It’s hard not to fall in love with a city like Marrakech, a place so rich with culture, energy and excitement. On our last visit we had the pleasure of staying at the beautiful La Sultana. Situated in the heart of the city next to the Ancient Saadian Tombs and chosen by Forbes Traveler magazine as one of the 400 most beautiful hotels of the world, we had high expectations and we weren’t disappointed.
La Sultana originally started off as five separate riads, it has since been impeccably restored and connected, in a painstaking three-year renovation which involved the Historical Monuments Organization, creating one stylish boutique hotel comprising of 28 rooms and suites all uniquely designed and decorated displaying the hallmarks of Moroccan extravagance. Bathrooms resemble mini Roman temples, complete with arched ceilings, marble columns, brass basins and impressive sunken Jacuzzi baths in the suites.
A visit to La Sultana is not complete without a trip to the pink – hued spa. The hotel offers a very impressive private sanctuary, perfect for some rejuvenation after an afternoon of haggling at the souks. The argan oil treatments come highly recommended, as does the traditional hammam. If you’re feeling peckish, head up to the hotels rooftop offering incredible views of the city and the distant vistas of the atlas mountains. Enjoy the space as breakfast is served on the terrace and then come dusk, there’s even more to appreciate when dinner can be enjoyed under the stars.
Luxury and a sense of history are the hallmarks of La Sultana, which is undoubtedly the top pick for those seeking an opulent and exotic getaway.
- The service rank’s amongst the finest hospitality we’ve experienced in the city
- Traditional afternoon mint tea ceremony. Take the time to indulge in the Moroccan pastries
- Rooftop terrace is perfect for early evening drinks whilst hearing the call to prayer echoing over the city
Need To Know
- Perfectly located inside the Imperial city walls in the ‘golden triangle’ between the royal palaces and the Saadian Tombs. The Djemaa el-Fna is a 5-10 minute walk. You can catch taxis at the Bab Agnaou gate
- Free non-alcoholic mini bar
- IPod docks, DVD players and satellite TV
- The additional 150 dirham (£11) cost for the buffet breakfast is worth every penny. We began every morning enjoying breakfast on the terrace with impressive views of the Atlas Mountains
No. of Rooms & Suites: 28
Rate Per Night: From £210