All the Aman touches are here in spades, from the personal welcome from the GM (the newly installed Gabriel Lousada who comes to Amanjena from Amanruya) to the exquisite habit of waving guests off as they leave, Amanjena comes up trumps.
The villas are palatial, the entire complex is a vintage Ed Tuttle designed epic. Sprawling and generously sized with reflecting pools at every turn and a huge central bassein with carp and a resident heron, Amanjena is sensationally imposing, if a little unnerving when it's empty as it was when we stayed in late 2012.
We took over the specially installed Berber tent for one of our evening meals and dined amongst candlelight serenaded by a traditional trio which was a ludicrous indulgence but intensely evocative and memorable. The food was delicious - the best pastilla in Marrakech. The service as always was exemplary, last minute changes in guest numbers were handled with aplomb and the kitchen whipped up a sensational display of extravagant cakes, spun sugar and tiny puddings as as extra surprise for the guest of honour on her birthday.
An outstanding experience in every respect - congratulations to the entire Amajena team.
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