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The luxury hotel ‘La Mamounia’ is located at a short walk from Marrakech’s city centre. It is said to offer one of Africa’s most atmospheric spa & wellness setups. Next time around I should free up some more time in order to check with my own eyes ;-)

La Mamounia Luxury Hotel – Marrakesh, Morocco

One of Africa’s most luxurious hotels is La Mamounia, situated at short walking distance from the Marrakech city centre. Staff members are very friendly – okay, what did I expect… – but still, I was impressed.

Two out of four doormen about to open the doors

The art deco and moorish decoration and lighting by designer Jacques Garcia is fairly dark, maybe as a contrast to the bright sunshine outside. Fresh callas and different room types make for a varied hotel lobby setup that fits classy tastes.

La Mamounia Hotel Lobby
La Mamounia Hotel Lounge
Lighting effect in the lounge
Mamounia-Callas-Decoration

The parking lot sign may be a bit rusty – but very much in style, of course…

Parking lot sign at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco

We stayed at the Palmeraie Golf Palace this time around and not at La Mamounia, hence I can’t report on the rooms and the allegedly fabulous spa, just yet.

Condé Nast Traveller’s readers voted the spa as their number one out of a list of the world’s top 25 spas. Condé Nast has also named La Mamounia Best Hotel for service in Africa, Middle East & Indian Ocean for 2011.

About The Author

Walter Schaerer’s extensive background in the travel industry, passionate enthusiasm for photography and a firm belief that luxury destinations can also be affordable; were some of the main factors that motivated him to create the travel blog travelmemo.com.

3 comments

  1. I’ve heard about La Mamounia for years – but didn’t appreciate just how ornate it was. I understand you can purchase a day pass and sit by the pool – and people watch for hours.

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