Located next door to the Saadian Tombs and just ten minutes walk from the centre of Marrakech's walled city, La Sultana is a luxury boutique hotel and member of the 'Great Hotels of the World'.
It is a traditonal Moroccan riad with the guest rooms and suites built around four central courtyards.
The largest courtyard has a swimming pool, while the extensive roof terrace provides many hidden nooks where you can relax and enjoy the views, or just sit and listen to the sounds of Marrakech. It's lovely to eat in the open air up here too!
Whilst La Sultana is quite formal in some ways, the staff at La Sultana are very friendly, and speak good English.
The Prestige Spa
La Sultana offers an extremely well-equipped spa in an atmospheric setting under vaulted arches. Guests can relax in the lounge over a glass of mint tea before, after and between treatments. A wide range of treatments is offered in this relaxing setting, including body wraps, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, massages and seaweed treatments. There are also special treatments for men. The spa uses natural oils and botanical extracts.
Open: Open all year
Location: The riad is in the walled city (medina) of Marrakech, overlooking the Saadian Tombs, and within easy walking distance of the main Djemmaa el Fna square.
Rooms: There are 28 rooms or suites within La Sultana. Each have aircon, a TV, DVD/CD player, and internet access. They are elegantly-furnished, and include works of art to lend even more charm. As is traditional in riads, the rooms mostly look into the inner courtyards. The rooms also have fireplaces and a mini-bar with free non-alcoholic drinks
Facilities: One of the special things about La Sultana is its amazing spa. It has 2 hammams, a jacuzzi, sauna and beauty centre, and offers balneotheray baths as well as massages and other treatments. It's also a very beautiful and relaxing space. Your stay includes free access to the spa (including a jacuzzi and cardio-training). Specific treatments are all payable.
Dining: Known for its excellent cuisine, La Sultana offers a mix of Moroccan and Mediterranean fare. You can eat in the restaurant, but also ring the changes by eating by the pool or on the terraces or living rooms at different times of the day.
If you are interested, you could also learn something of Moroccan cuisine here by participating in a cookery course for an added dimension to your Moroccan experience!
Children: Children are welcome at the riad, though on the whole it's probably not the first place we'd recommend if you have young children.
Communication: There is free wi-fi available throughout the riad.
Vibrant Marrakech, the scenic Atlas Mountains and coastal Essaouira combined!
A wonderful introduction to the variety of Morocco, from desert to city and mountains to beach.
Bustling Marrakech and the majestic Atlas Mountains - contrasting images of Morocco.
"Excellent location and very stylish and luxurious. Probably more deluxe than we would have chosen. Would rather have a kettle in our room than have to call room service. "
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Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499