Marrakech, Morocco | www.royalmansour.com
An invitation from the Royal Mansour on our last day in Marrakech was more than we could ever desire and a perfect way to end our Moroccan adventures. As one of the most luxurious hotels in Marrakech, we were honoured by the generous invitation and waited for our final day in heightened anticipation. As we entered through the grand entrance, what awaited us was more than words could describe. A spectacular vision and a masterful marriage of modern and traditional designs, the Royal Mansour transported us to a Moroccan heaven and a hidden city surrounded by the ancient city walls of Marrakech. We were truly enchanted.
Meticulously designed and crafted by Moroccan artisans and craftsmen, the Royal Mansour is a testimony to Moroccan architecture and craftsmanship. From the geometrically carved wood ceilings to the ceramic tile work, every last inch within the hotel has been masterfully designed with breathtaking results. We were escorted through the courtyard passing a beautiful fountain surrounded by lush trees and into a labyrinth of marble walls. Visiting during the Easter break meant that we were just in time to see the main reception being decorated with flowers and Faberge eggs. The splash of colour gave the main reception room a new look and added a different dimension to the iridescent white marble and tiled walls. The light trickling sound from the water fountain provided a fitting tune to the serenity which engulfed the enchanting setting. Time seemed to have stopped and we were mesmerised by its beauty and its exquisite peacefulness.
Each and every room was a masterpiece of design and a confident showcase of the Royal Mansour’s ingenuity. My favourite of all was the Blue Room, and as the name suggested, an ode to the deep and vivid wonders of the colour blue. The reception to two of the most gastronomic restaurants in Marrakech, the Blue Room was striking beyond imagination and a tantalising introduction to the feast that awaited within.
Our short but sweet visit to the Royal Mansour gave us an overwhelming feeling of pure indulgence. The Royal Mansour radiated pure quality and was an utterly stunning setting for true relaxation.
A separate post on my experience at Royal Mansour’s spa will follow shortly.
Tips for the Wanderlusters
For anyone in search of the ultimate luxurious experience, the unsurpassed service of Royal Mansour begins from the moment you touch down in Marrakech. As you disembark the plane, a Royal Mansour representative will escort you to a private VIP passport control lounge complete with butler service, followed by a Range Rover delivering you safe and sound to the hotel. With 53 private riads each set over three floors and arranged around private central courtyards, there is plenty of privacy where you can easily avoid any form of interaction with other guests if desired. In addition, the 53 riads are only accessed by staff through underground tunnels guaranteeing the utmost discretion.
Photography | Form 42 and Mariko Kuo. Photo editing | Mariko Kuo. Art direction + layout | Mariko Kuo.