Although you can’t quite believe it once you’re standing in its gardens, the Mamounia is inside the medina, behind the Koutoubia Mosque, near Bab Jdid
There are 136 rooms (classic, superior and deluxe), 71 suites (of which 7 are designated ‘Signature’ suites) and three riads, each with 3 bedrooms, salons, terraces and private swimming pools.
On top of the endless sofas and mini-salons in which to park yourself and pause for thought, plus the beautiful patio surrounding the swimming pool, the hotel has three sit-down restaurants, a poolside buffet restaurant, five bars and a library.
Eating and drinking
As well as a Moroccan restaurant, La Mamounia features not one but two Michelin-starred restaurants (one French, one Italian, each with two stars); and there’s also the fantastic ‘Pavillon de la Piscine’ which provides epic buffet breakfasts and Mediterranean-style lunches. Then there are five bars – one above the Moroccan restaurant; one (Italian) in the Majorelle Gallery; one (the Churchill Bar) in the Mamounia Gallery; one by the pool; and one serving ice cream and pastries, in the middle of the garden.
Heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools, two fitness suite, two clay tennis courts and a 2,500 square metre spa offering more than 80 treatments ranging from traditional hammams to manicures, pedicures and Shiseido face and body treatments. Day passes for the pool and spa cost from 500 dirhams.
As you would expect, service at La Mamounia, whose manager was formerly at the Ritz in Paris and several hotels in the Four Seasons and Hyatt International groups, is pretty much impeccable.
Who stays there
Wealthy couples and families, business people; the likes of you and me if we've saved up enough....and remember, if that's a savings plan too far, you could always treat yourself to lunch by the pool and/or do a day-pass to the spa and pools!
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Design and architecture
- Nature / wildlife
Pros & Cons
- Exactly as luxurious as you'd expect
- Brimming with celebrity status
- Fantastic location
- You'll need to consult your bank manager