Check In To The Most Expensive Hotel In Marrakech
Check In To The Most Expensive Hotel In Marrakech
Where: The Royal Mansour
Exactly: Marrakech, Morocco
Best time to go: Marrakech is warm all year round. It’s the perfect destination for a winter sun holiday, although it does get cooler in the evenings over this period. I’ve also been in the summer before and it’s a scorcher!! Temperatures were well above 40 degrees Celsius!
Above, Bonnie wears star dress by Silk Fred and Below, Blue dress by River Island
The Royal Mansour
This month I was super excited to be invited to stay at The Royal Mansour in Marrakech. It’s a property that’s been on my bucket list for quite some time.
Widely acknowledged as the most expensive hotel in Marrakech, having stayed there I can see why. Here are some StyleTraveller facts about the hotel:
-The hotel was built by the King of Morocco in 2010 and is designed to mimic a miniature version of a Moroccan city, complete with riads (town houses), medina (shopping bazaar) and its own palace (in the form of the presidential suite).
– The Spa has been voted the best spa in the world by Conde Nast Traveller, with exceptional treatments, an indoor heated pool and state of the art gym, the white birdcage effect atrium is an instagram dream, see opening shot.
– Celebrity guests to the hotel include Alicia Keys, Enrique Iglesias, DJ David Guetta, Royal families from all over the world and I also bumped into UK chat show host Jonathon Ross at dinner!
Prices start from £900 per night up to £35,000 per night for the 4 bedroom Riad H’onneur or presidential suite. Baring in mind when you book a room here, you don’t just get one bedroom like in standard hotels, here you get an entire three floor magnificent riad, with court yard, dining room, living room, bedroom, 3 bathrooms and a top floor rooftop terrace with plunge pool and seating area.
If a normal suite is that amazing imagine what the Riad H’onneur is like. Well multiply that by 4 bedrooms, add a gym, steam room, sauna and full sized swimming pool on the roof and you’re getting there.
And of course with the staff to guest ratio at an incredible 10 to 1, each riad comes with seamless, immaculate service and your own butlers and set of personal staff. They really know how to make you feel like royalty here!
The VIP treatment starts right from the Airport. From the moment you land in Marrakech the hotel offers a service to all guests where you are met upon arrival by a member of staff, ushered through the VIP lanes so you don’t have to queue at immigration, then the chauffeurs pick up your luggage from the carousel and escort you directly to the Bentley Limousine which is waiting to whisk you off to the hotel, complete with bottled water, hand towels and snacks.
I wish I had this for all my trips!
Eating and Drinking
All four hotel restaurants including room service are 3 Michellin star rated and headed up by French chef Yannick Alleno. Widely acclaimed as one of Marrakech’s gourmet destinations, I enjoyed relaxed modern dining at La Table (pictured above), an al fresco lunch at the poolside restaurant, through to haute cuisine at the Moroccan and French restaurants, La Grande Table Marocaine and La Grande Table Française.
Pictured above and below, just a casual breakfast at La Table during my stay. So this is what they mean by ‘breakfast of kings’ (and princesses on this occasion!)
Charlie and I having dinner at the Moroccan haute cuisine Michelin starred restaurant. It was a totally romantic, candlelit atmosphere with traditional Moroccan musicians playing mesmerising music.
All the plates are beautifully presented, looking like mini works of art.
As mentioned above, when booking a room at The Royal Mansour you actually get an entire three story riad (town house with courtyard) to yourself. The decor in the riad is decadent yet elegant, traditional Moroccan style, fully equipped with modern amenities such as wide screen TV’s and blue tooth surround sound speakers, but it’s all subtly hidden behind picture frames and mirrors, so that the contemporary tech doesn’t ruin the beauty of the interiors. How thoughtful.
Personalised letter headed paper
It’s all in the detail as they say. I’ve stay in hundreds of hotels on my journeys, but one thing I have never had until now is my own personalised, letter headed stationary. At my writing desk in the bedroom the hotel made me some super chic, gold embossed, signature note paper with matching envelopes, all with my name on them. How marvellous!
