Kenzi Menara Palace & Resort
What We Love
- A five-star retreat with views of the Atlas Mountains - includes breakfastStaying in the neighborhood of Agdal, famed for its exotic botanical gardens
- The large rooms, with a private veranda and views over the Olympic-sized swimming pool
- The elegant blend of Arabic and Andalusian style
What To Know
- Spacious guestrooms start at 592 square feet
- The spa has a Turkish hammam, a sauna, an indoor pool and a hair salon
- There's three on-site restaurants to choose from
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Set among 10 acres of beautiful gardens just south of Marrakech’s bustling Medina, the five-star Kenzi Menara Palace lets you have your cake and eat it, too. Within walking distance of the bustle of Jamaa el Fna Square and close to the botanical Agdal gardens, this luxury retreat is a peaceful haven in Morocco’s whirlwind capital.
Dotted with shady palms and chic white parasols, the hotel’s grounds also boast two large swimming pools. Inside, there’s a spa with a hammam (Turkish bath), indoor pool, sauna and individual treatment rooms, plus three restaurants and spacious rooms, with Moorish tadelakt bathrooms and views of the Atlas mountains from many.
The rooms are generously sized (each is a minimum of 592 square feet) and traditionally styled in spice hues and dark wood. Deluxe Pool View rooms feature a sitting area and overlook the Olympic-sized swimming pool and the looming Atlas Mountains.
There are three restaurants at the hotel. Saoussane is distinctively Moroccan, with alcoves, lanterns, an ornate fireplace and opulent low seating. L’Orientaliste serves little tapas dishes with cocktails and commands panoramic views of the Atlas mountains and the pool. Specialty restaurant Insensé is a romantic spot with serene views and a sophisticated menu of Southern French fare.
The luxurious spa features six individual treatment rooms, two Balneotherapy rooms, a mixed sauna, indoor pool and single-sex hammam-Turkish baths. There’s also a relaxation room, where you can wind down with an herbal tea after a treatment, plus a gym and hair salon.
The hotel is located in Agdal, south of the Medina. The Royal Palace and botanical Agdal gardens are just a few streets away, as well as the Menara gardens, and there are a number of golf courses in the area, too. Around 10 minutes from this green part of the city, you’ll find the Old Town – the hub of the action – where you can shop spices and curios at Jamaa el Fna Square.
How to Get There
An amazing week! All the team is really good but a special shoutout to Simo, the entertainer, such a wonderful and funny guy! Thank you for making our trip and stay so perfect. Hopefully we’ll meet again some day!
I highly recommend!!
we returned from what was a perfect week away on Saturday 7th Sept, which all ended very badly when our cases were taken into the possession of the handlers at the hotel whilst we waited for our transfer. Literally the cases were in their possession from 2.50pm on the Saturday, we wer collected at 3.10pm and when we arrived at the airport my boyfriend opened his hand luggage case to take his camera out for security and the camera had been stolen. In literally 20minutes the luggage handlers managed to to steal this without a care in the world.
Absolutely shocking this can happen in such a reputable hotel.
Clearly ammatures as the lenses were removed from the camera by my boyfriend before he put it in his case so the camera is useless to them unless they want to pay a small fortune to purchase one to actually take a picture.
we contacted the hotel immediately whilst queuing to check our luggage in, advised by a lovely gentleman in concierge that he would look into it and the hotel manager was aware and the cameras were to be reviewed.
Not heard one thing back since we boarded our return flight home.
The camera has thousands of pictures on that mean more to us than the camera itself.
Just shocking really!!
The hotel is not next to the places of interest but there is a free shuttle bus, and the food is different to English slightly, this was fine.The rooms were large and clean and the staff were the most polite and friendly we have ever encountered. All in all a well deserved 5 stars, and even with the sunbed commandos there were still plenty of beds.