Luxtripper Travel Editor
La Sultana Marrakech
With its enchanting ambience and stunning traditional architecture, La Sultana Marrakech is a true Moroccan palace and a peaceful retreat in the midst of the bustling old town. The hotel consists of five separate riads and just 28 intimate rooms and suites, each providing a truly authentic and elegant Moroccan atmosphere. Tranquil patios are lined with fragrant orange trees, and a rooftop terrace provides gorgeous views of the medina and the distant Atlas mountains.
The hotel’s location in the heart of the historical area of Kasbah is ideal for those who wish to explore the old city. The main square of Jemaa El-Fna is located within walking distance, as are the Saadian Tombs, the royal palaces, and many museums and souks. The beautiful Sultana Spa is the perfect end to a busy day of exploring, with many exotic treatments and rituals designed for pure relaxation and rejuvenation.
Located outside of the city between the Atlas Mountains and Djebilet Hills, Palais Namaskar is a luxury oasis where guests can sink into a reverie of complete calm and tranquillity. The resort’s design is a unique blend of Moorish and Asian influences, with intricate mosaics, delicate archways, and secluded Balinese-inspired gardens.
While the medina of Marrakech is located just a 25-minute drive away, one could easily spend an entire holiday at the palace. There are three decadent restaurants offering a variety of cuisines, and an award-winning luxury spa designed to make each of its guests feel like royalty. For those seeking an exciting getaway, the resort organises numerous activities such as desert walks and camel safaris, and even hot air balloon rides over the sprawling Sahara desert.
A beautifully-restored 18th century riad in the very heart of the ancient medina, Riad Kniza is the perfect place to experience local charm. Run by a local Moroccan family, this small and intimate luxury hotel has just eleven rooms and suites, each lavishly decorated with rich colours, lush fabrics and traditional accents that make guests feel as if they are at home.
Riad Kniza may be small, but it has just as much to offer as the larger luxury hotels in Marrakech, and its intimate setting makes the experiences there even more unforgettable. Guests can enjoy home cooked Moroccan cuisine on the rooftop terrace or in the open-air courtyard, take a leisurely dip in the hotel’s swimming pool or enjoy a personalised spa experience at the Hammam, all while enjoying the friendly service provided by the owners.
The Selman Marrakech is a relatively new arrival to the city’s luxury hotel landscape, but still manages to stand out from the crowd as a unique and extravagant destination. Located just minutes outside of the medina, away from the noise and bustle but still convenient, the Selman is an authentic Arabian palace with an artistic, modern touch. Antique tapestries provide a backdrop for Tiffany table lamps, and luxurious modern amenities meet traditional Moroccan comfort.
Though spread over an expansive six acres, the palace maintains an intimate feel, with enclosed gardens, outdoor courtyards and numerous private alcoves and terraces creating a true sense of privacy. The most unique feature of the Selman is its private stables, home to 16 beautiful Arabian Thoroughbreds who are allowed to roam through an outdoor enclosure as guests look on from their terraces.