My friend and I visited this hotel just to receive a hammam treatment as the spa was mentioned in Lonely Planet. It turned out that the place was closed to guests as it was undergoing refurbishment. This made it an even more magical experience for us! It was like having our own exclusive palace for the day! (The owner and his family were the only other people there!)
We had booked from our Riad in the medina and when we turned up we were met at the door and given a tour of the hotel, including the suites and gardens before going down to get our treatments. It was idyllic!!
The spa was AMAZING!!! You seem to go down into the depths of the hotel on a spiral stone staircase into a room draped in deep burgandy cloth from the ceiling and down the wall and muted light reflecting from a chandalier in the middle of the room. We got changed into our robes and were led into the hammam, a huge dark marble walled room with a domed ceiling and boiling water bubbling behind the walls pumping steam out into the room. We then were rubbed in our green soapy exfoliating scrub and left to relax and bake for about 15 minutes before being buffed and scrubbed. We then were led to our separate rooms with different therapists and got the most relaxing massage with a perfect amount of pressure! Afterwards we were far too relaxed to head back to the medina...so we had lunch out in the garden under a shady awning. As there were no guests, the hotel didn't have what was on the menu, but they made us up the most amzazing vegetable salad with fresh veggies from the garden. After tea, some juice and lots of chat we eventually decided we had to go back. The hotel called our taxi and we returned to the hectic chaos of the medina.
Absolute bliss! I would love to return to this hotel to stay and would highly recommend it to anyone, the rooms looked palatial and the service was out of this world.
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- Also Known As:
- Ksar Char Bagh Marrakech