I was looking for a somewhere a bit different for my brother and I to go for a 5 nights when we went on our first four week holiday together, as this was his first time out of Australia. A friend had suggested that we travel to Marrakech and stat at the Rose Sultan. He had stayed there earlier in the year when a friend had booked the place out for a birthday party and I can see why! Marrakech itself was amazing, something so completely different to Australia, exotic, exciting, and refreshing. What was best was that all of this was only a short drive away from Rose Sultan, which was secluded, relaxing, and had some of the best food I have ever tried!
Our first few days we went out and explored the city a little, visiting the Souks, the Medina, and then just chilled out for a few days, sitting by the pool and reading a book. We had planned to do a day trip to the Atlas mountains(which you could see from our villa), go horse riding (which I had never done) and go on a camel, but neither of us realised how stressed out we had been before arriving and Rose Sultan was just the best place to chill out! I do look forward to making our way back there to do these things one day. I did take advantage of the spa offer, and had a massage and the bubble bath spa, where you have a spa with bubbles and essential oils, and look out a window over the mountains.
My brother and I were a bit worried about what the food would be like in Morocco, but Majid who runs the place recommended some restaurants where the food was traditional but safe (for those of us that don’t want to risk being too traditional), and they were great! We actually ended up having most of our meals at Rose Sultan itself, partly because we were so relaxed we did not want to leave, and because it was some of the most delicious meals that I have had, and the courses were different each day and I wanted to try them all!
What I also liked was that if you wanted to have private time out to yourself you can stay in your room, or go to the main house and sit by yourself and read (or play on your iPad), or talk with the other guests. We ended up making friends with a couple that were visiting, and went out one night to one of the clubs that Majid recommended and had a great night partying with them. I have since stayed in contact with them and would probably plan another trip with them and meet up somewhere else in the World. I think things like that do not happen if you stay at big hotels. We went on a day trip with them and checked out the ‘Jardin Maorelle’, the garden that Yves Saint-Laurent restored and checked out the museum that is inside the garden, which I highly recommend doing if you are in Marrakech.
Rose Sultan was the perfect mix of private, yet not isolated, heaps to do, or nothing if you want to chill, everything you need at your finger tips, and help available to organise different day trips if you feel like it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful and peaceful area, not far from the bustle of the red city, welcomes you. Set in a beautiful area of over 2.5 acre, facing the Atlas, ROSE SULTAN villa has beautiful gardens with a typical Berber tent, a place to relax. 21m / 6m Infinity heated pool, with sundeck, Jacuzzi, table tennis and petanque. Our chef offers a quality catering (Occidental cuisine and local specialties). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rose Sultan Marrakech
- Rose Sultan Hotel Marrakech