The Royal Mansour in Marrakech is one of the most spell-binding places I have ever been to. If you ever find yourself in the beautiful pink city of Marrakech, this is a must visit spot. Even if you don't spend the night, stop by for a lunch or spa. There are some pictures of the spa below, which don't do this absolute white fairy-tale any kind of justice, so do see it for yourself. But I have also done a full post of my spa visit, which you can read here.
As far as hotel receptions go, I think it's fair to say this place can pull its weight in the rankings against most palaces. And all this is down to the immense attention to detail that is the running theme throughout the hotel. From the handcrafted architecture which took over 1,500 artisans 3 years to create, to the impeccable service - this place is everything you'd imagine and much more. When you come in, look out for the intricate carvings and stonework all throughout the entrance room of the hotel.
The blue room
Next up is my favourite part of the hotel - the dining area where the evening meals are held. As with everything in the hotel which looks to showcase traditional Moroccan culture and craftsmanship, this is built in traditional riad style - rooms arranged around a central courtyard. And again, it doesn't disappoint, with stunning white carvings, sky-high gilded and carved metal doors and curtains beaded with pearls.
The spa is an absolute dream. I'm gonna let the pictures do most of the talking here, but if you want to read more, I did a full post here.
But one thing I would like to mention, is again, the amazing attention to detail. Everything has been thought through, even the spa menu has beautiful pages with cut-out patterns which are the same as the white iron-work making up the spa walls. The graphic designer in me spent about 3 hours going "Ermahgerd!".
There is also a relaxation room which you can use after your treatment, so you don't have to rush out when your time slot is up. Bliss out.
Le Jardin Restaurant
Le Jardin restaurant at the Royal Mansour serves up amazing fresh foods from Japanese to Mediterranean. My absolute favourite was the lemon sorbet, and the refreshing berry-infured drinks.
Form 42 was a guest of Royal Mansour Marrakech. All views are my own.