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
- 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.
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Had a Nice stay here for a week. Nice and clean hotel. Polite staff. Many varieties for breakfast with alot of sweet pastries.
I gave it a four because the first room we got was very dusty and seemed like it haden’t been used for weeks but they changed our room when we complained without any hustle.
My sister, dad and I spent a few wonderful days in this hotel. The rooms as well as the service were incredibly nice.
The Concierge is very experienced and recommended + organized amazing activities at a reasonable price.
We didn’t know that there are extra costs for the additional restaurants and the SPA area but the international buffet (which was included) offered excellent food and a variety of delicious specialties.
The saff was very friendly and competent and made us feel welcome during our stay.
Also we loved the possibility of being entertained at any time in the hotel and can recommend this hotel to anybody who wants to enjoy the beautiful city of Marrakesch :)
We’ll definitely come back!!
I took my wife and one year old daughter with me on holiday to Marrakech and opted for the Kenzi Menara Palace hotel. I CANNOT recommend this hotel any higher. It is simply amazing. I'd like to specifically mention Noorudean - a wonderful man who took us under his wing from the moment we walked in. He really went the extra mile for us to make us feel welcome and ensured our specific and every needs were met. I'd also like to mention Ayoub who was so kind and honest as well as Mohammed who served us so generously during our all-inclusive meals at the hotel. For anyone looking for a nice, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere for their stay in Morocco, this is definitely the place to be. Me and my family are already planning our next visit to this hotel and hopefully soon! Thank you so much to all members of staff once again, you'll definitely be missed!
Where to start with this hotel - admittedly, our stay was ten times more enjoyable because the hotel was very quiet, which meant we were totally waited on hand and foot and the freindly and attentive staff couldn't do enough for us.
Our room was basic although the bed was massive and it was spotlessly clean, we had a terrace which looked onto a garden, also nice and quiet.
The food is amazing - the breakfast wasn't for us, only because it was difficult for us to find something rather savoury that we liked but the lunches and dinners are beautiful.
The smaller outdoor pool is heated - a god send in January because it was chilly (sunny though) up until about 12.30pm and then the sun was booming for hours until about 6.30pm
The drinks are great, no complaint, the cocktails are sugary but we got round that.
I don't think I would recommend to people with young children especially in summer, the temp goes up to 45 degrees which would be far too much in my opinion for young children - although they do have a kids club, there's no beach in Marrakech and Jma Al Fnaa square is a ten minute drive in the hotel shuttle, the square is also not child friendly (still, my opinion), it's unbelievably but it's defo a sight with the snakes, monkey's etc.
The Moroccan people are very nice, they rely heavily on tourism and so they try hard to make everything enjoyable be aware though they will expect a coin or two for directions so prepare to tip.
Some people are kind but also poor.
we went to this hotel after a bad experience at another, this hotel is never 5***** there are many things tired needing attention, the staff seemed very friendly , as for the bus into town we was left waiting to go and then also to come back, on arriving back after him driving like a mad man, the commissionaire was shouting at him seemed very angry we felt very uncomfortable with this, it is nice to have BBQ but one is enough not every day, on these they could not cook the food fast enough on one occasion we walked away not eating lunch. I left the salad I had untouched on the table, the grounds are nice, sunbeds are dated, we went to the Moroccan restaurant and there was people there entertaining every night with a exception to that night we felt a little let down they was not there. as for entertainment there isn't any in the day and not that much in the evening, although all of this we had a very nice quite and I mean quite time, to me needs a little updating in many parts