This is an amazing "Riad" (hotel with traditional inner court).
The design is, to say the least, impressive. Once through the gates you will be struck with the "1001 nights" middle eastern atmosphere. It might be extravagant and a little over the top but Marrakech is not the perfect setting for a minimalist, isn't it?
The rooftop -that we regretfully couldn't use to full effect because of chilly nights in January- is a class of its own. It is a real blessing to be able to escape the chaos of the Medina and enjoy the views with a nice drink.
Located at a 10-12 minutes walk from the Jama el Fnaa square (on a main street), it might not be as close as other Riads, but being a little away from the center is a bonus when getting in and out of the Medina (the old city). In addition, I have seen some Riads on dark alleyways and I can guarantee you will want your hotel on a main street accessible by car.
The restaurant, located in the main courtyard in the winter looks surreal. Dark, candlelights, oriental music, inner pool, etc... You get the idea. Food is very good. Service at the restaurant is ok but not perfect. The music is very nice the first night (an old musician playing a stringed instrument with occasional arabic vocals) but if you dine twice, it kind of gets on your nerves. I would suggest removing the amplifier to reduce volume and maybe have different musicians.
Service in the hotel was excellent. The concierge was extremely helpful in organizing every aspect of our trip, the drivers we had for airport transfers and day trips were excellent. Everything was perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Near the Royal Palaces, La Sultana is over a combination of 5 riads.Featured in Elle Decoration for its gorgeous interiors, this member of SLH is a stylish retreat set in flower-filled courtyards. Elegant and sophisticated, each of the individually decorated rooms and suites captures the essence of old Marrakech with vaulted ceilings, antiques and objects d’art. Guests can also enjoy the spa, an outdoor heated pool and a fantastic roof-top terrace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Sultana Marrakech Hotel Marrakech
- Hotel La Sultana