We recently had the opportunity of spending 5 nights at the stunning La Mamounia Hotel – which has won many accolades including the most recent “The Best Hotel in the world 2018” by Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards.
As we visited in December, the days were comfortably warm but the evenings went really cold. When we arrived at the hotel the cloaked doorman opened the doors to a stunningly decorated Christmas lobby complete with rich velvet furnishings.
The hotel is built in grand Moorish style (a variation of Islamic architecture) with art deco touches and gorgeous zellig (tiles), which decorate archways and pillars.
The hotel is set within 8 acres of stunning grounds complete with little lanes filled with lemon and orange trees, olive trees, roses bushes and stunning cacti.
La Mamounia consists of 135 rooms, 65 suites, six signature suites and 3 three-bedroom villas with a private pool which are hidden away in the gardens.
Our lovely room had a great view over looking the pool and grounds and the rooms dim lighting made it very relaxed and romantic.
Left on our pillows was a bottle of the beautiful signature fragrance room spray specially created for La Mamounia by Fragonard.
The award winning 2500 metres-squared spa and hammam is an Instagram dream not to mention a relaxing haven to switch off and enjoy a soulful moment of tranquility.
Breakfast was served next to the large heated pool and due to the outdoor temperature being so cold in the morning, the pool looked like a hot spring in Iceland.
I can only describe La Mamounia as the perfect epitome of decadence, elegance and pure luxury.
While in Marrakech I also wanted to understand and learn more about Riad living especially as they have become really popular on social media.
Find out more about Riads in Marrakech on http://www.uniquefamilytravels.com/2018/12/27/the-magic-of-marrakech/
Emirates fly direct to Casablanca 9.5 hours there and 6.5 hours back.
From Casablanca to Marrakech its a 2.5 hour drive – it’s a long journey but well worth it.