lifestyle /travel A timeless experience: Royal Mansour Palace, Marrakech Situated in the heart of the Ocher City, Royal Mansour Palace spells sophistication and intricacy with its every detail. The country's rich Moroccan culture and artistry is elegantly showcased in the hotel.
by Piriyanga Thirunimalan

Just minutes away from the vibrant and buzzing scenes of Jemaa El Fna square– one of the largest medinas in Africa- Royal Mansour Palace hosts 53 bespoke riads, constructed with the one goal of providing guests with the grandest Moroccan experience.

The hotel boasts an area of 5 hectares enclosed within tall, imperial walls which resemble those of traditional medinas. From the intricately designed front doors to the authentic wooden panels in each individual riad, every inch of the Royal Mansour Palace is deeply engraved with Moroccan art and craftsmanship. Intricacy and culture lie at the heart of the Palace and guides you across the traditional hallways through which the riads are accessed.

A timeless experience: Royal Mansour Palace, Marrakech
Inside the Grand Riad
Courtesy of Royal Mansour Palace
A timeless experience: Royal Mansour Palace, Marrakech
Delicately crafted and designed bedrooms within the riad
Courtesy of Royal Mansour Palace

Entering the mystical world that lies hidden behind the doors to the riads presents you with an exquisite blend of sophistication, regality and artistry. As described on the official press release, “At Royal Mansour, far from the usual hotel rooms and suites, you stay in riads; giving you a taste of a unique way of living and the ultimate art of hosting.” Each riad hosts a plunge pool, a private balcony and interior courtyard to indulge in, as well as individually designed bedrooms and bathrooms, catered for maximum comfort and pleasure. The rooftop terraces and private balconies are also lit up at night with Moroccan-style lanterns, creating a surreal view of the monumental Atlas Mountains that the hotel overlooks.

Not only does the Royal Mansour offer you a peaceful retreat away from the buzz of the city, but it also contains a 2500sqm spa, and a closed space within each riad for private treatments if you wish to relax in comfort and tranquility. The three-floor spa offers a range of high quality hammam treatments, tailored massages and body wraps, a Watsu pool and sauna, and a range of herbal drinks and teas.

A timeless experience: Royal Mansour Palace, Marrakech
Inside the walls of the 3-floor spa
Courtesy of Royal Mansour Press Release
A timeless experience: Royal Mansour Palace, Marrakech
Dining area within the Royal Mansour
Courtesy of Royal Mansour
A timeless experience: Royal Mansour Palace, Marrakech
Indulge in luxury at the Royal Mansour riads
Courtesy of Royal Mansour Palace

Parisian chef, Yannick Alléno, heads the four restaurants at the Royal Mansour, and delivers new recipes which tingle the taste buds of all guests. The unique blend of fresh Moroccan herbs and spices characterise the dining areas and send distinct aromas which guarantee to leave the mouth-watering. The restaurants serve delicacies from world cuisines and marry cooking traditions of the past and present to create timeless, signature dishes which cater to individual tastes. The restaurant has been ranked as one of the best restaurants worldwide by Les Grandes Tables du Monde.

Having won numerous awards in the past, the hotel has proved its remarkable standards of service and professionalism. The unparalleled preservation of royal and cultural beauty and art, infused with the bespoke services and comfort that the Royal Mansour provides is what sets this hotel apart from other riad hotels, and makes the palace an essential visit.

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Piriyanga is an undergraduate history student who writes on a vast variety of topics from travel and culture to politics and history. She is a Senior Writer for the student newspaper ‘Concrete,’ and is a guest author at Royist.
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