La Sultana is a simply fantastic Riad-style hotel, located at the north end of the Kasbah adjacent to the Sadian tombs (you can look down into the tombs from the rooftop). It's about a 10 minute walk from Djemaa el Fna & the main souks.
The hotel comprises 5 inter-connecting riads, each decorated in an individual style. The attention to detail is superb. A roof terrace covers all 5 riads, which provides a large open area for sunbathing / relaxing - there's a rooftop bar, shaded lounges and a small plunge pool for cooling off.
We stayed in the 'Antelope' room in the Sultan Riad, which has its own little plunge pool (great for cooling your heels after a day in the souks). The 4 ground-floor rooms in this riad each have outside seating areas.
I would agree with other reviewers that the Hippopotamus and Chameleon rooms, which open directly onto the pool / restaurant areas are possibly a bit noisy, but the hotel as a whole is amazingly quiet and calm.
The Spa is lovely. We didn't take any of the paid-for treatments, though the jacuzzi is free to residents, which is a sumptuous romanesque marble-pillared room.
Things to note: There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms. English channels on the TV are limited to BBC news and CNN. There is free Internet access via a PC (French keyboard / windows). There isn't any Wi Fi access (I must admit I didn't ask, but I couldn't pick up any WI FI signal from our room or the pool area). It took us a couple of days to discover the DVD player (on top of the minibar in one of the cupboards).
- 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