Walking along the busy thoroughfare of the Imperial Kasbah quarter — right by the main tourist attraction of Saadien’s Tombs — you wouldn’t guess that you’d be walking past one of the city’s most luxurious hotels, the La Sultana Marrakech.

Marrakech is an aesthetic dream but there is so much more to this magical city than meets the eye. Once you enter the arched Bab Agnaou gates of the old city, you are immediately bombarded with a visceral plethora of sights, sounds, and smells. It is as exhilarating as it is exotic, and once you get to the heart of Medina, it becomes clear that this city functions on a set of rules that is unique to anywhere else in the world.

From the outside looking in, you’d wrongly assume that La Sultana Marrakech would be just another Riad, once inside, however, you’d immediately see that you were mistaken. One step into the hotel’s lamp-lit gilded alleyway and you are instantly transported to a time of sultans and princesses. Instantly enveloped in an air of opulence and luxury that will embrace you until check-out,

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Inside, you are led through an arched hallway that opens up to the hotel’s grand courtyard. The awe-inspiring space is home to the hotel’s heated outdoor pool and also serves as the breakfast area and as one of the hotel’s dinner venues. It is filled with a myriad of tropical flora and opens up to a large, seemingly open-space skylight, which draws just the right amount of sunshine in.
The hotel is divided into five riads, the brick-covered Riad Almohad, which is housed in the main courtyard, the pink byzantine-style Riad Scheherazade, the Riad Saadia, Riad Sabaa, and the Riad Bahia, where we stayed. The hotel has 28 bedrooms and suites, and each one is a reflection of various historical motifs that work to stunning effect. The golden bathrooms are a thing of glory, and it is almost impossible to resist spending an evening enjoying a relaxing bath in this beautiful space.

Indulgence and Elegance: Dining at La Table La Sultana

We had dinner poolside at La Table La Sultana, as a ‘sintir’ player serenaded us in the background. Diners at La Sultana are spoiled for choice and have the option to choose from its French or Moroccan menus. The hotel has a philosophy of ‘Terroir Cuisine’ which showcases 100% locally sourced organic ingredients, and you can certainly taste the difference.

The staff at La Sultana are absolutely faultless. From the moment you check-in, when you are greeted with Moroccan mint tea and dates on the roof, to check-out, when you are given a little gift to send you on your way, the staff make you feel like royalty. If you ever get the chance to visit La Sultana, we can assure you, it’ll be an experience unlike anything else in the world.

Final Verdict

Visiting La Sultana Marrakech is not merely a stay at a hotel; it’s a journey into a world of unparalleled luxury and immersion in the rich tapestry of Moroccan culture. From the bustling streets of the Imperial Kasbah quarter to the tranquil oasis within the hotel’s walls, every moment is infused with a sense of wonder and indulgence. The exquisite design, sumptuous dining experiences, and impeccable service elevate the stay to an unforgettable experience, leaving guests feeling like royalty from the moment they arrive until the moment they bid farewell. La Sultana Marrakech isn’t just a destination; it’s an escape into a realm of opulence and refinement, promising memories that will last a lifetime.

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