I got to try out a spa treatment in the world’s best spa! The decor in the spa is spectacular (image below). Intricate lattice work relaxation areas create an ora of calm and serenity accompanied by the sound of trickling water from the water fountains. I opted for the hammam treatment which was utterly heavenly and one of the best I’ve ever had. Sheer bliss!
Bonnie wears Bikini above by Calvin Klein and blue maxi dress by Melissa Odabash.
The huge main outdoor heated pool is surrounded by luxurious day pavilions where you take shelter when the sun gets to hot. There’s also an indoor conservatory style pool for the winter months in the spa so it’s an ideal spot to visit all year round.
Me posing on my rooftop terrace and by the plunge pool. All swimwear available at Figleaves.com
That’s all from the incredible Royal Mansour for now, to book a trip like mine check out the Oxford Private Travel website. Next time see my summer holiday swimwear special, shot on location at the hotel.
Bon voyage xx
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What a great experience! I enjoyed reading your experience at the very luxurious hotel but what I love the most are your outfits! They really matches the hotel. Thanks for including the links where you bought them!
Thanks for stopping by x
Wow! That looks like a palace and you are the princess. Amazing place – I would love to visit and experience this place.
Omg what would I do to spend a day there!!! Absolutely beautiful, I’m sure you thoroughly enjoyed yourself. Thank you for letting me live through you.
Oh you are welcome xx
Talk about luxury! And the food is so beautifully plated. Looks divine too! Oh, and I can’t believe that you get a full three story riad with a courtyard when booking an accomodation. That’s fantastic. I wish I had a lot of money to afford a vacation in a place like that.
It’s GORGEOUS there. I love how intricate and detailed everything is there. It really is a lovely place. Glad you had fun! :)
It was so lovely thank you
Oh my goodness, it’s like royalty!! You look amazing and so does that food! WOW! It definitely looks worth it!!
It felt like it was
I live for moments like this! I would love to visit and take pictures here. I would not want to leave! Amazing blog post and very inspirational. This makes me want to start traveling while i have the chance
Oh yes please do, its so fun
I never really thought about going to Marrakech before, it looks beautiful though. May need to add it to my want to do list. I’ll stay here for sure.
Wow, this hotel is so lavish! I would love to hang out in the pool and try that amazing looking food!
WOW! I totally see why that is the most expensive hotel, it looks amazing! What a stunning place to stay, I can only dream of going!
Wow what a amazing hotel, the decor is spectacular.It is a little out of my budget but I can drool at the photos. So glad you had a wonderful stay.
These photos are so stunning!!! Love your dresses, and completely suits the location. How gorgeous is that hotel?!!!! I want to go there!!
I know lovely right??
My goodness, I have no words to express the beauty this place holds, the mansion looks so luxurious. The VIP treatment you got right from the airport and into the limousine , makes me visit this hotel all the more.
a proper vip treat here for me will make the year already smooth sailing, this is just so amazing.. i love this.
It looks really looks like a palace with the big stones and grandeur of the ceilings. Its so beautiful. Wearing dresses makes you look like a princess, it suits you.
It was so grand and amazing
I’ve been bitten by the travel bug lately and Marrakech is one of my dream places to go. This hotel is Amazeballs and I’d gladly pay top dollar to stay there
I have the travel bug too
Dude! I just want to make a bunch of money so I can go jetsetting around the world and staying in cool places like this. I’m giving myself 5 more years, man. 5 more years…
The whole experience looked dreamy! Loved the breakfast options and how beautiful all your pictures looked! Also, love your blue dress
it was so dreamy thanks so much x
Holy crap that’s stunning. If I ever get a chance to go I will be sure to check it out.
I loved staying in this hotel, it’s definitely indulgent and the rooms are much bigger than La Mamounia!
This hotel is beautiful and elegant, I love the way you present it. If you like this type of hotel, I recommend you the last one I visited in Miami, a unique and magical space:
It really is magical
I will definitely stay at one of the above hotels. Thanks for sharing
Wow, the hotel is stunning. Just fitting for the royalties. Congratulations and you caused us to be envious of your experience.