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.
How to Get There
This is the sort of resort where your every wish is not only catered for but anticipated. We were met at airport security and fast-tracked to our waiting hotel Range Rover, whisked to the hotel where checkin was done in our villa. Our butler Samad was incredible throughout our trip and if we needed anything we simply Whatsapp'd him and he sorted it out immediately, and every morning he found us in the resort to check how everything was.
The villa itself was amazing and has to be seen to be believed - the first night in the jacuzzi with a bottle of wine, listening to the crickets, was idyllic. Even the bed had a TV that raised from the foot of the bed for a night-time movie. We tried the Morroccan and Hakkasan restaurants, both of which were sublime. All of the staff were incredibly attentive throughout - only once did they miss a dish at breakfast, and the next day another waiter remembered and asked if we would like to order it... that is attention to detail.
We ordered the in-villa BBQ on our second night, and were looked after by our chef, waiter and a musician who serenaded us from across our pool. Words can't describe the experience but if you stay here you MUST do it.
Special mention also to our driver Jawad who took care of us on our trip to the souk and made sure we didn't get ripped off by market traders.
We only stayed for four days but it was the best four days we've ever had. Yes, it is expensive, but this isn't like a lot of hotels where you're paying for the name - it was worth every penny. My review doesn't begin to do it justice - you'll never forget it.
The place is so magical it makes you feel like you’re in a fairytale!!! Hands down MO has the best staff I’ve ever seen! Everyone is taking care of you with a delightful attitude, they’re attentive, friendly and very Professional.
Truly the people working there made my stay memorable.
I highly recommend.
First time for us at a Mandarin Oriental hotel and we were impressed. The welcome, our butler, the service team across the resort were all fabulous. We ate in both restaurants, Ling Ling was very good and we also took the opportunity to eat in the pop up restaurant where we had a beautiful meal. Breakfast was to a very good standard with lots of choice and great service. We went off the resort to play golf and were looked after with transfers arranged and great attention to detail - we even came back to our room which had some chocolate golf balls left for us. The small touches make a difference and they were appreciated. The pool area is lovely, again great service. The gym and spa are in a beautiful building and immaculately looked after. We stayed in an atlas suite which has a superb view of the resort and the mountains, the suite is one of the best we have stayed in, lots of room, super facilities and a plunge pool. It is probably one of the best rooms that we have stayed in, there is however a slight problem with these rooms, we stayed in a suite above the Ling Ling restaurant which has loud music with a pulsating beat which you can hear in the room. This rather spoilt the otherwise stunning hotel. If we stayed again we would not stay in the suites in the hotel but rather look to the villas around the resort, however that would mean giving up the amazing view across to the Atlas Mountains.