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
- 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
We stayed at this magnificent property for six nights and were profoundly impressed. This is a beautiful property. The villas are simply gorgeous and very generous in their layout. The architecture is breathtaking, combining local art and stylistic elements with a modern, timeless touch. All windows of the villa are floor to ceiling. They go to the stylish patio as well as the beautifully maintained and lavish gardens. The bathroom, the bedroom and the living room each are carefully designed, each of them again blending local elements with interior design of the findest.
The best asset of this beautiful resort is their staff though: From the managing director to all members of the team caring for you, a truly impressive sense of hospitality and non intrusive level of professionalism is felt. If you care about something, chances are they have sensed it before you do. The nice little touches are endless, the fire place in the patio being lit up at sunset, the candles reflecting in your private pool at night, the gorgeous indoor pool living up to the atmosphere of a living room, the excellent driver knowing the most scenic routes. The staff are truly knowledgeable about the local arts and Moroccan tradition. They are proud about it and rightly so.
Finally, the restaurants are of impeccable quality as well. Moroccan cuisine at its finest, Asian at Ling Ling and a poolside restaurant of a high standard.
Each day we were amazed afresh, and intend to be back. Our gratitude goes to the team of the Mandarin Oriental that truly cares to make your stay unforgettable.
My friend suggested Ling Ling and l was really happy to try it again as l had eaten in Hakkasan in London a few years ago - the food was delicate and beautifully presented but l wish they gave some warning about how spicy it was !
I have a delicate stomach and l chose steamed scallops thinking it would be simply cooked it was not and it was very spicy with chopped chili on top which l had to remove slowly !
The service was not up to scratch at all from the entrance of the restaurant from outside which was deserted and the waiters are of a level of a pizzeria ! Shame on the management !
It was our First time in the Mandarin Oriental in Marrakech: Everything was perfect with a Special Mention to the Butler service Head , Mrs Jehane & her team : such details & tailor made top services make the stay "Unique" !!
The whole hotel area is calm & relaxing including the Amazing Spa . The Restaurants are also top notch places.
A Must Do..........
I have really enjoyed the Christmas Eve in Mandarin Oriental, an awesome place full of energy and tradition. It was my first dinner in this amazing hotel, and particularly its restaurant called Mes'Lalla. The welcome was quite warm, and the service very professional. with the rich menu of Chief Salim, I felt like tasting food from different cuisines at the same time. I would like to thank this guy for making our dinner and night just amazing. Big up guys! and see you as soon as possible
It was one of the most indulging stays I ever experienced. When you arrive to the hotel you will be greeted by a professional butler who will escort you to your villa and smoothly check you in. We stayed in a Pool Villa - the facilities are impressive! Large outdoor area with a mini lounge, fireplace and a swimming pool - in the evening romantically lightened! Indoor area is spacious - what I loved the most was the massive bathroom and huge tub! And the second thing we enjoyed was that you were entering jacuzzi from your bedroom!
We found the service attentive to our needs and quite anticipative. They quickly learned that whenever we ordered anything after our son went to sleep - they were to come in directly without calling (in order to not wake him up)! Everyone also knew my son’s name and he was treated like a king!
The property is children friendly- it has plenty of attractions, they even have their own farm and children can feed a donkey!
We will definitely choose this hotel when coming to Marrakech!