In the heart of the Medina of Marrakech, and just a short walk from one of the world’s most unusual squares, the Jemaa el-Fnaa, stands the fascinating and exclusive Royal Mansour Hotel.
The building has an exterior fully reflecting Moorish-Andalusian architecture while the interior is a tribute to the greatest and most opulent Moroccan craftsmanship.
The Royal Mansour is an oasis of elegant riads, discreet courtyards and intimate restaurants. The hotel was the work of more than 1,500 craftsmen and is a blaze of finely-decorated ceilings and walls, refined crystal and marble and luxurious silks and velvets. The sensation conveyed is one of there being no limits to its creation. The guest is metaphorically thrust into another dimension in which pomp and tradition reign supreme.
Each of the wonderful 53 riads is developed on three floors. All of them have a patio courtyard and a terrace with swimming pool on the third floor, from where an enchanting view of the magical medina and the suggestive Atlas Mountains can be enjoyed.
Nothing has been left to chance inside this royal palace. To guarantee the highest levels of privacy, staff navigate one kilometre’s worth of tunnels snaking between the property so that service is unrivalled, intuitive and barely seen by guests.
Obviously its cuisine also plays an important role at the Royal Mansour. Some of Marrakech’s most exclusive restaurants are to be found here, run by one of the greatest chefs alive today: Yannick Alléno.
Since its inauguration in 2010, the Royal Mansour has received many awards and acknowledgements, and has set itself apart as one of Morocco’s, and indeed the world’s, most exceptional and exclusive hotels.
Marrakesh, December 2017