Mandarin Oriental Marrakech
What We Love
- The dreamy Atlas Mountains backdrop
- Direct access to some of Marrakech’s best golf clubs
- The five-acre rose garden
- Spa menu treatments informed by Berber, Thai, and Chinese traditions
- 24-hour in-villa dining
What To Know
- A complimentary shuttle takes hotel guests to Marrakech’s spirited souks
- The hotel is just 15 minutes from Marrakech Menara International Airport
- For younger travelers, children’s books, movies, and electronic games are available at the concierge desk
- The concierge can help facilitate a Land Rover excursion through Berber villages and the Atlas Mountains
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Endless olive groves and jasmine trees lend a distinctly Garden of Eden-like feel to this bewitching resort, a hushed expanse in otherwise frenetic Marrakech. At this walled hideaway, replete with Moorish arcades and courtyards, romance is practically a prerequisite. Paths are dotted with dainty tea lights, the air seems perpetually scented with rose and orange blossom, and there’s even an onsite champagne bar. Dial up the euphoria at the spa (which includes a couples’ suite) where the black salt exfoliations, saffron scrubs, and milk baths might leave you so relaxed that all you can manage afterwards is a lazy meal—a succession of creatively reimagined Moroccan classics— before retiring to your villa, which the staff light with flickering lanterns.
Each of the 54 villas here is astonishingly private and comes with its own pool, Jacuzzi, and outdoor shower. The signature villas are modeled after miniature riads and swathed in a royal fusion of cream and mahogany, with latticework screens and infinity pools lined with black zellij tiles.
Herbivores flock to the Pool Garden for its Mediterranean veggie-centric dishes, best enjoyed outdoors—but evening meals are a must at Mes’Lalla, where a Paul Bocuse-trained chef offers a visionary take on Maghreb staples like pastilla and tagine.
You’d never know you’re just a 20-minute drive from the chaotic city center, a lively square that teems with snake charmers, henna artists, and live musicians. Other easily accessible landmarks include the Majorelle Garden, a 12-acre botanical paradise and archaeological museum. The property is just 15 minutes from Marrakech Menara International Airport.
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Just returned from a 4 night holiday. Our daughter is fast approaching GCSE's, so we didn't want to travel too far, and wanted a luxury hotel with good weather. We booked a 1 bedroom villa. Whilst the villa was fab and very spacious, I have to say i was a little disappointed, as it was very tired and definitely in need of a refurb. We previously stayed in a villa at the Fairmont, and this was much newer and nicer. However, I prefer the MO as a hotel to the Fairmont. But for the prices they charge (£1700 pn), I definitely didn't expect it to be so tired. The private pool and jacuzzi were very tired, it was obvious jacuzzi had had some paint touch up, as it was all over our legs when we got out!!! Pool water also didn't feel clean.
the hotel was good, excellent communal pool and the pool attendant was so helpful and friendly. Nice lunch by the pool too.
Breakfast was also excellent.
I have never been anywhere where ALL the staff without exception are so pleasant, friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them, and it was evident they all take so much pride in their work, and their hotel. We had a Butler for the whole time, Abdessamad, and he was an utter delight. Organised, golf, cars, restaurants etc for us. A really lovely guy. We had a lovely holiday, but I didn't Love the villa, it was def a tad disappointing. Also, it is directly under the flight path, although planes weren't flying over every 2 mins, there were enough to make it annoying.
Our third visit in 18 months, a perfect way to relax. All the staff are so friendly, professional and accommodating, Ahmed made our trip that little more special and was on hand to make sure our every need was catered for, Spa treatments, restaurant bookings or transport into Marrakesh, nothing was too much trouble.
Ling Ling was wonderful and the new Bistro and Moroccan menus at Mes Lalla were delicious. We will be back
Restaurant Ling ling visit. All to perfection. Food, amtosphere a 5 star, service 5 star... Best spot for dinner in marrakech out of all.
Cocktails, view, music, its every detail that makes this experience a true high end. will stay at this hotel during next visit without a doubt.
I firmly believe it becomes increasingly difficult to impress a guest on their third trip to Mandarin Oriental. Human nature being what it is you invariably start to see flaws that passed unnoticed first time round. And you begin to ask the question, “ will there be a fourth visit?”.
Answer? There will. And why will I return? Why would I choose MOM above all the other hotels ( and there are many excellent choices ). In a word SERVICE. The staff are wonderful. No department disappoints. Beverage, Pool, gym and management. MOM cares. It cares about the detail, it cares that your stay is exceptional.
On arrival you are allocated a butler. We were blessed with Ahmed. He went way beyond his remit. Unpacked, lit fires and organised our dinners superbly well.
Restaurants. We frequently ordered off menu and NOTHING was too
much trouble. Food is excellent and breakfast is a joy. Please don’t miss out on Ling Ling either. Hotel cocktails are a delicious. Thank you to my lovely maker and shaker.
Gym. Excellent classes for all. LBT, yoga and circuit training, I was so impressed I asked Mouad to train me. He is inspirational. Passionate and knowledgeable about his craft. I wish he was in London! I learnt a lot, and will return home inspired.
Pool. Attentive, personable and efficient. Your every whim attended to with a smile.
I ❤️ MOM. The villas are beautiful, the gardens a delight, the pool spacious. and a light bright well equipped gym too. However, it is the people who make it special, it is the dedication of its staff who make it memorable.
See you next year MOM xxxx
Located 30 minutes from the airport, however, it is under the main fight path, planes fly quite low over the hotel, it's noisy!
You should be aware that there is a mosque nearby, so you will be woken by the call to prayers each morning at 6.00 AM.
Villa was scruffy and worn out, refurb required, manager advises they are about to undertake full refurb of the rooms, I guess they were last done 15 years ago.
The windows of villa were not clean and were not cleaned during stay, considering the abundance of very cheap labour in Marrakech it is unforgivable that details like this were not attended to .
Wifi speed was very slow, ranged between 0.5 -3 MB, unacceptable! An investigation concluded that the hotel had chosen a lower cheaper internet speed to supply the hotel, namely 20 MB, as advised by the hotel IT manager. A local shopping centre, by comparison, provided 50mb to its public, it's not a third world problem it's a hotel-specific problem.
In spite of our stay occurring during high season, management was undertaking noisy repairs disturbing precious time by the pool. They stopped when I complained.
The area around the villa pool and hot tub was of polished marble, once wet it was lethal, I and my children very nearly sustained serious injury, I could not relax because constantly monitoring the children around the pool area became an imperative. Clearly no Europeans or Americans were involved in the design and specification of this hotel.
The villa cleaners were in the habit of filling the electric kettle beyond the max point to the brim, thus on first using the kettle I scolded myself.
There was only one English entertainment channel on the TV, there were a couple of English news channels
Food: v good
Service: excellent, always addressed by your name
There were some issues with booked guides and activities because the concierge did not speak English to a high enough standard to understand me, however, they tried very hard to please.
Management was sympathetic to my concerns and they provided two complimentary meals.
I would not revisit even when updated due to the flight path, the Mosque.