I stayed at the Taj recently and was super-impressed with it! I loved the in-room check-in with welcome pastries and mint tea and my room was spectacular - and absolutely enormous! The veranda was equally large and the WiFi worked very well.
The hotel staff are extremely obliging and charming, from the liveried driver who collected me, to the reception and room service staff - nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is opulent to the point of being outrageous but yet still very welcoming - it's like staying at a beautiful family-owned palace but with better food. I had several dinners there, Indian, Chinese and Japanese and all were excellent, the sushi was particularly good. (I didn't try the Moroccan cuisine as I had eaten a lot of it during my trip :) The Bombay bar is fun although I didn't venture to the nightclub! Yummy breakfast in my room, too.
Probably one of the most unique and luxurious hotel experiences in my long career. As I was travelling alone on business, I felt very welcome and relaxed - I am already looking forward to my next visit when I hope to be able to stay for longer and try out the beautiful new spa.
- 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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