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L’Hôtel Marrakech is a privately owned Riad set in the heart of the ‘red city’s’ Medina. L’Hôtel is conveniently close to the vibrant Jemaa El Fna square and the bustling Souk. The Riad feels more like a home than a hotel with the combination of superb Moroccan craftsmanship with pieces of antique furniture and textiles.
“The jewel in the medina. Jasper Conran’s first hotel is a stylish bolt hole.” – Jeremy Langmead, Times Luxx
“Jasper Conran, chairman of the design empire built by his father, has transformed a pair of ancient sea captains’ dwellings on the Greek isle of Rhodes into a halcyon retreat” – Sarah Medford, The Wall Street Journal
This historic 19th Century Riad, originally the central part of a Caidal palace, comprises 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 of the1930s.
Owned by Jasper Conran, the Riad combines superb Moroccan craftsmanship with pieces of antique furniture, textiles, lighting and art from his collection, making it feel more like a home than a hotel. An atmosphere of timeless relaxed grandeur has been created, white voile curtains flow on the terraces giving privacy to the generously proportioned suites.
The property consists of five stunning King suites. Simple whitewashed walls, high zouak ceilings, warm, soft, restful colours and unfussy decoration give a relaxing feeling of charm and serenity.
The Tangier suite is located on the first floor, its large windows open out onto the courtyard garden. This suite can be adjoined to the Fez suite forming a family suite of rooms. Traditional mother of pearl inlay furniture form part of the Tangier suite’s décor. A Moroccan lounge alcove offers a wonderful place to relax and unwind. The suite’s king size four poster bed is hung with white voile curtains. A walk through wardrobe leads to an umber tadelakt bathroom.
The only ground floor suite, the Zagora has a private terrace which then leads out onto the courtyard garden and pool. The suite is laid out in a traditional Moroccan manner, the king size four poster bed is hung with flowing white voile giving a sense of fresh and airy serenity. A walk through wardrobe opens out into a garnet tadelakt bathroom.
The Fez suite is on the first floor. It has a bright and fresh feel with a high ceiling and its own private terrace which overlooks the garden and pool. Fine paintings, antique furniture and lighting have been used to decorate the suite. It has a king size four poster bed and two generously sized wardrobes that flank an ochre tadelakt bathroom. This suite can be adjoined to the Tangier suite thus forming a family suite of rooms.
The Asilah suite takes the form of a suite of rooms on the first floor. The sitting room has an open fireplace, this adjoins an ebony and white tadelakt and painted plaster bathroom. The suite owes its brightness to expansive windows and large sky light. The bedroom, with its king size four poster bed, closet and desk, overlooks the courtyard garden and pool.
As the largest suite in the Riad, the Casablanca is light and airy, opening out onto a private terrace on the first floor overlooking the courtyard garden. This authentically decorated suite boasts an impressive zouac ceiling, fine antique furniture, art and a king size four poster bed. A walk through wardrobe leads to a spacious traditional ash coloured tadelakt bathroom.
The roof terrace offers extraordinary views of the Atlas mountains and the skyline of Marrakech. Cocktails 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 snowcapped mountains.
Set in the heart of Marrakech’s Medina. L’Hôtel is conveniently close to the vibrant Jemaa El Fna square, the bustling Souk and nearby the 12th Century Koutoubia Mosque.
London Heathrow to Marrakech Menara – 3hr 45min flight
Marrakech Menara Airport – 15 minutes in the car
Essaouira (Beach) – 2 hr 30 mins by car
L’Hôtel Marrakech prides itself on its approach to serving delicious traditional Moroccan cooking. Food can be served on your private balcony, the dining room or on the roof terrace. Seasonal local produce is brought to the kitchen daily. Dishes prepared celebrate the subtle aromas and colourful enchantment of Marrakech. Guests can enjoy a vibrant array of salads, fresh vegetables, slow cooked tagines, grilled meat and fish as well as the perfect steak and chips. To complete the meal, there are refreshing sorbets, ice creams and fruits to choose from.