Having travelled to Marrakech twice yearly since since the early 1970's, and stayed in every major 5* hotel in the city (often as a reapeat customer) I have great pleasure in writing such a glowing review for the Taj Palace Hotel. It is exceptional in every way, from the brilliant young French General Manager Yves Wenker, to the pool staff & chambermaids, a culture of excelllence and pride is bred throughout all of the hotels operations.
My wife and I stayed in one of the Junior Suites and having done so likewise in both La Mamounia & The Royal Mansour, I can say that this a cut above the rest. Not only does the hotels infrastrucutre and ammenities exceed those of a standard 5* hotel and those of its competitors, but the service is second to none. The hotel is more like a private Middle Eastern Palace than a Hotel and we we were certainly made to fell like the private guests of a Royal Family.
The hotel's backdrop of the Atlas Mountains and its location right in the heart of the Golden Triangle of the Palmeraie cannot be beaten. It is just a 15 minutes to the Medina, and 20 minutes to the airport. The food is incredible and I highly recommend the spa which is surely the largest and most exclusive in Morocco. The avaergae room size (even of a standard room) is 85 sq.m. and the balconies are huge, complete with sofas and relaxing chairs.
Very well done indeed! I shall be back and will be recommending this highly in the travel supplement of our newspaper.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Serenely nestled between the soothing Palmeraie landscape of palm and olive trees and the awe-inspiring Atlas Mountains, Sahara Palace Marrakech has been meticulously crafted with a vivid blend of Moroccan, Indian and Moorish themes that unfold from a magnificent Palace block to the four exclusive and expansive Riads. With its five glorious alabaster-white domes resting atop the luxuriant main building, the Sahara Palace Marrakech is regal and resplendent in this breathtaking Moroccan landscape. The hotel unfolds like a beautiful painting from galleries of hand painted frescoed wood ceilings and ornaments, restaurants of rich colours and texture, to the serenity and calmness of the Marie Iod Spa. The high vaulted lobby, highlighted by a sparkling 22 meter chandelier centerpiece and three kilometers of gold leaf adorning various ceilings, cornices, furniture and ornaments, makes this a truly royal experience. This palatial desert oasis features 161 well-appointed, spacious guest rooms, including 25 luxurious suites, spread between the magnificent main Palace and four exclusive Riads. All rooms and suites enjoy stunning views over the Atlas Mountains, the Palmeraie desert landscape or the calming pool and gardens. Our celebrated chefs have gathered the finest ingredients that span the Moroccan, Mediterranean and Indian in one unique destination. Our guests can wine and dine in some of the most stylish and charismatic restaurants and bars in Marrakech, whilst the warm and welcoming service makes every moment memorable. The hotel houses the renowned Marie Iod Spa spread across 3,800 square meters with 14 treatment rooms & two extensive hammams in line with the Moroccan tradition. The spa experience includes dedicated massage therapies, signature Moroccan experiences, personalized coaching services and a full range of esthetic treatments. The Yoga Temple further enhances the overall experience. ... more less
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