The Pearl Marrakech
What We Love
- Daily buffet breakfast is included in the rate
- There are three heated pools on-site; the mosaic-tiled indoor pool is best for swimming
- All rooms have Juliet balconies
- The rooftop pool is open until sunset every day
- A 10-minute walk from Jemaa el Fna
- The 20,000-square-foot spa has 15 treatment rooms and his-and-hers hammams
What To Know
- A combined city and room tax of approximately $6 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at check out
- The hotel opened on September 21, 2012
- Traditionalists take note: This is not a typical Moroccan riad experience
- It’s located outside the medina walls
- An on-site nightclub is scheduled to open at the end of 2013
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A bold take on traditional Moroccan architecture, this 71-room hotel is fronted by a bright red circular structure wrapped in sheet metal bubble wrap and a great glass elevator that shoots people up to a see-and-be-seen rooftop pool. Designed by French architect Jacques Garcia, the interior is awash with opulent fabrics, velvet tasseled seating, hand-carved wooden ceilings and lots of deep purple. Most of the action takes place around the circular atrium, which spirals up to a retractable roof. With four floors lined with changing exhibitions of art by Moroccan artists, the look is Guggenheim-esque. The lobby is home to a DJ-helmed bar with chill-out areas where guests sip mint tea and tuck into Moroccan pastries.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are sumptuous and sizable (Deluxe Rooms start at 450 square feet) and feature ambient lighting, ochre sandstone walls and silk lampshades. Soothing drapes surround seating areas designed to look like traditional Moroccan snugs, and a piece of original artwork hangs above each bed. All rooms have Juliet balconies with views of the medina or the Hivernage neighborhood, and the marble bathrooms have a separate tub and a three-headed monster of a shower.
The hotel has shipped in a Michelin-starred chef, Giancarlo Morelli, to head up Pomiroeu restaurant, which serves classic Italian dishes in a grand salon setting. There’s also a Japanese fusion eatery called Namazake that serves light bites by the rooftop pool. The circular pool wraps around the hotel’s atrium and offers endless views of the Red City and Atlas Mountains. The water is only waist-deep, to encourage swimmers to rest cocktails on the wooden edge and make it possible to perch, paddle and pose all at the same time.
In the Area
Located in Hivernage, one of the city’s hippest areas, The Pearl Marrakech is bordered by Jemaa el Fna and the 12th-century Menara Gardens. It’s a 10-minute walk to the ancient medina’s labyrinthine souks and a five-minute stroll to Avenue Mohammend V, where you’ll find a cluster of top-notch bars and restaurants. Take a day to visit the medina. Wander the souks and make time for the 16th-century Ben Youssef Medersa – which has Islamic designs that give Granada’s Alhambra a run for its money – and the vast, eerie ruins of the El Badi Palace, on the outskirts of the medina. The Almazar mall is a good place to grab high street goods, with plenty of shops as well as a huge supermarket and a food court.
How to Get There
Didn't stay at the hotel just went to the pool and bar, great customer service good atmosphere nice, relaxed vibe. Drinks are well made. pool is nice to cool off can't really do much swimming in the pool.
I stayed for a few nights at the Pearl on a business trip. The hotel is alright, although the staff are somewhat indifferent. What happened was that I left a rather expensive electric savor in my room upon checkout. I began to attempt to contact the hotel, including sending numerous emails to the Sales Manager, Rabab, with whom I had had contact. She finally sent me a reply with a photo by email of my razor and then contact stopped completely. No replies. No answers to my emails. I even tried calling the hotel and no response. And 6 weeks later my expensive razor is probably lost. It's such a simple issue to solve and yet it seems that the hotel staff couldn't care less. With the numerous offering of hotels and riyads in Marrakech my next stay with definitely be somewhere else. Too bad.
Nice hotel however rooms were very dark & made it hard to get ready in. Air conditioning...what air conditioning? I’m not sure that it worked at all which we coped ok with as we visited in Feb...but wouldn’t like to experience it when it becomes really hot!
The breakfast overall was good & there was a lot of choice but no one explained the hot food available to order. Drinks including water were poured for you at the table making it difficult for re fills! There was no drinks available that you could just help yourself to! Ordering hot drinks took a long time!
The hotel staff were pleasant & it was a good location for us. The roof top swimming pool was also very pleasant & relaxing.
Great place specially Roof top pool and bar whit amazing views
Very good rooms, excelent breakfast
Staff 5 stars
the location is very good, at Hivernage, the modern and hight class neighbourhood and just crossing street you walk to Kotoubia Mosque and Jemma el Fna
Iam very proud of the team hospitality & professionalism ,
The best sky bar in Morocco
Exclusive stunning view on the atlas mountains and the old medina
The rooms design is very exquisite
Marrakech must see