitewashed walls, high zouak ceilings, warm, soft, restful colours and unfussy decoration give a relaxing feeling of charm and serenity.
The roof terrace offers extraordinary views of the Atlas Mountains and the skyline of Marrakech. It is a place to unwind after a day's foray into the souks, and somewhere to relax on sun loungers. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea can be taken under the pergola. Drinks can be enjoyed amongst orange blossom and fig trees, a wilderness of honeysuckle, bougainvillea, jasmine and scented roses whilst watching the sun go down over the snow-capped mountains.
In the evening, dinner can be enjoyed in the dining room. On cooler nights the curtains are drawn and a fire is lit whilst traditional Moroccan food is served. On warmer evenings large glass doors open out onto the courtyard garden allowing the gentle sound of the water fountain and the scents of the garden to flow through the rooms.
Please note that to stay in this hotel guests need to be a minimum of 18 years of age.